This is where I'll be in early May, trying to make up as best I can for not attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival recently:The 5th annual Ponderosa Stomp
, to be held in Memphis this year instead of NO, at the Gibson Guitar factory! May 8th, 9th, and 10th. Here's the music lineup so far:
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Joe Clay, Jay Chevalier, Rebirth Brass Band, Willie Tee, Eddie Bo, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Rockie Charles, Tammy Lynn, Alvis Wayne, Warren Storm, Lazy Lester, The Bad Roads, Barbara Lynn, Roy Head, Lil Buck Sinegal, Archie Bell, Scotty Moore, DJ Fontana, Sonny Burgess, Hayden Thompson, Ace Cannon, Hi Rhythm Section, Travis Wammack, Willie Cobbs, Kenny Brown, The Bo Keys, The Nightcaps, Kenny & the Kasuals, ? & the Mysterians, Lady Bo, Billy Boy Arnold, Jody Williams, Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics, Johnny Jones, Chick Willis, Little Freddie King, James Blood Ulmer, Dale Hawkins, Dennis Coffey, Wiliiam Bell, Fillmore Slim, The Tennessee Three featuting W.S. Holland and Bob Wootten, Wiley and the Checkmates, Syl Johnson, Herb Remington, The Fabulous Wailers, Bobby Patterson, The Climates, Carl Mann, Rayburn Anthony, Big George Brock, and Henry Gray
Roots Rock'n'Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Zydeco, even 6T's Garage Punk -- and I suspect some BBQ -- all down in Memphis Home Of The Blues, and not one damn "audiophile" artist in the bunch baby! See you there or be mighty mighty square!