The musos face the music
PEOPLE who want to take away a symbol of their favourite musician might head to the signing tent at Bluesfest. But for those who want that little bit more - beyond the music - they head to the Rhythms Q&A inside the Cavanbah tent.
On the first day of artist question and answers Harry Manx, festival director Peter Noble, Eilen Jewell and David Bromberg took questions from renowned Rhythms magazine music journalist Brian Wise, media and punters yesterday.
Bromberg, who played the Crossroads stage on opening night and is set to play two more sets through the weekend, discussed the recordings he did with Bob Dylan, the difference between recordings now and back in the '70s and his first set with his quartet at Bluesfest.
"I was told they'll like what you do, but they'll like more the blues," Bromberg said. "I was very pleased and surprised at the crowd response. When I first started it was a tiny crowd and they were cold, but by the time I got to the third tune the tent was full and they were wonderful.
"I'm told that had something to do with people Twittering people, that's what I'm told and that's what I'll believe because it makes me feel good."
The artist Q&As are inside the Cavanbah, next to the north entry gate.
Artists aren't confirmed until the day, so check the notice board at the front of the tent each day.
For artist signings head to the onsite record store. Scheduled signings are also posted each day.