Ray Charles shook up the nation when he took sacred music and made it sexy. There’s one track he wrote that’s the real kicker. Changed everything. See, it’s a little bit o’ gospel, a little bit of rhumba, a little bit of r&b. It’s also a whole lotta sexy...
Taken together, these two albums are a remarkable representation of this incredible lineup of legendary musicians. They show just how advanced they were even before they went on to other groups including the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac.
"I really think that all those experiences kind of shaped me for what I eventually am blessed to go and do. I really think that you’re kind of a sum of all the parts of where you’ve been in the process."
Festival proceeds go to the Blues in the Schools program. Students have the opportunity to write and perform with award-winning guest musicians and internationally recognized music educators in their classrooms.