This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, October 23, 2020


Guess I was too busy trying to keep up with all of the Buzzy birthday celebrations we've been having this month that I overlooked this big milestone: 50 years post Janis dying on 4 October 1970 at the young age of 27.  A couple months prior to her death, Janis toured Canada and performed the following song as part of the Festival Express tour:

Check out Buddy Guy talking about being on the train with all of them (click here.)   There is a funny scene in the movie where they run out of booze and when the train stops, several of them descend upon a small liquor store and buy out everything in stock.  I wasn't able to track down that scene but you can catch the entire rockumentary on either Prime Video or Youtube.  I also found this good article about the tour (click here.)  

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