Cincy Winter Blues Fest…we’re singin’ the Blues

Saturday evening’s Cincy Winter Blues Fest in Downtown Cincinnati, was held at The Phoenix Hotel, and it was the perfect place!  Built in 1893, the majestic Italian Renaissance architecture, high ceilings and wonderful acoustic qualities, and the soulful music, made it a memorable evening.  Two ballrooms and two smaller rooms featured 16 bands over the course of the evening and as you can see the lighting was superb!


We wandered from room to room, usually standing, to hear the variety of blues bands singin’ the winter blues.  This artist, Janiva Magness, was billed as one of the headliners.  Her “tell it like it is” lyrics and seductive performance, made for an entertaining show.

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America the Band

The past few days have been a non-stop party for me.  I know….you don’t feel sorry for me in the least!  It’s been great and I’m not complaining…just giving you an insight into the life of a baby boomer.  Anyway, last night I went to an outdoor concert in a suburb of Cincinnati called Sycamore.  The bands that played were DV8 (more of a local band) and America (you know…songs like “A Horse with no Name” and “Sister Golden Hair“).  We met up with some friends and I went walking around by myself to stop by the port-o-let and snap some photos.

It was around 7:30pm when we arrived, so I was able to capture this cool shadow shot…


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Art and Music in Cincinnati

It’s been over a week since I spent the day in Downtown Cincinnati for the Reds Baseball Opening Day celebration, but I have a few more photos I’d like to share with you.   I’m always on the lookout for creative and/or artistic photographic opportunities and I think this staircase fits that description.

I’ll call it “Curved Elegance”…


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