The Tea Party Revisits Roots

(WINDSOR, ON) – Fresh from a recent tour of Australia and an appearance at Lions Park in Brantford, The Tea Party tore up the stage at Bluesfest Windsor last night to the delight of a shoulder-to-shoulder throng of fans on the riverfront.

The frantic stylings of Jeff Burrows behind the drum kit and the mellow showmanship of Jeff Martin were tempered by Stuart Chatwood’s quiet unifying force, as the band launched through the hits as well as a special nod to the 20th anniversary of the release of Transmission.

The show kicked off the trio’s Summer Tour as they now travel north on I-75 to Sault Ste Marie on July 16 for Ontario150 celebrations at Roberta Bondar Park.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during The Tea Party's performance at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Stuart Chatwood during The Tea Party’s performance at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during The Tea Party's performance at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Stuart Chatwood during The Tea Party’s performance at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Martin during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during The Tea Party's performance at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by John Skinner.

Stuart Chatwood during The Tea Party’s performance at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by John Skinner.

Stuart Chatwood during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Stuart Chatwood during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jeff Burrows during the performance of The Tea Party at Bluesfest Windsor on 13 July 2017.
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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