It’s just amazing that this ‘little festival that could’ continues to bring some of the top talent out there to Norwich, NY. Friday is free to all, Saturday is jam packed with two stages and top of the line artists.
Free Friday this year consisted of Murali Coryell, Anders Osborne and Papa Grows Funk. Failure is not an option with this line up.
Murali kicked it off with a rich blend of NY R&B influenced music that went from soul to good ol’ rock n’ roll.
Anders Osborne & band took it thru the roof, as the man possessed led everyone on a guided tour of his black eyed galaxy and exquisite guitar work. To watch him and bassist, Carl Dufrense work the stage and each other is a pleasure indeed.
Papa Grows Funk, from New Orleans, kicked it like a funky monkey and Anders joined them for some solid jamming during their set.
Chenango has consistently brought NY State a top level festival for 20 years, they should be one of the the templates for how to do it right. Volunteer run, nothing taken from artist sale of CD’s, pleasant atmosphere and great fans.
Thank you Eric Larsen, and everyone involved. Your love of the music and blues framily is obvious and appreciated by all who know you. Now on to some snaps…..
Just think at this time next week we will be recalling all these great artists and their performances. The social media outlets will be alight with reports from many of us about how great a festival this was. . .
An artist photo preview for the upcoming 20th Anniversary Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich, NY. August 17th Friday Night is free, Saturday August, 18, is $25 (at the door).
This has been named the best on day festival by several authorities who have asked asked to remain nameless (like yours truly) and several others who are with other organizations.
Kid & Family friendly, super bands on two stages, great vibe and grub to spare!
If you are in the area come on out and experience what a local homegrown blues activist community can do – they keep the Blues alive AND thriving!
Featuring: Ann Rabson, Duke Robillard, Anders Osborne, Samuel James, James Armstrong, JJ Grey & Mofro, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Davina & The Vagabonds, Murali Coryell, and Bill ‘Sauce Boss’ Wharton.
This was my first Blues festival and remains one of my regular stops on the Blues Highway.
Friday August 17th marks the 20th anniversary of the best one day festival in the land.
Blues peeps from near and far have gathered to celebrate some superb blues music in Norwich, NY.
If ya got the time come on out and see what the best kept secret fetival is all about.