Monday, May 08, 2006
On Saturday, the entertainment level was kicked up a notch as nine acts made their way to the stage. I arrived in time to see the end of event co-organizer Walt Richardson’s set. Following Richardson was the master of reggae, Burning Spear. This guy has been around for over thirty-five years and, along with his band, put on quite a show. A large crowd cheered enthusiastically and since there was accessability for fans to get close to the stage, there was plenty of dancing. Spear’s band was great and for a moment, I thought I heard a guitar riff similar to the one in Norman Greenbaum’s "Spirit in the Sky" from 1970. Could it be? Did that lead guitar player for Spear give me a nod of appreciation for noticing that? I would like to think so.