“The blues is…about overcoming hard luck, saying what you feel, ridding yourself of frustration, letting your hair down, and simply having fun. The best blues is visceral, cathartic, and starkly emotional. From unbridled joy to deep sadness, no form of music communicates more genuine emotion.” (https://www.allaboutjazz.com/a-brief-history-of-the-blues-by-ed-kopp.php?pg=1)
Jason ElmoreJason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch Beth Garner Eric Gales
I don’t know much about the Blues. But, I do know how I feel when I see a performer feeding their heart and soul to a hungry crowd. And on a good night the crowd reciprocates by giving energy back to the artist. It’s an emotional experience to be part of that two-way exchange and last Saturday’s inaugural Blues, Brews & ‘Que festival presented by the Plano Rotary Club was an excellent example of that mutual love of this genre of music called the Blues.
Sunset at the Oak Point Amphitheater
David and I had the opportunity to photograph some of the festivities and we’d like to share some of our favorites with you. There are more photos in our Music gallery. So, set your Pandora or Spotify account to the Blues station and browse away.
Leave a comment if you know of any local festivals and venues in the area that host occasional Blues performances. We’d love to hear from you!
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch