Birmingham blues club celebrates once more.
Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head will celebrate the first birthday of its reincarnation tonight with Bob Wilson and Honeyboy Hickling – one of the venue’s favourite blues bands.
Henry’s Blueshouse originally saw light of day in the city centre back in 1968, presenting such bands as Status Quo, Ten Years After, Jethro Tull, Judas Priest, Rory Gallagher and Thin Lizzy in its small upstairs room, but Henry’s gained immortality when it became the first home of Black Sabbath.
When Henry’s Blueshouse re-opened after a short space of some fifty years, again in Birmingham Tuesdays Is Bluesdays, with leading local, UK, American and Italian blues attractions featuring every week.
Tony Iommi, guitar hero of Black Sabbath, said this week: “I’m so pleased that Henry’s Blueshouse reopened – good memories for me. Thanks Jim”.
Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bull’s Head on Bishopsgate Street opens every Tuesday from 7pm, with a live interview that is filmed for Youtube called Blues Talkin’, before the featured band hits at 8pm – and thanks to the support of Davenports brewery, admission is free.
Upcoming in March:
Henry’s First Birthday with Bob Wilson & Honeyboy Hickling
Blues Talkin’: Marc Reeves (Managing Editor of Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, Sunday Mercury)
The Whiskey Brothers
Blues Talkin’ Chico White (Dance With Me Henry)
The Nitecrawlers, who are launching their new album at Henry’s
Instead of Blues Talkin’: Dance With Me Henry Lindyhop Lesson from 7pm
Diz Honeybear Watson
Blues Talkin’: Diz Honeybear Watson
Chickenbone John (pic above) & Harmonica Dave