Finally some spring weather we can sink our teeth into has arrived! So from Bob Wren Stadium in Athens where the Bobcats are hosting the Miami Redhawks in a 3 game season ending series, to Lake Vesuvius where there is a kids fishing Derby this Saturday the weather aims to please.
In Charleston, it's the Charlie West Blues Fest with two stages of smooth blues music all day and night long. On Kanawha Boulevard local talent will be playing their rythmn and blues sounds. Last night I enjoyed the electric blues sounds of "Taste Like Chicken". On the Schoenbaum Main stage on the Kanawha River, Joe Lewis Walker was in from Frisco. Tonight's headliner comes all the way from Amsterdam, Ana Popovic. Here's a link to the Saturday talent playing in this 4th annual "Johnny Come Lately" spring festival.
On Newschannel 3 at 6, I interviewed Slim Fatz from Panama City Florida. Slim is an NYC transplant who plays Delta Blues. He told me of the struggles in poverity stricken Louisianna and how Delta blues music is played on acoustical guitars in the dark due in part to a lack of electricity.
You see, the Blues genre of music documents our society's tendency to hide our feelings. The depression that affects millions of Americans is treatable and there are people handing out phamplets this weekend on the levee. If you suffer, you should know you are not alone and there is help available!
Elsewhere I will be part of the WSAZ contingent marching in the Armed Services Day parade in South Charleston. The action kicks off at high noon on the Indian Mound where the late May sun will be strong, so load the kids up with an SPF 30 sunblock so they can waive their flags without getting a sun burn.
Afternoon highs will make the 80s this weekend. While the Saturday air will feel warm and cozy. there will be a hot and mugginess to Sunday's air for my golf game. That's a dead giveaway for the prospect of a thunderstorm.
See you bright and early on Monday morning, that's 5AM with Rob and Susan!