Sunday, August 19, 2012

Durtch Mason Blues Festival at Truro, Nova Scotia

Last weekend Paul and I drove to Truro (Bible Hill), Nova Scotia to enjoy some blues music at the Dutch Mason Blues Festival.  We stayed at Baker's Chest Bed & Breakfast (Karn Room), which we would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay.  We enjoyed two great local restaurants in Truro; Murphy's Fish & Chips, where the food was equal to that of Chess's Fish & Chips in St. John's, Newfoundland, and the newly opened Sahla Thai Restaurant.  Although the weather during the weekend was very hot and, at times wet, we did enjoy some great music.  As always Charlie A'Court was an outstanding performer and this year's new find for me was Lukas Nelson (Willie Nelson's son).  I really liked his song, Frame of Mind, which I now have on my ITouch.  There were also performances by James Cotton and John Oates.

Nelly and Maarten, our B&B Hosts

Our big comfortable bed at Baker's Chest (Karn Room)

Sitting area of the Karn Room
View from our Room (with a few rain drops)
My Friday Night Concert Buddy
Early evening performance by The Hupman Brothers
Night Stage
Saturday afternoon performance by Shirley King
(daughter of blues artist, B B King)

Charlie A'Court

James Cotton

John Oates Band

A Sunday afternoon of music in the rain!
Us dedicated fans,
umbrellas and ponchos everywhere!
We sat through a couple of Sunday afternoon performances in the
rain but called it a day when the skies turned PURPLE!

It was a fun weekend and we hope the Dutch Mason Blues Festival will continue next year.  If so, we will be there...

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