Bob Denson’s Blues Headlines at the 36th Annual Raritan River Festival This Weekend


By Ben Sobsey

Bob Denson’s Blues, a regular at the Old Bay Restaurant, will take their roots-inspired music outside Sunday when they headline the 36th Annual Raritan River Festival in New Brunswick.

“Bob Denson’s Blues is excited to continue building our presence and reputation as an authentically raw, engaging, high quality blues act that can reach for rock ‘n’ roll, swing, funk, and R&B with our feet firmly rooted in the blues,” Denson said.

Other musical performances joining Bob Denson’s Blues at Boyd Park on Sunday will be the RocknRoll Hi-Fives, Cook Thugless, and VooDUDES. The show will kick off at noon and Denson will take the stage at 3 p.m.

When Bob Denson’s Blues formed in November, they played their first gig for a crowd of over 5,000 in Princeton, but they quickly returned to New Brunswick where they found a home at the Old Bay Restaurant:

“It didn’t take long to find our way back home to New Brunswick and begin our current relationship with the Old Bay Restaurant. The first time we performed there the response was tremendous from audiences and entertainment bookers alike and ever since we’ve been a staple of the Old Bay Restaurant scene,” said Denson.

Denson and his band attract local audiences and high-praise reviews for their exciting performances and Denson’s mastery of loop pedals, a cutting edge way of combining instrumental and vocal sounds.

They are a growing attraction in and around New Brunswick and are excited to be back in action for their Raritan River Festival debut:

“The rich history of this festival and the quality music that is ever-present there and in the city at large is a great thing to be a part of and we look forward to it,” said Denson.