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2004 FESTIVAL ARTISTES
The who's who of Festival 2004; pictures, links, the lot
Many of the Fest bands and musicians
who have appeared over the years
Bio's, pic's and loads of info.
2004 GIG REVIEWS
Photo's and Gig Reviews of ALL the stages/venues of Festival 2004
Vast archive of Photo's and Gig Reviews of Previous Festivals
The "Acoustic Stage" (in reality an eclectic mix of music from Delta Blues to
flat out rock) at The Shore Hotel has it's own website which is now updated
with new pictures and info..
Without our sonsors
there would be no
Fest - Who are these
ISLE OF MAN BLUES CLUB
The Manx Blues Club; where the Festival sprang from
venue, dates, history etc..
The Festival is mostly FREE
but which stages require tickets?
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Bio's, pic's and loads of info on most of the artistes that have ever appeared.
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Where is it? Here!
Includes Photo's of Laxey
How to get to the Isle of Man
Stage: MAIN STAGE GIG REPORT 2003
Photo's and Report on the
Charterhouse International Blues Pavilion
Stage: ACOUSTIC STAGE
The Acoustic Stage has it's own web
site. You can check out: Previous
fest.s, pictures and details.
Domicilium: Internet Providers to the Festival
Bushy's Big Wheel Blues Festival 2003 is
a fund raising event for the British Red
Cross. Please give generously.
Robert Johnson & Cream Honored
11th January 2006
will be awarded post humously, with a lifetime
achievement award at the 2006 Grammy Award Ceremony.
The official Grammy announcement said; "Robert Johnson — Despite his short time
as a musician — he died at only 27 — Robert Johnson managed to make a huge name
for himself. He is commonly referred to as "the greatest blues singer of all
time," and is considered by many to be the most distinguished, renowned, and
illustrious musician in the history of the Delta blues. When Johnson's complete
recordings were released in 1990, it was the first blues album in history to
sell more than 2 million copies. His legacy continues to live on and provide
inspiration and reason for celebration today and for future generations."
(Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton) are also to be given a
Lifetime Achievement award — Considered one of the first jam bands, Cream's
combination of blues and rock, along with their remarkably energetic style,
left a permanent musical mark and established them as one of the greatest live
bands of the '60s. They set a standard of inventiveness and originality, thus
paving the road for many other hard and progressive rock bands that emerged
Other Blues nominations are as follows - the winners will be announced on 8th
Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Live! Down The Road -
In Your Arms Again -
[Back Porch Records]
B.B. King & Friends
Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul -
[Stony Plain Records]
About Them Shoes -
[Tone Cool / Artemis Records]
Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)
Make Do With What You Got -
[Shout! Factory/The One]
Bring 'Em In -
[Silvertone/Zomba Label Group]
Cost Of Living -
[New West Records]
Electric Blue Watermelon -
North Mississippi Allstars
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