September 21, 2002
|Thirty miles north of Dallas lies the college town of Denton, TX, home of
the University of North Texas (motto: "Don't call us North Texas State").
The Denton Blues Festival is a one day annual event put on by the Denton Black
Chamber of Commerce.
Held on the North Texas Fairgrounds, the stage is on a very large lawn. A small area up front is reserved for VIP's (folks with an extra $5 to spend), and the rest is blankets and lawn chairs. The big space and the moderate crowd combine to give the fest a very relaxed feel.
Feeling a bit under the weather, I wasn't able to spend the whole day, but did get out to see Pops Carter and the Funkmonsters; plus Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets featuring Sam Myers. No surprise - Anson and Sam were the highlight, playing some great blues as a full moon rose behind the stage.
|Pops Carter and the Funkmonsters|
|Anson Funderburgh and
|Sweet Sam Myers|
|"Moon Over Sammy"|
Back to Swag's Fest Photos
Photos copyright © 2002 by Swag