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The Day We Blew The Power at The Kitchener Bluesfest

Our soundcheck that morning was chiefly occupied by Kim Mitchell and crew. Kim is playing better than ever and looks great. His drummer Paul DeLong, who is one of Canada’s greatest, is an old band mate of mine I was reminded it’s been over three decades since we last played together in Tres Hombres. So…we were late getting set up and started our show immediately. Around the 45 minute mark, just as we were ripping into King Snake Prowl and it was sounding righteous, the power blew on the stage and in the immense tent surrounding it and for all the vendors in the park outside. I was struck by how thoroughly our civilization disappeared. Nothing. People were momentarily stunned. I joked around a little bit and then we left the stage and all just as we were building towards (musical) orgasm! Both band and audience were left high and dry.

The culprit, for the record , was a generator which was fixed in time for the next band.

Here`s the juicy tid-bit…We were the only band in the nineteen year history of the Kitchener Bluesfest to blow the power. Special thanks to all the volunteers and crew at the festival including my Agent Kap Palmer who volunteered.



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