TUESDAY, MAY 1
A respected session musician and sideman, British blues pianist and composer Jon Cleary – who has written for legendary artists like Bonnie Raitt, Snooks Eaglin, and Taj Mahal – brings his band’s deep funky soul sound to the fest, with Derwin “Big D” Perkins on guitar; Cornell C. Williams on bass and backup vocals; and A.J. Hall on drums. All of the band – except for Cleary, born in Kent, England – are from New Orleans, now Jon’s adopted home. Returning for his third year, this set of Jon Cleary will set your mind straight.