Richard Pryor and Dr John from the Boulevard Blues band visited Channel24 to talk about the upcoming Table Mountain Blues Summit, their music and the blues music industry in SA.
Cape Town - South Africa's premiere blues music festival returns to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, Cape Town on the 6 and 7 December 2014.
This year’s festival will feature 20 of the country's top blues rock artists over 2 days.
These local artists include:
Dan Patlansky, Albert Frost Trio, Boulevard Blues, The Blues Broers, Gerald Clark and the Deadmen, Pebbleman, Ann Jangle, Dave Ferguson, Mean Black Mamba, Natasha Meister, Crimson House, Basson Loubscher & Violent Free Piece, The Wayne Pauli Trio, Patrick Canovi's 'Kiss the Sky', Piet Botha and Akkedis, The Parlor Vinyls, Charlie King Band, Nhoza Sitsholwana, Riaan & Nick, Fake Leather Blues Band and Sven Blumer.
This year the Blues Summit rocks on a Saturday and a Sunday. Organiser Richard Pryor says: "Ain’t the Blues just too good on a Sunday? We moved the Friday night to a Sunday so that it is easier to bring your whole family for an awesome day out."
You can also win a Fender guitar by entering The Fender 'Your Most Blues Face Selfie' competition.
Simply take a selfie of yourself having the blues and stand a chance to win a Fender Electric Guitar and R500 cash. Send your name, contact details and selfie to email@example.com or post your pic on their Facebook page and share the poster on your Facebook timeline. Competition closes 31 October.
What you can look forward to on the Blues Menu for the Summit:
- 20 top Bands over 2 days. - Top class quality 30000 watt outdoor sound rig! The best rig ever!!! - Huge lighting and a huge LED screen. - Hillcrest Quarry is one of the finest outdoor venues in SA - Vibrant food and refreshment stalls and plenty of outside bars - Plenty of free and secure off street parking - Fender Guitar giveaway and the Combustion Technology cash prizes R1500 - Free entrance for children under 10 (must present some form of ID) - Limited camping tickets for sale on Computicket (Camping costs R150 -separate to festival ticket)
Tickets are R200 - R340 and are available from Computicket. For more information visit the Blues fest website here.
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