Thursday, August 14, 2014

Interstellar Rodeo Fest Day 3 July 28th 2014

Day three of Interstellar Rodeo was held on Monday, as Friday's events were cancelled due to shitty weather. While they had to switch up the original line-up that was scheduled for Friday, it was nice to see that the organizers of this festival were able to pull it off. Friday's acts Sinner, Trampled By Turtles and Blackie and The Rodeo Kings weren't able to play Monday. Corb Lund was able to come back for the Monday show and Tom Wilson of Blackie, was able to stick around for Monday's show. The organizers were able to book Great Lake Swimmers and Hey Rosetta! as replacement acts.

Because of work on Monday, I missed openers Great Lake Swimmers. I did get there in time to catch Newfoundland band Hey Rosetta!, this was my second time seeing them play, and again, not really a fan.

Hey Rosetta!.

Next up was Tom Wilson, whom was supposed to play on Friday with his band Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, but because the other members in the band had prior commitments, Tom played solo on Monday. Tom Wilson used to play in 90's band Junkhouse, as well he plays in, as mentioned Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Lee Harvey Osmond.

I hadn't seen Tom Wilson in concert since his days in Junkhouse. I was looking forward to seeing Blackie, but the solo show he put on this night made up for that. Tom played an hour long set and put on one hell of a show. Playing some old Junkhouse tunes, some Blackie songs and even some Lee Harvey Osmond songs, and, even doing a Lou Reed song. A strong set by a great musician. A great opener for Corb Lund.

Tom Wilson.

Some footage I shot at the show.

Headliner of the night was Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans. Nice to see Corb and the band make it back to Edmonton for the Monday night performance, without them committing to the Monday show, I am thinking the Interstellar would have only been a two day event. But Corb made it back after doing a show in Montana the night before.

The city of Edmonton even declared Monday July 28th Corb Lund day. This was my tenth time seeing Corb Lund in concert, and yet again another awesome show put on by Corb and his band. They had a great turnout for the show, considering it was a Monday night, but the weather was beautiful and who wouldn't wanna see Corb Lund play an outdoor show in his old hometown. Corb Lund is currently pushing his newest album called "Counterfeit Blues" which was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee at the famous Sun Studios. It a lot like a best of album, with him and his band recording live from the floor and mostly tunes from his albums "Five Dollar Bill" and "Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer". At the show on this night though, he played tunes from almost all his album's, including some old ones from Modern Pain, even doing a Stompin' Tom cover of The Hockey Song. A great show. And it was really cool to run into a few old friends at the show, made it even more special. Good times!!!

A big shout out has to go to the organizers of this awesome festival for pulling off the Monday show, and to Corb Lund for going out of his way to play the make-up show. Keep up the good work Six Shooter Records.

Corb Lund and The Hurtin' Albertans.

T-shirt front.

T-shirt back.

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