It is time for yet another group of blues musicians to compete for the IBC. See you at the Linda on August 6….
By Wanda Callagy
I congratulate you all for playing at the Linda this evening as you attempt to win a trip to Memphis.
As a writer, I have a view from two years of visits there. When I joined up with the Capital Region Blues Network I met Tas Cru and Jeremy and Steve Smith and they introduced me to so much musically through the network. I decided I should go to take in the experience myself.The first year I went I stayed a mile out and took a shuttle in. I was on Beale Street for the week, and was there to remember Martin Luther King’s birthday and being right there for part of opening night at the Rum Boogie. A week of late jams.
Last year, it was a road trip with Leslie Barkman as she auditioned as a soloist. …
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