One other Notodden Blues Competition is over, and this was my twenty fifth anniversary on the competition – simply on my prime three record of all of them. The climate was wonderful, many tickets bought, the bands and artists have been nice and I bought to satisfy good buddies and acquaintances. What extra are you able to ask for? (Picture above: Steven van Zandt and the Mostar Faculty of Rock.
The competition had a nasty yr economically final yr, they usually couldn’t get one other yr like that with no severe hazard if having to close down. In that perspective it was an awesome pleasure to see that that they had succeeded in lots of the modifications they instigated this yr, and that the outcome was a significantly better outcome. The Notodden Blues Competition is a crucial competition for the blues and blues associated music – not just for Norway, however truly worldwide, too. So now we will look ahead to a brand new competition subsequent yr, too.
Listed here are my photographs of the bands I noticed and a few 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 photographs are © Per Ole Hagen and should not be used with out written permission.