Story by Adrian Lysenko, Photo by Dave Koski

Not even a severe thunderstorm warning could stop the third day of the 14th annual Blues Fest. The final day of the festival started off with Windsor’s The Krazy Kenny Project followed by The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer who managed to get the crowd in a groovin’ mood with help from some soulful backup.

Also on the schedule, Thunder Bay favourites The Bros. Landreth serenaded the audience with their medley of Americana, alt-country, and roots music. Another crowd-pleaser, The Sheepdogs hit the stage just as the temperature seemed to hit its zenith. The Saskatoon formed band performed popular songs like “I Don’t Know” as well as “Feeling Good,” but the band also performed their new single “Downtown” from their upcoming album Future Nostalgia. With the flag of Saskatchewan adorning one of their two organs, lead singer Ewan Currie pointed out the broad spectrum of Canadian musicians represented at this year’s festival including Vancouver-based The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer as well as Winnipeg’s The Bros. Landreth.

With the threat of thunderstorms looming on the horizon, headliner Paul Rodgers hit the stage earlier than scheduled, but brought most of the crowd to their feet performing classics like “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star.” A little rain didn’t stop the audience from enjoying the closing of another fantastic year for the Blues Festival. Until next year.      

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The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer