Reflecting on Tremblant’s Cool Blues Hearkens Prospects for 2015
The 22nd Edition of the Festival International Du Blues De Tremblant is inaugurated this year. The world-class blues festival has been assembling annual festivals that compare with the best blues festivals from around the world. This year’s event headliners feature national performers such as: The Danielle Nicole Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Victor Wainwright & Damon Fowler, J.P. Soars, Rick Vito featuring Reese Wynans (who was the organist for Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band), Southern
Hospitality, New York’s own: The Heritage Blues Orchestra, Sugaray Rayford, Bill Sauce Boss Wharton; additional acts are also being added. As expected, there is a good smattering of very talented Canadian bands: The Blackburn Band, Carl Tremblay, Steve Strongman, Steve Marriner & Paul Reddick, Johnny Max, Mike Goudreau, Mike Deway, Roxanne Potvin, Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, Dan Livingstone, Carlos Del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill, among others. This is a very deep lineup of more than one-hundred live performances – and it is all free!
Nestled among the Laurentian Mountains approximately ninety minutes northwest of Montreal is the gorgeous chalet town of Mont-Tremblant which looks much like Quebec City with requisite cobblestone streets, old world architecture, and gondola rides for all! Yet for almost two intense weeks, the Blues rule in the cool and fresh mountain air.
For southern New York residents in search of, and likely in need of a break from the heat will find Tremblant pleasantly catering to their wants with fine dining, first-class hotels, and yes, free blues music. Tremblant, depending on where you live in the lower regions of New York State, is about a seven to eight hour drive away. Logic suggest you seriously consider partaking the cooler surroundings of the Laurentian Mountains with plenty of hot, and free, blues! Additional details and updates can be found at http://tremblantblues.com/en/
For 16 years Bob Putignano has been pivotal at WFDU with his Sounds of Blue radio show (Wed. & Fri. 9am-1pm) www.SoundsofBlue.com – 2015’s most pledged to ($21,000+) radio program at http://wfdu.fm Previously a contributing editor at Blues Revue, Blueswax, and Goldmine magazines, currently the Music Editor for the Yonkers Tribune www.YonkersTribune.com – www.MakingAScene.org & www.wfdu.fm/Whats-Happening/Bob’s Music Reviews/bobs music reviews/ Bob was the 2003 recipient of the “Keeping the Blues Alive” award given by the Blues Foundation in Memphis for his achievements in radio broadcasting. Direct email to Putignano: email@example.com.