So sad to hear about BB King, have enjoyed taking in his shows many times. Read this article from Oxford American on his passing, Better Not Look Down-BB King. Always found it interesting that BB either played the guitar or sang but didn’t do both at once. Says a lot for NOT multi-tasking, doing one thing excellently!
We enjoyed Merlefest this year, though the first day of the festival was not my best day. First, left the tickets at home, remembered them about 40 miles into the trip, suffered through a VERY unhappy spouse on the long ride back home to get them. Not sure that I was totally, 100% responsible for forgetting them…
Then, as I posted earlier, had my Nikon 3100 with me Thursday evening to take pix of Hot Rise and my drink cup leaked all over the camera, causing it to not work. Nikon fixed the camera however all the remaining photos of the weekend come from the iPhone. My first time seeing Hot Rise! And ended Thursday evening in the dance tent with Donna the Buffalo.
My highlights were North MS Allstars with Jim Lauderdale. Earls Of Leicester kicked it, highlight was Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas doing a Tut Taylor/John Hartford tribute of Steam powered aereoplane!
And Sam Bush Friday night closed with electronic version of Laps in 7. The Waybacks album hour was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA. Saturday was a rainy wet day, and we bagged it early.
Finally here is link to review of Dear Jerry Tribute All-Star Cast honors Jerry. Not sure if we will take in another tribute concert anytime soon. The traffic at Merriweather was horrific, parked about 1.5 miles from venue, don’t mind the walking just sitting in traffic for so long. The venue was rocking with people! We had a good vantage viewing point for the screen but not the stage. And long waits between artists, so long that 2 bands, RRE and Greensky Bluegrass got bumped from the show. The show was great and we can enjoy again when out on DVD!