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WOW! What a GREAT 30th weekend down by the River. Except for a minor, brief drizzle Friday, the weather was perfect both days.
From the sharp clean sound of the Pena Brothers, to the Kansas City
Guitar work and vocals of Nick Schnebelen, we were then treated to the
best musicians in Memphis along with the impeccable tenor voice of John
Nemeth & The Lovelight Orchestra who put on a clinic of Big Band
Memphis Groove Blues that was absolutely mesmerizing, and that was just
Saturday afternoon was well attended with Young Folks learning some
basics on Harmonicas & Percussion plus an Open Mic hour where
several kids “showed off their pipes” to an appreciative
audience. A Bag Tournament added to the afternoon fun.
Noah McNally played his cool acoustic sound in the tent to get us ready for the Saturday Stage.
Bob Dorr’s Limestoners was a really strong start to the night and
played a tight mix of sounds, ending with the 60’s Dylan Hit, “Rainy
Day Women”, ya can’t beat it! Because of a scheduling change, Otis
Taylor played next after a delay due to an equipment malfunction.
Taylor brought his unique banjo like licks and encouraged the crowd to
come up front and dance, and he came out into the audience to play as
well. Last up came the ultimate Fort Lauderdale Guitar Slinger Albert
Castiglia, who kept things going hot and quick all the way to the end.
As we begin to plan for 2019, we thank you all and ask you to stay
safe, be well & we’ll see ya down the road, the 3rd Weekend in