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Vintage Trouble is one of the hot soul R and B acts at Bluesfest playing for the first time. They blew many punters away at thwir gig on Saturday and are bound to have many more at Monday's performance. Photo Jeff 'Pelvis Pusher' Dawson.
Vintage Trouble is one of the hot soul R and B acts at Bluesfest playing for the first time. They blew many punters away at their gig on Saturday and are bound to have many more at Monday’s performance. Photo Jeff ‘Pelvis Pusher’ Dawson.

Veteran Echonetdaily photographer Jeff Dawson has probably caught more performers in the act up close at Bluesfest than you can think of, and much more than his peers on the job this year.

Some of those photographers weren’t even born when Jeff first snapped away at world-class acts during the early Bluesfests at Belongil Fields more than 20 years ago.

St Paul and the Broken Bones were another big draw with a soul sound to die for. They play again on Monday.
St Paul and the Broken Bones were another big draw with a soul sound to die for. They play again on Monday.

 

Below’s gallery of pics is just a sample of some of Jeff’s work at Bluesfest on Friday and Saturday at the purpose-built festival site at Tyagarah.

As usual, Jeff captures the essence of each act through his lens so vibrantly.

His catalogue of music festival photos are on www.offmyfacebook.com.au (For some instagram fun follow: echojeffd)

More stories from Bluesfest 2016

100,000 punters flock to Bluesfest

By the time Tom Jones sang out ‘It’s Not Unusual’ at 10 o’clock last night more than 100,000 people had passed through the gates of this year’s 27th annual Bluesfest at Byron Bay.

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Bunny Sunday Bluesfest day 4

Sunday saw some of the Bluesfest big guns roll out – Jackson Browne played a massive one and a half hour set as did Melissa Etheridge – neither disappointed the legion of punters pressing against the barriers to see...

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Man’s death at Bluesfest ‘not suspicious’

A 44-year-old man from the Tweed region was found dead in a car at the Bluesfest site at Tyagarah on Saturday.

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Seasoned festival snapper souled right out

Veteran Echonetdaily photographer Jeff Dawson has probably caught more performers in the act up close at Bluesfest than you can think of, and much more than most of his peers on the job this year.

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Bluesfest hump day and the rain came

It wouldn't be Bluesfest if we didn't get a bit of rain and at the halfway point yesterday afternoon, the heavens open to hear the sweet tunes drifting up from Tyagarah and the rain fell.

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