But you will most definitely pay $8 a beer, perhaps falling asleep after your second beverage since you’ve now spent all your cash, relaxed after having flossed out the kettle corn from your teeth using world class down home Texas BBQ and sweating out your malt liquor in 90 degree weather. What could be fun about this, you ask?
You would have effectively stumbled on a piece of blues history. Countless songs started here with blues legends like Chuck Berry, Booker T. Jones, Taj Mahal, British bluesman John Mayall, 95-year-old keyboard player Pinetop Perkins, Eddie Floyd, Charlie Musselwhite. Songs you’ve heard innumerable times, brought to you either by the source or by qualified performers channeling the greats. The quality and texture of which, never compromised.
One of the greatest pleasures of this 29th annual blues voodoo experience was the discovering of 20-year-old blues slide guitarist Robert Francis. Learned at age 13 by great blues shaman Ry Cooder, the killer performance by him and his band made plain that blues still has a future, yet. Absolutely.