Document Records has uniquely sourced, re-mastered, digitised and re-issued the vast majority of Afro-American acoustic blues, jazz, spirituals and gospel recordings (1900-1945) from the original 78 recordings. This astonishing project encompasses over 25,000 different tracks was made possible by the support of collectors, academics and ethnomusicologists.
London's longest running blues festival (established 1987); taking place in July each year in Walpole Park, Ealing, London
The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival
‘The Beat Goes On’ … The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival now in its 27th year, as the 'biggest Blues Festival in the UK', returns once again with some of the biggest names in blues music at 7 official venues over the four day August bank holiday weekend in Colne, Lancashire.
The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.
Winners of the #European Blues Awards ‘Best Blues Festival’ 2013 and 2014.
Two nights of great blues music featuring The Norman Beaker Band, Larry Garner (USA), Kyla Brox, The Revolutionaires, Lisa Mills (USA) & Little Steve and the Big Beats (NL) aboard the P&O Ferry Hull to Rotterdam, plus an exclusive gig in Amsterdam, featuring Ian Siegal.
The Blues Revue Mini Cruise offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.
Phone: 01702 347007 (currently closed)
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Upton Blues Festival
In and around the Pubs and Streets of Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire. Set in the beautiful Worcestershire riverside town of Upton upon Severn, Upton Blues Festival has grown from a small event in a couple of pubs into a festival that swamps the town with many thousands of music fans, two main stages, an acoustic stage and ten pub venues creating over 130 performances in three days. Every gig free to attend, all performers paid with no public funding or major sponsorship.
Upton Blues Festival offers a gig for the winners of the annual UK Blues Challenge organised by the UKBlues Federation.
Winners of the British Blues Awards ‘Festival of the Year 2015’
The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Today’s Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top tourist attractions. The three venues – the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and the Cavern Pub – showcase not only the incredible legacy of The Beatles, but also new up and coming bands and established artists.
The Tales From The Woods magazine has been running for over seventeen years. Originally produced as a one page newsletter for occasional London based gigs and roots music record hops it grew rapidly and has now developed into a 60 page on-line by-monthly magazine. The Tales From The Woods roots music networking group as an organisation has helped to bring roots music back to a central London stage and they look forward to many more years with the help of roots music fans old and new to keep on keeping on.
More coming soon ....