Inspired by two recent Blues festivals that I have attended, I feel compelled to start a thread! Rather than sit on your bum watching the stage managed, mind numbing TV shows featuring the bewildering fame seeking crop of talent-less balloons on offer, why not get your nose into your local rag, find some real bands, buy tickets and support them. There is simply a mass of unsung or little heard of artistes and bands out there that need your support. Any recommendations here please! For me last nights opening to the Shetland Blues Festival was excellent with the pick of the crop being The Krissy Mathews Band. OK, you could ague that being Anglo-Norwegian he might not be entirely eligible for BG(Real)T, but what a phenomenal guitar player: Bio And right up there with Krissy, from the Blues On The Green festival in sleepy Berkshire I had the privilege of watching The Ben Poole Band. I don't like the word ... but awesome: BEN POOLE Check them both out on YouTube, find a gig, go see! Who's your recommendations?