Thanks

This is to acknowledge the ‘Contributors’ to the whole Earlyblues.com website, where I have listed (in alphabetical order) all those who have contributed over the years. I would like to give my thanks to you all and my apologies if I have missed anyone. Where available I have included a synopsis or biography …

 

Contributor Synopsis / Biography Link Section Reference
Liz Aiken Photographer and reviewer Blues Festival Photos
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Loz Arkle Blues portrait artist Blues Art
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Mike Ballantyne Singer and researcher of earliest documented blues lyrics.
Click here for Mike’s website.
Blues Essays
Courtland Bresner Blues artist gravestones researcher and acoustic blues guitarist.
Click here for Courtland’s Biography.
Blues Travelogues & Gravestone Photos
Mike Bullock Bibliographic Researcher Early Blues Bibliography
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Carl DeAbreu Photographer Blues Festival Photos
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Roger Dorey Poet Blues Poetry
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Les Forgue Memories of Chicago’s Maxwell Street and blues acquaintances Blues Memories
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Michael Gray Author, writer and public speaker.
Click here for Michael’s website.
Blues Essays
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Rosy Greer Lancaster Blues Archivist and independent reviewer Blues Festival & Gig Reviews
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Max Haymes Blues historian, author, lecturer, radio DJ and ‘blues brother’. Brother of Rex Haymes.
Click here for Max’s Biography.
Blues History
Rex Haymes Acoustic blues guitarist and blues history debater. Brother of Max Haymes.
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Blues History
Tony Higgins North East UK festivals and gigs reviewer.
Click here for Tony’s biography.
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Blues Festival Photos
Steve Hurl Top ten country blues Top Twenty Blues
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Billy Hutchinson Independent reviewer and interviewer Blues Festival / Gig Reviews & Blues Essays
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Rick Lacey Drummer, photographer and reviewer.
Click here for Rick’s website
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Blues Festival Photos
Kirk Lang US based reviewer.
Click here for Kirk’s biography.
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Blues Festival & Gig Reviews
Colin McNeill Photo collage maker Blues Collage
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Andres Magallanes Argentinean blues guitarist and translator.
Click here for Andres’s Country Blues in Argentina Blogspot.
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Blues Essays
Terry Messman Editor, Street Spirit, a publication of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
Click here for the Street Spirit website.
Blues Essays
Richard Miller Memories of blues from the Surrey delta Blues Memories
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Steve Pilkington Memories of the 60’s British Blues Boom Blues Memories & Essays
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Phil Richards Photographer, festivals guru and ‘dental expert’ Blues Festival Photos
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Jason Richardson Photographer Blues Festival Photos
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Gill Smith Blues portrait artist Blues Art
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Ray Smith Musician, poet, author, pub landlord and teller of blues based tales
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Blues Poetry
Steve Smith Photographer, festivals guru and memories of why blues is his favourite colour Blues Memories, Festival & Gig Photos
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Dai Thomas Blues guitar researcher, blues history debater and authentic acoustic blues guitarist.
Click here for Dai’s biography.
Blues Artists’ Guitar Guide and Blues History
Ade Tucker Memories of listening to blues on the ‘wireless’ in the late 40s and early 50s
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Blues Memories
Mike Turnbull Blues portrait artist Blues Art
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Dave Alan Walker Poet.
Click here for Dave’s poems on the Poem Hunter website www.poemhunter.com
Blues Poetry
Paul Webster Photographer and intrepid ‘Route 66’ co-traveller Blues Festival Photos
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Christine White The ‘Boss’, supporter in all Earlyblues endeavours Blues Poetry
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Steve Wosket Midlands UK festivals / gigs reviewer and ‘blues brother’ Blues Festival & Gig Reviews
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Ian Zirins Photographer and Dad to young acoustic blues singer & guitarist Lucy Zirins.
Click here for Lucy’s website.
Blues Festival Photos

 

Now that we have a new re-formatted ‘History’ section with much more material, particularly on British Blues, I would like to introduce to you and acknowledge invaluable contributions from:

 

The British Blues Archive

The British Blues Archive (BBA) was set up by Peter Harvie and Stevie King in 2011 and is the only archive which concentrates upon British Blues, that great music that means so much to so many people.  The archive documents the history, musicians, the venues and the instruments that make up British Blues. Eventually everything will be on this website for everyone to see but it will take many years. We will get there with the help of fellow musicians and enthusiasts.

Join the BBA on facebook.

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Tales From The Woods roots music networking group and Magazine,
established by Keith Woods

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.

 www.tftw.org.uk

and finally….

a special thanks to my wife Christine for her patience when I’m pounding away at the PC, her help in transcribing the many interviews, and her invaluable support in all the various Earlyblues initiatives.

Please email any contribution (all welcome) to: alan.white@earlyblues.com