During my years at university I had a dream of visiting a certain bar in London. You might think visiting the bar is the dream and daily practise of most students, but this was a very particular bar, and I wasn’t planning to go there for the beer. No, this was Bob’s Blues Bar in … Continue reading On the Road!
Today I woke to the sad news that another guitar hero of mine has gone, the great B.B.King, one of the last of the original electric blues players who created this wonderful music. Here's a video which my brother brought to my attention (thanks!) featuring both B.B.King and Gary Moore, another much missed musician who could make this … Continue reading The Thrill Is Gone
Fantastic night last night, the last of a run of gigs. This time it was Hugh Laurie with the Copper Bottom Band. Too much to do for a proper write up today, but suffice to say Hugh as expected was a wonderful frontman with a natural rapport and skillful fingers on the piano, if not … Continue reading Hugh Laurie – Hammersmith Apollo, 02.07.12
Talking over breakfast this morning I mentioned that Gary Moore had died. The children asked who he was, and so immediately I reached for my copy of his live blues album 'Blues Alive' to give them a taste of this master at work. I was fortunate enough to see him at the Albert Hall during … Continue reading Blues Alive