JO HELL & THE RED ROOSTERS

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 2nd 2001

Heavy, languorous grooves dominate this Montreal group's blues, in both the traditional
and electric varieties. Jo Hell Leads his Roosters through a blues barnyard where Robert
Johnson and B.B. King once strutted, updating those sounds with flashes of latter-day
wizards Jimi Hendrix and Stevie ay Vaughan. Give the devil his due.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Hand Held


RONNIE BAKER BROOKS

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 2nd 2001

Like father, like son, Ronnie Baker Brooks pick up where dad Lonnie left off, winning
Best New Artist at the fifth annual "Real Blues Awards." His funky blues-rock comes
with a lot of soul. After playing lead guitar in his father's band for more than a
decade, Ronnie's first album, Golddigger, was welcomed enthusiastically in 1998.
Brooks plays with a veteran's wisdom and a youngman's passion.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Hand Held


NICO PAYNE BAND

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 3rd 2001

Not every blues guitarist with a style this explosive began his career as a drummer.
After playing behind Jimmy James, Payne unleashed his passion and party spirit and
leapt to the front of the stage. The blues are his meat-and-potatoes, with side dishes
of rock, soul, R&B, Funk, Quebecois music and everything in between. Warning: high voltage

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Tripod


THE CARSON DOWNEY BAND

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 3rd 2001

If real Blues magazine has it right, the Carson Downey Band has the potential to become
Canada's most important blues export. Having worked for 20 years before releasing their
debut album, they were rewarded at the East Coast Music Awards as Best New Artist.
Their Texas Blues, southern soul and rock'n'roll is a genuine find.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9.5
Recording: Video Master Tripod


PREACHIN' BLUES

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 4TH 2001

Back for the third time by popular demand. Preachin' Blues bring the good word and
reinvent the traditions of electric blues and rock. Singer-guitarist Graham Ronne,
bassist-backing vocalist Patrick Boivin, drummer-percussionist Thierry Arsenault
and B3 player Michel Chasles promise to reignite the intense relationship they
have with their audience.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Tripod


NICOLA CICCONE

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 5TH 2001

After last year's triumphant Francofolies performance, singer/songwriter Ciccone
dream of adapting his act for the Jazzfest. How? Simple: come up with a one-time
-only blues revue and offer it here. Rebbowned for his powerful stage presence,
passionate voice and mature, luci depictions of Montreal streetlife, Ciccone
brings his unique musical viewpoint to blues series.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Tripod


DOO THE DOO

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 5TH 2001

In 1999, an international jury of musicians and journalists found them guilty - of
being the best blues bands in Europe. With three albums to their credit, and a sound
pitched somewhere between Chicago and the West Coast, Doo The Doo (from Quimper, in
Brittany) currently rides at the head of the French blues pack.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Tripod


BOB HARRISSON

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 8TH 2001

Has he ever missed one? Year in and year out, Bob Harrisson, Montreal blues engineer,
pulls into Festival. In 1999, the singer finally released Chevalier, a first album but
a second debut: Harrisson, still the blues shouter of bar legend but now more open to
ballads and pop. The warhorse returns.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Tripod


JOE BONAMASSA

Recorded Live at the 22nd Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Live at the Labatt Blues stage July 8TH 2001

When an 8-year-old opens for B.B. King and is invited to join the flabbergasted
headliner onstage: and when a 12-year-old holds his own jamming with adult music
veterans: you can predict the 22-year-old will be a legend in the making. Inheriting
the British blues tradition, Joe Bonamassa is the real deal, a raw and passionate player.

Time: 60:00
Rating: 9
Recording: Video Master Tripod


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