What is the state of the blues in London, England?

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What is the state of the blues in London, England?

Postby Singemonkey » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:04 pm

*I put in the "..., England," because I once got asked by a Canadian when I said I lived in London: "London, Ontario?" "Nope. London, England." :P

I lived in London from '98 to 2000 and I didn't know the blues then like I do now. But I do remember passing by a venue in Wimbledon and hearing a harp just wailing with a huge backing roar. Wished I'd taken advantage then. I did see John Mayall and Peter Green at the Barbican (I barely knew who Peter Green was at the time O_o).

So there's a small possibility that I might live in London again in the next two years for a while (I'm a South African back home in Cape Town) and I wondered whether anything was going on there. I've seen a couple of kids on youtube who are obviously really influenced by Green/Clapton/Taylor and I wondered if that manifests as anything exciting in live performance. Or old hands keeping it going. What's the scene like?
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