Thursday, September 09, 2010

Everyday people

I only caught one show at Bluesfest July 9, rock'n'roller Joan Jett, whose early solo career marked my own first experience of rock (previous exposure to popular music having consisted mostly of The Beatles, The Monkees and The Muppets).

And here she is, along with guitarist Dougie Needles, who has his own punk band The Public Offenders.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Long-serving drummer for many (Mink DeVille, Billy Idol, Blue Oyster Cult) Thommy Price.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Singalong action!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Shadowy bassist Enzo Penizzotto.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Joan says hello!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Guitar action!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

The whole lot! (Barring producer Kenny Laguna, lurking off to the left on keyboard.)

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

More Thommy!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Speak up, audience!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Bonus Joan!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Rhythm section action!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Speaking of Kenny, here he is shaking some maracas.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

More guitar action!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Yet more Thommy!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Needles jumps!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

That's one well-stickered Les Paul Jr.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Yet more guitar!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Yet more rhythm section!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Some faceoff action during the encore.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Goodnight!

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Ottawa Bluesfest 2010

Right now they're touring Western Canada with Aerosmith.

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