What an incredible night at Bluesfest! I jumped around to five concerts in three hours, simply because I could. Also, it just so happened that a number of acts that I wanted to see were happening at the same time. Both Kyrie Kristmanson and Marie-Josee Houle (two talented and beautiful local songstresses) were playing at 6:15 this evening. Thankfully I was able to enjoy a good dose of Kyrie’s angelic voice combined with her skills on the guitar and trumpet, and then I caught the end of Marie-Josee seducing the audience with her accordian and a back-up band.
Later in the evening I went to Holy F*ck at 7:30. I was reluctant at first because I knew nothing about the band and I felt the title was just asking for attention. But my friend Christian (thanks for the help with photos, taller friend!) insisted they were worth seeing, and I had a fabulous time dancing to the techno beats. I also caught Ottawa’s Ana Miura, another lovely lady with a guitar, along with her back up band.
Finally, I followed my friend back to the Byward Market Blues to check out George Clinton and his band. Or should I say ‘Carnivale troupe’? This act was complete spectacle! Everyone dressed up in wild outfits (one guy in the photo below was wearing a gold jacket and an adult diaper — apparently this is not the first time), and of course the music was fantastic and totally dance-able.
Looking forward to the rest of the festival!