Juke Joint Festival 2011

Had a great time playing at the Juke Joint Festival. Here is a recap of the great things I got to experience:
* Lunch with one of my favorite people Sunshine Sonny Payne of the King Biscuit Time radio show
* Seeing my friend Terry Buckalew and hearing his great knowledge and humor
* Seeing my old friends Tony and Charlotte Lax
* Talking with Terry Mullins who has a great presence
* Talking with Ted and Matt of the Scissormen
* Talking with KM Williams and Washboard Jackson
* Meeting Gabe Carter and seeing him perform with KM and Washboard
* Playing with the guys: Bob Bogdal, Ringo Juke, Shannon Smith, and my long time buddy Syd Hedrick
* Talking with Cedric Burnside and seeing him perform at Ground Zero
* Talking with Davis Cohen and Ray Cashman
* Seeing David Honeyboy Edwards one of the last real deal Delta Bluesmen
* Seeing David Kimbrough perform
* Seeing Chad Nordhoff perform
* Seeing the wonderful job Robin has done with the New Roxy Theater space which has to be one of the coolest places anyone could ever even think about doing a live show
* Hearing Brad Webb burn up a slide guitar with Miranda Louise
* Watching Watermelon Slim perform
* Talking with John Alex Mason
* Watching T Model Ford
* Getting to talk with RL Boyce
* Witnessing Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
* Listening to Robert Belfour
* Talking with my good friend John Lowe
It was, and is always, a good thing to make a trip down to the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, MS. If not for the performance then just to meet so many great people and catch up with people you have now known for years. Roger Stolle has done a remarkable job as well as the community of Clarksdale for coming together to put on one heck of a show for anyone in attendance. If you have never made that sojourn down to the holy land of blues then this would be the best excuse in the world to avail yourself of this great place and awesome assemblage of entertainment. You will not leave disappointed as I was simply blown away as I rounded every corner only to be continually impressed by who I would run in to and see. What a great vibe and a festival unlike any other. Not many places you can watch true legends, up and comers, and legends in the making perform and then talk with them after. Great stuff

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