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Salmon Arm Roots and Blues 2014 (PHOTOS)

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 19, 2014 2:07 pm

The Sheepdogs, Black Joe Lewis, Mavis Staples, and Josh Ritter performed for thousands last weekend at the 22nd annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival.

Mavis Staples kicked off Friday night on the main stage for an eager crowd. Meanwhile at the Bar-n-Stage, local MC Shad was performing to a younger audience.

IMG_1578Souljazz Orchestra picked up the pace on the main stage following Staples with a funky performance.

IMG_1611Comox native, Rolla Olak started Saturday off at the Shade stage playing in the rain for a group of persistent fans.

IMG_1632At the Focus stage Rose Cousins led a ladies only workshop filled with angelic voices and talented instrumentalism.

IMG_1655Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five put on a foot-stomping party, kicking off Saturday night at the Bar-n-Stage.

Jr. Gone Wild kept the party rocking with their alt-country twang.

Finally on the main stage, The Sheepdogs played a solid mix of music from their last two albums, as well as some well-received new material.

Sunday morning, Doc Maclean took us to church with his blues music on the Shade stage.

Raging Fyah, from Kingston, Jamaica, played an interactive early afternoon set at the Bar-n-Stage.

Surrey folk-rock band Good For Grapes played a high-energy set Sunday afternoon to a packed house at the Bar-n-Stage.

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Sunday night’s main stage kicked off with a bluegrass performance by Manitoba’s Oh My Darling.

American singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter, played a bare bones acoustic set Sunday on the main stage.

Black Joe Lewis played a powerful set wrapping up the festival Sunday night on the main stage with his mix of funk and rock.


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For more information, check out the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues website.

For more information about Salmon Arm, check out the region’s tourism office, Shuswap Tourism, for all travel tips & arrangements. Special thanks to Destination BC for their support.


DH Vancouver Staff
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