When I first moved to Nova Scotia I was blown away by the richness and variety of the culture in this province. I seldom missed an opportunity to see the Dutch Mason Blues Band.
Dutch played in rock and roll and rockabilly bands in Nova Scotia in the 50’s. By the 70’s he had found his passion and performed in several blues bands. During the late 70’s and 80’s he toured Canada developing a growing reputation for his tough urban blues style. He was dubbed the Prime Minister of the Blues by BB King. Dutch passed away in Dec 2006. His son Garrett Mason is thrilling blues audiences from coast to coast these days.
Last night we attended the first night of the 8th Annual Dutch Mason Blues Festival in Truro, Nova Scotia. As always it was a great experience.
Canada’s own Sheepdogs from Saskatoon. The Sheepdogs won three Juno awards for Rock Album of the Year, Best New Group and Single of the Year. They will be performing again in Nova Scotia in September. Check them out if you get the chance.
Tonight Charlie A’Court, James Cotton and Darrell Nulisch, the John Oates Band and Delbert McClinton hit the stage with an after hours Jam featuring Joe Murphy, Garrett Mason, the Dutch Mason Blues Band and special guests. The music continues Sunday until 7:30 pm.
Kudos to the people who put on this well organized event!
For more information go to: http://www.dutchmason.com