I was scrolling through my photos of the Maryland Traditions fest from two weekends ago, and this image struck me as being representative of why that event has become so essential. Here was an Eastern Shore gospel group (the Zionaires) posing for photos, in front of Formstone rowhouses, after a rousing show in Highlandtown. Hats off to the miracle workers at Maryland Traditions and the Creative Alliance for facilitating these sort of moments over the course of the entire, day-long festival. Actually, they do this sort of thing all year round. They should be sainted.