The Herndon Labor Day Jazz and Wine festival was Monday. We picked Illa up from the kennel around noon, then took him to my mom’s house. He relished the chance to go bounding around the yard. We went back home and relaxed for a couple minutes before heading over.
The festival happens on the same space as the Herndon Festival. We paid our admission ($15 for the tasting one), and I headed straight for the new acoustic stage. Held at the end of where it meets, Eric Scott was about to go on. I’d seen him before at Rock Bottom Brewery in Ballston. He plays with Deanna Bogart sometimes. More importantly, accompanying him was Kajun Kelley, a local virtuoso guitarist who made a solo CD 10 years ago I’ve always enjoyed. They made some fine music together. Jill did some tastings while they played, then joined me for the end of their set. Our friends Stuart and Janice came by, then we went and did more tastings after the set was over. I even bought a bottle of wine, from the Williamsburg Winery. We caught about half the set of the next artist, Pops Walker. Gritty blues, pretty good, then we’d enough of standing around in the sun and headed home.