Saturday, June 23, 2007

Picnic Blues

Blues music is primarily a "live" art form,” so seven state bands get together in Warner Park to play. Los Angles native and current Madison resident Bobby Bryan and his Original Downtown Players close out a lovely cloudy blue sky summer evening, at the 5th annual Madison Blue’s Society Picnic. The band is the Wisconsin selection to compete in the upcoming International Blues Competition in Memphis next January.

Isthmus: The Madison Blues Society’s annual Blues Picnic has always been a fund-raiser for the organization. But society president Catherine DeValk says the free event hasn’t always raised much in the way of funds. … “This year we’re living within our budget,” DeValk says.

Even as he goes on record supporting the blues, living within a budget is a lesson lost on Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. His profligate obsession with spending Madison in to decades of debt for misguided rail based infrastructure will leave generations of Madisonians with sorrows to sing.

People in the Kenosha area should take advantage of any opportunity of see Living Will perform. When Tom and Joel get their guitars amped up Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix start smiling. Sweet easy summertime living.