Henry’s Blueshouse, the legendary Birmingham Blues Club which was, 53 years ago, the birthplace of that most influential of all rock bands, Black Sabbath, has this week opened its doors to The Blues.
After two Bluesday Tuesdays in The Jazz Festival, Henry’s Blueshouse proper, back at its spiritual home The Bulls Head in Birmingham, opened on Tuesday with a stunning performance by country blues slide guitar man Will Killeen, from Ireland via the wilds of the Malvern Hills.
Will delivered a rocking two sets of primitive rural blues that were an absolute delight.From now on, at The Bulls Head in Bishopsgate Street, every Tuesday is Bluesday from 7pm until 10:30pm – and it’s free admission. The evenings begin with Blues Talkin, a 45 minute conversation with an important blues performer, a different one week before the featured band hits the stage at 8pm.
This coming Tuesday: August 10th – The Foregate Street Blues Band
August 17th – Big Jim and The Alabama Boogie Boys
August 24th – Melvin Hancox Band
August 31st – The Nitecrawlers
September 7th – Maz Mitrenko Band
September 14th – Chickenbone John and Ricky Cool
September 21st – The Whiskey Brothers
September 28th – The 58’s Blues Band