Of course I have been to Hell again. Every year in the beginning of September I try to visit one of the most interesting festivals, the Blues in Hell. The place is small, not much more than a rainway station, but they don’t seem to have problems attracting great musicians. Who later can tell; I have been to Hell.
One of the most interesting artists this year, at least for me, was Sugar Pie Desanto. The 77 year singer was wild, performing with a lot of soul toghether with her Chicago band. Sugar Pie didn’t start her career yesterday. According to Wikipedia she was known for her lively performances, including wild dancing and standing back flips already in the 1960’ties. And it is still there, all of it.
Blues in Hell offer an incredibly amount of good music in a nice environment far away from the big cities. My best experience this year was, in addition to Sugar Pie, was the American Tim Scott together with Ronnie Le Tekrø and Dr. Bekken. That was soul too, in a very different way.