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Walter Trout: "I don't know why John Mayall put up with me for so long. But I've been sober for 32 years now, not a beer nor a joint," - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2020)

Teddy Wilson: "Mildred Bailey was a much better singer than Billie [Holiday]." - (DownBeat August, 2020)


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11,740 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 880 of them this year alone and, so far, 17 this month (August 4).

Coming soon ...


Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Pumphrey's Blues Cafe

As Lockdown Britain begins to open up there is some good news on the horizon. Pumphrey's in Newcastle is currently undergoing major refurbishment and, when social distancing guidelines allow, the historic premises will swing into action as a seven-nights-a-week blues venue. 

The ground floor and first floor development at no. 44 Cloth Market is part of a wider regeneration scheme encompassing Cloth Market and Groat Market (including the demolition of Thomson House and the construction of many more much-needed hotel rooms) which will help transform the area. Pumphrey's Blues Cafe will be a welcome addition to the city's live music scene.  

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