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This is the 'Contributors' section where I have listed (in alphabetical order) all those who have contributed to the website over the years. I would like to give my thanks to you all and my apologies if I have missed anyone. Where available I have included a synopsis or biography ...

Contributor Synopsis / Biography Link Section Reference

Liz Aiken

Photographer and reviewer Blues Festival Photos

Loz Arkle

Blues portrait artist Blues Art
Mike Ballantyne Singer and researcher of earliest documented blues lyrics.
Click here for Mike's website.
Blues Essays

Courtland Bresner

Blues artist gravestones researcher and acoustic blues guitarist.
Click here for Courtland's Biography.
Blues Travelogues & Gravestone Photos

Carl DeAbreu

Photographer Blues Festival Photos
Roger Dorey Poet Blues Poetry
Les Forgue Memories of Chicago's Maxwell Street and blues acquaintances Blues Memories

Michael Gray

Author, writer and public speaker.
Click here for Michael's website.
Blues Essays
Rosy Greer Lancaster Blues Archivist and independent reviewer Blues Festival & Gig Reviews

Max Haymes 

Blues historian, author, lecturer, radio DJ and 'blues brother'. Brother of Rex Haymes.
Click here for Max's Biography.
Blues History

Rex Haymes

Acoustic blues guitarist and blues history debater. Brother of Max Haymes. Blues History

Tony Higgins

North East UK festivals and gigs reviewer.
Click here for Tony's biography.
Blues Festival Photos

Steve Hurl

Top ten country blues Top Twenty Blues
Billy Hutchinson Independent reviewer and interviewer Blues Festival / Gig Reviews & Blues Essays

Rick Lacey

Drummer, photographer and reviewer.
Click here for Rick's website
Blues Festival Photos

Kirk Lang

US based reviewer.
Click here for Kirk's biography.
Blues Festival & Gig Reviews
Colin McNeill Photo collage maker Blues Collage
Andres Magallanes Argentinean blues guitarist and translator.
Click here for Andres's Country Blues in Argentina Blogspot.
Blues Essays
Terry Messman Editor, Street Spirit, a publication of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
Click here for the Street Spirit website.
Blues Essays
Richard Miller Memories of blues from the Surrey delta Blues Memories
Steve Pilkington Memories of the 60's British Blues Boom Blues Memories & Essays

Phil Richards

Photographer, festivals guru and 'dental expert' Blues Festival Photos

Jason Richardson

Photographer Blues Festival Photos
Gill Smith Blues portrait artist Blues Art

Ray Smith

Musician, poet, author, pub landlord and teller of blues based tales Blues Poetry

Steve Smith

Photographer, festivals guru and memories of why blues is his favourite colour Blues Memories, Festival & Gig Photos

Dai Thomas

Blues guitar researcher, blues history debater and authentic acoustic blues guitarist.
Click here for Dai's biography.
Blues Artists' Guitar Guide and Blues History
Ade Tucker Memories of listening to blues on the 'wireless' in the late 40s and early 50s Blues Memories
Mike Turnbull Blues portrait artist Blues Art
Dave Alan Walker Poet.
Click here for Dave's poems on the Poem Hunter website
Blues Poetry
Paul Webster Photographer and intrepid 'Route 66' co-traveller Blues Festival Photos
Christine White The 'Boss', supporter in all Earlyblues endeavours Blues Poetry

Steve Wosket

Midlands UK festivals / gigs reviewer and 'blues brother' Blues Festival & Gig Reviews

Ian Zirins

Photographer and Dad to young acoustic blues singer & guitarist Lucy Zirins.
Click here for Lucy's website.
Blues Festival Photos

and finally....

Thanks to my wife Christine for her patience when I'm pounding away at the PC, her help in transcribing the many interviews, and her invaluable support in all the various Earlyblues initiatives.

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