Here are some photos of the blues artists I saw yesterday on the Jessup Green in Westport. Witnessing six bands in the span of seven hours for $25 was a cost-effective way to experience a major blues festival.
Act #1 – Murali Coryell – Son of Larry and Julie Coryell who grew in Westport 🙂
Act #2 – Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Act #3 – Debbie Davies
Act #4 – Popa Chubby – Man can he play the guitar, he killed it yesterday
Act #5 – The London Souls
Act #6 – Cactus – Carmine Appice
The 6th Annual Westport Blues, Views & BBQ Festival takes place Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1. Westport is responsible for shaping my music consciousness the past 45 years.
I have seen several notable acts at Staples High School such as The Youngbloods, J Geils Band, Tom Hardin, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, Taj Mahal (with the Howard Johnson Tuba Orchestra), The Mahavishnu Orchestra , and Peter Frampton.
There was the venerable Players Tavern an intimate club setting where I saw Muddy Waters, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals, Pat Metheny, Richie Havens, and Melanie.
I like the idea of gastronomic delights intermixed with great blues/rock music. Feed the stomach and nurture the soul.
Sunday September 1st’s schedule features: