Saturday, April 05, 2008
Hideaway's Visa Blues
One of my favorite blues performers, Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges (pictured at the 2003 DC Blues Festival where he sat in with Larry Garner) was sent back to America since he did not have the special visa needed since he came to England from Australia through Singapore. A scheduled performance had to be canceled and he was in jail waiting for a flight to the USA. What a shame because he is a superlative musician and person.
Here is the link
BLUES SINGER MISSES GIG DUE TO VISA PROBLEMS
Thanks to Chuck Nevitt who alerted me to this on a post on the Blues-L mailing list