Portland Waterfront Blues Festival
Just wanted to put down a fews thought from this last weekend in Portland OR.
The Waterfront Blues Festival is one of the best festivals in the US, in my opinion. If you have never been, put it on your bucket list. Thank you to Peter Dammann, Cholo Willsin (thanks for the sticks), Jeri Davis-Paletta, Bill Phillips, and so many more, all the volunteers were so great !! Special shout out to Marilyn Stringer for supporting us blues musicians by showing us love through her great photos.
I fell in love with Portland 2 years ago when I performed in Ain't Nuthin' But The Blues at the Portland Center Stage. I was there for about 3 months doing 8 shows a week and LOVED every minute. The sights, smells, food, people, weirdness all makes Portland one of my favorite cities in the world.
So I was excited to spend 5 whole days over the July 4th weekend in this great city. It felt like i was home and I enjoyed every minute. I gave many interviews to various news/press, met some great new friends, hung with old friends(you all know who you are) and threw down with my unbelievable fellow band mates. Who could ask for more?
Portland I leave you with my heart full and my soul energized. I leave at 6am tomorrow for Tremblant and Norh Atlantic Blues Festival with The Mannish Boys. Here's to meeting new friends, maybe running into old friends and playing some more great music.