Pennsylvania Blues Fest – Saturday night


It is the 25th year of Blues in the Poconos.  Always a good time as people from all over attend.  The BluesBeatNews Blog will cover the acts in three posts, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Then, two more for the evening concerts.  With so many things going on, I am adding another Blog to cover the people I saw.  Using my 500 mm lens I also took a number of crowd shots.  The Main Stage and a comfortable seat kept me away from the Tent Stage but I will list the acts.

Ok so the acts on the Main Stage and Tent stage are done but that doesn’t mean the music is over.  We are on our way to the Split Rock for some more.

First up was Beareather Reddy.







Beareather sings songs of many of the Classic Blues women.










She brought us songs of some of the black female blues singers from the Classic Blues Era 1920-1930’s, including costume changes.








and gave us some history.  We learned about the early days and the draw of race records.

She was accompanied by a piano player.











Next up was Zac Harmon.  The band had plenty of energy even after its time on the Main Stage.























A friend joined in on harmonica.

A friend joined in on harmonica.










Now it seems Texas Slim and I have a mutual friend in Dallas, HashBrown.  So we enlisted one of the audience to take the shot to send him.











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.

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