The Guitar Storage staff paid a visit to the Asbury Park Jazz & Blues Festival, held outside convention hall. And sponsored by the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Society. It was well attended and parking was tough. It’s another great example of how far Asbury Park has come the last few years, considering a mid Summer visit to that city a decade or so ago would have resembled a ghost town. Now it’s thriving.
They had a full slate of good bands. But the highlight for us was the Jimmy Pritchard Band featuring Matt Daniels. They’re 2014 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists and they proved it. Matt’s become a virtuoso guitarist and performer and the tones Matt got out of his vintage Silvertone guitar were truly amazing. We can also give a big nod for that to our friend, Master Luthier, George Goumas (TheFretworks.com) who provided Matt with what he needed to create that wonderful tone with his fingertips.
Check out Matt and the band doing Freddie King’s Remington Ride. Nuff said!