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Looking Back – Bluesfest 2012

Bluesfest 2012 Another Look

Seasick Steve’s Crew incl. Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Takes A Bow – Photo: LTTL

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Introduction

Yes folks, the world is in a place in 2020 that no-one would have believed.

Other than the pages of a fictional book where a-pandemic-attacks-the-world-forcing-us-to-be-in-lockdown-shutting-our-borders-and-generally-feeling-jittery, how did this predicament happen so quickly and decisively??

It is hard to think of an industry which is more adversely affected and can least afford it than the live music biz.

WE MISS LIVE MUSIC AND SHARING IT WITH FANS!!

So we are going to delve into the Listening Through The Lens deep archives and re-live some better moments.

By Jim Jacob

Bluesfest 2012

Bluefest is one of Australia’s largest live events. Organisers announced the demise of the 2020 version a few days back, but has kept most of the lineup for Easter 2021 – see link below for artist information.

The 2012 event was the third of five straight Bluesfests for me. Memorable for the first sighting of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Nick Lowe, John Hiatt and Lucinda Williams going back-to-back-to-back sets, Steve Earle and Justin Townes Earle performing one after the other on the same stage (shame they didn’t perform together), plus the sheer diversity of artists and the weather.

Here are some of my favourite images I took during the five-day event.

Trombone Shorty – Photo: LTTL
Nick Lowe – Photo: LTTL
John Hiatt – Photo: LTTL
Lucinda Williams – Photo: LTTL
Stuart Mathis (Lucinda Williams Band) – Photo: LTTL
Eilen Jewell – Photo: LTTL
Dawes – Photo: LTTL
Justin Townes Earle – Photo: LTTL
Steve Earle – Photo: LTTL
John Fogerty – Photo: LTTL
Rosie Ledet – Photo: LTTL
Bettye Lavette – Photo: LTTL
Maceo Parker – Photo: LTTL
John Paul Jones – Photo: LTTL
Seasick Steve – Photo: LTTL
Blitzen Trapper – Photo: LTTL
Joanne Shaw Taylor – Photo: LTTL
Photo: LTTL
Photo: LTTL

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