drive through the Rocky Mountains was indescribable but
long, twelve hours. We live in a great country. We got to
Frida's in the late afternoon, did a sound check and
went back to the hotel to change and prepare for the performance.
Frida's is named after Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican
painter married to Diego Rivera and was known for her vibrantly
colorful paintings. All over the restaurant are representations
of her art. The food here was great! Yum. Mario, from Monterey,
Mexico along with his wife, Mata, are working hard to make
Frida's one of the best dinner night spots in Wichita.
Thanks for your hospitality.
Don Bean with his crew, Ben and Charles, put on a first
rate event for the blues fans in Wichita. They are planning
many more blues events like this one as Wichita is in need
of a blues scene having recently lost their only blues venue.
The band sounded great. I still had to borrow an amp and
Don did a great job of locating one. It was an SWR Mo' Better
Bass amp head. I never heard of this one before. It had
so many bells and whistles that it took most of the first
set to get it dialed in. It had a midrange sound that I
could not get rid of. Sean Kail, the owner of the amp, agreed
that this head tended to have a compressed sound but like
my folks use to say, "Beggars cannot be choosers."
Sean is a great bass player from what I hear. I wish we
had more time to visit and share ideas. Thanks Sean.
Also, thanks to Darl the soundman and his wife, Loli. I'd
like to hear your group sometime. Thanks to all in Wichita.