RBC Ottawa Bluesfest – Day 4

July 13th, 2018 by  |  Published in Concerts, Uncategorized

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals


As day 4 rolled in, I was most looking forward to seeing the Strumbellas hit the City Stage. With 3 solid albums under their belts and some strong Ottawa shows over the last few years, they have become one of my favorite bands. Sunday night was no exception as the band delighted the crowd with another solid performance. They capped their performance off with The Sheriff and their breakout hit, Spirits.

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals


The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

The Strumbellas at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals




My evening began with Molly Tuttle, a bluegrass artist from Palo Alto, who performed on the Claridge Homes Stage.
Molly Tuttle at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

Molly Tuttle at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

Also performing on the same stage later in the evening was Beth Hart. She came out on stage and took command of the audience right away with an impressive performance. While it may have been my intro to her, she was well liked as the tent was packed with a large spill over outside with those content to watch on the screen.

Beth Hart at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

Beth Hart at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

Beth Hart at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

My final act for the night was Keys N Krates, who performed on the Black Sheep Stage. This was another act which was a first for me. Their music grabbed me right away as the thumping beat kicked in. I have been listening to their latest album Cura ever since catching their riveting performance. These guys are worth checking out if you too are unfamiliar with them.

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018 by Scott Martin Visuals

Keys N Krates at Ottawa Bluesfest 2018. Photo credit: Scott Martin Visuals

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