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MonkeyJunk performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

Gig Photos: Day 3 of Bluesfest

By Landon Entwistle on September 26, 2021

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MonkeyJunk performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

Kicking off the final night in regular Bluesfest style was MonkeyJunk, the Juno Award-winning blues trio which calls Ottawa home.

MonkeyJunk performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

The band regularly plays a part in every year of Bluesfest and this time around was no different.

April Wine performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

April Wine was up next, entering their seventh different decade of playing music together!

April Wine performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

While they might have been around for quite some time, the band proved they haven’t slowed down by starting the show with “You Could Have Been A Lady” and “Fast Train.”

April Wine performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

The Halifax band has released over twenty albums and have been inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.

Tom Cochrane performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

Headlining the night was Canadian rock icons Tom Cochrane and Red Rider.

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

Eight-time Juno Award-winner, also inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, and an officer of the Order of Canada, Tom Cochrane has achieved so much in his 48 years in music.

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

While Red Rider over the years has had many lineup changes, the current tight-knit group has now been in action for close to twenty years.

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider performing at Bluesfest. Photo: Landon Entwistle/Apt613.

Finishing off before the encore with “Life is a Highway,” fans were reminded how great it was being in a crowd shouting famous choruses together again.