We braved the ominous black clouds that were hovering all day, and were rewarded with some kickass music from a great assortment of musicians including long-time sidekick to Muddy Waters, headliner Bob Margolin.
Piano man Ben Levin boogie-woogied, and flat out tore the top off the valley with his electric fingers.
Diminutive guitar blues wizard Noah Wotherspoon came up for a few songs and if you haven’t heard him, your loss.
Dude is amazing.
The acts before were OK; bigger on showmanship than musicianship, and they were well-received.
We ended up sitting in folding chairs about eight rows back, so we had great views when some gigantic person wasn’t sitting in front of us blocking out all light like a black hole.
No idea why the people are so huge out here in Ohio; maybe all the Chick-fil-a they eat, I don’t know.
Even the kids are huge.
It is probably one of the reasons the Ohio State Buckeyes have such a huge football team and are more than two-touchdown favorites over my beloved Fighting Irish.
Go into any restaurant out here and I guarantee you will get more than enough to eat.
These are the six songs I will need to be prepared to sing for my audition on Friday, the 12th at 7 pm:
Bright Lights Big City – Jimmy Reed
Messin with the Kid – Buddy Guy
Solid Simple Thing – Tab Benoit
Life by the Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Blue Jean Blues – ZZ Top
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
For those of you who have followed me know that these are totally different songs for Maddogg to learn and perform so I will be holed up in my room all week playing videos, learning and singing songs.
I will nail the audition.
Count on it.
Of course I will keep you posted.
If I get the gig, I told Karen I will have to wear my shades onstage for the blues singer effect.
She just rolled her eyes.
I just might be crazy (ya think?), but I am now trying to do the one thing I did not want to do when I moved out here.
Join a working band.
But Karen is all for it. The first question she had when I told her of the audition, was if we will go on tour?
And she calls me unrealistic.