Sparta Blues Fest 2001 picture gallery
Once again the Sparta Blues Festival drew some
great talent to the City Park, and a crowd that simply couldn't be chased
away by a little rain....okay, a LOT of rain! Fest director Debi Klausing
must have prayed to the Blues Gods, as the thunderstorms and rain broke
just in time for the Sauce Boss to announce he was there to share the
"Glory of Gumbo" with all of us!
Following the Sauce Boss to the stage was Michael Burks, just in from
playing a stint at the World-Famous Slippery Noodle Blues Club in downtown
Indianapolis, IN. Michael simply tore the house down with his Southern
influenced screaming Blues guitar. Backstage Michael had shared that
he hails from a small town in Arkansas, and that Sparta made him feel
right at home! He said "I'd be back here, whether Sparta wanted
me or not"! Appreciation for this artist was evident by the reception
he recieved during his crowd stroll while jammin' on his wireless guitar!
Unfortunately, StlBlues had to leave early, and was unable to stay for
the Shemekia Copeland show
If any readers have any pics of her show, send
them on in, we'll get them on-line!
Until next year, may all your Blues be minor.