Sunday, May 31, 2009
Well, it's official...Harford County had it's 1st ever Blues Festival and the stars were all in line. After about a week of continuous clouds and rain - the weather could not have been better to kick off the festival season.
The crowd turnout was decent but I have a feeling this event will grow exponentially as word gets out. This is what the area NEEDS - fun, family, cultural, outdoor events that bring the community together, all while bringing extra revenue to local businesses.
'Nothing But Trouble' opened the day, but I only caught the tail end of their performance.
'Mikey Jr' (pictured above) was without a doubt - the day's highlight. As far as REAL 'blues' goes...this band takes the cake. Their grainy, smokey, sultry vocals, soulful guitar licks, and that harmonica!!! I could have listened to them all day.
'Crushing Day' (pictured at the very top) played their usual continuous-cover-medley of 70's, 80's, & 90's hits, which is always a crowd pleaser...and although the lead singer's mic was way off, no one in the crowd seemed to care (or even notice!).
There were also these adorable dudes...no idea who/what/where as they seemed to appear then disappear from the stage??? (Of course it very well could have been the 3 beers + the allergy meds that made the event a little foggy from the start.)
The Harford County Rock & Blues Fest is sure to be even bigger & better next year - did someone say 2 Day Event? I sure hope so...