BLUESFEST 30 years...where you've gotta be better than good


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July 5th 2019
Published: July 6th 2019
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From the first note he grabs me by the hair...twists me in his fingers and swings me around...taking me on a journey to the heart and soul of black America...falsetto to base vocals...drums stamping...keys sharpening then caressing...the crowd joining in singing...not because we know the words but 'cos he owns us. Fantastic Negrito is his name...his plaited mohawk in sync with his lead guitarist'... Read Full Entry



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6th July 2019

Blues Fest
Good friends of ours drive up from Melbourne to this every year. We’re thinking of joining them next year, so if we do, and you’re a regular, we should try to meet!
6th July 2019

Blues Fest
We already have our tickets for 2020 so I guess we're locked in Dave. How good is that Fantastic Negrito video? Just a taste of what was on this year. Lookin' forward to seeing you there next year!
6th July 2019

Into the Blue Yonder
What can I say ...you have obviously been in “Blues” heaven . It would be worth the drive from Sydney . Keep enjoying your music and having fun travels,
7th July 2019

Into the Blue Yonder
Thanks Lynne. I picture you in your English cottage re-living the dream of your recent Oceania holiday and maybe wishing you could visit the beaches of Byron Bay and listen to a bit of heavenly music to while away your day.
7th July 2019

A passion never dies
Time and again, Dancing Dave has gifted us with his experience of everlasting romance with the music world. Even people like me who are deprived of this fantastic music world, gets amazed to see Dave's passion for the same. Dave, you have reflected that thirst once again in Bluesfest blog. Splendid! Touch of class!
7th July 2019

A passion never dies
Thanks Tab. Even in your Canada...even probably within reach of your hometown of Calgary...there are music festivals that will open your eyes and lift your soul. I hope to hear of your ventures into such music worlds and the joy it gives.
9th July 2019

30 Years!!
When you do something well it will last. I can hear the beat and feel the the moves. Dance, dance, dance, dancing MAN. Musical legends all come together. So glad you shared this with us.
10th July 2019

30 Years!!
I take it this comment is from you MJ...or is it from Dangerous Dave?. We agreed to meet at a music festival somewhere in the World and you invited us to the Legendary Blues Cruise in the Caribbean which was in your backyard but required we travel to the other side of the planet. Yet it took us 30 years to get to our own Bluesfest. Fortunately three bands came to our shores and decreed we could wait no longer!
9th July 2019
Larkin Poe

Rocking On
Excellent.
10th July 2019
Larkin Poe

Rocking On
Rebecca & Megan Lovell from Larkin Poe...the most joyful gig at Bluesfest...impossible to not bring a massive smile to ones face!
10th July 2019

Faces
Once again your ‘faces’ are beautiful. I have not been a follower of the blues genre, but I do enjoy listening to any live music. Unfortunately, the nearest band is likely about 1000 on to the south. I am beginning to understand why you’re called ‘Dancing Dave’ I will listen to the wind and dance on the plateau.
10th July 2019

Faces
The nearest band may be likely about 1000 on to the south Dave, but I'm sure the Arctic winds sing and you get carried away by their tunes. May the Fantastic Negrito video in my blog take you to the streets of Oakland and give you a taste of the diversity that the many faces at Bluesfest may bring.
13th July 2019
Yothu Yindi

Haven't heard that name in many years
Yothu Yindi is a name I haven't heard in many years. I think I might have a record with them somewhere. I think I can across their music when I listened to Midnight Oil. Your blog post made me look on youtube for their music. /Ake
14th July 2019
Yothu Yindi

Haven't heard that name in many years
Ah Ake...Yothu Yindi and Midnight Oil are known in Sweden...warms my heart. We heard Midnight Oil in a taxi in Buenos Aires and of course live in Oz. We first saw Yothu Yindi when their song "Treaty" was Number 1. Their mix of didgeridoo and rock blew us away. Then again at Bluesfest 2019...still blowing us away. Hope Youtube brings back happy memories and also blows you away.

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