Monday, March 24, 2008

Springing The Blues

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Springing The Blues

Springing The Blues is the first of a deluge of blues festivals that feature big lineups filled with performers on the cusp of national renown. Consider that this year the festival's theme is a tribute to the 35-year strong blues powerhouse label, Alligator Records. The festival not only has recruited several members of the label, such as Eric Lindell, Tinsley Ellis, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials and Smoking Joe Kubek featuring B'nois King, but also lesser known talent like child prodigy Eric Steckel and local funk outfit, the Legendary J.C.'s. A nice balance between the established and new is struck, whether intended or not.

Headliners: Michael Burks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Tinsley Ellis, Smokin' Joe Kubek Band, Eric Lindell, Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines

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