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Sep 15

All well on the road

All well on the road. Weather finally cooling off some here in the Mid-West. Nice gig at the Down Home in Johnson City, Tn. Probably my 49th appearance there. Great to see old friends and fans as usual.

The long drive to Wheatlands Festival took 14 hours. All in one day! But it was well worth it. What a cool Festival it was. My set was very well received. The entire tent full of people went wild! It was a hot day, and I lucked out finding a spot for 'the bus' with an electrical outlet 2 feet away. Nice to be air conditioned between sets. Did a "Blues Guitar Workshop" with Robert Jones, who was great. Look for him at Merlefest in 2006. The Rev.Jones is from Detroit and plays some Rev. Davis with great conviction! He is also a fine song writer ad slide guitarist.

Great to see old friend Maria Muldaur, who was one of the festival 'headliners'. She tore the place up with her fine 'power trio'. It was cool to visit with Maria in her new tour bus and meet the band. Also got to hang out some with The Red Stick Ramblers, from Louisiana. They are a very exciting band to watch out for!

After the festival I headed into town to appear on Robert Barclay's radio show.....THE JUKE JOINT. I was on the air for 3 hours with "The Duke of Juke", spinning discs, pickin' guitar and telling stories. It was Roberts Birthday and we had a party! Robert is a fine photographer and has taken some very cool Blues artist pics over the years. One of his photos was featured inside my latest CD, Live From The Fur Pease Station.

On Wednesday I drove into Grand Rapids to see Robert's photo exhibition at a gallary. Wow, His pics were alive! My favorites were of old friends who are gone including Brownie McGee and Johnny Shines. Evey photo, captured the musicians and the music. Hard to describe how it all affected me, but I felt real good driving away.

Midnight Special Radio show coming up in a few days. I've been looking forward to doing a show on this legendary Chicago station for a long time. (with a live audience). I've been playing some Texas Hold'm at local casinos and camping out at campgrounds with WI-FI. Not a bad way to pass the time.

By For now, have to get back to writing another hit.....

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