"We didn't create the genre. We just brought it back to life." - Jim Kweskin
Sowing the seeds of musical appreciation may be the most important of the festival whys and wherefores.
"I think you have to argue as a school founded on Jazz, Jazz was founded on Blues."
More than 40 years since he embarked on his singer-songwriter career, Cockburn continues pushing himself to create—and winning accolades in the process.
Whether he's the salvation of the genre, or merely its next great fulmination remains to be heard. But we'll tell you that not having the album Kingfish by Christone Ingram in your collection is a crime against music.