The Washington Blues Society’s annual Best of the Blues Awards (“BB Awards”) was held at the Kirkland Performance Center on Sunday, June 29th to honor musicians and artists nominated by blues society members in 29 award categories.
When it comes to Mississippi-born bluesmen who plied their trade in Chicago when blues was still king, there aren't many left in 2013. "If you didn't have a good time tonight it's your own damn fault!"
They were honest-to-goodness glad to be together and to perform for the people for whom their family had played for generations. That's how it is with family. That's how it is with Trampled Under Foot.
In staunch defiance of the familiar actors-turned-bad-musicians stereotype, there was a distinct magic in Hugh Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band's live set that evokes the rousing ghosts of a New Orleans vaudeville act.