With this sudden (and hopefully not temporary) departure from dreary spring to optimistic sunshine, I am now impatiently awaiting the official summer months and the associated festival season. I am not the only one.
Here's Ben Harper's Guide to Summer Festivals. I don't know if he is more qualified than any other regularly touring musician or festival addict, but I can't think of a more mellow musician with smile inspiring pipes to follow around all summer from show to show.
First on the list is New Orleans Jazz Fest, which is almost over. If you've got the time (or can make it), head on over, pick up a hand grenade from Tropical Isle, then revel in blues at its finest.