Summer is the season of music festivals around the Twin Cities. There are big ones and there are small DIY type deals. Obviously, when attending one of the big ones, you have a chance to catch one of your favorite national acts. The downside is the sheer hassle. Go too small and who knows what you’re going to get? You avoid some hassle and expense but you often end up with acts that aren’t quite ready for prime time. Our friends at The Hook and Ladder Theater get it just right. Year after year, Roots, Rock and Deep Blues is my favorite festival of the summer.