Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tribute night for guitar legend Mississippi John Hurt

John Gregory has organised – and will perform at – an evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the re-discovery of guitar legend Mississippi John Hurt.

It will take place on Saturday, March 2 2013 at the Institute in Laxey, Isle of Man.

MJH acoustic blues night poster

The special guest at the event will be Mississippi John Hurt biographer Dr Phil Ratcliffe who will be giving a special presentation about the acoustic blues musician as well as performing some of his songs.

The night will also feature music from John Gregory’s blues duo Blue John and Papa Cass as well as roots musician Pete Woodman.

Tickets are just £5 and are available by contacting John Gregory via the details on the contact page on this website.

Mississippi John Hurt first recorded in 1928. In March 1963 a blues fan tracked him down at his home in Mississippi and John Hurt, at the age of 71, had the opportunity to record again. He embarked upon a music career that has had a lasting impact on generations of acoustic guitar players ever since.

Media coverage for Blue John’s Deep South Guitar Club

A scan of the article in the Manx Independent

A scan of the article in the Manx Independent

The Manx Independent dated January 10 2013 features an article about the forthcoming launch of Blue John’s Deep South Guitar Club.

The club will launch at the Patchwork Cafe in Port St Mary on Wednesday, January 16.

See the group lessons tab for full details.


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