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Roots n' Blues 2008 – Buddy Guy

Roots n' Blues 2008 – Buddy Guy

Yeah, so Buddy Guy was here at Roots n’ Blues… and he was good, no doubt. He was also probably the most famous person on stage the whole weekend. That may be part of my issue here. Keep in mind this is nothing against Buddy Guy, he is an incredibly...
Roots n' Blues 2008 – Bettye Lavette

Roots n' Blues 2008 – Bettye Lavette

The woman is a dancing machine. That’s my summation of Bettye Lavette. She. Is. a. Dancing. Machine. Wow. Yes, I know there are a lot of “wows” in my reviews of these shows. Can I help it that these artists are incredible? Probably not. I can use a...
Roots n' Blues 2008 – TJ Wheeler

Roots n' Blues 2008 – TJ Wheeler

I don’t know much about TJ Wheeler. From what I gather, he does a lot of work with kids as far as teaching them about blues music and how to play instruments. What intrigues me though is that when I arrived at that stage…he was playing a stick that had a...
Roots n' Blues 2008 – Noah Earle

Roots n' Blues 2008 – Noah Earle

I love when local artists land big shows. I don’t care if it someone I’ve never heard of or not. They get kudos for landing the gig regardless. I don’t remember seeing Noah Earle at last year’s festival, but given the fact that he has serious...
Roots n' Blues 2008 – Harper

Roots n' Blues 2008 – Harper

Where to begin with Harper… I’ve never heard someone combine Blues with a Didgeridoo. Since I will fail at describing it verbally, I’ll sum it up like this… Wow. This guy was amazing. Yes that is a metal tie, and he’s playing on it with...