Before the memories have faded, I wanted to say something about the Redwood Coast Music Festival, formerly the Jazz Festival, that wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. This year we had the added pleasure of being able to show out-of-town friends why Humboldt is so special.
The headliners were a mixed bag. Dana Fuchs was very theatrical, very talented but left us cold. Curtis Delgado, on the other hand, was a complete knockout, and I can’t believe I’d never heard of the guy. He has several songs on You Tube. Other knockouts included the Au Brothers and Miskha Lake, both from New Orleans.
Then there were the dancers. Ah, the dancers. How do they learn that stuff? And the kids! If I had learned to dance like that as a kid…You look around and there are a few faces missing from last year. But there are always the kids. And there will always be more.
The Music Festival is expected to raise $300,000 for local causes this year. What a wonderful way to spend a Spring weekend1 See you next year.