Seen And Heard At Bluesfest Windsor 2014

Tinsley Ellis

Atlanta’s Tinsley Ellis performed Friday night, leading into Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – With over 21,000 attendees through the doors over the weekend, the 20th edition of Bluesfest Windsor was a feather in the cap for the new crew leading the organization. Ted Boomer, along with the husband and wife team of Rob and Carol Petroni, Doug Girard, and Walt Hansen, seamlessly staged another international showcase of the premier acts in the blues genre including truly legendary performers.

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The Blue Stones from Windsor.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Blue Stones from Windsor.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Bomber Bluesfest Volunteer

Spitfires’ mascot Bomber poses for a photo with a Bluesfest volunteer.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Nigel Mac, a Saskatoon boy now living in Chicago and fronting the Blues Attack.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Nigel Mac, a Saskatoon boy now living in Chicago and fronting the Blues Attack.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The BK Smith Blues Band lent some local flare to the 20th annual Bluesfest Windsor.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The BK Smith Blues Band lent some local flare to the 20th annual Bluesfest Windsor.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Legendary bluesmen Bobby Rush (L) and Donald Kinsey, backstage at Bluesfest Windsor 2014.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Legendary bluesmen Bobby Rush (L) and Donald Kinsey, backstage at Bluesfest Windsor 2014.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The shooter girls kept the Jello-shots coming.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The shooter girls kept the Jello-shots coming.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Just a small representation of over 20,000 who attended the 20th Anniversary of Bluesfest Windsor, 11-13 July 2014.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Just a small representation of over 21,000 who attended the 20th Anniversary of Bluesfest Windsor, 11-13 July 2014.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Detroit Skyline at night was a great backdrop for the happenings at Festival Plaza on the Detroit River.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Detroit Skyline at night was a great backdrop for the happenings at Festival Plaza on the Detroit River.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Blues legend Bobby Rush performs at Bluesfest Windsor 2014 with his Booty Dancers. The 81 year-old entertainer put on an electrifying show.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Blues legend Bobby Rush performs at Bluesfest Windsor 2014 with his Booty Dancers. The 81 year-old entertainer put on an electrifying show.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian Shalapata is the owner and publisher of Square Media Group. He covers politics, the police beat, community events, the arts, sports, and everything in between. His imagery and freelance contributions have appeared in select publications and for organizations in Canada and the United States. Contact Ian with story ideas.
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