Fossa Cesia Acoustic Blues Festival

Trip Start Jun 15, 2007
Trip End Sep 05, 2007

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Sunday, July 1, 2007

(Fossa Cesia, Saturday, June 30, 2007)
-What a great drive from Roma back up to Abruzzo and the little seaside town of Fossa Cesia! We locate the festival grounds and meet up with our pal Luigi, who's one of the principal organizers of the Fossa Cesia Blues Festival. Alberto and Martino from Citta di Castello are also on hand, but this presentation is in a much lower key than their festival last week. Mark and I will share the stage with Jon Short and Giordano, and there's a tasty little jam session at the end of the evening where we all do a number together with a guest artist, the fine British guitarist whose name I can't remember.

The audience is a comfortable blend of townspeople and music-lovers from the surrounding countryside gathered together in a neat little park just outside the center of town, having a ball digging the blues and responding to the music with great empathy and understanding. Everything goes beautifully and we spend the night in a nice hotel before driving back to Roma in the morning. Mark and I have one more day to complete our residency at the Forte, revisit our favorite spots in the neighborhood and get ready to catch the plane back to the Netherlands on Monday morning.

August 13, 2007
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