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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bluesfest jams out Norwich with beautiful sound & weather


Unlike last year, the weather this past weekend was perfect for the annual Chenango Blues Festival. The country town of Norwich was filled with fans as they came upon one of Upstate New York's greatest blues festivals.

It wasn't too hot and it wasn't too cold either. It was a perfect warm sunny day as the Chenango Bluesfest asscended on Norwich this past Saturday. An equally good line up of musicians filled the rouster of the country festival from up and coming blues rock group Nikki Hill Band to Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters. It was a great mixture of blues music.
While mostly an older crowd filled the field, there were some young folk that didn't mind dancing up front.
It was extremely interesting because each blues group that played that day had their own style of the blues to represent. Nikki & Matt Hill charmed fans by delivering a powerful set of blues rock, which included an impressive Ac/Dc cover. Later on, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters provided an excellent slow blues performance. In the tent, The Campbell Brothers jammed out to a dancy crowd. While some of the crowd might not have been too enthuisastic over their heavy gospel sounds, most people there no doubt enjoyed their set.
Headliners Raw Oyster Cult brought up some funk New Orleans blues Saturday night, getting everyone in the right mood to dance and to open the night for even more rawdyness.
The only bad thing about the festival was one of the groups sounded absolutely horrible, as if they weren't trying at all. Other then there lack luster sour set, the Chenango Blues Fest 2015 rocked.
However, it's Chenango Blues Festival itself that makes it such a great experience. The location makes it extremely likable, because you can't get more country then that. There's no four lane highways to Norwhich, making the entire trip an enjoyable and memorable one.
B+
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