The 22nd Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival (July 2–5) began with a bang–a scintillating set by Robert Johnson acolyte ‘Keb ‘Mo. The rest of the performers were as hot as the 90 degree weather; the sultry testifying of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Johnny Winter’s Hendrix-like rendition of “Red House,” and the irresistible rhythmic pull of Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie were among the fest’s more memorable moments. The four-day soiree saw nearly 30 performances...
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