From the pages of
Sublette Examiner
Volume 2, Number 14 - July 3, 2002
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Playin' the Blues
Singing the Wind River Blues
by David Vaughan

Pinedale's second Wind River Blues Festival was held as scheduled over the weekend and numerous blues singers and bands preformed for a broad array of participants, including some who traveled many miles to attend.

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Saturday's headliner, Charlie Mussel-white, performed at dusk to a warm, receptive audience of blues fans.

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Relaxing in the V.I.P. tent is England's Aynsley Lister and lead guitarist of Blind Dog Smokin', Jason 'Twelve-fingers' Cooms relax and share a few chords with each other after their first set. Making his American debut at this year's blues fest, Lister is well known among European blues fans and was a favorite at the festival in Pinedale.

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Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite is prompted to sign autographs upon his arrival to the 2nd Annual Wind River Blues Festival. Musselwhite, the headliner for Saturday evening, is escorted by long-time friend and blues fan Bubba Larsen, who drove him to the event.

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Pinedale's own Midnight Cowboys kicked off the music Friday evening at a private Blues Fest reception with Anzley Lister and Miss Blues capping off the evening. A crowd of about 50 enjoyed the intimate show until about 1:30 a.m.

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Backed by Blind Dog Smokin, the vibrant and soulful Miss Blues performed to a grateful audience several times throughout the Blues Fest. Miss Blues has been singing her style of Delta Blues for more than 50 years.

Photo credits:  David Vaughan

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