|Theodis Ealey at 19th Pocono Blues Festival|
I have many memories of great performances at the Pocono Blues Festival. Johny Copeland sitting in the back of the stage with a big smile while Clarence Holiman and Carol Fran were performing, or James Peterson singing and playing while riding down on a ski lift to teh stage. Then there was the time when Eddie "The Chief' Clearwater, rode to the stage on a horse with full regalia or Shemekia Copeland taking a ride on a Harley before her performance.
|Michael Cloeren on left with photographer Dusty Scott|
I thank Mike Cloeren and all the folk who worked with him to put on what was heaven for blues fans in the Pennsylvania Mountains for all these years. It is unfortunate that the festival is a victim of the economic times and couldn't at least make it to the 20th Festival so we could come together one last time. The memories from the festival will last us for our lifetimes.