The Savannah Jazz Festival held it’s free Blues night in Forsyth Park again this year. It featured the Savannah State University Wesleyan Gospel Choir, Eric Culberson, Selwyn Birchwood and Victor Wainwright & The Train.
The folks loved it, it is always so rewarding to see all sorts of folks enjoying the blues – from Gospel to rock-blues to boogie- woogie and more. The folks get it, they appreciate the music and the amazing abilities of the players and I am so damn happy to see this.
I must say that each performance was as excellent as the one that proceeded it. Selwyn, Reggie, Donald and Courtney won the night tho, as the fans cheered and lauded them as they played, and let me say they were the best that I have seen them ever.
This week we celebrate Karen Lovely and her Fish Outta Water release. It’s an amazing collection from one of the finest voiced singers out there.
Our Amuse Bouche covers the upcoming Daytona Blues Festival. I am honored to be returning as Emcee for the festival, and look forward to one of the most solid line ups out there on the festival circuit. It’s a three day fest, with pre-party and post parties enough to make even the strong crawl home.
Dates: October 6, 7, 8 with pre-party on Thursday night and posts following the other days. Parties at Bahama Breeze and we will see you there.
Baker’s Dozen of Blues
|1||2||Karen Lovey||Fish Outta Water||Molotov Cocktails*|
|2||3||Andy T. Band||Double Strike||I Want You Bad|
|3||5||Scottie Miller Band||Stay Above Water||Rippin’ & Runnin’|
|4||6||Willa Vincitore||Mama Needs Some Company*||Hooked On You|
|5||8||Patrick Recob||Perpetual Luau||We Have Got It Going On*|
|6||11||Ben Hunter, Phil Wiggins Joe Seamons||A Black & Tan Ball||Do You Call That A Buddy*|
|7||7||Amy Black||Memphis||It’s Hard To Love An Angry Man|
|8||9||Greg Sover||Songs of A Renegade||Preacher|
|9||10||Bridget Kelly Band||BKB Bone Rattler||Ain’t Missing You|
|10||12||The Jon Spear Band||Hot Sauce||Bottom of the Bottle|
|11||13||Rockin Johnny Burgin||Neoprene Fedora||Smoke & Mirrors|
|12||~||Chris Barnes||Hokum Blues||Gin Mill Blues*|
|13||~||Hurricane Ruth||Ain’t Ready For The Grave||For A Change*|
Amuse Bouche: Daytona Blues Festival
|Vanessa Collier||Two Parts Sugar One Part Lime|
|Carolyn Wonderland||Still Alive & Well|
|Shakura S’Aida||Outskirts of Memphis|
|The Souliz Band||Good Lovin’ (Hot & Fresh From The Oven)|
|Tas Cru||Tired of Bluesmen Cryin’|
|Alvin Youngblood Hart||Big Mama’s Door|
|Joe Louis Walker||Man Of Many Words|
|Marcia Ball||Get You A Woman|
|Paul Deslauriers Band||I’m Your Man|
|Toronzo Cannon||Strength To Survive|
|Tinsley Ellis||To The Devil For A Dime|
|Victor Wainwright||If It Ain’t Got Soul part 1|
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411