After all, Tommy has attended every Brownsville Blues Festival his father,
"I like the relaxed atmosphere,"
About 400 people turned out, found a spot to sprawl out on the grass under a canopy of towering trees, and listened to seven blues bands perform.
"I'm proud of every one of these bands,"
As a musician for more than 20 years, he has made lifelong friendships with many in the blues world and has relied on that to bring talented bands to the foothills.
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Long, who was assisting a few of the acts, said he loved the location and more importantly, the people who attend blues festivals.
"I could do this every day of my life," Long said.
"It is a relaxing environment, and you can be who you want to be," Christine said.
"It is a hometown, showdown, groovy kind of thing," Gross said.
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