Friday, July 4, 2008

15th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival starts on (U.S.) Independence Day

The Tremblant Internaitonal Blues Festival, held at the Mont-Tremblant Resort in Quebec, is off and running today. The festival really gets going tommorrow, with Johnny Winter headlining, and then just takes off from there.

On Monday, the festival will hold an acoustic mini-festival of sorts, the Acoustic Summit, which will feature Ryan Leblanc, Steve Marriner, Hot Toddy, Dawn Tyler & Paul Deslauriers, Trever Finlay and Steve Strongman.

Tuesday consists of a tribute to the late Jeff Healey with his blues band performing, while Wednesday will see Los Lobos with opener Ana Popovic.

Friday is another mini-festival celebrating women in blues-- it's titled "Grandes Dames du Blues"-- featuring Dawn Tyler Watson, Shakura S'Aida, Angel Forrest and Nanette Workman.

Saturday sees Bill Walsh, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith will close out the festival with Pinetop Perkins, who will be celebrating his 95th birthday.

A final plus is the green initiatives the festival has taken, using recycled paper whenever possible, urging volunteers, artists and visitors to do the same, and avoiding products that are non-recyclable or hard to recycle.

To get more info on the festival go to the resort's website.

1 comment:

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