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Bristol's Blues Events

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Bristol's Blues Scene

Is blues music under-represented in Bristol?

While other American-originated music like funk and soul enjoy a huge number of acts and dedicated venues, where is the home of blues in Bristol? With its roots in the oppression of the black peoples of America, blues was transplanted over to the UK via white rock acts like the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. A quick browse of blues played on the BBC recently and tyhe Guardian’s list of the best blues festivals show some support for nearby Bath, but nothing for blues in Bristol. This begs the question: who will lead the new blues revival in Bristol?

Blues gigs in Bristol are found in pretty consistent venues with places like The Prom and the Thunderbolt popular live blues spots. Generally blues-rock seems more prominent in Bristol than traditional rhythm and blues bands or delta blues singers, although there is some really interesting stuff out there. Other venues to check for blues include the Cori Tap in Clifton and the Blue Lagoon on Gloucester Rd.

It's always worth looking at what's on at the Canteen in Bristol whose listings vary in style but are usually consistently high in quality - some potential blues gems there...

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Crofters Rights
Ill Spooks + SICKROSE and gaws
Ill Spooks comeback show with support from SICKROSE & gaws
Mr Wolfs
The Donut Filler Jam
Every Tuesday - Live Jam Night
Jam Jar
Bab L' Bluz
A percussion-heavy mix of gnawa, funk and psychedelic blues
Beard and Sabre
Sam Eason
The fantastic Sam Eason playing live at The Taphouse
The Tobacco Factory
Joe Strouzer Band
Full band show from songwriter/blues musician Joe Strouzer
Mr Wolfs
The Donut Filler Jam
Every Tuesday - Live Jam Night
The Loco Klub
Green Beans
A new live music night that doesn't shy away from the improvised.
The Cock & Tail
Live Music Night
Live music from artists from the South West
The Old Stillage, Redfield
The Prohibition: 1920s Speakeasy Night
The Midnight Moonshine Club DJs are back for a night at the Speakeasy
The Old Market Assembly
BRISTOL NORTHERN SOUL CLUB
Bristol's dedicated Northern Soul Event
Mr Wolfs
The Donut Filler Jam
Every Tuesday - Live Jam Night
Cloak and Dagger, The
King Size Slim & Flamenco Thief
Come and get cosy as we welcome an eclectic night of music to see away the last of the winter.
The Canteen
The Bare Souls
From sleazy blues, to sultry soul, too good old fashioned rock n roll, with a heavy dose of funk thrown in to keep you moving
Mr Wolfs
The Donut Filler Jam
Every Tuesday - Live Jam Night
The Ill Repute
A Different Thread at The Ill Repute
An evening of Blues, Folk, and Americana with A Different Thread (trio)
Mr Wolfs
The Donut Filler Jam
Every Tuesday - Live Jam Night
Mr Wolfs
The HuckleBuck
Seven piece swinging blues band.
The Lightship Theatre
Live Blues With An Open Whisky Bar!
Join blues duo The Rhythm and Booze Project for the launch of their new whisky, featuring an open whisky bar. Yes, you read that right.
Mr Wolfs
Year Of The Dog
Fresh brasshouse-soul sound from Cardiff
The Forge
Moscow Drug Club
A curious musical place where 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet
Rough Trade Bristol
Brothers Moving
Catch Brothers Moving at their debut Bristol show
Jam Jar
Erratic Batting: Yin Yin + Support
Netherland's South-East-Asian-Psych-Funk 5 Piece - Yin Yin - debut in Bristol
The Lanes
Late Night Funk Club: Live Funk Band + DJs
Groove-masters from start to finish: Manfredi Funk Initiative + Friendly Records DJs
The Trinity Centre
Fink
Bristolian, low-slung groove
Exchange
The Picturebooks
The Picturebooks at Exchange
Exchange
Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr at Exchange
Exchange
When Rivers Meet
When Rivers Meet at Exchange
The Lightship
Peter Case & Sid Griffin with Guy Malkerson
Legends Peter Case & Sid Griffin in Bristol one night only on their European tour