Everybody has an opinion about where to go this weekend. Here are a couple from elsewhere in the blogosphere:
John King at 37Flood has assembled audio of eight tunes by bands playing the Poorcastle Festival this weekend. Check it out here.
Krystin Robertson at Louisville.com has a short preview of the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at the Water Tower. Read it here.
For more about Martin, check this Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Martin
Watch this video recording of her singing “Death Sting Me Blues” with King Oliver’s Orchestra from 1928:
Saturday, the lineup is Da MudCats, Tanita Gaines, Little T & A and headliner John Primer. Primer is a Chicago-style slide blues guitarist with fourteen albums to his credit, including 2013’s Knockin’ Around These Blues.
Sunday, look for Lazy 11, Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues and the Cheryl Renee Project.
Tickets are $10 before 6p/$14 after. More info at http://www.louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com/
Here are the details from the event Facebook page:
“As many of you know, in the Fall of 2013 Monk was diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor. Since his diagnosis, he’s been undergoing treatment and recently had his first surgery. He’s currently recovering from the operation and will be exploring additional treatment as necessary.
Monk’s friends, family and fellow musicians invite you to celebrate a benefit for him. All donations will go directly to Monk to cover medical bills and assist him financially during his recovery and treatment time.
Information for donations:
-A benefit account has been set up with Fifth Third Bank in the name of Robert Mackey under his daughter’s name: Leah Schultz. The best way to donate (with NO fees deducted from your gift) is to write a check to Leah Schultz (memo: Benefit for Robert Mackey). All checks can be mailed to: Leah Schultz 4729 Timberhill Dr. Nashville, TN 37211).
-You can also visit any Fifth Third Bank and make a check or cash donation. Just tell them it is for Robert Mackey’s benefit account in the name of Leah Schultz.
-Credit or debit card here donations accepted here: http://fnd.us/c/chHY0/sh/02obw0 (*NOTE: there is a small fee associated with this method. The fee is deducted from your gift amount).
We are excited to have an illustrious group of musicians and infamous Louisville legends on stage to celebrate Monk. Doors open at 4:30p, bands at 5p:
-5:00p The Saints
-6:00p ” Little T & A”
-7:00p The Stray Cats Band
-8:00p Another Mule with Red Beans and Rice
-9:30p All jammers welcome!
Thank you to everyone for your continued support!