I was fortunate to once again photograph all of the festivals I did in 2017, including Canadian Music Week, Dragonboat, Montebello RockFest, Ottawa Bluesfest, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, CityFolk, and Beau’s Oktoberfest as well as many individual concerts. I like to try to capture some of the energy of the live shows in photos so I hope my photos convey some of […]Read more ›
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Just like every other year, picking the highlights of a jam-packed Newport Folk Festival is a difficult task because each performance usually has at least one. Given that the schedule is filled with conflicts, it is nearly impossible to see them all. The four of us – Ben, Darren, Dina, and our latest addition Adam – will attempt to do […]Read more ›
A photo essay from Newport Folk Festival 2018 – Day 3. This is just one of four parts. The other articles highlighting this annual event are: Things We Loved at Newport Folk Festival 2018 Day 1 photo essay Day 2 photo essay Photos by: Darren Boucher, Dina MacLeod, and Adam Shanker. MORE PHOTOS IN SLIDERRead more ›
This year marks the 53rd year of the prestigious Newport Folk Festival (July 27th to 29th), which every music lover must attend at least once in their life. This is easier said than done, of course, because NFF sells out in about 2 minutes when tickets go on sale in late November. The Festival only accommodates 10,000 people around Fort […]Read more ›
Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest can be a logistical challenge thanks to all the talented artists on the lineup. With the number of performers featured on the multiple stages at one time, schedule conflicts are inevitable. Since we couldn’t attend every gig, here are some quick highlights of memorable sets from the first four days of the fest. Day 5 – Thursday, July 11th […]Read more ›
Day Six of RBC Bluesfest 2017 is, in our mind, the best day. Conflicts abound right from the start until the very end. We’re not sure what we’ll be doing, but we’ll definitely try to catch as much as we can. If you’re wondering what else is on tap, check the full schedule here. Follow the Ottawa Bluesfest on social […]Read more ›
We considered doing a tribute to B.B. King, identifying some of his great songs (“Everyday I Have the Blues”, “The Thrill is Gone”), his great live shows (playing until he was 89 years old), or great collaborations. However, one of his lasting legacies will be in the tens of thousands of aspiring guitarists and blues musicians he has inspired over […]Read more ›