Taylor did have an Ottawa date on her headlining tour that disappeared in May. I've heard the rumor (and got asked about it), but she doesn't tend to do a lot of festivals. I'm not a fan of hers but I'd laugh that they stole the Hoedowns headliner.
I'm a fan of M. Ward, and it would great to see She & Him, but from their tour dates it looks like a tough fit for them to come to Bluesfit.
I'm excited to see Alejandro Escovedo again. Hopefully, he won't be on at the same time as B.B. King.
I'm also hoping Jim James, lead singer of My Morning Jacket, will swing by for Bluesfest or Folkfest, as his solo album gets released on Tuesday.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who will be in the area, would be great for Bluesfest or Jazzfest.
Just looked at One Direction's tour dates, and I don't see them coming to Bluesfest. Thank goodness for that.
I'd prefer to see Jim James at Folkfest. Either way, it'd be cool if he stopped in Ottawa..
Hopefully you're right about One Direction. It depends how many back to back shows they like to do I guess. I just feel like they would have booked a Scotiabank show if they weren't playing Bluesfest. They're playing everywhere else.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Dr. John, and Leon Russell are playing on July 3. All of them have nothing scheduled before or after their Montreal appearances, so they could be at the Ottawa Jazzfest or Bluesfest.
Belle and Sebastian are playing July 5. That makes them a strong candidate for Bluesfest. They would be great.