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Bristol

Music- Blues and its Branches

Shop display of CDs of blues music
Status: Active, open to new members
Group Leader:
When: Monthly on Thursday afternoons 2:00-4:00
3rd Thursday of the month
Venue: Member's Home

We usually meet on Coronation Road BS3.

Steps negotiable by wheelchair, ground floor toilet. Parking outside with visitor permit or Asda car park nearby. Plenty of buses to Bedminster Parade 5 minutes walk away.

This is a group dedicated to the study and appreciation of blues music and its roots and influence.

We have explored the origins and legacy of the blues from Africa to the present day. We have found that the blues has given birth to many forms of closely related music such as jazz, gospel, soul, rhythm & blues, rock'n'roll and 'World Music'.

Now we include many of these forms of music, and for the first hour we feature topics, or individual artists, followed by playing 'open' selections brought by members of the group for discussion and enjoyment. Most formats can be accommodated, including vinyl, and internet access means that almost any request can be located.