Blues on the Meadow...

... Blues On The Meadow is a jewel in the British blues crown; a truly unmissable event!  Pete Clack - Blues in Britain Sep'13

... born one June afternoon in 2006. It was such a success it was repeated on August Bank Holiday the same year.... and it’s not stopped since. Now established in the blues festival calendar on the 1st Saturday of July - just to compete with Henley Regatta - Yeah, right!

... an outdoor music event where you can listen to the best of local and national blues bands while chilling out with a glass or two. It’s held in a meadow ... (surprise, surprise).. in Aldermaston, West Berkshire (between Reading and Newbury). A great summer’s afternoon & evening of blues music. Excellently accompanied by bar and food .

... alternatively known as the Aldermaston Blues Festival

... although I quite like the mnemonic 'BotM' (Ed)!

Blues Music

A style of music that evolved from southern African-American secular songs and is usually distinguished by a strong 4/4 rhythm, flatted thirds and sevenths, a 12-bar structure, and lyrics in a three-line stanza in which the second line repeats the first.

Believed to have originating in the fields of the Mississippi Delta, the Blues are now back in their rightful setting - Blues on the Meadow.

"The blues is an expression of anger against shame and humiliation" (B.B. King)

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