February 20, 2010
It was just about a month ago that I was surrounded by more than 700 top notch musicians at the International Blues Festival in Memphis. A week later, I saw as many of the twenty bands performing at Cincinnati's Winter Blues Festival as I could. The next day, I was in Columbus where a large number of excellent musicians gathered to help out blues legend Willie Pooch. Less than two weeks later I got to hear Patrick Sweany enthusiastically perform songs both old and new and Friday there was more enthusiasm and more old and new songs from Josh, Michael, and all their friends. In December, about three weeks before the IBC, I passed through Dallas and just missed hooking up with the man who wrote this:
And I don't wanna hear you talk about the good ole daysI've been humming that a lot.
February 19, 2010