The New Orleans based Ponderosa Stomp announced that there will be no show in 2012. That’s too bad because this festival has one of the most unique lineups of the year. The mission of the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation is to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of American rock-n-roll, rhythm & blues and roots music Â — while thoseÂ musiciansÂ are still alive, and the annual festival is a yearlyÂ extensionÂ of this goal. According to the email we received:
…The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation has decided to dedicate our focus in 2012 to our educational and preservationist programs and activities. In the coming year, we will concentrate on building an online archive of the important videos and audio recordings we have collected, along with other projects that further our goals in these fields.
…To prioritize the development these new programs, we will be moving the next Ponderosa Stomp Festival to fall of 2013. The extra year in between festivals will allow us the time and resources to focus on the Foundation’s other activities.