The cloud spit didn't make a dent in the good times at the festival on Friday ... wonderful music, smiling people ... good times ... and they are only going to get better today with the sun shining the rest of the weekend.
Sitting at the Gulfsongs Oregon table under the Louisiana tent of Amanda Gresham's Delta Music Experience, listening to some great Zydeco music at the Oregonian Front Porch stage, I'm marveling at how many other groups are sharing this space. Gresham has done a great job assembling a range of Louisiana and southern themed organizations, artists and merchants in one location. Gulfsongs is very grateful that we have space here to talk about our fundraiser club shows that begin in two weeks and run through the end of September.
Sharing the tent is the DME French Quarter Market where you can buy beads and other New Orleans related paraphernalia; Oregon Music News where you can what their crack group of reporters and photographers filing stories as the festival progresses; artists Dylan Kuehl and Stan Street (direct from Clarksdale,MS; Cascade Zydeco and the Washington Blues Society; United By Music, an organization that provides opportunities for writing, performing and learning about the blues for folks with disabilities; the DME Big Easy Express (I'll be telling you more about this soon), a first time train trip that will rock the rails New Orleans style on the Oregon Coast in September; Gresham Gallery Photography, and the DME Blues Break stage, bringing 15 minute performances between the main acts on the Oregonian Stage.
You should get on down ... great day for a music festival!