“Music started right on time at 2:30 with Bonnie Blue, an excellent Jacksonville quartet playing their engaging brand of Southern blues and rock. Those early arrivals who made it to the Mushroom Stage got a real treat, and that joy continued with a set from the Ben Sparaco Band from Miami.
It would be tempting to say that Sparaco channels Derek Trucks. Sounds similar. Plays similarly. One of his guitars is the same as Derek’s, I think. The set started with “Volunteered Slavery.” And yet Sparaco, a fine player, is his own man. He and his band delivered a great set. Rich Friedman of Crazy Fingers (guitar) joined for a tune, as did Eric Garcia and his harp (from JUke) for “Don’t Keep Me Wondering.”
~Scott Hopkins, Music Fest News