Freiburg is generally better known for its ‘Black Forest Cake’ and cuckoo clocks than for the blues. The Freiburg Blues Festival, now into its sixth year, is looking to change that. This year’s line-up features great international acts such as Ramon Goose, Victor Wainwright and the Train, Mick Kolassa and Archie Lee Hooker – in addition to a host of excellent local artists.
Victor Wainwright and the Train – Freiburg Blues Festival 2019
What really stands out to me about the festival, is the huge love and appreciation for the music and musicians from the festival-goers. The drive of blues isn’t take for granted by Freiburgers and it makes for an incredible atmosphere.
I spoke with organiser Ralf Deckert and some of the festival attendees to capture some of the excitement. Have a listen:
Duration: 7 minutes 5 seconds
The 2019 Freiburg Blue Festival runs from 18 – 25 October. More information is available online at: https://freiburg-bluesfestival.de
Songs featured in the recording include:
US 12 to Highway 49 – Mick Kolassa
Healing – Victor Wainwright and the Train
Come on in my kitchen – Ramon Goose