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Bucks County Blues Picnic

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 6:02 pm
by dcblues
We have a really good gig coming up in July, a Bucks County Blues Society picnic. From what I've heard, they always put on a good show (and I've partied with some of their members at other shows and festivals).

Check out the lineup. If we're playing in the order listed on their website, we'll be opening for Magic Slim!

http://www.bucksbluessociety.com/bcbsshow.html

Re: Bucks County Blues Picnic

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:56 pm
by boogiechillun85
Man, that is literally twenty minutes from my house.

Re: Bucks County Blues Picnic

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:16 pm
by dcblues
I had a great time at the picnic. The Bucks County Blues Society people really know how to put on a blues show. Everything ran very smoothly, and they were very professional. The sound people did a great job, and they had people there to move our equipment for us. Everyone there was fed well - not just the volunteers and musicians. I think this is the first blues festival I've been to where the cost of the ticket also included lots of great food (they were grilling all kinds of meat all day long and serving the hungry people).

I saw the Kilborn Alley Blues Band for the first time and really enjoyed hearing and meeting their harp player, Joe Asselin. My buddy Mikey Jr. was there (just across the river from his hometown of Trenton, NJ). His band was finishing on the main stage when we arrived, but they also played the second stage later that day. We had a really nice audience response, and the president of another local blues society was there. He told Big Daddy he wants us to play one of their shows. We left during Magic Slim's set (I would have stayed much later, but I wasn't driving), but I got to catch some of it. He's as good as he's always been.

We played Artscape in Baltimore yesterday. That was another fun show, and it's always great to play where the band's from. July has been a pretty busy month for us - three festival gigs and three concert gigs. We're taking a much needed break until August (although if we had gigs booked every weekend until our next one we would still be playing).

The Bucks County picnic is a really great gig and a great show to attend. I'll definitely go back.

Re: Bucks County Blues Picnic

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:24 pm
by jeffl
Sounds like a great time, dcb. I'll be catching the Kilbourn Alley band this weekend at the Prairie Dog Blues Fest at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. I'm looking forward to that.