Whilst the STAX record label may have closed the spirit of this music lives on each and every day here in Memphis. The bands, the duos, the soloists; all utterly amazing. Sure there are some "better" than others, but this summit of so many like-minded artists is truly an enigma. One which I am sincerely honoured to be a part of. So Stevie Paige and I did not make the cut for the finals here but I am far from disappointed. The calibre of those that did is incredible. The city, the people, the new friends I've been able to make all contribute to a wonderful experience. One I shall retain forever more, as I am sure it is for each and every one of the artists and audience members alike.