Based on the success of the show, the 2002 Reel Blues
Fest moved to a larger venue of Cape Cod Community College.
The show opened with comic Lenny Clarke, setting
the stage for the immortal Johnny Winter. The packed house
couldn’t get enough of Johnny who was joined by
James Montgomery to make it a memorable night. Mr. K.D.
Bell and blues diva Shirley Lewis opened the show. The
Fest included a screening of a documentary work-in-progress
I Love You B.B. – about blues and hip-hop.
Day Weekend 2003 on the revolving stage of the Cape Cod
Melody Tent brought the crowd to their feet with an all-star
lineup. Grammy Award winner and New Orleans legend, Dr.
John, Delbert McClinton, James Montgomery and friends,
Weeping Willie Robinson, Shirley Lewis, Danny Kortchmar,
John Butcher, LA blues sensation Jessie Payo, Peter Hackel,
Matt Woodburn, Steven Paul Perry, Stu Kimball, and Dan
a separate tent, the Reel Blues Fest featured a sneak
preview screening from filmmaker Martin Scorsese of the
PBS Series "The Blues."™ Also screened
was the documentary Honey Boy, about the life and times
of Honey Boy Edwards.
2004 the festival branched out with Dickie Betts, Koko
Taylor, G. E. Smith, & Entrain playing at the Cape
Cod Melody Tent and a two day blues fest at Six Flags
Agawan headlining Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, and Wilson
order to enhance our outreach capability, The Reel Blues
Fest is growing. For the future, we are looking forward
to national and international growth. Your help and support
will make this happen and help ensure that independent
musicians and filmmakers are able to continue to produce
the work that bring pleasure to so many.
The Board of The Reel Blues Fest, Inc.
James Montgomery -co-founder (2000) Award-winning harmonica player, songwriter, vocalist
Judy Laster - co-founder (2000) Founding member of the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Jean-Paul Ouellette - (2001) Hollywood and independent filmmaker
Joel S. Shames - () Entertainment and intellectual rights lawyer
past members have included
Charles Burke - () Filmmaker and enterpreneur
Susan Maguire - () Hollywood publicist, manager, and entepreneur
Barry Miller - Photographer with Beshert Photography, Inc.
Dana Wolfe -
Peter Cahill -