Blues appreciation

Availability: Currently closed to new members

Group leader: Steve Jones - Contact Steve

This group is not currently accepting new members. If you would like to join this or a similar group, please register your interest. That will allow us to notify you if a place becomes available. If enough people register an interest we will try to create a new group.


We currently meet from 2-4pm on the 4th Monday of the month. The emphasis is on getting to know blues artists, their work and where it has been influential in the 20th century:

  • Review the lives of influential American blues artists of the 20th century .
  • Listen to examples of their recorded music.
  • Consider and listen to British music influenced by these artists.
  • Occasionally attend appropriate music events.
  • Subject to members music abilities, play/sing some of these songs.

The meetings are held at Steve Jones' house in Eastoke and accommodate  seven people. Steve has a good collection of blues recorded music and literature and prepares a presentation each month supported by electronic literature (pdf’s).

Fellow members are welcome, but are expected, to contribute in one or more of the following ways:

  • Bring an interest in Blues and a desire to enjoy the genre, through listening and discussion.
  • Prepare and give a presentation. This can be related to a Blues artist or how their work has affected their own life (Desert Island Discs in Blue).
  • Contribute musically or vocally.