Our excitement has been growing for months as Rich Ruoff – the director of The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival – has slowly revealed the lineup for the February 26-28 music festival in downtown Lancaster. Roots and Blues – now in its third year – features more than 70 local and nationally touring bands. With so many bands to check out in three days, you obviously won’t be able to catch them all, but over the next couple weeks, we’ll be highlighting a few bands you should make sure to see. And don’t forget to check out our Roots & Blues Spotify playlist, also below.
“A musician never got famous staying home,” said Tinsley Ellis once upon a time, and he’s been true to that code. Despite appearing on the scene in the mid-‘70s, Ellis still plays over 150 shows a year with his searing blues band. Inspired to play the blues after being handed a broken string from B.B. King, Ellis was proclaimed by The Washington Post as a “legitimate guitar hero” and never looked back. True to his workhorse nature, Ellis will be gracing two different stages at Roots & Blues
Tinsley Ellis is playing Saturday, February 27 at the Chameleon Club from 10:15-11:30 pm and Sunday, February 28 at the Convention Center from 3:30-4:15 pm.