ESOTERIC blues society ... music dug out the ground ... manchester, united kingdom ... hundred-year-old lost blues sides, early hill-country, delta and acoustic folk-blues, period vinyl played on period audio equipment with period ethics and attention to detail ... blues footage and portraits ... presenting long-gone blues players and singers, itinerant or farmhand, some without photographs or names, earliest recorded music, earliest of blues forms, blues and church music, blues as prayer





next session - 24.2.2019
next ESOTERIC session Sunday 24 February 2019 @BAR21... live delta slide set by Johnny 3 Cards ... special mystery guests ... blues portrait gallery by Gary Tennant ... Blues Like Showers of Rain film on popup cinema ... blues on vinyl all night


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11.2.2019 session #12
backroom poker night at Gulliver NQ Oldham Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1LW... guest at private member invitees only poker night in the back room ... early blues playing all night


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6.1.2019 session #11
upstairs bar at BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... country-blues-loving bikers welcome ... special son house vs. pink anderson vinyl hour ... recorded blues all night, visuals and paperwork


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25.11.2018 session #10
25 november session upstairs at BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... esoteric blues society presents FIRST PUNKS ... featuring badass blues slingers RL Burnside and the Fat Possum scene, including special screening of You See Me Laughing, the story of the Fat Possum label ... also spinning legendary and extremely arcane recordings of BISHOP PERRY TILLIS with a handout of notes from his 89 LP ... vintage blues on vinyl and onscreen all night until late ...


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30.9.2018 session #9
30 september 2018 session ... once again at the basement bar at BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... starts at 7pm ... live solo blues set by special guest johnny woodhams from hurtful taunts ... playing the entire recorded output of esoteric blues legend cat iron (william carradine) from west memphis ... handouts provided ... vintage blues on vinyl and onscreen all night until late ...


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27.8.2018 session #8
downstairs at BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... vintage blues on vinyl and onscreen all night until late ...




22.7.2018 session #7
22 july 2018 session ... the basement bar at BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... at 7pm ... live acoustic delta blues by special guest johnny 3 cards ... vintage blues vinyl all night, vintage blues footage all night ...


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19.6.2018 session #6
ESOTERIC session 19 june 2018 ... at the basement bar of BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... starts at 8pm ...


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24.4.2018 session #5
ESOTERIC session 24 april 2018 an evening with ROBERT JOHNSON playing the complete recorded output of the legendary and unsurpassed early delta player, on vinyl on 1940s equipment ... accompanied by a screening of The Search for Robert Johnson a documentary feature that unearths the facts of Johnsons life, the timeless music, the last bad deals gone down and his untimely death by strychnine poisoning at the age of 27 ... taking place in the basement bar at BAR21 Thomas Street Northern Quarter Manchester M4 1DH ... starts at 8pm ...

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25.3.2018 session #4
backroom blues night at the peer hat on faraday street ... ESOTERIC blues society stealth set ... blind willie johnson ... mississippi fred mcdowell ... mance lipscomb ... cat iron ... angeline johnson ... annie mae mcdowell ... son house ... charley patton

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22.2.2018 session #3
backroom poker night ... blues and poker ... currently by invitation only ... early hill country blues throughout the night ... bukka white ... fred mcdowell ... son house ... john estes ... willie johnson ... gene campbell ... charlie patton ... cat iron ... lemon jefferson ... willie mctell ... more fred mcdowell

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6.2.2018 session #2
blues at the fitzgerald ... scratchy porchswing hill country blues ... fred mcdowell ... son house ... willie johnson ... charlie patton ... cat iron ... craig welch "never welch on a deal with a bluesman" ...

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23.1.2018 session #1
first ESOTERIC session 23 january 2018 @gullivers ... backroom poker night ... playing mississippi fred mcdowell blues cuts on vinyl all night ... four hours of hill country classics by fred mcdowell, never before done





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