I had a blast at this year’s Juke Joint Fest in Clarksdale, MS. Amazing music, and amazing people. Great memories. Cody Cotton and I left Austin bound for Dallas to pick up a Juke Joint Boy regular Clay Stinnet – he is one of my favorite people. After a brief stop at Clay’s we hit the road. We had a jam session on the ride, me on ukulele and clay playing drums on his cell phone. We rolled into Helena, Arkansas at about 3:30 in the morning and decided to crash for a little while in the truck. The next morning we woke and drove to Clarksdale with a brief stop at Muddy Waters’s old residence near the plantation. We opened for Robert Kimbrough Sr at Reds and played a second set when he took a break. We closed Red’s that night.
Saturday was bright and early as I was hired to backline and run sound on the Stone Pony stage. Cody sat in with Lady Trucker at 3:00 and it slayed. We played at 4:30. We were exhausted after that. We drove back to Texas at 6 am. It was an awesome trip.