Loco ~ Nutz
The Inaugural Costa Maya
Folk ~ n ~ Blues in Paradise
Fiesta ~ val
|Thanks Largely to serendipity
(and a last minute Brasilian Visa snafu)
the opportunistic Loco~locals of Playa Sonrisa scrambled on short notice
to bring together the necesary elements to pull off a
Night of Acoustic Folk & Blues Music
in the sleepy little fishing village of Xcalak.
Hosted by The Leaky Palapa, Xcalak's most charming restaurant & night spot
Colorado Bluesman Johnny Ohnmacht, founder of the Johnny O Band
graciously interupted his vacation to play his heart out to a room full of
happy & appreciative local characters on a borrowed guitar.
The Costa Maya Folk ~ n ~ Blues in Paradise Fiesta~val
is a NO-Profit Disorganization
Hotel Playa Sonrisa
|Xcalak, Costa Maya, Mexico
April 22, 2006
|Shot glass donated by Loco~Nutz Apres Ski Bar & Grill - official sponsor of the
Costa Maya Folk ~ n ~ Blues Fiesta~val
Special Gracias go out to:
Paula Preston for her handmade 'Official Costa Maya Blues Fest Apparel'
Steve Dramstad - Official Festival Photographer, and to
ALL the Ladies of The Leaky Palapa - purveyors of the 'OfficialCosta Maya Bluesfest Grouperburger'
and cocktail slingers extraordinaire!
|Johnny O really worked the room, playing 2 lengthy sets
comprised mostly of his own original soulful blues compositions
with a few familiar folk / rock standards mixed in.
|Included were covers of such diverse artists as B.B. King,
Van Morrison, Lowell George, Robbie Robertson, Jimmie Buffet
and particularly appropriate to this setting Jerry Jeff Walker's
"Just Another Gringo in Belize"
|But the highlight of the evening
to this seriously
was when Johnny improvised with a
Tequila Shot glass
as a slide tool to rip some
sizzilin' hot blues slide guitar!
Which inspired a few of the
to get off their nalgas and onto
the dance floor.
All in all it was a
Good Good Day
in Xcalak !