|Front Porch Stage -- audience area. (My favorite venue at the Festival ... actual seats!)|
|Jimmy "Duck" Holmes.|
This year, festival programmers have followed the pattern of putting blues-rock and RB/funk hybrids on the main stages, and sending the acoustic and more traditional variants to the smaller stages. It's fine with me ... if the crowd-pleasers are able to subsidize the others for the sake of us purists, that's a workable deal. Not that the big-crowd acts are somehow inferior. Every musician I heard today was wonderful.
Blues dessert ...