Henry’s Blues House was great venue, situauted on the corner of Hill Street and Station Street. It featured many of the up and coming local blues and R&B bands. Led Zeppelin was one of the first bands to play there.
Brewers Droop is the name of a Southern English band (whose history can be followed in “Hundred Watts” by Ron Watts) in which Mark Knopfler played for a few months in 1973.
Champion Jack Dupree was the embodiment of the New Orleans blues and boogie woogie pianist, a barrelhouse “professor”. He was orphaned at the age of two, and sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs (also the alma mater of Louis Armstrong).
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972) was an American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo and harmonica. His finger-picking guitar style influenced many other artists
Simon Prager & Steve Rye were a duo who played authentic blues back in the 70s.