One other Notodden Blues Competition is over, and this was my twenty fifth anniversary on the pageant – simply on my high three record of all of them. The climate was wonderful, many tickets bought, the bands and artists had been nice and I obtained to fulfill good buddies and acquaintances. What extra are you able to ask for? (Photograph above: Steven van Zandt and the Mostar College of Rock.
The pageant had a foul 12 months economically final 12 months, they usually couldn’t get one other 12 months like that with out a severe hazard if having to close down. In that perspective it was an ideal pleasure to see that that they had succeeded in lots of the modifications they instigated this 12 months, and that the outcome was a a lot better outcome. The Notodden Blues Competition is a vital pageant for the blues and blues associated music – not just for Norway, however really worldwide, too. So now we are able to stay up for a brand new pageant subsequent 12 months, too.
Listed below are my photographs of the bands I noticed and a number of the actions on the pageant this 12 months.
Joe Louis Walker
Tor Einar “Dr.” Bekken, the winner of the Blues Prize 2019
The Bluestown Outlaws
All photographs are © Per Ole Hagen and should not be used with out written permission.