Boogie ‘N Blues 2016 Saturday


Saturday dawned another nice day to listen to the Blues.


Christone “Kingfish” Ingram started the day.  He is the new young guitar slinger on the block.  I would get used to his playing and then he would offer up something new.











Meeting Fans

Meeting Fans







Watermelon Slim was on between sets.  He is one of the best characters the blues has to offer.  I enjoy his sound and you know he always has a story or two.  He took time to honor those who served in the Armed Forces.










Davina & the Vagabonds, yes a little New Orleans music










What is New Orleans music without a parasol?

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Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, always energetic.










An Ed Head in the crowd

An Ed Head in the crowd






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Selwyn Birchwood, the young man keeps growing.  Talented and charming


with Christone

with Christone








with fans

with fans







Blues fans traveled afar to be here









Tab Benoit, he has been way ahead in warning about the destruction of wetlands and its problems.  He reminded the audience of the problems in Baton Rouge.










Plenty to do for the young and adventrous







Watermelon Slim says good night







Kenny Wayne Shepherd, continued a great night with a solid set.










The evening ended with a fireworks show.

Now I often photograph tees for a number of reasons.  They are an easy way to start a conversation.  The man sitting in front of me had a shirt that said it all.


Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at  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.

2 responses to “Boogie ‘N Blues 2016 Saturday

  1. David Mitchell

    Been waiting for these great shots as always. Glad you had good weather

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