Second Blues & BBQ Festival on daub this weekend during Old York Featured

April 30, 2015 - bbq set

Final skeleton are being done this week for a second Bull Pen Blues  BBQ Festival, that is set for Saturday during Old York in Oakman.

The initial eventuality was hold in 2013. Last year, scheduling conflicts forced a eventuality to be deferred until this year.

Richard ‘Bull’ Corry, who is spearheading a eventuality along with Jeremy McCollough, pronounced he’s awaiting crowds from as distant divided as Kentucky to attend this year’s event.

“It was a outrageous success dual years ago, and we design it to be even bigger and improved this year,” Corry said.

Gates will open during 1 p.m. Saturday, with song starting during 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and older. Admission is giveaway for those underneath 12.

Headlining this year’s festival is Oakman’s Clay Swafford, who has determined himself as one of a fastest rising Blues musicians around.

According to his bio, Swafford “was innate into a low-pitched family and enthralled in a sounds of Baptist hymnals, nation and bluegrass. He took seductiveness in a piano during an early age and, after conference a song of B.B King and Bobby Blue Bland during age 15, Clay was bending on a blues.”

Swafford’s entrance album, “Rooster” was expelled on Apr 2, 2013, and facilities a stellar expel of guest artists including Blues Music Award winners Diunna Greenleaf, Bob Margolin and Bob Corritore.

Also behaving during a festival will be Chris Simmons of Huntsville. Simmons was among a tip performers during a 2014 Foothills Festival in downtown Jasper.

“Chris is a unusual guitar player,” Corry said. “He’s a super gifted guy.”

Others on a lineup embody Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean, who, according to his bio “plays harmonica, yet he also plays guitar. His apt work on harmonica and guitar together creates him an sparkling solo artist, yet he also fronts a full rope during times. Either way, he is an enchanting performer with an passionate celebrity who never fails to greatfully an audience.”

Also set to perform is Earl ‘Guitar’ Williams of Bessemer, who is no foreigner to blues lovers.

“Williams is famous for a electrifying sound of his guitar and harmonica,” according to

“Earl detected his seductiveness in song during a proposal age of 7, and crafted his possess guitar by regulating a cigar box, broomstick, and fishing cord. This noted a commencement of Earls low-pitched career.  

The Elijah Butler Band from Birmingham will also perform, personification a juicy mix of blues stone and country.  

The rope has common a theatre with renouned acts like Kid Rock, a Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels Band and The Outlaws.  

Corry pronounced there will also be a special entrance by mythological blues musician Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson of Bessemer.

In further to a music, Corry pronounced there will be copiousness of activities for a kids, as good as lots of good food and humanities and crafts vendors from opposite a state.

Vendors meddlesome in participating should call McCollough during (205) 544-1108.

“This is a cultural-type event,” Corry said. “Blues song was once scarcely lost. You only don’t spin a radio on and hear Blues music. It’s not Top 40. You have to come to an eventuality like this to hear it. And any of a people we have entrance here are genuine Blues musicians.

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