Scheduled Bluesfest Performer Denied Entry into Canada

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A line-up change for Bluesfest Windsor.

Eric Gales will not be performing on Friday at the Riverfront Festival Plaza.

He was denied entry into Canada on Thursday by border officials.

In a Twitter post, Gales says "I got to Canada and was just denied entry. My wife started working on this over a year ago and I want to apologize to my fans here in Canada because I won’t be able to perform at the festivals. My hopes were up and I’m very disappointed."

He adds, "I finally got connected to a company that specialized in helping people with a criminal past get here. I spent $ and I did everything they told me to do but still was denied."

Bluesfest Windsor has added Detroit's Laura Rain and The Caesars to Friday's line-up.

Buddy Guy and Sugaray Rayford are also performing.

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Laura Rain and The Caesars (Photo courtesy: Bluesfest Windsor)