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Barefoot Caravan

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(BC) www.barefootcaravan.ca Knowledge of the arts belong to us all. Various forms are rooted in many nations globally which are meant to be shared with everyone. Barefoot Caravan believes in the influence that music has in the unification of the nations.  Music and the arts are a gateway to knowing ourselves; a window to the soul. This is why music …

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PT the Clown

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(Kelowna) http://pttheclown.com/professional-childrens-entertainer/ PT the Clown aka Marilyn Christensen is full of enthusiasm, energy, laughter and excitement! She has always been an entertainer and loves to blend her creative and artistic side together. Marilyn began her artistic career by singing and performing in a band at a very young age. She continues to sing and write songs today. She has written …

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The Hearts

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

  Sun Aug 16, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Sun Aug 16, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Steal Our Hearts WORKSHOP (AB) The Hearts use a heart-on-sleeve framework of roots and indie-pop to construct an expansive sonic world. They write songs that wouldn’t sound out of place in 1971, at the birth of Big Star and the New York Dolls among …

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Sherman (The Tank) Doucette

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

SHERMAN DOUCETTE (BC) shermandoucette.com Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP          Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Born December 6, 1953, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Sherman’s natural ear for music began developing at an early age. There were many musical nights of singing and …

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Tom Walbank

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

TOM WALBANK (USA) www.tomwalbankmusic.com Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 5:15 PM Blues Stage Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Blues Stage. Going Down to Rosedale WORKSHOP   Tom Walbank came to the United States in 1997 from the U.K. after teaching himself blues harmonica in Totnes, Devon in his teens and then performing in various bands in Edinburgh, …

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Jason Crosby

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

JASON CROSBY (U.S.) jasoncrosby.net Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set)        Sat Aug 15, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Brother’s Keeper Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Jason Crosby had an auspicious musical beginning at …

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Mark Karan

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

MARK KARAN (U.S) markkaran.com Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set)        Sat Aug 15, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Brother’s Keeper Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Mark Karan is best known for performing with …

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Tacoy Ryde

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

TACOY RYDE (AB) facebook.com/TacoyRyde Friday Aug 14, 5:25 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage          Sat Aug 15, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage We Be Jammin’ WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Latin Lovers and Polyrhythmic Panic WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Tacoy …

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Wendell Ferguson

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

WENDELL FERGUSON (ONT) wendellferguson.com Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Honky Tonkin’ Guess I’ve Done Me Some WORKSHOP     Wendell Ferguson won the Canadian Country Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year Award so many times (7!!!!) that he is no longer eligible to receive the honor. From …

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Magpie Ulysses

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

MAGPIE ULYSSES (B.C.) magpieulysses.ca Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Sat Aug 15, 11:30 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Come Together WORKSHOP Magpie Ulysses is a dynamic performance poet and storyteller known for charming and slaying her audiences with intense stage presence and thoughtful insight about humanity. Her “confessional poems hit hard and take the reader through intense visceral terrain, but never …

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James Lamb

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

JAMES LAMB (B.C.) jameslambmusic.com Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 4:10 PM, Blues Stage. Different Shades of Blue WORKSHOP                 Sat Aug 15, 11:30 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Come Together WORKSHOP James can be seen performing in urban centers and tiny rural nooks. He has performed in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, strangers houses, on festival stages …

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Devon Coyote

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

DEVON COYOTE  (B.C.) devoncoyote.com Sat Aug 15, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage We Be Jammin’ WORKSHOP                     Sun Aug 16, 12:15 PM Blues Stage The name ‘Devon Coyote’ encompasses a vast musical project that has grown to be a snarling, pure and powerful sound. With the sincere songwriting and melodic guitars of Devon Bjarnason, the smooth and sultry bass lines of …

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Tim Chaisson

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

TIM CHAISSON (CANADA) timchaisson.com Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP   Sun Aug 16, 3:35 PM Shade Stage   Life is a journey, not a destination. So said sage American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. For evidence of that old chestnut’s enduring truth – not to …

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Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal (NEBRASKA) joshhoyerandtheshadowboxers.com/ Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Writers’ Block WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 7:55 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Sun Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage The Blue Side of Soul WORKSHOP Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal is an award-winning six-piece Soul/R&B/Funk band from Lincoln, NE. Influenced by Stax, Motown, New Orleans and San Francisco, …

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Marco Claveria Project

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

MARCO CLAVERIA PROJECT (CHILE/CENTRAL AMERICA/B.C./ALBERTA) www.marcoclaveria.com/ Sat Aug 15, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Worlds Collide WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 6:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage                Sun Aug 16 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Latin Lovers and Polyrhythmic Panic WORKSHOP Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile and started guitar lessons at the age of ten, learning to play the basics …

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Riffat Sultana

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

RIFFAT SULTANA (PAKISTAN/CALIFORNIA) www.riffatsultana.com/ Fri Aug 14, 7:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master musicians in her family in India and Pakistan. But in all those years, she is the first woman to sing in public. For a Muslim woman in a traditional country, such a career simply was …

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Naomi Wachira

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

NAOMI WACHIRA (KENYA/WASHINGTON) www.naomiwachira.com/ Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 4:15 PM Shade Stage: Ladies First WORKSHOP            Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop There’s no doubt that there’s a bright future in store for Naomi, especially after her great breakout year in 2013. Named Best Folk Singer in Seattle by alt publication Seattle Weekly and featured on their …

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Red Tail Ring

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

RED TAIL RING (MICHIGAN) www.redtailring.com/ Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl Fri Aug 14, 4:10 PM, Blues Stage. Different Shades of Blue WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 12:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo who will be making their Canadian debut at Roots and Blues. The collaboration …

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Amadou Fall

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

AMADOU FALL (SENEGAL) www.amekoramusic.com/ Sat Aug 15, 12:20 PM Shade Stage Africa Smiles WORKSHOP       Sat Aug 15, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Worlds Collide WORKSHOP     Sun Aug 16, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Amadou Fall is a native to Senegal, West Africa and comes from a family of musicians; His father, Mamadou Fall was a guitarist who played with Baba …

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Current Swell

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

CURRENT SWELL (B.C.) www.currentswell.com/ Fri Aug 14, 10:30 PM, TD Main Stage       Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set) Touring worldwide from Australia to Brazil to the U.S. there’s no question Current Swell is one of British Columbia’s and Canada’s finest musical exports. Building a seriously solid and loyal fan base …

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Geoff Muldaur

In 2015 Performers by Louise Wallace-Richmond

GEOFF MULDAUR (CALIFORNIA) www.geoffmuldaur.com Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Blues Stage. Going Down to Rosedale WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Sun Aug 16, 2:45 PM Blues Stage Blues Blender WORKSHOP Amos Garrett and Geoff Muldaur have been coming together to make music for 45 years, when Muldaur convinced Garrett to leave Toronto and head to Woodstock to …

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Scott Cook & The Second Chances

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

Sat Aug 15, 11:30 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Come Together WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 11:20 PM TD Main Stage      Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP (AB) A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton’s Scott Cook has managed to distil the stories collected over years of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, …

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The Slocan Ramblers

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Sat Aug 15, 12:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Down the Dirt Road Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set) (ON) The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The …

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Russell deCarle

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Honky Tonkin’ Guess I’ve Done Me Some WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Writers’ Block WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Held together by equal measures of heartbreak and hope, and featuring performances from some of Canada’s most accomplished instrumentalists, Russell deCarle’s new album Under …

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Quique Escamilla

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(Mexico / ON) Sat Aug 15, 3:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage We Be Jammin’ WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Latin Lovers and Polyrhythmic Panic WORKSHOP          Sun Aug 16, 7:20 PM TD Main Stage 25 years of performing live have seasoned Quique to effortlessly connect with his audiences, be it in an intimate house concert setting or …

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Kat Danser

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(AB) Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl            Fri Aug 14, 4:15 PM Shade Stage: Ladies First WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners WORKSHOP Kat Danser’s music navigates a paddle steamer from the muddy banks of the Mississippi Delta downriver toward a big ol’ full moon …

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Brent Parkin

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(MB) Thurs Aug 13 Music Crawl more info to come Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Rockin’ Highliners Revue Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 12:30 PM Blues Stage             Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners WORKSHOP Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene …

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Amos Garrett

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(AB) Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Rockin’ Highliners Revue Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Honky Tonkin’ Guess I’ve Done Me Some WORKSHOP Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Blues Stage. Going Down to Rosedale WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 11:00 AM Blues Stage            Sun Aug 16, 2:45 PM Blues Stage Blues Blender WORKSHOP Revered as one of the …

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Ballroom Thieves

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(USA) Sun Aug 16, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Steal Our Hearts WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage In this increasingly virtual world of ours, what makes music authentic? For some, songs are no more than tiny sentimental decompressions. But others treat music as an extension of their roots, a mirror of their travels and relationships, and …

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The Small Glories

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(MB) Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP   Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 2:20 PM Shade Stage               The Small Glories are a brand new musical union between …

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Brother’s Keeper

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(USA) Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Shade Stage Gold and In the Way (Acoustic Grateful Dead Set)        Sat Aug 15, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Brother’s Sun Aug 16, 12:00 PM Shade Stage Positively Fourth Stage WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Sun Aug 16, 10:00 PM TD Main Stage with John Oates Brothers …

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Hanggai

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(China) Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop            Sat Aug 15, 2:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage. Worlds Collide WORKSHOP     Sat Aug 15, 7:30 PM TD Main Stage When Hunggai lead singer, Beijing-based punk rocker Ilchi, heard throat singing for the first time, he was determined to investigate his family’s Mongolian heritage. He journeyed there, met two traditional musicians named …

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Monica Heldal

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(Norway) Fri Aug 14, 7:50 PM TD Main Stage           Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Writers’ Block WORKSHOP It’s not always easy, even with the gift of hindsight, to say exactly when something started. When the artist side of a person is awakened, making it impossible to continue on the journey that is life without making it an odyssey …

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Rockin’ Highliners

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(Canada) Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Rockin’ Highliners Revue Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 3:00 PM Blues Stage Rockin’ With the Highliners WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 2:45 PM Blues Stage Blues Blender WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage The Blue Side of Soul WORKSHOP The Rockin’ jump …

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Tony McManus

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(Scotland / Canada) Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP           Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP   Sun Aug 16, 1:15 PM Shade Stage Few guitarists can present Celtic music with the gusto and nuance they possess when played on fiddles or bagpipes. Tony McManus is one of those few.” – Acoustic …

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Elephant Revival

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

(USA) Sat Aug 15, 9:00 PM TD Main Stage          Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 7:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage “Where words fail…music speaks.” That simple line atop this page contains only five words, but reveals volumes about the band’s reason for being. Music unites us in ways that no other medium …

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Royal Southern Brotherhood

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

USA Sat Aug 15, 10:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Sun Aug 16, 2:45 PM Blues Stage Blues Blender WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Grateful Dead Tribute Sun Aug 16, 8:40 PM TD Main Stage Before they even hit a chord, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD have your attention. In the US South, where music is religion, two rock …

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John Oates

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

USA Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Writers’ Block WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 10:00 PM TD Main Stage John Oates was destined to be a musician. Singing from the time he could talk and playing guitar since the age of five, his calling in life was never in question. Born in New York City, his family moved to a …

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

In 2015 Performers, Uncategorized by Roots & Blues

(USA) Sat Aug 15, 10:30 PM TD Main Stage If you were to give country music an address, you might say it’s at the corner of sacred and profane, two doors up from the blues and folk, and just across the street from gospel, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. And on a deeper emotional and spiritual level, it resides where …

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Rocky Lawrence

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

USA Fri Aug 14, 4:10 PM, Blues Stage. Different Shades of Blue WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Kat’s Kradle WORKSHOP Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Blues Stage. Going Down to Rosedale Sun Aug 16, 1:30 PM Blues Stage The Delta is calling…. Come to the crossroads…. Rocky Lawrence heard that call when he put down his electric …

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The Duhks

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

MB Fri Aug 14, 6:30 PM Duhk Soup Workshop Sat Aug 15, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Portage and Main WORKSHOP Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Stage Breakfast Wrap WORKSHOP   Sun Aug 16, 6:00 PM TD Main Stage No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music …

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Stooges Brass Band

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

USA Fri Aug 14, 9:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage                 Sat Aug 15, 4:30 PM Blues Stage Brass That Lasts               Sun Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage The Blue Side of Soul WORKSHOP        Sun Aug 16, 10:30 PM Boogie Bar-N The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans.  The band …

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Oysterband

In 2015 Performers, Performers by Roots & Blues

UK Fri Aug 14, 6:45 PM TD Main Stage           Sat Aug 15, 4:45 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage, Oyster Stew WORKSHOP From 2008 until 2013, Oysterband has consisted of John Jones (voice, melodeon), Alan Prosser (guitars, voice), Ray “Chopper” Cooper (bass guitar, cello, voice), Dil Davies (drums)  and Ian Telfer (violin, concertina, etc). Ray moved on to a solo career in …

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Canned Heat

In 2015 Performers by Roots & Blues

USA Sat Aug 15, 6:00 PM TD Main Stage          Sun Aug 16, 2:45 PM Blues Stage Blues Blender WORKSHOP Sun Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage The Blue Side of Soul WORKSHOP        Sun Aug 16, 8:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in …