Wednesday, May 26, 2010
One of the highlights of the set was a stinging version of the Albert King classic "Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home".
The two day festival, held annually at at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland, featured headline performances by Buddy Guy and rock n roll icon Chuck Berry. Also appearing were Jimmie Vaughan, the reconfigured version of The Yardbirds, Tinsley Ellis, Lou Ann Barton, Joe Louis Walker, Shemekia Copeland and many others.
Parker has been cited a major musical influence throughout the years on numerous rock legends, including John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Robin Trower and Prince.
His 1961 classic single "Watch Your Step" formed the basis of not only the opening riffs of The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper", but also Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick" and Deep Purple's "Rat Bat Blue".
For more information on Bobby Parker go to his Facebook page, or his brand new official web site.
Here's video footage of "Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home" :