2015 Tremblant Blues Festival Preview; July 3rd through July 12th http://tremblantblues.com/en/
2015 will be the twenty-second edition of the Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant. This world-class blues festival has been assembling annual festivals that compare with the best blues festivals from around the world. This year’s event headliners feature national performers such as: The Danielle Nicole Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Victor Wainwright & Damon Fowler, J.P. Soars, Rick Vito featuring Reese Wynans (who was the organist for Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band,) Southern Hospitality, New York’s own: The Heritage Blues Orchestra, Sugaray Rayford, Bill Sauce Boss Wharton; additional acts are also being added. As expected; there is a good smattering of very talented Canadian bands: The Blackburn Band, Carl Tremblay, Steve Strongman, Steve Marriner & Paul Reddick, Johnny Max, Mike Goudreau, Mike Deway, Roxanne Potvin, Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, Dan Livingstone, Carlos Del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill, and others. This is a very deep lineup of more than one-hundred live performances – and it is all free!
Nestled away in the Laurentian Mountains approximately ninety minutes northwest of Montreal is this gorgeous chalet town of Mont-Tremblant which looks much like Quebec City with cobblestone streets, old world architecture, and gondola rides for all! Yet for almost two intense weeks, the Blues rule in the cool and fresh mountain air.
For southern New York residents who might need a break from the heat can be pleasantly catered to in Tremblant with fine dining, first-class hotels, and yes free blues music. Tremblant (depending on where you live in lower regions of New York State) is about a seven to eight hour drive away. Join us at the cooler surroundings in the Laurentian Mountains with plenty of hot (and free) blues! Additional details and updates can be found at their website: http://tremblantblues.com/en/
For 16 years Bob Putignano has been pivotal at WFDU with his Sounds of Blue radio show (Wed. & Fri. 9am-1pm) www.SoundsofBlue.com – 2015’s most pledged to ($21,000+) radio program at http://wfdu.fm Previously a contributing editor at Blues Revue, Blueswax, and Goldmine magazines, currently the Music Editor for the Yonkers Tribune www.YonkersTribune.com – www.MakingAScene.org & www.wfdu.fm/Whats-Happening/Bob’s Music Reviews/bobs music reviews/ Bob was the 2003 recipient of the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award (given by the Blues Foundation in Memphis) for his achievements in radio broadcasting. Putignano can be contacted at: email@example.com