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BLUESFEST LOCAL ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – KELSEY HAYES – Part 2

BLUESFEST LOCAL ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – KELSEY HAYES – Part 2
  Ottawa’s singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Kelsey Hayes, and her top notch guitar-bass-drums ensemble more than impressed me on Friday night as they kicked things off on day number two at the Claridge stage. Kelsey performed a collection of well-written originals from her two EP’s, and peppered her set with some creative cover material. One of her originals, entitled “Thursday... Read More

BLUESFEST DAY 1 – BANK STREET BONBONS DELIVER CHAOTIC COOLNESS – Part 1

BLUESFEST DAY 1 – BANK STREET BONBONS DELIVER CHAOTIC COOLNESS – Part 1
Ottawa’s 8-piece jazz ensemble, The Bank Street Bonbons, brought their incredible big band sound to open Bluesfest festivities on the Claridge stage Thursday night. Situated where the River stage once was, the covered structure that now houses the Claridge stage provided welcoming shade and seating amidst the tropical heat. Two trombones, two saxes, and two trumpets ensued in a whirling... Read More

Last night Keith performed a tribute to some of the great artists that we lost in 2016. Watch it below:

Posted by Keith Urban on Sunday, January 1, 2017