This year’s Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival was especially poignant for many festival-goers. With the loss of Janice Scroggins, earlier this Spring, it was easy to spot a big and empty space on so many stages.

The Many Flavors and Languages of Gospel and Soul


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Photo Credit: Robert Parish

The final day of the Waterfront Blues Festival was filled with any number of sounds. Zydeco, R&B, Blues, Soul. From Juke Joint to Your Old Time Gospel Hour courtesy of Linda Hornbuckle. After the show, both Linda and LaRhonda Steele shared a few moments to talk about the power of Gospel Music in their lives, and what Janice brought to each of their musical and personal lives, as well.

Passing the Torch


LaRhonda & Daughter

LaRhonda & Daughter /Photo Credit: Robert Parish


Watch this space for news on a benefit for Linda Hornbuckle planned for sometime later this fall.  It’s just now in the planning stages. Read more HERE.