Kingston's got the blues August 23, 24 ,25 & 26, 2012
The Limestone City Blues Festival is celebrating its 16th year as apart of Downtown Kingston! It's a bittersweet time of year, summer is coming to an end but at least we can bask in the sound of blues with the amazing festival line up.
Festival Headliner, Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster, 2012 Blues Music Awards winner of the Koko Taylor Award for Traditional Female Blues Artist will headline the Springer Market Square stage Saturday night the 25th.
Foster, from Gause, Texas comes from a family of gospel singers. She studied music at McLennan Community College and then worked in the US Navy, where she started performing.
Her debut album was released in 1997 and she has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. She has often been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. In June 2009, Foster toured with The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Festival Headliner, Curtis Salgado
2012 Blues Music Awards winner for Soul Blues Male Artist Curtis Salgado will headline the Princess Street (at Barrie) stage, Friday August 24th. Salgado was the inspiration behind John Belushi's creation of the Blues Brothers characters in the late 1970s.
The Blues Brother's debut album Briefcase Full of Blues is dedicated to Salgado and Cab Calloway's character in The Blues Brothers film is named after Curtis. For six years he performed with Robert Cray's band, and sang lead on Cray's debut album.
Festival Headliner, Roxanne Potvin
This wonderful talent will be performing Thursday night August 23, 2012 at 7pm on the OLG Confederation Park Stage.
For fans of Roxanne Potvin, the Juno award nominated Montreal based singer-songwriter, two years might seem like an unbearably long time between albums, but just one spin through the songs on “Play” will be more than enough to convince them that it’s been worth the wait.
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