Sunday, August 06, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Blues under the stars

It was a fine evening for music in the moonlight. Blues music to be specific. The second annual B-Town Blues festival was a wonderful event. They had four local bands..whom I missed. Sorry, but I couldn't physically sit for over 6 hours of music. The main event was none other than:

JOE BONAMASSA

Yes, I know..I am over the top in my love of his music.Sorry, the girl cant help it...he's that good. Charlie Musslewhite was the co-headliner. I heart his music too. He's a grizzley old white guy that sure can play a harmonica. Charlie warmed up the crowd for Joe. Joe hit the stage just as the sunset.

It helped my mind relax and unwind from a month's worth of living..it wasn't hot, which if you know this area..was like a gift from god. I had a table all to myself, and a perfect view of the stage from roughly 50 yards back. And I got to talk to Joe's girlfriend after the concert ended, she is such a sweet lady. A smile that just warms your heart. She always stops to talk and catchup.

I bought the prerequisite Tshirt..black of course. I got Joe to sign it. yes, I am such a starfucking groupie.Sue me..

His new album came out..gasp..6/6/6. It rocks and rolls. If he's coming to your town check him out. He plays forever, doesn't charge an arm and a leg for merchandise or tix's..he will sit and talk a spell to anyone, and his makes that guitar cry like a baby...

6 people gave us their .02 cents:

S. R. said...

What the fudge? Why didn't the news give any notice of this?

dusty said...

Get on their mailing list Sonic. Plus the Californian had a huge spread on it in their new and improved Entertainment section this friday.
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S. R. said...

I watch good ol' 17 News just about everyday. I must've been pretty damn busy to miss hearing about something like this.

S. R. said...

Man, I'd love to hear some good live blues here in town.

dusty said...

Sonic..if you get on the mailing list for the "central valley blues society",they put out a newletter each week with all the blues bands playing from here to Fresno each week and weekend..I will put the link up for you if you would like..

sumo said...

I hadn't paid any attention to it either. It sounds like fun...as long as one doesn't have to bake while sitting.