TD Kitchener Bluesfest Artistic Director Claude Cloutier profiles the 2015 Bluesfest Line-Up! Yowser!


Claude Cloutier - The Artistic Director of TD Kitchener Blues Fest.
Claude Cloutier – The Artistic Director of TD Kitchener Blues Fest.

From August 6 to 9 Waterloo Region will be resonating with the Blues from Rock and Roll, Roots, Americana, Vintage Blues, Chicago’s West Side Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, plus Soul, Gospel, and the young players of tomorrow through the Grand River Blues Camp and The Youth Legacy Winners.
It was my great pleasure to have TD Kitchener Blues Festival Artistic Director Claude Cloutier as my special co-host as we profiled some of the incredible acts that will grace three stages during the days and heat up the local bar scene at night. Claude also premiered selected tracks from the official TD Kitchener Blues Festival 2015 “Burnin Up the Blues” Volume XIV!

Claude’s playlist – Surrender – Cheryl Lescom – 1953, Shakin House Blues – catl – from The Official KW Bluesfest XIV Compilation,  I’m Feelin’ Lucky – Poppa Chubby – I’m Feelin Lucky, Nikki Hall – I’ve Got A Man – Here’s Nikki Hall  *For Claude from Coral FM – On the Wall – David Johansen and The Harry Smiths – S/T – Rollin’ – Current Swell – KW Bluesfest XIV Compilation and Claude’s wishlist act – Jack White – Lazaretto!

I also added some of my personal faves to this list. These artists are also playing The 2015 TD Kitchener Bluesfest. Watch for them on the stages in the workshops!

Work It Out – Johanna Pavia and Souldrive – S/T – Souldrive, Lynn Jackson – Poker Face – Down in the Dust, Road Outta Hell – Big Rude Jake – Quicksand, Guardian Song – Charity Brown ( this year’s Mel Brown Blues Award recipient) – Wings of Time, Hobo Flats – Mel Brown – Chicken Fat Hot Tub Mambo – Mo Kauffey – Dig It – Right or Wrong – Soul Mission-  S/T,  Ain’t Too Pleased – 24th Street Wailers – Wicked and Ginger St. James – Boom, Boom, Room
 For the complete schedule of the TD Kitchener Bluesfest please go to
(Please pump of the volume when you listen to this one!)

Happy 15th Anniversary! See you in the Bluesfest Aisles!  – Coral FM 


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