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Ottawa Bluesfest

Photo by Kyle Hamilton.

Get your stompin’ shoes ready, Shred Kelly takes over Mavericks

I first discovered Shred Kelly  at last year’s Bluesfest. In fact, I had listed them as my Bluesfest 2012 discovery. Their sound – high energy with banjo at the forefront – as well as the older woman waving the Newfoundland Tricolour had me believing they were from out east. So I was surprised to learn they were […]

Blogging Bluesfest 2013: Hearts&Mines

Music to heal the soul – that’s pretty much how Hearts&Mines began.  Lead singer Matt Luloff is an Afghanistan veteran. He started to create music as a way to cope with the atrocious war memories. A first album came out in 2011 and in 2012, their EP “Panic” came out. That year, Hearts and Mines were […]