Poster auction in aid of Bluefunk Blues Club

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008

Poster auction in aid of Bluefunk Blues Club

http://www.bluesinthenorthwest.com/index.php/auction/

From Pete Evans…

To all Blues lovers in the North West.

Before we went to Arkansas, Ken published news that Garry White over in Poynton had unfortunately been robbed of all the takings for the Jon Cleary gig in July by some lowlife purporting to be a blues fan.

I know what a great job Garry does and, like us in Worthenbury and many of the other blues promoters in the region, he does it for the love of the music.

With that in mind, I decided to set up a special auction to try and raise some funds to enable Garry to make up the deficit in his savings.

I bought one of the highly collectable Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival posters and have had it autographed by some of the performers over the weekend. In all there are 19 signatures and they are :- Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Bob Margolin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Calvin “Fuzzy” Jones, Bobby Rush, Sunshine Sonny Payne (the legendary presenter of King Biscuit Time on Radio KFFA since 1951), Bubba Sullivan (MC and organiser of The Bizkit), Janiva Magness, Rick Estrin, RJ Mischo, Super Chikan, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cedric Burnside, Reba Russell, Anson Funderburgh, Billy Gibson, Bob Stroger and Robert “Bilbo” Walker.

I am now auctioning it via bluesinthenorthwest.com up until December 20th when Garry has a Christmas gig in Poynton. Bids can be sent to Ken on nwblues@gmail.com and he will publish a weekly update of the highest bid (rather like a more famous bidding website).

I will also publish this mail in Blues in Britain.

We have an opening bid of £75 so everyone out there get bidding for what one day will be a valuable piece of memorabilia.

Good luck to the highest bidder.

PETE EVANS



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Grahame

October 23rd, 2008 at 17:39
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Nice one Pete! Might it be worth popping Paul Jones an e-mail to see if he will put it out on his show? Might get you some good bids, or are you keeping it NW?

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Ken

October 23rd, 2008 at 18:46
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We should go national to maximise the opportunities for the money. That’s my €0.02 anyway.

Who’s going to email Jonesy? Anyone in the bluesinthenorthwest.com region got an inside line to the BBC?

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Grahame

October 24th, 2008 at 11:56
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Paul Jones show e-mailed this morning from the link on the webpage.