One other Notodden Blues Competition is over, and this was my twenty fifth anniversary on the pageant – simply on my prime three record of all of them. The climate was glorious, many tickets offered, the bands and artists had been nice and I acquired to fulfill good associates and acquaintances. What extra are you able to ask for? (Picture above: Steven van Zandt and the Mostar College of Rock.
The pageant had a foul 12 months economically final 12 months, they usually couldn’t get one other 12 months like that and not using a critical hazard if having to close down. In that perspective it was an important pleasure to see that that they had succeeded in most of the adjustments they instigated this 12 months, and that the outcome was a significantly better outcome. The Notodden Blues Competition is a crucial pageant for the blues and blues associated music – not just for Norway, however really worldwide, too. So now we will sit up for a brand new pageant subsequent 12 months, too.
Listed below are my pictures of the bands I noticed and a number of the actions on the pageant 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.