One other Notodden Blues Pageant is over, and this was my twenty fifth anniversary on the competition – simply on my prime three checklist of all of them. The climate was wonderful, many tickets offered, the bands and artists had been nice and I received to satisfy good buddies and acquaintances. What extra are you able to ask for? (Picture above: Steven van Zandt and the Mostar College of Rock.
The competition had a nasty yr economically final yr, they usually couldn’t get one other yr like that and not using a critical hazard if having to close down. In that perspective it was a fantastic pleasure to see that they’d succeeded in most of the modifications they instigated this yr, and that the outcome was a significantly better outcome. The Notodden Blues Pageant is a crucial competition for the blues and blues associated music – not just for Norway, however truly worldwide, too. So now we are able to stay up for a brand new competition subsequent yr, too.
Listed below are my photographs of the bands I noticed and a few of the actions on the competition this yr.
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.