Sunday, July 02, 2006

Shades of Blues

Because my husband eats, drinks and breathes the blues The Shades of Blues Festival, held at Centennial Plaza, was a welcome addition to our June calendar.
It was a perfect weekend for an outdoor event as the aroma of Kettle Corn swayed to the music in the soft West Texas wind. Blues fans young and old enjoyed the music as they sipped their drink from a pineapple.
Centennial Plaza had much to offer families of all ages the inflatable jumpers, clowns and jugglers, face paining, bead design and finger painting all complimented the music of Butch Avery, James Armstrong, and my personal favorite Miss Honey of the Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers band. Miss Honey played the keyboards with her toes as she accompanied Rod's lead harmonica and blistering guitar.
I first heard Miss Honey play at the Bar Jam in the early 90's. She had become somewhat of a legend in our home and our 9 year old, who plays the piano had to meet her. Miss Honey was as delightful offstage as she was on. She autographed my daughters CD and passed along her e-mail address. My Little Dumpling was thrilled and the next morning she was tickling (pummeling) the ivories with her toes.
If you did not make the 2006 shades of blues Festival plan to attend the 4th annual event next year. You will be glad you did as you move to the rhythm of "The Blues."


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