If there is one artist who has left his mark over the past ten years on the blues world, it is Ian Siegal, the man with the fabulously croaky voice and his slide guitar. If our calculations are correct, this is the fifth time he has featured on our poster and that is fully justified in our opinion. Every time he was here before, he played sets that vast numbers of visitors remembered for a long time to come. This time he is coming without his friends from the Mississippi Delta, and will be alone with his own band. Last year, Ian came out with three stunning CDs and we would not be disappointed if his set featured a good collection of tracks from “Live In Amsterdam”. Can you imagine seeing with your own eyes how Ian and gifted guitarist Dusty Ciggaar will blow new life into Tom Russel’s “Gallo del Cielo”? But even if that track doesn’t make it into the collection for the set, we already know that the first evening will end in style and that a great number of you will head back to your car or campsite humming along to “Buelah Land”. We can think of no better way to spend this short summer night….