I finally made it out to take photos of a local band called Johnny Fink and the Intrusion last night at the Mansion Hill Tavern in Newport, Kentucky. If you like Blues music, you’ll love them! When they first started playing I couldn’t help but dance!
I’m having fun experimenting in low light settings with my new full frame Nikon 750 camera.
Saturday evening’s Cincy Winter Blues Fest in Downtown Cincinnati, was held at The Phoenix Hotel, and it was the perfect place! Built in 1893, the majestic Italian Renaissance architecture, high ceilings and wonderful acoustic qualities, and the soulful music, made it a memorable evening. Two ballrooms and two smaller rooms featured 16 bands over the course of the evening and as you can see the lighting was superb!
We wandered from room to room, usually standing, to hear the variety of blues bands singin’ the winter blues. This artist, Janiva Magness, was billed as one of the headliners. Her “tell it like it is” lyrics and seductive performance, made for an entertaining show.
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to sit on a patio, listening to great music, talking with friends, having a drink and last night at Stanley’s Pub I got to do all of them! Four bands played the blues beginning with the Leo Clarke Band. We missed them but loved Band #2 — Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project. Odd name but they were great.
If you ever visit Memphis, you should stop in B.B. Kings Restaurant and Blues Club for some great Blues music! The other evening I had so much fun dancing to the music of the B.B. King Allstars band. Of course, I took some photos in between…