Playing the Blues

A collection of colour and b/w photographs of blues musicians taken at various venues and festivals over a period of about 10 years.

A number of these images have appeared in publications such as Blueprint, Guitarist and Blues Revue.

The images are listed according to artist(s), venue and date and can be accessed by clicking the document icons on the right hand side of the menu.

If you do not wish to explore the bulk of the images from the body of the main menu there is a shortcut - at the head of the menu - to a selected
ten favourite photographs.

SELECTED FAVOURITES 1-4

SELECTED FAVOURITES 5-8

SELECTED FAVOURITES 9-10

LUTHER ALLISON

Great British R&B Festival (Colne)

08/94

LUTHER ALLISON

Burnley Blues Festival 8

04/96

LUTHER ALLISON

Blackheath Concert Halls (London)

06/12/96

THE CHICAGO ALLSTARS/JIMMY DAWKINS

Gloucester Blues Festival 5

04/94

ROOSEVELT 'BOOBA' BARNES

Gloucester Blues Festival 5

04/94

'LITTLE' CHARLIE BATY/RICK ESTRIN

Beanos (Basinstoke) 11/09/92
'LITTLE' CHARLIE BATY Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
CAREY BELL Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
ERIC BIBB Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
BOBBY BLAND Kings Hotel (Newport) 14/07/94
BOBBY BLAND/VAN MORRISON Kings Hotel (Newport) 14/07/94
BOB BROZMAN Burnley Blues Festival 8 04/96
CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN
Albert Hall (London) 28/02/95
CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN
London Blues Festival (Watermans/Blackheath) 05/96
ANGELA BROWN/HARPBREAKERS Gloucester Blues Festival 3 04/92
JAMES CARR London Blues Festival (Watermans/Blackheath) 05/96
ERIC CLAPTON Albert Hall (London) 28/02/95
ALBERT COLLINS Town & Country Club (London) 29/03/91
JOHNNY COPELAND King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
SHEMEKIA COPELAND Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
ROBERT CRAY Capital Blues Festival (Crystal Palace, London) 06/07/91
ROBERT CRAY Shepherds Bush Empire (London) 28/06/95
LIL'ED Langbaurgh Blues Festival (Redcar) 05/91
DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS Langbaurgh Blues Festival (Redcar) 05/91
DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS Gloucester Blues Festival 3 04/92
RICK ESTRIN Great British R&B Festival (Colne) 08/92
RICK ESTRIN Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
GEORGIE FAME Blackheath Concert Halls (London) 30/05/98
CLARENCE FOUNTAIN Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
CAROL FRAN/CLARENCE HOLLIMAN Great British R&B Festival (Colne) 08/93
ANSON FUNDERBURGH King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
LARRY GARNER 100 Club (London) 01/11/95
LARRY GARNER Burnley Blues Festival 8 04/96
DANA GILLESPIE Burnley Blues Festival 8 04/96
OTIS GRAND Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
HENRY GRAY Great British R&B Festival (Colne) 08/94
PETER GREEN Blackheath Concert Halls (London) 27/03/97
BUDDY GUY Town & Country Club (London) 18/11/91
BUDDY GUY Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
JOHN HAMMOND Festival Hall (London) 21/07/93
JOHN HAMMOND London Blues Festival (Crystal Palace) 07/92
JOHN HAMMOND Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
JAMES HARMAN King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
CORY HARRIS Bisopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
THE HOAX Great British R&B Festival (Colne) 08/94
THE HOAX Gloucester Blues Festival 6 04/95
THE HOAX Albany Empire (London) 19/06/99
THE HOAX/MIKE VERN0N Great British R&B Festival (Colne) 08/94
JOHN LEE HOOKER Capital Blues Festival (Crystal Palace, London) 06/07/91
GILES HEDLEY & THE AVIATORS Jagz Cafe (Ascot) 30/01/96
DR JOHN Jazz Cafe (London) 26/05/94
BB KING Festival Hall (London) 18/07/91
BB KING Festival Hall (London) 24/07/94
LITTLE JIMMY KING 100 Club (London) 01/03/94
PAUL LAMB Bisopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
ROBERT LOCKWOOD King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
BIG JOE LOUIS Gloucester Blues Festival 5 04/94
BIG JOE LOUIS Gloucester Blues Festival 6 04/95
BOBBY MACK Burnley Blues Festival 8 04/96
TAJ MAHAL Bisopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
TAJ MAHAL Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
KEB MO Borderline Club (London) 11/07/95
KEB MO London Blues Festival (Watermans/Blackheath) 05/96
KEB MO Queen Elizabeth Hall (London) 18/07/96
KEB MO Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE Walthamstow Town Hall (London) 10/11/90
DAVE KELLY/PAUL JONES Gloucester Blues Festival 5 04/94
LUCKY PETERSON Dingwalls (London) 03/03/94
KID RAMOS Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
LOUISIANA RED Burnley Blues Festival 8 04/96
SONNY RHODES Chiswick Rox (London) 16/04/94
SONNY RHODES Gloucester Blues Festival 5 04/94
MICHAEL ROACH Gloucester Blues Festival 5 04/94
MICHAEL ROACH The Dove (Reading) 13/03/96
DUKE ROBILLARD Town & Country Club (London) 03/08/91
DUKE ROBILLARD Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
SHERMAN ROBINSON Blackheath Concert Halls (London) 25/06/99
JIMMY ROGERS Langbaurgh Blues Festival (Redcar) 05/91
CHARLIE SAYLES Gloucester Blues Festival 5 04/94
MAGIC SLIM London Blues Festival (Watermans/Blackheath) 05/96
MAGIC SLIM Bisopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
MAGIC SLIM Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
BIG SMITTY King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
JIMMY SMITH London Blues Festival (Crystal Palace) 07/92
POPS STAPLES London Blues Festival (Crystal Palace) 07/92
BIG SMITTY/HUBERT SUMLIN King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
HUBERT SUMLIN King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, Arkansas) 10/93
HUBERT SUMLIN Borderline Club (London) 25/10/2000
KOKO TAYLOR Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
SUSAN TEDESCHI Bishopstock Blues Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/99
JIMMIE VAUGHAN Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
JOE LOUIS WALKER Barbicon Blues Festival (London) 26/07/98
JOE LOUIS WALKER Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
PHILLIP WALKER Gloucester Blues Festival 6 04/95
WALTER 'WOLFMAN' WASHINGTON Burnley Blues Festival 8 04/96
CEPHAS & WIGGINS Barbicon Blues Festival (London) 26/07/98
KIM WILSON London Blues Festival (Watermans/Blackheath) 05/96
KIM WILSON Bishopstock Music Festival (Exeter, Devon) 05/2000
JIMMY WITHERSPOON 100 Club (London) 24/05/92