John Egan Gets His Mojo Working For IBC Challenge
"I mean, what am I gonna do?" he says. "I'm just gonna feel out the room. I've always based what I play on my environment. I've played shows that are quieter."
Egan and Houston's other IBC entrants, youngsters Texas 99 (competing in the youth showcase, and featuring former Guitar Center "Battle of the Blues" finalist Rebecca Laird) and Brad Absher & Swamp Royale (IBC's band division), warm up for the contest tonight with a "sendoff party" sponsored by the Houston Blues Society at the Big Easy. He admits he's excited about the trip.
"I've never been to Memphis, for one," Egan says. "That alone gives me impetus to go. It's some place I've always wanted to go. We're going to leave a little early and try to make a trip of it -- go through New Orleans, go through the Delta, Clarksdale [Mississippi], maybe Helena [Arkansas]
"Just try to get all the mojo possible on the way up there."
The Houston Blues Society's IBC sendoff party starts at 9:30 tonight at The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby.