Sunday this year, and Old Sacramento was scorching. 100F. Mid-afternoon, I'd been there all day, going from stage to stage to stage and back again, and I was thinking about going home, uploading photos-so-far, having a cup of tea and a quiet time before returning for the headliners. Wandering back to the parking lot near Tower Bridge (the main parking garage having been already full, very early in the day), I heard the sounds of Jimmy Pailer and the Prophets, playing at the Riverfront Refuge stage.
Really, really nice blues/rock. Loved the guitar solos. Nice brass work.
Based in Sacramento, Jimmy Pailer plays regularly at The Torch Club and other local venues. They have an album on sale: The Prophets of Freedom. I bought a copy at the festival, but can't find it on sale online. So you'll just have to go to a show, won't you.
More photos: http://alisontoon.com/jimmypailer
Sacramento Music Festival continues today, 26th May.