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2011 Festival Blog - Rhythm & Blues

Festival Audio – Fred Wesley and the New JBs


This installment of Festival Audio features a live evening concert performance by Fred Wesley and the New JBs. Fred WesleyRead More

July 8, 2011   2 Comments

Photos from Fred Wesley July 7 Evening Concert


Photos from the July 7 evening concert of Fred Wesley and The New JBs. For more information about the artists,Read More

July 8, 2011   No Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/7


Week 2 of the Festival! Photographs from Thursday, July 7, 2011 Click on images to enlarge and see captions.

July 7, 2011   No Comments

Lucky Lloyd, R&B Guitar Player


Musician Lucky Lloyd was here for the first week of the Festival, playing lead guitar with Swamp Dogg. In this interview,Read More

July 7, 2011   1 Comment

At the Festival: Look, Read, Inquire, and Remember


Of the many Smithsonian Folklife Festivals I have attended or worked since 1973, this one certainly has that special feel.Read More

July 6, 2011   1 Comment

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/4


Happy Fourth of July! No rain yet, and the crowd down on the National Mall is big. Here are someRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 4


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day four of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 3


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day three of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 2


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day two of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Photos from Swamp Dogg July 2 Evening Concert


On Saturday, July 2, Swamp Dogg and his band brought the audience to their feet from the Motor City Stage. HisRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments