Artist of the day: Sandy Atkinson
The biggest names at this weekend's Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival are Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Coco Montoya, but be on the lookout for Sandy Atkinson. The St. Petersburg singer won last year's Suncoast Blues Society to represent the group at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.
Last year, Atkinson released a Christmas CD, Christmas Songs, Tales and Fables, and had her first song licensed (Cook In Your Kitchen). John Woodrow Cox recently spent some time with Atkinson; click here for his profile.
And look out for her on Feb. 17 at the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival.
Photo: Melissa Lyttle