Re: North Atlantic Blues Festival
Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty, and Anson Funderburgh are all great, as in: REALLY top notch players.
I would personally be maiming small children to see Little Charlie again. I thought he retired from gigs... he led Little Charlie & the Nightcats, a fantastic west coast outfit. He plays a big ol' hollowbody, and gets into some Charlie Christian / swing stuff when he gets going. Absolutely one of my favorite blues guitar players, because he DOES NOT do the loud SRV wannabe thing. He's a really tasteful player with chops galore.
Mark Hummell is a fantastic harmonica player, who can do the Little Walter thing, but can also delve into Toots Thielemans' jazzier stuff. Amazing harp player I would actually go see, and I pretty much am sick of blues harp.
Anson Funderberg is a nerdy lookin' guy from Texas who does T-Bone Walker guitar... runs in style from Jimmy Vaughan to Ronnie Earl. Another great player.
Thackery used to lead The Nighthawks, a DC blues / rock outfit that started about 1972 or so. Kick ass player.
A really solid lineup, that's actually about the blues, as opposed to loud electric guitar players
... My vote would be for Saturday, cuz of the above mentioned names, and also CJ, cuz I do loves me some zydeco