On an overcast Saturday afternoon in the middle of September, several hundred people gathered at Wyman's Beach in Westford, Massachusetts, to sample the product of dozens of master brew masters and to listen to some kick ass Blues.
Mr. Nick's Blues Mafia kicked off the festival.
A sweet mix of soul & grit, Nick "Mr. Nick" David sings from deep inside and it comes out at every performance.
The Blues Mafia was the perfect band to back up Mr. Nick.
"Adam Connelly works out on the guitar like I should in the gym. He may not have six-pack abs, but he's a heavyweight on six strings." Carter Allen, Host of Sunday Morning Blues on WZLX-FM.
"With smooth, soulful vocals and tasteful, fiery guitar work, Adam Connelly is at the forefront of the new breed of the Boston blues scene." Nick David
The Adam Connelly Band had the crowd on their feet.
Shirley Lewis is known as Boston's "Regal Queen of the Blues."
Shirley has a "robust stage presence and no-nonsense delivery" and "is one of the few blues singers today with a performing style that can be traced right back to Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and the earliest days of blues recording." Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix
"The fun she has while onstage quickly spreads throughout the audience making each and every show a very special event." Robert John, BarrelhouseBlues.com
Peter Parcek's "soul guitar" is a unique blend of blues, r&b, country and jazz.