Co-Headlining Stage, LeBreton Flats, Ottawa ON, July 14
Seated with his iconic Lucille on his lap, King chatted up the masses before delivering a tranquil rendition of his 1964 single, "Rock Me Baby." Justifiably struggling with his guitar playing, King ambled through "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Guess Who" and "The Thrill is Gone," adding brief and warbled guitar licks while his band proceeded to hold down each song's smooth rhythm. As the show closed with an extended version of "When the Saints Go Marching In," King began to speak boundlessly to select members of the crowd, offering jokes and anecdotes that only those in the first few rows could appreciate. Though B.B.'s live show moved at a senior citizen's pace, the King of Blues gave Ottawa a performance that was nothing less than sincere, passionate and straight from the heart.
ReviewsJan 24, 2015
Devin Cuddy BandThe Company House, Halifax NS, January 23
Considering that he's dabbling in some of classic rock'n'roll's most rollicking, fevered sounds, the first half of the Devin Cuddy Band's De...
ReviewsNov 10, 2014
Blue Rodeo / Adam Baldwin / Carleton StoneRath Eastlink Community Centre, Truro NS, November 9
No, you're not misreading things: Nova Scotia Music Week's headline act this year was Toronto's Blue Rodeo. Bringing in an outside act ...
ReviewsSep 22, 2014
Baby EagleSide Stage, Toronto ON, September 20
The same rain that forced AroarA off the Main Stage early moved Baby Eagle's (Steve Lambke of Constantines) crowd under the tiny tent of the...
ReviewsAug 11, 2014
Los LobosMain Stage, Regina SK, August 10
Of the planned Regina Folk Festival closers for each night, Los Lobos were unique. But that's no doubt nothing new for the U.S. Chicano rock...