Black-eyed and Blues: brief view

Saturday the 18th was another Black-eyed & Blues Festival in Bushnell.  The weather agreed.  A little hot for me, so I did not move around as much for the photos.  Did get some photos to share.

Good day for the  Arts

Good day for the Arts

First up was the Mighty Soul Drivers.  They can always put the energy into an event.  The man in constant motion, Bob Orsi.

Bob

Bob

Bob

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry

Larry

Peter

Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign of the times:  The first time I had fish tacos was at Rubio’s in San Diego.  The next batch was at the DelMar Fair.

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Then a band from Boston but with a number of visits to play around CT, was Erin Harpe.

Erin

Erin

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By this time I had taken a seat in the shade.  The music came across and the crowd was enjoying itself, both the young and not so young.

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It was time for Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez.  The Beehive Queen got the “hip-shakin” going.

Ali intros Christine

Ali intros Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine

Christine

Cliff

Cliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year’s jump out at you band was the Funky Dawz Jazz Band.

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After the Dawz, it was time to head to the CTFastrak for the trip home.

Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at twblus@aol.com.  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

 

 

About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

One response to “Black-eyed and Blues: brief view

  1. ED STACK

    Nice to acknowledge the Greater Hartford Arts Council – a major sponsor of the event.

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