On many levels, I find that my time here in Memphis has certainly been a trip that I will remember. I saw familiar faces, representing the Capital Region Blues Network, and took the opportunity to listen to many of the talented musicians here for the International Blues Challenge.. I joked around with folks from Austrailia who had just left their continent with 100 degree weather and thrilled just for the opportunity to be in the States. I saw a 12 string left handed bass being played which was new to me . The youth represented here jammed right along with those that have been on stages all over the world.
I collected business cards, shared tables, and took in as many stories as I could absorb. When not hearing the music pouring out of every venue, I took in bits and pieces of history and listened to acts that are here full time.