Listening to a Bigger Picture
What is it about a blues festival, that antsy sense of anticipation that we feel? It's a given that the music and its performers will be royally entertaining. Yet, we all arrive with fingers crossed, hoping for that transcendent experience that will reverse the spin of our world if only for an hour to be relived again and again with all who shared it.
There are no guarantees of course. But, from Bessie Smith, Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Billie Holiday and Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughan, B. B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jeff Healey, such eye-opening events have been happening with comforting regularity in blues music for nigh on 100 years.
There have been many incredible perfomances at past Thunder Bay Blues Festivals! With amazing performances and plenty of activities for the whole family, it has always been an event not to be forgotten! Check out our photo galleries and caricatures: