POMEROY — The Blues Bash this year had a wide array of artists.
Some artists from near, some from far — all were of great talent.
On Friday, July 28, Noah Wotherspoon and Patrick Sweany were two of the performers.
When speaking with Wotherspoon, he informed the Sentinel that this was his second year performing at the Blues Bash. He has performed at Court Street Grill many times and enjoys the quiet, peaceful setting of Pomeroy.
When Wotherspoon is in town, he likes to pay a visit to McClure’s family restaurant because of the homey vibe it exudes.
Patrick Sweany expressed his love of the Blues Bash for its hometown support of local talent. He got his start performing in Pomeroy. He has performed six times within the last nine years at the Blues Bash. When Sweany is in town, he enjoys visiting Court Street Grill and catching up with old friends.
On Saturday, July 29, Pop Friction and Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds were two of the performers.
The singer of Pop Friction, Brittany Franklin, said that her favorite part about the Blues Bash is the opportunity to be around talented musicians and music lovers alike just having a good time. Pop Friction has performed in the Blues Bash four times and next year they will make a return. Franklin’s favorite pastime while in Pomeroy is to visit Court Street Grill and Maple Lawn Brewery.
When speaking with Blackbirds member, Jake Dunn he said that performing at the Blues Bash is a big deal to him. He was raised in Meigs County and making it to the Blues Bash was always a goal. He succeeded years ago when another band of his was asked to play. He has performed in The Blues Bash about five times, two of those times were with his current band, Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds.
Dunn expressed his gratitude for his hometown community’s support whenever he plays in Pomeroy. He always sees familiar faces in the crowd cheering for him and his fellow band members.
Erin Perkins is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.