RBC Bluesfest – July 13, 2016

It was country night at RBC Bluesfest last night, and even though there were no official signs dictating so, festival goers were donned with cowboy hats, plaid, and cowboy boots, and with the sun shining above everyone, farmer’s tans were setting in as well. With country music all-star Brad Paisley hitting the main stage as the night’s headliner, it was an exciting summer’s night full of country twang and kicking guitar licks. But before the country music took over, there was plenty of talent to be shared around the festival including…

Festival Guide: RBC Bluesfest 2016 – July 13

And we’re back! After taking a relaxing two days off, RBC Bluesfest is back at it for the final days of the 2016 festival. The second half of performances kicks off at 6pm Wednesday night, and Day 5 of the festival is sure to be an lively one. Featuring a solid mix of folk, country, rock, and electronic, tonight’s performances are not to be missed. We’ve compiled a list of the must-see shows for tonight to make your festival experience the best one possible. Read through our suggested picks of the night…

Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On

3.5/5 More than three years after their first album, Canadian folk-rock band Half Moon Run have finally released their second studio album, titled Sun Leads Me On. Popularity and anticipation has been building steadily since their debut as they played numerous tour stops, such as Ottawa Bluesfest in 2013 and Osheaga in 2014. This album was − for the most part − worth the long wait. It has the same heavy percussion and wide selection of instruments as Dark Eyes, but with more of a folk influence. The Montreal-based band…