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Hot August Blues

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Hot August Blues
Oregon Ridge Park
Cockeysville, Maryland
August 21, 2010

“Them trees are pretty,” joked blues guitarist Keb’ Mo’ midway through his set as he stared up at the rolling green expanse laid out in front of him, and he sure wasn’t lying.  Nestled at the base of a sprawling hill and surrounded by an army of tall trees that provided a natural backdrop for the stage, Oregon Ridge Park is one of the true hidden gems when it comes to festival settings.

You just might forget you’re only a few minutes north of downtown Baltimore.

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Solomon Burke : Like A Fire

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Solomon Burke – Like a Fire

Writer: Tim Newby

Continuing the late career surge that started with 2002’s Grammy winning Don’t Give Up On Me, The King of Rock ‘n’ Soul, Solomon Burke, keeps his winning streak alive with his new album, Like a Fire.  Enlisting a roster of songwriters made up of old friends (including Eric Clapton, Keb Mo’, & Steve Jordan) and new friends (Ben Harper and Jesse Harris), Burke looks to, “sing for all the people, young, old, all around the world,” and with the help of his many friends, he does.  Burke uses his Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame soul to give life to a series of songs that take a look at the hardships of the times, yet he delivers with his unwavering optimism and faith in the human spirit.

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Luther & Crowes steal the show at Blues & Brews

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Telluride, Colorado
September 14-16, 2007

Words by Fred Adams / photos by:

Taking the stage to close out the 14th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the members of The Black Crowes said nary a word.  Opening their set with “Wiser Time,” nearly every member of the band shared what seemed to be a singular, huge smile, as if they had something up their sleeves, but were not going to say what it was. 

 

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