Sailing from Tampa to Grand Cayman Islands and back while immersed in the best Blues music performed by some of the finest artists you can think of….. That is Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea V.

My choice to join this trip was mainly driven by the unique line-up with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Eric Gales and many, many others. It was holiday time, so I just took some pics and video’s whenever the opportunity was right. So in the coming weeks I will update below with lots of video’s of some crazy performances. I can guarantee you that! If you want to see Joe, Kenny and Walter doing some songs together check it out!

I will give no further comment other than mentioning that if you feel that “the blues” is a part of your life and you belong to this unique family of people that is supporting the blues and its history you really should consider to join one of these theme cruises. You can probably discuss for hours whether it is value for money, but my answer is: “Yes it is”. Sixthman and Norwegian (NCL) do everything too make this trip worth your money. But believe me, after seeing all these great performances with lots of special jams, cooperation and gigs, the last thing you think about is money. This is a memory you can take home and enjoy for the rest of your life.

Words, Photo’s and Video’s: Edwin Birkhoff. Read more and see all video’s and photo’s HERE

Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation fuels the passion for music by funding programs and scholarships for students and teachers who possess the desire, but lack the resources or access to achieve their potential within the field of music. KTBA has been able to fund music projects affecting over 50,000 students in all 50 states since 2011! We accomplish this by making weekly donations to music projects in schools and merit-based scholarships all over the country…
(Source: https://keepingthebluesalive.org)


(Joe Bonamassa (Co-Chairman and Founder)

 


Kenny Wayne Shepherd

 


Walter Trout

 


Ruthie Foster

 


Samantha Fish

 


Kirk Fletcher & Chris Cain

 

Larkin Poe

 


Reese Wynans

 

Read more and see all video’s and photo’s HERE