Thursday night which is when I should have been up in town supporting comrades at a meeting, saw me stuck at home instead. Miserable.
By the time I’d got everything sorted out and in spite of being ill, I headed to The Riverside Club in Staines for a special night of the Blues – fitting really.
This is the legendary ‘Papa George’ and the equally legendary Mickey Moody – here Mickey (on the right) is playing a mean slide guitar.
It was a very full house, not least because George’s fairly slow, thoughtful blues is popular but also because this was a special night to thank the flood volunteers and anyone from the services who helped.
This is George on the steel guitar – he also had a classic steel’un which wasn’t shiny like this one.
It was classic blues too, played brilliantly and understated; John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson – you know the kind of thing. But also there was J.J.Cale and Tom Waits and some Peter Green - a good mix for my blue Thursday.
Friday and the sun is shining. For old times sake I’m going to go round taking some pictures of the retreating waters.
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