POMEROY — Soul man Johnny Rawls received the key to the village of Pomeroy on Saturday evening during the 2015 Big Bend Blues Festival.
Rawls was honored by Mayor Jackie Welker for his contribution to the success of the festival and his dedication to “keeping the blues alive.”
A long time performer at the festival, the accomplished musician received acclaim by the 21st annual Living Blues Awards Critics’ Poll for the “Most Outstanding Blues Singer 2013” and “Best Blues Albums of the Year 2013.” His busy schedule takes him around the country and includes performances abroad.
The Ohio River Valley weather cooperated to provide ideal summer weather for the 2015 festival. Guests enjoyed the music scene without the threat of rain and storms that have been prevalent during the area’s outdoor events this summer.
Lorna Hart can be reached at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2551