Imagine spending the better part of a year planning. Shelling out tons of money over said year. All to bring the best of the punkass-blues scene together for a weekend somewhere in Wisconsin. Only to have record rains show up; on your weekend. Attendance falls well below what you expected and you lose a lot of your own money. What do you do?
Chris Johnson will tell you- you make that muthafucker even bigger the next year…and that’s just what he’s done…2 days become 3 and the Deep Blues Festival of 2007 blossoms into the Deep Blues Film and Music Festival of 2008 which will include a screening of Col. J.D. Wilke’s film, Seven Signs.
When I found out about last year’s festival, I wrote that it was like they made a lineup just for me. It was too late for me to make all the necessary planning for me to get out to the show last year, but I vowed should there be a 2008DBF , I would not be missing it. Now, look at that lineup up there….I have no idea where Lake Elmo, Mn. is, but I can tell you my ass will be taking an airport taxi there on Thursday, July 17th. For my musical tastes, this is the festival of the year. If you’re planning on attending, email me. The wife is staying home, so I’ll be looking for nice folks who like whiskey and fish stories.
Here are some audio examples of the super awesome headed toward Minneapolis:
Scott H. Biram – Blood, Sweat & Murder
The Legendary Shack*Shakers – Somethin’ In The Water
Left Lane Cruiser – Pork & Beans
Black Diamond Heavies – Poor Brown Sugar
Patrick Sweany – Your Man
Jawbone – 4-11-44
Charlie Parr – Miner’s Lament
American Relay – Bonedry
The Pack A.D. – Gold Rush
Boogaloosa Prayer – St. James Infirmary
Chris Cotton – The Gamblers
Sliver Lion 20/20 – Fight For Her
.357 String Band – Stillest Hour
Hillstomp – The Woman That Ended The World
John Schooley – Black Diamond Express Train To Hell
The Moaners – Yankee On My Shoulder