OK, so it was off to New Hampshire and the Boogie ‘N Blues Festival. This is year 20 and the line-up kept calling me to the Fest.
Many of the Fest goers take part in the camping available. I took the easy path and stayed up in North Woodstock at Maple Lodge on Route 3. No trouble finding it, thanks to GPS. Traffic on the highway was not to my liking but I was ready for some blues.
While waiting in line, met an old friend from the Blues-L days and we set up our spot under the tent. I later discovered that this was about 10 degrees cooler.
Friday afternoon and the crowd was ready. I think you could tell people were ready to have some fun.
The Fest opened to a waiting crowd.
Gracie Curran & the High Falutin Band
Nominated for 2014 Blues Music Award as “Best New Artist” she is powerful vocalist, who is good with the crowd.
As you can tell by the distance, I decided to spend time enjoying the Fest up on the hill. Line of sight was good and the sound was fine.
Albert Cummings, puts the power in a power trio.
Next up was an extended Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, The Boston Blues All-Stars. The big line up featured Anthony Geraci with Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones and special guests Michelle “Evil Gal” Willson, Darrell Nulisch and Toni Lynn Washington.
With my shooting location, Anthony was hidden from view.
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, not much needs to be said. His guitar talent is what you measure others against. With Diane Blue on vocals, the band reaches another level. You would think they have been together forever. While talking of his energy level, people wondered when he would close the set. He gave his hat to a young man in the crowd. The next day the young man was wearing it.