Tara Shannon’s triumphant return to the stages of Ottawa is set to include an opening spot at the 2018 edition of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest.
Performing Sunday, July 8 on the City Stage, ahead of headliners the Strumbellas and Brett Eldredge, Shannon will bring her critically acclaimed new album, Unfinished, and her latest single, “Someone Who Understands” to the Bluesfest audience. Her duet partner on the single, rising hip-hop star, Cody Coyote, will also perform on July 8 on the Black Sheep Stage.
Written by Hayley McLean, “Someone Who Understands” brought Shannon and Coyote together after Shannon’s lengthy battle with Lyme disease, and Coyote’s efforts in promoting impactful political dialogue, and giving wider voice to northern communities experiencing high rates of suicide among Indigenous youth.
For more information and to get tickets, please visit https://ottawabluesfest.ca/.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.