Bluesfest Day One: Toby Keith, Tribe Royal, and Sam Roberts Band

Ottawa’s largest annual music festival kicked its 24th edition on July 6 at LeBreton Flats with a diverse and interesting lineup. For everyone from country lovers to local indie enthusiasts, the first night of the 2017 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest had a lot to offer. Opening the festival on the Claridge Homes stage was Tribe Royal. The long-haired Ottawa-based indie rock group performed a variety of songs from their two studio albums, ranging from energetic and upbeat to calm and laid back. In particular, the country-inspired “Sippin’ On Whiskey” projected a delightful feeling over the joyful audience. The bass lines by Bram Al-Najjar and the drum fills by Mike Giamberardino, along with the guitar riffs and harmonized vocals by Chris Kerwin and […]

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