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Tortuga Music Festival- Ft. Lauderdale, Florida- Day #2

So Hopefully you have already read Day#1 and the layout of the festival. Day #2 was very interesting. Their were musicians performing at the same time on the 3 stages, and it was almost impossible to get to see them all. So the plan for the day was to stay at the main stage. We could get right in and out and not miss anything there, get set up and be ready!! And boy, did we make the right decision!!!

First act up of the day was Lindsay Ell! This gal was terrific! Not one bad shot, and she knows how to work that stage and the catwalk. We had a glorious, not a cloud the sky kind of day, (One all photographers hope for) and wow Lindsay delivered!!! Oh and her guitar!! It’s like she color coordinated her outfit to highlight that beauty just right!!! Lindsay, the ever professional musician, jammed out, singing to what seemed liked every person out there in the sunny Florida Heat…. No one cared, because she is that GREAT!! Oh and did I mention, her Hair!! Perfect Country rock star hair!!!! Lindsay Ells was on point, perfect pitch, and came to make the crowd roar!!! Mission Accomplished!!

 

Next up and just in time was Raelynn! She was simply adorable with her Camo  fringed shorts, and thigh high boots! Although again, pretty hot weather outside but she kept her cool the entire time!! Another professional working the catwalk and entertaining the crowd. She was absolutely impressive with her professionalism.

The last act we photographed that day was…Midland!! There were spectacular!! Right from the first song, they were appealing to the crowd! They took plenty advantage of the catwalk, started right off playing the crowd favorites, and even in the sweltering heat, they looked cool, calm, confident and held true to their style of dress. They were ready for the Florida way of being the “Kool” kats.. Day #3 of Toruga on the way!!

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Robin Beers
Hi, Im Robin. I have been a music groupie/follower, since the '70s (showing my age). Gr0wing up in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y. there was not a lot of Country music playing on the airways. I always found a way to seek out the country side of my youth, Marshall Tucker Band, Poco, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Cash, and my absolute all time favorite, Dwight Yoakam. The list goes on. (of course my disco friends, never knew this,) Moving to Florida in the early 1980's was awesome! There was more than one Country radio station on FM!! I discovered the greats like Tanya Tucker, Sammy Kershaw, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis. Line dancing every weekend, I was in heaven!! There is so much great talent out there now, its exciting and they are extremely innovative with their craft. I look forward to each time a new song and album are released. My son is a bass player and has moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of being a touring musician, and he is on the road right now. I guess you can say it runs in the family. :) So now I get the chance to visit the home of country music, Nashville!!! I love reaching out to the up and comers here in FLorida, there is so much amazing talent. This is not just a job, but a passion!!! Robin
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