“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