How you can help bluesinthenorthwest.com

Posted on: Saturday, Sep 29, 2007

Nope! I’m not asking for money; I love my blues so much that I am paying good money to host this site free of charge, as a service to the blues community in the north west.

Here’s what you can do to help. This site needs more users, this site needs more feedback. Write a comment on a post, email me your opinions; better still, print out some flyers from here and take them to your next gig. Let me know what you like and what you don’t, write a review, take some pictures — promote the community.

How easy is that? You can help me by joining and promoting the on-line blues community here in the north west. I know that there are many more fans out there than I see at the site. Let’s make it happen. Without your support, this site will fade and die.

Hey, hey..



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lancashire

September 29th, 2007 at 07:48
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Ken,

If anyone can make the pdf into a jpg file I will show the flyer on the Lancashire Blues Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/lancashireblues

Thanks for all the hard work and dedication in keeping this site going. I am sure I can say that it is appreciated by all Blues fans in the NW.

Cheers – Joe

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Grahame

September 29th, 2007 at 10:46
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As I have posted previously more of the guys and gals out there need to get on board – I love posting on here and love the site and content – but apart from the likes of myself, Pete, Lionel and a few more we don’t seem to have many contributing or posting. I know how much time and effort Ken puts in and it would be a shame to lose such a great site. Getting the flyers out to gigs would be a great help – I took some to the recent Band of Thieves / Memo Gonzalez gig at Warrington and I know the hits went up after that, so they do work! If flyers go out at gigs from Barrow right down to our area in Chester there is potential for a lot of new ‘hits’ – go to it folks!

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Steve

October 3rd, 2007 at 19:49
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I’m one of those who picked up a flyer at the Memo Gonzales gig and, as a result, I’ve been visiting this site regularly. Now, I’ve decided to take the plunge and join up.

That was the first time I’ve ever been to the Warrington R&B Club and I’ve got to say it was an absolute knock out. Two storming bands, great atmosphere and good bar service. Result – blues nirvana. Thank you, Ray & Barb!

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Ken

October 4th, 2007 at 07:57
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Hey Steve – welcome to bluesinthenorthwest.com. Glad to have you on board.

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Steve

October 4th, 2007 at 19:38
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Thanks, Ken. Looking forward to some interesting discussions on here. Really enjoyed your band, in particular, your most blueswailing harp playing. The spirit of George Smith and William Clarke lives on!

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Steve

October 8th, 2007 at 08:44
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Right, now I’ve joined up, I’d like to ask some advice from other members…namely, where does everyone pick up their regular fix of recorded blues these days?

Ever since the mighty Red Lick Records closed down, I’ve been suffering from withdrawal symptoms (although my bank manager seems a lot happier!). The blues section in HMV Manchester is quite reasonable and I’ve discovered another good mail order outlet – the Blues CD Store – but I just wondered if members had any other recommendations?

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Grahame

October 8th, 2007 at 21:29
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My wife is much happier since Red Lick closed (she is my bank manager!) – I would have thought that some of the smaller shops in Manchester carry a fair bit of blues? Try http://www.play.com – they are based in Jersey and seem to have a lot of blues on the site, even places like http://www.tesco.com carry more than you think!

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Steve

October 9th, 2007 at 09:02
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Having scoured the record shops of Manchester, you’d be surprised how few do carry a decent stock of blues records. Anyway, thanks for the tips on the websites – I’ll give ’em a try. There is nowhere to replace Red Lick, though, but, as the website is still there, I live in hope that some enterprising soul will take over where Ken and Ann left off!