North Atlantic Blues Festival 2016 Saturday

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The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking Rockland Harbor.

Heading across the Wisscassett Bridge, past Red’s Eats home to one of the best lobster rolls in the country.

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I stay at a B&B called SpinnAcres Alpaca Farm Retreat

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and yes there are Alpacas

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Went into Rockland for Dinner.

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The Festival usually starts with a sampling of the youth players in the area.  Welcomed by the fans,it is good to see them perform.

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Blues Caravan featuring Ina Forsman,Tasha Taylor, Layla Zoe

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From Chicago Toronzo Cannon

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Daughters of Rhythm & Blues featuring Rhonda Ross & Carla Cooke

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Rhonda

 

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Quinn Sullivan , young guitarist moving up in the blues world.

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The legendary John Hammond closed out Saturday.

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John preps with help of wife Marla

John preps with help of wife Marla

Joining him was Bruce Katz

Joining him was Bruce Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

check out the shoes

check out the shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the crowd.

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Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at twblus@aol.com.  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

 

 

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

One response to “North Atlantic Blues Festival 2016 Saturday

  1. ED STACK

    Bruce Katz with John Hammond must have been a highlight of the Festival.

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