The venue was named after the Blue Front Cafe, a jook joint in Bentonia, Mississippi, run by musician Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes.

Late, lamented:

Ben Andrews, Mojo Buford, Bob Brozman, John Jackson, Ernie Payne

Louisiana Red, Philadelphia Jerry Ricks, John Renbourn


The European Blues Association

The EBA is a registered charity, formed in 1999 to become the focus of blues activity amd research for African-american music in Europe. The Archive of African American Music can be visited at Oxford Brookes University.


Euroblues Promotions organises a range of workshops, Blues Weekends and the annual Blues Week residential tuition programme for harmonica, fingerstyle and slide guitar, keyboard and vocals.

The Blue Front Blues Room


The RJO ran the Blue Front from 2002-2010 and presented 150+ gigs showcasing internationally known acoustic artists in an intimate cafe-bar setting at the Miners Arms Whitecroft, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 4PE.


Artists appearing included:

Louisiana Red, Philadelphia Jerry Ricks, Lazy Lester, Paul Geremia,

Bob Brozman, Woody Mann, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Chuck Prophet,

Steve James, Del Ray, Guy Davis, Geoff Muldaur, Ben Andrews,

Stefan Grossman, Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan, Spencer Bohren, Mojo Buford, Michael Roach, Jeff Lang, Catfish Keith, Toby Walker, Mike Dowling, Mary Flower, Doug McLeod, Watermelon Slim, Ernie Payne, Michael Pickett, Duck Baker,

Big Bill Morganfield, Kent DuChaine, Lisa Mills, Rick Franklin and Russ Green;


John Renbourn, Dave Kelly, Zoot Money, Wizz Jones, Paul Lamb & Johnny Dickinson, Dana Gillespie, Mick Abrahams, Ian Siegal, Eddie Martin,

Mike Sanchez,Chris Jagger, Michael Messer, Dave Peabody, The SPIKEdrivers,

Papa George, Jim Crawford, Rag Mama Rag, The Toyhearts, John Pearson,

Emily Druce, Big Joe Louis, Rick Payne, Buffalo Gals and many more...


Thanks to all the Blue Front support acts:

Abi Budgen, Alamo Leal, Tom Doughty, Bridget & Big Girls Blues,Cafe Bohemia,

Danny Shayler, Dave Akari, Dave Bristow, Gareth Pearson, Greenfield & Wood, Jook Joint, Kevin Brown, Kingsley Salmon, Mellow Peaches,

Mike Markey & Nick Jones, Paul Cowley, Perry Foster, Roland Chadwick,

Sons of the Delta, Steve Page, The Lowdown, The Rosellys, Whiskey River Boys


Guy Davis @ The Bluefront 2007


Louisiana Red @ The Bluefront, 2009


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