Sunday, September 22, 2013

I would marry Trombone Shorty so I could then write music like ZZ Ward

(Disclosure:  My trip to Columbia, MO has been sponsored by TBW Firm, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.) 

I am departing Columbia, MO today and heading back to my little farm with my crazy turkey.

This was my first big time Blues Festival and I am sold on Blues. Everyone keeps asking me who was my favorite that I saw.  I know they are expecting me to say The Black Crowes or Blues Traveler. While they were good, I am SOLD on ZZ Ward and Trombone Shorty.

I think I will just marry Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, so I can listen to him play all the time. Seriously, I do not think I have ever been so drawn into music as I was his.  I could not pull myself away from the stage. His music was very upbeat, exciting, and I could really feel his personality coming out in his music.  I like that!

I am sure our marriage would be very "short" considering it is only a one sided crush (I have the crush...not him).  Therefore, I would then be writing music like ZZ Ward (I wish).

I felt like I had a connection with ZZ Ward, I suspect that is why Blues is so popular. Blues songs really do tell a DEEP story you can connect with.  ZZ spoke about how she wrote songs after she her heart was broken. Her song "Last Love Song" literally brought tears to my eyes.  I remember not to long ago thinking this would be the last proclaim of love I would have for a certain someone and it was.

So maybe I won't have to marry Trombone Shorty to write music like ZZ Ward, but every girl has to have a dream.

I am a little bummed that I will not have the chance to see Mavis Staples today.   I have been listening to her for the past few weeks as I prepared to come to Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.  She seemed to be a classic and prior to my festival experience her music was what I thought of when I thought of blues.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Columbia, MO.  I really enjoyed the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, even the found the Biscuit truck that baked 8000 biscuits in preparation for the festival.  I do hope that I get an opportunity to come back in the future now that I have experienced Blues and am falling in love with it.

The Hillbilly Haughty from The Biscuit Truck - it had Bacon, a Fried Green Tomato, and Pimento Cheese on it. YUM!

On of the FUN characters at the Festival 

Some of the "outside" seating they had set up! 

I never got the chance to dance the with the Mushroom as I had hoped! :(

The artwork hanging in the trees...BEAUTIFUL

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  1. Sounds like a great festival! Biscuits and doesn't get much better I reckon. Too bad you missed Mavis Staples. We saw here several years ago at the Concert of Colors in Detroit...great show.

    1. I was able snag a sample of her music on a CD. She is amazing


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