Winding Up The Blues

One.More.Day. Not that I’m not unbelievably ecstatic to be consistently covering music and concerts, and a little sad to see it end; but the long two weeks of Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest have been mildly exhausting at times. Believe it or not, I’m almost sick of beer. Not that I’m a solo lush every night that I’m there, but usually I’m enjoying the show with friends and therefore partaking in a little of their concert beer-drinking, which is necessary on a sticky summer night. I’m definitely sick of teenagers smacking into me without apologies, and without me having the opportunity to tell them to pull their pants up. I’m a little tired of the half-hour walk home at midnight with my sore hip (a little flexor injury from the winter which has aged me 45 years), that usually ends in a near-roll down the last block. But all in all, you can’t trade up this kind of musical beauty; it’s a treat and it’s something we all take advantage of. Our city shines during this festival, and all ages, sexes and personalities come together to take in the sounds. It’s one of those glorious events you’ll look back on far into the future, and remember your countless late nights spent breathing in the magnificient sounds in one of your favourite cities.

Tonight is the last Saturday, so for all attending – here are three of the acts you definitely want to see.

Indie-rock crooner Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea from New Jersey, playing at 8:00 pm on the Subway Stage. (Song: “Brooklyn’s On Fire”)

British Columbian strange rockers Mother Mother, also playing at the Subway Stage at 9:30 pm (Song: “The Stand”)

Famed 1990s alternative-rockers Jane’s Addiction, known for a great show and someone you should see for posterity – playing MBNA at 9:30 pm (Song: “Jane Says)


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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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