Untapped Blues & Brews Festival kicks off May 9 at The Clover Island Inn. "Blues on the Columbia" is this Friday.

Join me this year for the 4 p.m. pool-side reception with Black Cat Bone. Gates open at 5:30 for main stage entertainment.

To get a taste of what the event will be like, listen to this year-old recording of the organizers describe last year's event: