Bluesfest day 7 locals: The Yips, Lindsay Ferguson and The Red Rails

July 20th, 2016 by  |  Published in Concerts

The Yips at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Day 7 saw plenty of locals hit the stages around Bluesfest ahead of headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers. First up for me were The Yips. Based on the strength of last year’s performance, it was no surprise to see the band graduate to a spot on the Claridge Homes Stage this year. They followed up with another gritty performance in front of a larger than usual 6pm Bluesfest crowd. Hopefully local music aficionados took note. The band delivered and energetic set and never looked out of place on the larger stage. Check out their Bandcamp page to get a taste of the band’s sound if you aren’t yet familiar with them.

Lindsay Ferguson at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
Next up was Lindsay Ferguson. It’s always a pleasure to take in one of her performances. When Lindsay takes the stage, you know you’re going to hear beautiful vocals atop of her wonderfully crafted songs. Joined by a full band, it gave her songs that extra dimension for the larger stage. Check out last year’s release Chameleon to hear her latest.

Afterwards I went to check out the Steve Adamyk Band on the City Stage. Be sure to give David Haddad’s full review a read.

The Red Rails at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

The final act I caught ahead of the Chili’s was The Red Rails. The guys were so excited to play this show and they let it all hang out on stage. From the energy to the smiles, they left everything they had to give on stage. Despite the rain that fell for most of the band’s set, the growing crowd stuck it out until the end. Be sure to give them a listen if you love dirty riff driven rock!

The Yips

The Yips at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

The Yips at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

The Yips at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Lindsay Ferguson

Lindsay Ferguson at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Lindsay Ferguson at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Lindsay Ferguson at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Lindsay Ferguson at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

Lindsay Ferguson at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

The Red Rails

The Red Rails at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

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The Red Rails at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

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The Red Rails at Ottawa Bluesfest 2016

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