(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