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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blues Summit - Day 1

The Blues Campfire has been a part of the Blues Summit since the beginning but this year it got moved from the mainstream activities and didn't really make it onto any of the marketing or the website so I did not hope for an audience per se but the idea was always to provide a musical setting for blues musicians from all across the country to meet and jam, and true to our purpose that's what happened last night. It was beautiful watching the faces of the young guys in The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer as Terry Gillespie related the first time he saw Muddy Waters in a small club (Detroit?) when he was only 16 but noticed how the name "Muddy Waters" was spelled out in black tape on the bass drum skin.

here's a short clip from the Campfire



Jamming on a Ponter Sisters hit with Wayne Stoute (on the left - bongos), Axe Murderer (on the right) and Darcy (our audience) with Terry Gillespie (singing off camera), the Harpoonist (playing harp off camera) and Brian Blain (resophonic guitar off camera)