Blues in South West Florida

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Last night I was commissioned to photograph a blues band from the Tampa Bay area, which was performing in a new venue here in South West Florida, Cadillac Jacks.  The band lead was Gene Hardage AKA Sarasota Slim.  What a treat to the ears this band was.  Because of some personnel changes the band played a bit of everything from blues, older rock and a little funk, mixed in with a couple of holiday tunes.  The young guitarist who took the lead on vocals from time to time was absolutely impeccable.  At one point Slim and the guitarist had this dueling guitar riff going on that spectacularly stunned the audience and delighted our audible senses.  We were also graced with an audience member who played a mean harp and added a nice element to a couple of blues numbers.  What a treat it was to enjoy an evening of great music and to meet a legend in the realm of blues music. Special thanks to Willie Miller of Mill Jenn Entertainment for this wonderful opportunity. I know this writer/photographer is looking forward to future shows.

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