Sunday, August 30, 2009
My girl Vanessa and I had such a blast last weekend at the 2nd Annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival in Chattanooga, Tenn. ATL's Algebra rocked the stage before Angela Winbush worked the crowd (literally) and Roy Ayers and Tom Brown kept the grass dance floor grooving. I hadn't danced that much in a minute. What's so wonderful is that Angela is a survivor of stage 3 ovarian cancer! And she was clearly enjoyceinglife! The vendors were cool-copped a fabulous red hat and saw some amazing artists. Check out Jerry and Terry Lynn, twin brothers who created an incredible painting of Algebra on the spot. The two-hour drive from the Atlanta, inexpensive lodgings at the Marriott (walking distance from the fest), picturesque waterfall, and the $35 price tag for a full day of music made it a lovely quick get-away. Check it out next year. You won't be disappointed.