Keeping Live Music...Live
26TH SEPTEMBER 2014
BILLIE Holiday, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix are just some of the music legends to grace the Blues Hall of Fame.
The online gallery celebrates the great and the good, singling out the musicians, writers, venues and promoters that have been instrumental to the genre. However, you don't have to travel too far to find its latest inductee.
For Sedgefield Rock and Blues Club in County Durham is one of the first venues into the UK to be inducted into the hall of fame and its founders could not be happier. Garry Jacobs, from Bishop Middleham, near Sedgefield, said: “We are absolutely delighted. It was quite a shock when we found out. It just shows how far we have come. "I think what makes us so successful is the fact we don’t over stretch ourselves. We are not putting on a concert every week so we leave people hungry for more."
The club shares the honour with North-East photographer, John Finlayson, who earned a spot in the prestigious gallery with his atmospheric images from blues concerts across the region.Thanks to Lizzie Anderson of The Northern Echo for the article.