Arts, Entertainment, Living
Most of you have probably heard of -- or even attended -- that fine blues festival on the banks of the Ohio in Wheeling: The Heritage Music BluesFest. BlueNotes hisself spent a couple of great bluesdays there last August, enjoying the sounds of Magic Slim, John Nemeth, Ruthie Foster, Sapphire the Uppity Blues Women and Sonny Landreth, among many others. There was good music, good times, good friends -- even some good beer.
But I digress. The Wheeling festival is in line to receive a Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) award from th Blues Foundation next year. It's a nice gesture. The Wheeling festival, run by Bruce Wheeler, has become a consistent spot for much great new blues talent, and much great old blues talent.