If ever there was a time for Mr Blues to step forward and take centre stage, then this is it! Henry’s Blueshouse is closed - temporarily - but that’s no reason for any of us to go without our regular dose of The Blues.
So here’s a little something to keep the spirit going with a reminder that, young, or not so young, The Blues is going to get you every damn time.
Way back in the mists of time, almost unbelievably now 50 years later, Henry’s Blueshouse presented the man who wrote and recorded the first hit for Elvis, Arthur Big Boy Crudup; that wonderful, two fisted barrelhouse piano player from New Orleans, Champion Jack Dupree; and the legendary Piedmont bluesman Reverend Gary Davis, born in Laurens, South Carolina in 1896.
Those wonderful old guys are no longer with us, but when Henry’s reopens we’ll be proud to present the fine blues band of today - as well as the man who makes Henry’s Blueshouse Birmingham’s Home of Happy Feet.
In the meantime, we’ll be keeping you entertained with Henry’s Virtual Blueshouse, delivered straight to your inbox every Tuesday, with videos and articles featuring everything from the roots of the blues to what we’re digging down in our blues bunker.
So whatever you do, don’t worry ‘bout the blues.
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Over on our Youtube channel, we’ve got hours of choice selections from previous weeks’ gigs. And that’s not to mention our archive of Blues Talkin’ chats, featuring everything from Jim Simpson on his years spent travelling around Europe with a host of American bluesmen in the 70s, Chico White on the history of Lindy Hop, and Kent DuChaine on how he made the acquaitance of Howlin’ Wolf.
While Henry’s is taking a break, we’ll be uploading more fun stuff for your viewing pleasure, so don’t miss a video - subscribe to BigBearMusicUK now!