I attended the Bluebird Blues Festival, a great, free, musical event held each year at the Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland. It was a sunny, beautiful day and the blues bands were really good. One of these bands was the Hardway Connection, a popular group from the Washington, D.C. metro area. I've seen them perform several times and they are always great and are definitely a crowd pleaser. A few of the songs they performed included "Let's Go Dancing," "Can I Back It Up," "All Night Blues," "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart," and much more. Their style is a mix of southern soul and r&b, something you don't hear that often when you leave the south.
These festivals are also a great way to meet other blues and southern soul lovers. A special hello to Marlene who kept me company!