Just the name is synonomous with the electric blues,
and this event always lives up to the name. Highlights
of Friday include Dietra Farr, who was just nominated
for the Les Trophees France Blues awards for best
international blues chanteuse.
Butler and Vasti Jackcon followed, bringing a strong
N' awlins piano flavor to the evening, as Henry
exhorted the crowd to "Go to the Mardi Gras"!
Vasti Jackson, whom I had the leasure of seeing
on this very stage with the legendary Katie Webster,
has certainly retained his guitar chops. Ending
the evening was the Elvin Bishop group, joined by
Henry Butler, Smokey Smothers, and a St. Louisian
on trombone - Ed Early. 'Little Red Rooster' allowed
this blues powerband to really shine!
Here's our photo gallery of day 1, day
2 & 3 are here!