A highly rated Dublin blues band who rivalled Skid Row as leading band of the day. Initially a trio, Blueshouse were soon joined by Dermot Stokes on piano. This lineup was active for about 3 years, during 1969-71 approx. They had problems replacing Ed Deane after he left to join The Woodsband, and the original band fell apart. Stokes later formed a new lineup but they weren't as good.
Blueshouse backed visiting international blues artists such as Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup. These gigs were often organised by the Dublin Blues Appreciation Society [did anyone record anything?]. Blueshouse played regular sessions at Slatterys [Capel St] and Mahers [Moore St] in Dublin. They also played Stella House in Mount Merrion. Gigs would often feature guest musicians, including a sax player Alex Clarke. Gary Moore sat in with the band on at least one occasion, as did Phil Lynott. Blueshouse travelled to Amsterdam in the summer of 1970 or 1971. If anyone knows any more details, please get in touch. They were also on the bill of the Open Air Festival held at Richmond Park in Dublin on 4 September 1970 with Gipsy, Portrait, Teddie Palmer and the Rumble Band, Thin Lizzy, White Magic, Granny's Intentions and headliner Mungo Jerry.
Ed Deane later joined Granny's Intentions and the Woods Band. Dermot Stokes was later in Eyeless and Hot Press & The Silent Knights.
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