This year marked number five for 2 Left Feet. They have settled into an excellent facility, the Performing Arts Center in Simsbury Meadows. With a great line up and an enthusiastic crowd, it was a fun weekend. Friday night had three acts and then a big after party at The Maple Tree Cafe with The D. Smith Blues Band. Tom welcomes the crowd: and introduces Mark Telesca whoMCed and performed throughout Saturday and Sunday. Friday Performers include: Decker and Hally Tom “The Suit” Forst with friends Closing Friday was “King” Solomon Hicks
He had such a good time he stayed for Saturday.
Saturday, started with the National Anthem:
The performers included:
The Rusty Wright Band
Ghost Town Blues Band
Jarekus Singleton was scheduled to perform but an accident on the way to Simsbury kept them away. “King” Solomon Hicks stepped in with some of the other musicians for an All-Star jam.
A variety of venders including the Connecticut Blues Society were there.
getting ready for the finale
The after-party rocked with Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave Band.
Another nice day greeted festival goers. David Julia from SoFLA opened the day.
There were enough young players and fans.
Taylor Made Band with Mick Kolassa
The dancers were there.
Our friend Bruce came by and managed to catch me.
Next up The Billy Price Band
Tom and Char were brought up
And the finale: Walter Trout
They invited David up
Smiles were all around:
Friends George and came up from Annapolis for the Fest. It would not be complete without a debriefing breakfast. Mom and Sis joined us.
Looking forward to next year.
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