Twisters set for return to festival

Jill Fowler
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VANCOUVER, B.C. - From one coast to another, The Twisters have landed in Nova Scotia and are ready for a weekend chaulkful of good music and great times.
The Vancouver-based band will perform at the Dutch Mason Blues Festival in Bible Hill for the second year in a row.
"It's just excellent," said David Hoerl, lead vocals and harpist for The Twisters, during a phone interview on Wednesday. "Last year we had a great time and people seemed to enjoy us and we certainly enjoyed them and enjoyed meeting a bunch of great people."
The Twisters, who are a fixture in the Canadian blues scene, signed with the prestigious Northern Blues record label after the release of their CD "After the Storm" back in 2006, and have just released their newest album, "Come Out Swingin'."
"We intend to play stuff from the new album, lots of swing, a few little jump tunes, blues tunes," explained Hoerl. "But we've also been doing a few different things, R&B, a reggae tune and even a gospel tune."
Hoerl felt that his band was able to really connect with the audience last time it performed, and hopes to be able to do the same this time around.
"People are up dancing and swinging along. We try to make it so everybody has a good time."
The San Francisco-born blues star always enjoys returning to the east coast.
"The Maritimers, they are really renown for their warmth. It's infectious," he added.
Accompanying Hoerl on stage during this year's festival will be band members Brandon Isaak, Matt Pease and Keith Picot.
"We're looking forward to a bit of socializing. I hear there are some late night jams so that'll be good."
After the blues festival, The Twisters are off to Prince Edward Island for one show, then it's back to the Annapolis Valley for a performance at Upper Clements Park.
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Geographic location: VANCOUVER, B.C., Nova Scotia, Bible Hill San Francisco Prince Edward Island Annapolis Valley Upper Clements Park

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