For the THIRD consecutive year, the Navasota Bluesfest has had the strongest line-up ever. Saturday I could not stand it and brought my camera, (been trying to wean myself form acting like a danged local braggart!) and I sure was glad... got some treasured shots of the stellar entertainers.
Although I sorely missed some our past favorites like Ezra Charles (now retired), Randy Pavlock, Nat Dove, Texas Johnny Brown (RIP) Texas Johnny Boy, Tubie and the Touchtones and the late GREAT Don Kesee, the truth is the show went on and up and away as the BEST SHOW EVER!
Justin Johnson shows off his arsenal of bizarre instruments with his musical wizardry. This was his second appearance at the Navasota Bluesfest.
Yes, that is a shovel he is playing... actually transformed into a "diddley bow." The music he extracts out of such instruments is nothing short of fantastic.
Californian master Doug MacLeod returned to prove that his riveting performance and witticisms of last year were no figment... he is simply the king of resonator slide guitar blues.
Blues Amazon Betty Fox of Florida- and her band, came a long way to perform and give a fitting tribute to Ruthie Foster, one of her personal idols... She is "going places" and thankfully Bluesfest brought her to its stage in her prime.