BLOGGING AND VLOGGING FROM CANADA'S BEST KNOWN UNDISCOVERED OLD WHITE BLUESMAN

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Orangeville blues and jazz

Day one

Discovery of the day: Ben Racine  blues band from Montréal.  Righteous guitar and great horn section -tenor & bari, just like the Blainettes. Methinks we both dig James Hunter.

Brian Blain Awards (the BBs) to Lisa Watson, Norma and Larry Kurtz for "Hosts of the Year." "Best Musical Moment": Playing with Adam Gussow, "Discovery of the year": The Ben Racine Band,  "Highest Energy Performance": Steve Strongman, "Best Quiet Moment": Hanging with Harry Manx, "Best Festival Meal": Veal Picatta at Il Corso, "Busiest schedule of the year": 5 (five) 3-hour shows in 4 days in OrangevilleI. Special "Thanks for the Memories" Award to Shrimpdaddy  Michael Reid who is moving to the East Coast and "Haven't Seen You in a While" Award to Andie Maranda, bluesfan extraordinaire.