Ottawa Bluesfest has once again asked Todd Snelgrove to provide them with daily reviews. Here's the latest posted at the official Ottawa Bluesfest site.
For many in attendance at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest Wednesday night the evening belonged to soulful rock troubadour and slide guitar master Ben Harper. That The Roots were preceding him in festival plaza meant I and thousands of others were going to have to be content with saving the other stages for another time.
Fair enough; it's a big festival and there will be plenty of time to explore.
On tour from their permanent gig as house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots had the crowd in constant motion with a bombastic set beneath a clear blue sky.