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marsdend
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 6:04:44 PM
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New to Bluesfest but are after some not to be missed bands. Know the headliners and some earlier sets but are there any hidden gems??
cushlamay
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G Love and special sauce is my tip
cushlamay
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 6:09:10 PM
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oh and Fly my Pretties
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So many to choose from. I'm really looking forward to Phil Wiggins and Dom Turner. Got them pencilled in for Sunday.
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Hozier and Chris Robinson Brotherhood

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And it's Eastertime too
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Flegal08
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 9:37:03 PM

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Beth Hart
Ruthie Foster
Pokey La Farge
Dave and Phil Alvin
Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen
Gary Clarke Jr
Zac Brown Band
Keb Mo
Angelique Kidjo
Matt Anderson

and sooooooo many others
repete
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 11:49:33 PM
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marsdend wrote:
New to Bluesfest but are after some not to be missed bands. Know the headliners and some earlier sets but are there any hidden gems??


Welcome to bluesfest, I'm sure you're gonna really enjoy yourself !

There have already been some really good suggestions, so let me add mine :) Tonight I saw again for the umpteeenth time Tony Joe White. His current live set is pure gold and I cannot recommend seeing him more highly. Tony Joe White is the absolute real deal. Born on a cotton farm in rural Louisiana over 70 years ago, he is one of the last remaining living links to Elvis (who covered his hit Polk Salad Annie). He's a sublime songwriter of dark and dangerous songs set in the swamps and bayous of the very deep south. There's always trouble to be found on the road between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. He's not famous, but a lot of famous singers have chosen to sing his songs. His voice is cracked and worn but still oh so menacing and his guitar playing is still murderous. Try and make the time to catch him live coz as much as he loves coming here, there's gonna come a time he can't do it any more.

Hangin' out on Frenchmen
acb
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:41:26 AM
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repete wrote:
marsdend wrote:
New to Bluesfest but are after some not to be missed bands. Know the headliners and some earlier sets but are there any hidden gems??


Welcome to bluesfest, I'm sure you're gonna really enjoy yourself !

There have already been some really good suggestions, so let me add mine :) Tonight I saw again for the umpteeenth time Tony Joe White. His current live set is pure gold and I cannot recommend seeing him more highly. Tony Joe White is the absolute real deal. Born on a cotton farm in rural Louisiana over 70 years ago, he is one of the last remaining living links to Elvis (who covered his hit Polk Salad Annie). He's a sublime songwriter of dark and dangerous songs set in the swamps and bayous of the very deep south. There's always trouble to be found on the road between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. He's not famous, but a lot of famous singers have chosen to sing his songs. His voice is cracked and worn but still oh so menacing and his guitar playing is still murderous. Try and make the time to catch him live coz as much as he loves coming here, there's gonna come a time he can't do it any more.


Amen to that, Brother Pete!

I make a point of seeing TJW every time he plays at Bluesfest, and he never disappoints. He played in the Mojo at my first BF (2001) and is now on the smaller stages, but that suits me fine. Seeing him do "The Delta Singer" a couple of years back (in the "little old hippie town") was a highlight I'll never forget.

Even though I saw him just last week at The Brass Monkey in Cronulla, I'll definitely be front & centre when he plays at Byron.

See all y'all at Easter!

Andrew
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:48:52 AM
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Hidden Gems are all a matter of taste.
Depends on the styles of music you like.
For example,the poster who called Jimmy Vaughan "Old Fashioned" has got different tastes to me.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
bambambam
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Don't miss Switchfoot, the Christian version of Nivana.
They are flying completely under the radar and will surprise everyone.

http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_switchfoot

Also Pokey La Farge and Band of Skulls.

Ditto to Tony Joe White who I haven't seen for a while.
(When are they bringing back John Hammond???)


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ryangb
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:25:14 AM
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I am really looking forward to seeing Pokey Lafarge. Playing For Change put on a great, uplifting show and Jake Shimabukuro is an amazing ukulele player who has to be seen to be believed
TheLoneRanger
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bambambam wrote:
.(When are they bringing back John Hammond???)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGMT5ySEjxQ
John Hammond with the right backing band.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
rstroud
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:02:59 PM
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If you like New Orleans funk, then Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen are a must. You've got two chances to see them !

Rod S
cushlamay
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:26:47 PM
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If you've never seen them. The Waterboys are definitely gem material
mpember
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rstroud wrote:
If you like New Orleans funk, then Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen are a must. You've got two chances to see them !


+1

Their set may vary from a straight collection of original tracks through to a trip down memory lane paying tribute to the greats who have paved the way. It is possible that each set will be different.
bazcaz
Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:17:04 PM

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A hidden gem every time is the Music Maker Foundation....REAL Blues.....a show not to be missed.....A MUST SEE...they are on every day !!

Music with PASSION Music with SOUL Music that MATTERS
Space5279
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 10:40:38 AM
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Mariachi El Bronx

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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 2:00:03 PM
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cushlamay wrote:
oh and Fly my Pretties


+1 for this...one of the greatest acts out of NZ

Multiple different male and female vocalists, very multi instrumented and genre'ed...well worth checking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni4-A4bKzH4
ryangb
Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 7:04:21 PM
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You should definitely see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. They are amazing
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