Thinking of you and everyone who will miss teh powerhouse behind live music as we say our final goodbye – You will be talked about with kindness and remembered at gigs and festivals toady – tomorrow and for a very long time.

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Barry Middleton @ The Running Horse - photo credit and copyright David Stephenson. Barry Middleton @ The Running Horse – photo credit and copyright David Stephenson.

Our tribute to our friend and veteran music promoter Barry Middleton who died on Saturday April 25, at his home just four days before his 68th birthday.

Barry Middleton, known personally by many musicians and music lovers in Nottingham, Shropshire and beyond in addition he had a profound impact on people who came to listen to the music he was putting on regularly at venues that included the legendary Running Horse in Nottingham. On a personal note Barry gave me the encouragement to keep photographing, to set up my blog and always had a friendly and insightful viewpoint.

This impact that Barry has had on the world of British Blues is the very reason he was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. His first Public House was The Station Hotel, Ironbridge and started to promote live Blues music…

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