You know that feeling you get when a guitar rift, piano solo, or first chord of a song instantly takes you back to a moment in your life? There is nothing quite like it, void of words, yet telling a full story beginning to end. Many people feel that music is the universal language, preempting English as the most widely used form of communication. For Mike Hensley, music was his ticket to wholeness, an avenue to provide for his children as a single parent, and a way to truly connect to the world. His story is one of goal-setting, determination, and continuing to work hard to live the dream he had imagined for himself.
The 2nd Annual Suncoast Blues Festival will be held Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27, 2016 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237. The Friday night lineup features JP Soars and the Red Hots, Andy T – Nick Nixon Band and Anthony Gomes with a jam to follow. Saturday’s lineup is Kettle of Fish, Markey Blue, Sean Chambers Band, Brandon Santini, Howard and the White Boys and Albert Castiglia, with a jam to follow.