One other Notodden Blues Pageant is over, and this was my twenty fifth anniversary on the competition – simply on my high three listing of all of them. The climate was glorious, many tickets offered, the bands and artists have 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 Faculty of Rock.
The competition had a nasty 12 months economically final 12 months, and so they couldn’t get one other 12 months like that with no critical hazard if having to close down. In that perspective it was an important pleasure to see that they’d succeeded in lots of the modifications they instigated this 12 months, and that the end result was a significantly better end result. The Notodden Blues Pageant is a crucial competition for the blues and blues associated music – not just for Norway, however really worldwide, too. So now we will stay up for a brand new competition subsequent 12 months, too.
Listed here are my pictures of the bands I noticed and a few of the actions on the competition this 12 months.
Joe Louis Walker
Tor Einar “Dr.” Bekken, the winner of the Blues Prize 2019
The Bluestown Outlaws
All pictures are © Per Ole Hagen and should not be used with out written permission.