Image: Fraser Speirs with the SAR Loco 3007 @ The Riverside Museum
This is an online album only and serves as a showcase for the diverse talent within the city of Glasgow.
A Little About the New Site...
I am extremely proud and excited about the new website and hope that it can further lift the profile of the Glasgow Blues Players. During the last 3 years I have interviewed and photographed some incredible people and it has been a fantastic experience. Memories that stick out are:
- Meeting with friends and finding out histories that I had no idea about
- Meeting with people I had never known and making good friends from the experience
- Meeting world renowned Blues artists and being allowed to photograph and ask them about their experiences (all the while thinking..."How the hell did this happen?")
- Working with Sky Arts as a resource for the "Unsigned Heroes" series
- Articles I have written appearing in Blues publications
A quick word on the Blue & White theme going on at the top of the site pages: This is a nod to Chess Records who were/are so instrumental in the promotion of the Blues.
I would like to think that this is YOUR site and, unlike some larger entities, I am open to everything that you have to say on how to give our Blues community what it needs to expand.
GET IN TOUCH! If something isn't working...tell me. If you have a great idea...let me know.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. I can't wait to hear from you!
As I hope to highlight over the coming years, it is not just the music that makes the Glasgow Blues such a world-class scene, it is the people of Glasgow themselves! Keep an eye on the "Blues Fans" section as it grows :-)
All the best,
Next Album in progress, which will focus on female artists within the city of Glasgow.
Title and Album cover undecided but one thing is for certain! With talents like Linda Jaxson,
Charlotte Marshall, Little Miss Debbie, Violet Leighton, Angela Higney, Melissa Kelly, Tamira Herrebrugh and soooooo many
more there is one of several albums worth of material coming your way in the very near future.
From a purely selfish perspective here is a version of "After Midnight" by Violet Leighton.
I had the priviledge to play keyboards on this track and it was recorded live with no overdubs on the second take.
Vocals; Violet Leighton, Guitar: Al Brown, Bass: Jack Casey, Drums Charlie Nadgy, Keys: Kirk Lothian
Lloyd Reid interview and photo-shoot
As a photographer, every once in a while you find yourself standing in a location and a light-bulb switches on inside your head. The light-bulb moment was a Winnebago with Lloyd Reid standing in front of it playing a guitar. Lo and behold, look to the right and there it is.
Philosophy, surreal moments, one armed bikers and the realisation of life-long ambition feature heavily in this encounter...
Blues Fan Interview - Gerry Brown
Catching up with ardent Blues follower Gerry Brown over a pint in Oran Mor.
Gerry has supported the Glasgow music scene for the best part of 50 years and still going strong.