One other Notodden Blues Competition 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 wonderful, many tickets offered, the bands and artists have been nice and I bought to fulfill good pals and acquaintances. What extra are you able to ask for? (Photograph above: Steven van Zandt and the Mostar College of Rock.
The competition had a foul yr economically final yr, and so they couldn’t get one other yr like that with no critical hazard if having to close down. In that perspective it was a terrific pleasure to see that they’d succeeded in most of the adjustments they instigated this yr, and that the consequence was a significantly better consequence. The Notodden Blues Competition is a vital competition for the blues and blues associated music – not just for Norway, however truly worldwide, too. So now we are able to sit up for a brand new competition subsequent yr, too.
Listed below are my pictures of the bands I noticed and a number 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 pictures are © Per Ole Hagen and should not be used with out written permission.