My Entertainment Pick for “Best of Show”
It seems like each year that I attend the Round Lake Beachfest I discover another great band that blows away the main attraction. Back in 2011 it was Almost Joe who played again on Saturday night and this year it was Los Pecados De Maria performing on the Main stage. It may be my advancing age and hearing loss but when I listen to many of the highly rated bands that are featured, many simply blast their music at you to cover up a ‘not-so-great’ singing talent. After listening to Almost Joe last year and sitting for one set of the featured band that followed them, I thought I had blown out my eardrums altogether and couldn’t hear a thing while driving home.
What I liked about both Almost Joe and Los Pecados De Maria was that you could actually HEAR what they were singing with the music downplayed in the background. I am busy stitching together a lot of video segments and photos that I took during the three-day Beachfest event while listening to Maria singing in the background. A big thank you to the committee that selected her group to entertain us this year. There is a link to the groups website as well as their Facebook page in the video description. I hope you enjoy listening to the replay as much as I do. If you had a favorite this year be sure to add your comment and tell us who it was.