Blues, Views & BBQ – Westport, Ct. 9/1/13

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.

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Act #1 – Murali Coryell – Son of Larry and Julie Coryell who grew in Westport 🙂

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Act #2 – Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

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Act #3 – Debbie Davies

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Act #4 – Popa Chubby – Man can he play the guitar, he killed it yesterday

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Act #5 – The London Souls

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Act #6 – Cactus – Carmine Appice

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Westport 6th Annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival

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: