It’s doubtful there have ever been as many sad guitars and harmonicas in Lancaster as there were Friday during the initial night of the first, hopefully annual, Lancaster Roots & Blues music festival.
It was hard to keep up with all the music being unleashed since as many as six groups performed at once within walking distance of each other downtown.
“Woo, I hope Lancaster does this every year. This is a wonderful thing,” said a revved-up Karen Good, 54, of Conestoga, between searing guitar licks by Clarence Spady, which drew about 200 people to a one-hour set at the Lancaster County Convention Center.
All 28 acts showed up and performed to enthusiastic, sometimes intimate, sometimes large, vocal audiences.