Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sarasota Blues Festival


Yesterday afternoon and evening I attended the 19th Annual Sarasota Blues Festival held at venerable old Ed Smith Stadium, home of my hapless Sarasota Reds.

I only made the last several hours of the show but what I heard was extremely good music. The highlight of the night was getting to listen to Little Feat rock on on the stage. You can read the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's take on the Blues Fest here.

I have never been much of a fan of Little Feat despite the group playing with Jimmy Buffett on a bunch of occasions, and Jimmy featuring the show "Feat at Five" every Sunday on Radio Margaritaville. That all changed last evening when we sat under a Florida moon and listened to them live. I am a convert now.

The crowd at the fest had a pretty good wine buzz going on by the time I left. However unlike at a Buffett concert almost all fest goers could sit up straight although there were several who were a lot more horizontal than vertical.

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