Best Of 2011

BEST MARRIAGE OF OVEREATING AND THE BLUES: Saturday night at Taste of Pinellas

St. Pete had the blues all right, and not just because its residents sat all day in the blazing sun scarfing down fried munchies during this year’s Taste of Pinellas. Saturday night was blues night at the festival, and legendary axe man Buddy Guy laid waste to the crowd with his six-string carpet-bombing before smoky-voiced heroine Bonnie Raitt broke out her slide and gave ’em something to talk about during her smooth, enjoyable closing set. Fans were buzzing about the show afterwards as they split antacids on the walk to their cars.