Harvest Announce International and Regional Blues Performers

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Harvest announces an additional eighteen acts as a lead up to May 11 announcement.

Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer | Photo: Facebook
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The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival today announced an explosive array of international and regional blues talent, adding Matt Andersen, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Sonya Rae and the Sleepwalkers, The National Reserve, Matt Minglewood Band, and more than a dozen additional acts to its 2017 edition. These artists will join Colin James, Steve Earle and the Dukes, The Marcus King Band, and more at Harvest’s 27th edition, September 12-17.

“Harvest fans will be absolutely thrilled by this year’s blues line-up, with headliners that cover the full spectrum, from acoustic delta mastery through to powerful electric styles,” said Brent Staeben, Harvest’s Music Programmer. “We’ve crafted this schedule to cover the whole palette of blues taste, and we’re very pleased to mix returning favorites like Colin James, Matt Andersen and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer with some of the hottest players on the scene, in acts like Sonya Rae and the Sleepwalkers and The National Reserve,” he said. “Of course, the line-up wouldn’t be complete without longtime regional favorites, who are well represented in our 2017 edition.”

Performers included in this announcement:

Matt Andresen (NB)
Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer (NYC, New York)
Sonya Rae and the Sleepwalkers (Boston, MA)
The National Reserve (Brooklyn, NY)
Matt Minglewood (NS)
Keith Hallett (NB)
Garrett Mason (NS)
Downtown Blues Band (NB)
Christine Campbell (NS)
Earle and Coffin (NL)
Joe Murphy & The Water Street Blues Band (NS)
Amanda Jackson Band (PEI)
The Gary Sappier Band (NB)
The Honeyboys (NB)
Buck Tingley (NB)
Laurent Couturier & The Rusty Mikes (Worcester, MA)
Blind Dog
Quinn Bonnell (NB)

Harvest will reveal its full 2017 schedule on May 11, during its annual Festival Launch, 11am (AST) at Dolan’s Pub. These artists will join previously announced headliners Colin James, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Martha Wainwright, Sloan, The Revivalists, Lettuce, The Marcus King Band, and Terra Lightfoot for the 27th annual festival. Tickets and passes will go on sale at the Festival Launch on May 11, and will be available online at etixnow.com, or by using a self-serve etixnow kiosk at Harvest Central (81 Regent St), Graystone Brewing (221 King St) or Grimross Brewing (600 Bishop Dr).

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