With what would likely be viewed by most as the least impressive lineup out of the five days, one could hastily assume the Bluesfest parking lots to be sparsely spaced on the Saturday, but, upon arrival, the park was once again at capacity, with punters enjoying another day of blue skies and great music inside the gates.
Gregory Porter, possibly the smoothest man in music alive, radiating with soul, his hot-knife-to-butter voice sizzling; Beth Hart, a semi-regular at Bluesfest, amidst her jazzy blues rock carved up the afternoon with a brilliant performance to the adorning fans; as an exponent of Chicago blues, eighty year old, Buddy Guy, brought old-school charm and wit to the coast along with his young hometown pal, Ric 'Jaz' on guitar, the two tingling the crowd with their dual solos and ol' fashioned sing-a-along blues.
The evening graced Vintage Trouble for their second night on the main-stage to a bulging tent and crowed eager to revel in the onstage antics and catchy, impassioned, toe-tapping tunes. Following which, to end off the night, the six-piece soul band from Alabama, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, pulled a large crowd into the Mojo stage, with charismatic front man, Paul Janeway, donned in a scarlet red suit, swooned his way into the hearts of smiling onlookers.
All photos by Carl Neumann.