Kelp 17: Jim Bryson + Mike Essoudry Mash Potato Mashers & Flecton Big Sky

The first night of Kelp 17 happened on May 5th at the Kichesippi Brewery.
It was very unique to hold it at a Brewery plant.
Despite having trouble finding beforehand. (Thanks for Google Maps being handy)
When I heard the sound check of Jim and the Mash Potato Mashers, I was like this is going to blow my ears away!
Jim Bryson + Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers @ Kelp 17

It was very unique to have it at a Brewery plants.
Wasn’t sure if 100 people could fit there but it happened.
There was a tour of the plant and how they made the beer.
Kelp 17
Flecton Big Sky started off the show.
This time he was solo.
He played a really good set.
Raw and emotional set despite being sick.
Flecton Big Sky @ Kelp
Jim Bryson was up next.
The first song he did was solo.
Then when he got Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers, it was a wonderful set.
Totally impressive having a unique approach having Jim’s tune in a lively matter with a brass band.
I would have wanted the show last longer but being in the industrial part of Ottawa and fears of the noise Bylaws, it was what it was.
I think Jim should have them back up in future live shows.
Surprised that the beautiful and talented Jill Barber was in attendance and sang a song with Jim.
This was an fun and amazing set to kick up Kelp 17.
Jim Bryson + Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers @ Kelp 17
After Jim was done, Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers ended up with a lively set.
They were amazing!
Mike Essoudry's Mash Potato Mashers @ Kelp 17
Here are the rest of the photos.

Here are some of the videos I recorded.

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