Poretta is the capital of soul music in Europe… you wouldn’t think that when you get to this little village in the mountain a day eazrly of your show. Only local people hanging outside bar and cafes, not much activity there at all. The next whne you get up, the town is filled with germans, frenchs, dutch people…every european nationality is there. I even met a gentleman from Alabam that came only for the festival. Porretta is the sister city of Memphis for sure !
Our gig went great with big cheers from the massive crowds that were there. It has been a blessing for our band to perform on the same bill that Mr Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, David Hudson, The Bo-Keys and the Bar-Kays ! We had an extra day off after our performance and I was presented the “Swan” which is the award of the 25th edition of the festival ! made me feel super proud to be recognized for the music that I am doing today with the flytones ! I even got to sit in with the Bar-Kays and Mr James Alexander himself !!
only one more question…when do we go back ?