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On this page you will find:
- links to the UK and European Blues Festivals Guide together with a nostalgic look at festivals guides for previous years, followed by

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Colin Black, The Stumble
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- the UK, US & European Festivals Photo Galleries, comprising photos of headline artists and links to comprehensive photo and review galleries of major Blues Festivals over recent years, followed by
- links to various Other UK, US & European Blues Festivals over the years together with photograph, review and interview credits, followed by
- a link to the UK, US & European Blues Festivals: Photos and Reviews Archive, comprising an archive of links to all festival photo galleries contained on the website, followed by
- the Blues Tours, Concerts and Gigs Noticeboard, containing links to photo and interview galleries of various artist and band gigs over recent years, followed by
- several Quotations about the website from various blues artists, promoters and researchers
- the Blues Clubs, Forums, Lectures and Courses Noticeboard, containing links to a recommended selection of blues clubs and events
- all interspersed with relevant photographs and images, changing over time.
Alternatively, click on the above buttons for all major sections of the website or click here for the main menu or click Early Blues Treasure Trove of miscellaneous links to all other sections of the website.

 

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2017 UK & European Blues Festivals Guide - as at 28/02/17
2016 UK & European Blues Festivals Guide -
see who was where last year, and
Blues Festivals Archive - see who was where in previous years

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Sugar Blue, Billy Branch and Charlie Musselwhite © Copyright 2007-2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
All three appeared at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne (23rd-26th August 2013).

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Mud Morganfield at Colne R&B Festival 2011, King King at Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2011 and David 'Honeyboy' Edwards at Chicago Blues Festival 2010. © Copyright 2010-2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

UK, US & EUROPEAN BLUES FESTIVALS PHOTO GALLERIES

Click on the links to see the full festival photo, review and interview galleries .....

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Review of
Skegness Great British
Rock & Blues Festival 2017
by Rosy Greer

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Photos and Review of

The 3rd UK Blues Challenge 2016




Photos and Review of

Blues Revue Mini Cruise 2016

 




 
 

Big Blues Festival 2016
Southport

Review by Rosy Greer



 

Newark Blues Festival 2016

Review by Rosy Greer

 




 

 

27th Great British R&B Festival 2016,
Colne
Lancashire

 




Maryport Blues Festival 2016

Review by Rosy Greer
 


 

 

 

Upton Blues Festival 2016

Review by Rosy Greer

 

 

 

More photos coming soon ...

Linton Music Festival 2016

 

 

 

 
More photos coming soon  ...

Chicago Blues Festival 2016

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Otis Rush © Copyright 2016 Alan White.
All Rights Reserved

 



 


Nevis Blues Festival 2016
Oulie Bay, West Indies

Photos by Tina Papies
 


 


 



Photos and Review of
Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2016

 




 

Till Bennewitz © Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Photos & Review of
Scarborough Blues Festival 2016


 

Marcus Bonfanti © Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

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Skegness Great British
Rock & Blues Festival 2016

 

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Big Blues Festival 2015
at The Atkinson, Southport

Review by Rosy Greer
 



The 26th Great British R&B Festival 2015

Photos, reviews, interviews & artist info

 




Maryport Blues Festival 2015
Review by Rosy Greer

 




Thamesfest 2015
Review by Rosy Greer

 



Upton Blues Festival 2015
From Jon Firth

 

Middleton Rock 'n' Blues Festival 2015
From Jon Firth

 

 

Blues For BB
(Celebrating the Life of BB King)
Cockermouth Blues in Cumbria
Review and Photos

 


 

Manchester Acoustic Blues Festival 2015

 



Linton Festival 2015
Review and Photos

 


 
 

Preston Blues Fest 2015
Reviews and Photos

 

Stourbridge Blues Festival
Review by Rosy Greer

 

 

 

Burnley Blues Day
 

 


Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2015

 
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Photos and Review of
Scarborough Blues Festival 2015

 

Joel Fisk © Copyright 2015 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 

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Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2015

 

Tom Cox © Copyright 2014 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Jimbo Mathus © Copyright 2014 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2014 

Ian Siegal © Copyright 2014 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


 
 

Southport Blues Festival 2014

 



 

 

Chester Blues Festival 2014 



 

 

 
 

The 25th Great British R&B Festival 2014
Photos, reviews, interviews & artist info

 

 

Maryport Blues Festival 2014
 


Upton Blues Festival 2014

 

 



 

Backbone Blues Band © Copyright 2014 Rosy Greer. All Rights Reserved.

 


 
Thamesfest Review by Rosy Greer
 

Coming soon  ....

Grillstock 2014
(BBQ Meat and Music Festival)

 

 

 

Preston Rockin Blues Festival 2014

 

Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2014
 

 

 

Brothers Groove © Copyright 2014 Rosy Greer. All Rights Reserved.

Stourbridge Blues Festival 2014
 

 

 

The Hoax © Copyright 2014 Rosy Greer. All Rights Reserved.

Burnley Rock & Blues Festival 2014
 

 

 

Bowness Bay Blues Weekend 2014
 

Ian Siegal © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Devon Allman and Cyril Neville © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Bernard Allison © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2013
 
Paul Lamb © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Wilko Johnson © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 
The Greatest British R&B Festival 201
3
Colne, Lancashire

 

Bill Wyman © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

New St Peter & St Paul Church © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

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Upton Blues Festival 2013

 

Nimmo Brothers © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Grainne Duffy © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Linton Music Festival 2013

Connie Lush © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Ruben Dobbs (Swampcandy) © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Kent DuChaine © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Bangor on Dee Blues & Real Ale Festival
 

Larry McCray © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Southside Johnny © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


 
Burnley Rock & Blues Festival 2013
 

David Migden © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

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Dave Kelly © Copyright 2013 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2013
 

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Ian Siegal © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Larry McCray © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 
Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2012
   

Andy Fairweather Low © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

King Pleasure © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Steve Big Man Clayton © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Booker T Jones © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


The Great British R&B Festival 2012
 

Jojo Burgess (Hokie Joint) © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Ed Stephenson (The Revolutionaires) © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Sugar Ray © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


Burnley Rock & Blues Festival 2012
 

Chantel McGregor © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Mud Morganfield © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Deborah Bonham © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2012
 
Earl Thomas © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Gregg Wright © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Sixteen (King Mob) © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Carlisle Blues Festival 2011
 
Lisa Mills © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Mavis Staples © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Sharrie Williams © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 
The Great British R&B Festival 2011
 
Giles King © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Joe Louis Walker © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Jonny Lang © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Maryport Blues Festival 2011
 
Walter Trout © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Erja Lyytinen © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Aynsley Lister © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Linton Music Festival 2011
 
Kyla Brox © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Deborah Bonham © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Colin Black, The Stumble © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


Clitheroe Rock & Blues 2011
 

King King © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Dick Taylor © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Connie Lush © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2011
 

Ben Prestage © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Michael Burks © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Mud Morganfield © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Carlisle Blues Festival 2010
 
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The Great British R&B Festival 2010
 
Booker T © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Robert Cray © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Gregg Wright © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


Maryport Blues Festival 2010

 

James Hunter © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Paul Jones © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Mike Sanchez © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

22nd Burnley Blues Festival 2010
 
Ben Waters © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Deborah Bonham © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Chantel McGregor © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2010
 

Earl Thomas © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Paul Melville, The Stumble © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Ian Siegal © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Carlisle Blues Fest 2009
 
Coco Montoya © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Alvin Youngblood Hart © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Eric Bibb © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

 
The Great British R&B Festival 2009
 

Kenny Neal © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Lil Ed © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Doug MacLeod © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
21st Burnley Blues Festival 2009
 
Matthew Lee © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Gandalf Murphy © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Peter Kempe, The Juke Joints © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

Linton Music Festival 2009
 
Stephen Dale Petit © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Al Hughes © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Gugun © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.

  
Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2009
 


Steve Cropper © Copyright 2008 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
Steve Cropper, 19th Great British R&B Festival, Colne
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www.playitsteve.com

 

Magic Slim © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
Magic Slim, 21st Great British R&B Festival, Colne
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Colin Black, The Stumble, Skegness Rock & Blues Festival
© Copyright 2016 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


 

 

Helena Arkansas © Copyright 2008 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
The Levee Wall, Helena, Arkansas © Copyright 2008 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
 

OTHER UK, US & EUROPEAN BLUES FESTIVALS

Here are links to various other UK, US and European blues festival photo galleries and reviews over recent years :

The King Biscuit Festival, Helena, Arkansas 2015 - photos and review by Pete Evans
The King Biscuit Festival, Helena, Arkansas 2013 - photos and review by Pete Evans
Maryport Blues Festival 2013
- review & photos by Rosy Greer
Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2013
- review & photos by Rosy Greer
Thamesfest Music Festival 2013 - review & photos by Rosy Greer
Theatre of Blues Festival 2013, Shrewsbury -
review & photos by Rosy Greer
The King Biscuit Festival, Helena, Arkansas 2012
- review and photos by Pete Evans & John Taylor
Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2012
   - photos and interviews by Alan White, festival review by Rosy Greer
Beer n'Blues Festival, Band On The Wall, Manchester - photos by Alan White
Warrington R&B Festival 2012 - photos by Alan White
British Blues Awards & Newark Blues Festival 2012
- review and photos by Rosy Greer
23rd Colne Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival 2012
- photos and interviews by Alan White and Mike Garrah, with Roadhouse 'Trail' review & photos by Rosy Greer
Maryport Blues Festival 2012 - review and photos by Rosy Greer
Upton Blues Festival 2012
- photos by Alan White
Burnley International Rock & Blues Festival 2012
- photos and interviews by Alan White
Bowness Bay Blues Festival 2012
- photos by Steve Smith
Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2012 - photos, reviews and interviews
King Biscuit Blues Festival 2011
- review and photos by Pete Evans
5th Carlisle Blues Festival 2011
- photos and interviews by Alan White
Blackburn Blues Festival 2011 - photos by Steve Smith and interviews by Alan White
22nd Colne Great British
Rhythm & Blues Festival 2011
   - photos and interviews by Alan White and Steve Smith
Maryport Blues Festival 2011
   - photos and interviews by Alan White with reviews by Courtland Bresner
Upton Blues Festival 2011 - photos by Alan White
Cleethorpes Blues Festival (Acoustic Stage) 2011
- photos by Steve Smith
Linton Music Festival 2011 - reviews, photos & interviews by Alan White and Steve Wosket
23rd Burnley Blues Festival 2011 - photos by Alan White, Steve Smith and Idris Richards
Clitheroe Rock & Blues Weekender 2011 - photos by Alan White
Le Blues Autour du Zinc Blues Festival
- photos from Beauvais by Ian Zirins
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 2011
- review & photos by Michael & Barbara Ford
Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2011 - photos, reviews and interviews
Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival 2010
- photos & review by Pete Evans
Carlisle Blues Festival 2010
- photos and interviews by Alan White and review by Lionel Ross
Grey Mare Mini-Blues Festival 2010 - photos by Ray Smith
Newark Blues Festival 2010
- photos by Steve Smith
Boogaloo Big Blues Festival Prestatyn
- photos and review by Alan White
21st Colne Great
British R&B Festival 2010
   - photos and interviews by Alan White with additional photos by Steve Smith
Chicago Blues Festival 2010 and Buddy Guy's Legends Club
   - photos by Alan White plus other interesting stuff from the largest free blues festival in the world
Jinney Ring Blues Festival 2010 - photos by Alan White
Upton Blues Festival 2010 - photos by Alan White, Phil Richards and Steve Blackman
Maryport Blues Festival 2010
   - photos and interviews by Alan White with reviews by Courtland Bresner
Linton Music Festival 2010 - photos by Liz Aiken with reviews by Steve Wosket
Blues N'Booze Festival 2010, Crewe
- photos by Alan White
22nd Burnley National Blues Festival 2010
- photos by Alan White
The Deborah Bonham Band
at Fifestock 2010 - photos by Alan White

Skegness Rock & Blues Festival 2010 - photos and interviews by Alan White

For the latest US Blues Festivals check out:

www.bluesfestivalguide.com

Finally: All the photos and reviews of major UK & US Blues Festivals over the years from Alan White,
       Steve Smith, Pete Evans, Steve Wosket, Paul Webster, Carl DeAbreu, Phil Richards, Liz Aiken, Ian Zirins,
       Tony Higgins, Rick Lacey & Courtland Bresner. Thank you all.

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 BLUES TOURS, CONCERTS AND GIGS NOTICEBOARD

Larry Miller and Bluesman Mike Francis - photos from Waterside Arts Centre, Sale by Alan White
Simon McBride - photos from Bury Met by Steve Smith
Coming soon: Connie Lush and Blues Shouter
- photos from Barrow R&B Club - by Alan White
King King - photos from Bootleggers, Kendal - by Alan White
Alvin Youngblood Hart
- photos and interview from The Blues Kitchen, London by Alan White

Larry McCray Band - photos & interview from Bronte Blues Club by Alan White
Cedric Watson
- photos from The Met, Bury by Alan White
The Thomas Family Gigs
- photos from Swinton by Alan White
Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods
   - photos from The Met, Bury (Manchester Bluesfest) by Alan White
Michael Roach - photos from Penrith Playhouse by Alan White
Erja Lyytinen
- photos from Barrow by Alan White
Chris Farlowe and The Norman Beaker Band
- photos by Alan White
Paul Rodgers / Deborah Bonham Band / Jasmine Rodgers / Steve Rodgers / Room 4
     (Racehorse Sanctuary Fundraiser, Chichester) - photos by Alan White
Mick Ralphs Blues Band & Virgil and The Accelerators - photos from Bury Met by Steve Smith
Paul Lamb and The King Snakes - photos from Barrow by Alan White
The Brox Family Extravaganza
- photos and interviews by Alan White
BB King UK Concert Review - by Brandan Cronin
Hokie Joint / Balmoral Road / Pulse
- photos from Maryport by Alan White
John O'Leary's SugarKane
- photos from Barrow by Alan White
Kent DuChaine
- photos from Herefordshire by Steve Wosket
New Brunswick Battle of the Blues 2011: Final Results - photos by Alan White
Boogie For Stu - A Tribute to Ian Stewart special for one night only!
              -
Ben Waters, Jools Holland, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman,
                Charlie Watts, Mick Hucknall, Shakin' Stevens, Axel Zwingenburger,
                Dave Green
& Hamish Maxwell
- photos by Alan White
USA Section:
US Concerts & Festivals Reviews
- reviews and photos from the USA
                 - Taj Mahal Concert Review - Feb 19, 2011
                
- BB King Concert Review - Jan 5, 2011
                 -
Hubert Sumlin and The Nighthawks Concert Review - Dec 17, 2010
Ted Crook and The Blues Highway
- photos from Herefordshire by Steve Wosket
Catfish Keith in Liverpool
- photos by Alan White
Oli Brown and Joanne Shaw Taylor
- photos from Scarborough by Steve Smith
The Blues Assembly 2:
Chantel McGregor, Cherry Lee Mewis, Matt Schofield, Mud Morganfield and the Nimmo Brothers - photos from Leamington Spa by Steve Smith
Feed Me
- photos from Aspatria, Cumbria by Alan White
Earl Thomas & The Kings of Rhythm - photos from Eden Arts, Penrith, Cumbria
Peter Donegan and The Lonnie Donegan Band
- photos from Pocklington, York
The Hamilton Loomis Band - photos from their Live in England tour
Roadhouse - photos from Mandie's Roots Tour, Blues Café Bar, Harrogate
The Cadillac Kings and DJ Chris Powers - photos by Alan White
Jon Amor Band
- photos from Barrow R&B Club
The John O'Leary Band
- photos from Barrow R&B Club

Lucy Zirins gigs & bio - a very talented young lady singing the blues with passion!
Stephen Dale Petit's tour
with special guest Mick Taylor - photos by Alan White
Louisiana Red and Michael Messer UK Tour 2009
- photos by Alan White
Jay Tamkin Band
during their northern tour at Whitehaven & Cockermouth
    - review by Duncan Beattie and photos by Alan White
Mike Markey & Nick Jones - photos by Liz Aiken
Graham Robinson at The Robert Gillow, Lancaster - photos from Alan White
Khalif “Wailin’" Walter
at The Gregson, Lancaster 
The Mitch Laddie Trio - photos from Barrow R&B Club
Marcus Malone
- photos from Barrow R&B Club
King King featuring Alan Nimmo
- Tour photos from Barrow R&B Club   
Ian Parker Band - photos at Barrow R&B Club - including Joyce & Bill! 
Oli Brown Band, Graham Robinson & Lucy Zirins
 at Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Club 
   (check out Oli's nostalgic hairstyle)
Blues Caravan: Sue Foley-Deborah Coleman-Dani Wilde-Joanne Shaw Taylor
 
- photos by Alan White
The Stumble
play in their backyard: Walmer Bridge, Preston
- photos by Alan White

 


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Walter Trout at Linton Music Festival 2011 © Copyright 2011 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


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Michael Roach, Penrith Playhouse, Penrith

Tom Cox © Copyright 2014 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
Tom Cox (TC & The Moneymakers) at Carlisle Blues Rock Festival 2014
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Lil' Ian Goodsman © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
Lil' Ian Goodsman at The Great British Blues Festival 2010, Colne, Lancashire
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Lucy Zirins © Copyright 2009 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
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Dave Arcari's Guitar Cases © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.
Dave Arcari's Guitar Cases © Copyright 2012 Alan White. All Rights Reserved.


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Son House - A Painting by Gill Smith
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Keighley Blues Club
 
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Starting with an historic location, not really a club, but on a Saturday night a home of beautiful blues music ...

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