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Blue Thoughts
January 10 2013

Some great quotes about what is "The Blues" and what it means... 

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins. 

Peter Tork 

 

The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it.
B. B. King 
 
I’m not a big Blues fan, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t dig B.B. King.
Maurice Gibb 
 
I think the Blues will always be around. People need it.
Johnny Winter
 
I guess music, particularly the Blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.
Alexis Korner 
 
I think a guy who’s had just the right amount of booze can sing the Blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.
Charlie Rich 
 
The Blues – the sound of a sinner on revival day.
William Christopher Handy
 
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, ‘You play blues. That music is so sad.’ I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, ‘You didn’t play one sad song.’
Buddy Guy
 
I realized I was tired of singing about trees and flowers. I wanted to sing about real life. From then on, nobody could tell me anything was better than Blues.
Robert Cray 
 
Don’t believe any of these guys, come down to ‘RM one night and prove yourself wrong!


The usual suspects

Monday Roots At 'RM Starts @ 8.30pm

These nights consists of 4 or 5 acts that range from solo folk to 4 piece Bluegrass Troupes. You will find an array of instruments and styles. It is the perfect way to wind yourself slowly into the chaos of the week ahead!

Tuesday Blues Jam Starts @ 8.00pm

Come along, have a drink and enjoy some top-quality blues/roots music in an excellent atmosphere. Some of London's best roots musicians will be there for spontaneous music-making in a variety of London's best roots musicians.
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