Friday, August 29, 2014

Seen at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, No. 1, July 3, 2014 - Steve Cheseborough



From the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival Web site: Steve Cheseborough re-creates the blues and hokum of the 1920s-30s, interspersing the songs with stories, history and humor. The author of Blues Traveling: the Holy Sites of Delta Blues and one of the stars of Last of the Mississippi Jukes, Cheseborough has the uncanny ability to turn any setting into a 1925 Mississippi jook joint.

Twice I've witnessed the memorable magic that Steve creates on the FedEx Crossroads Stage, nestled beneath the trees just north of the Hawthorne Bridge. See the leaves mirrored in his nickel-plated National? He's perfectly suited to the festival's smallest, most intimate stage, but I'll bet he holds onto an audience from a larger stage with the same skill and ease. Thanks, Steve!


Stefan Jansson said...

Nice portrait of the Blues Man.

William Kendall said...

A fine portrait of him.

Randy said...

That's some guitar.

Birdman said...

Why is it. The 'blues' can chase away the the blues for me. Play on.