The whole evening was a stunning success and proved without doubt that the future of British blues is in safe hands. Artists like Oli Brown and Joanne Shaw Taylor are, dare I say it, sexing up the blues and giving it a makeover. Get them on Later…with Jools Holland, play their songs on mainstream radio, put them on morning TV. Do whatever it takes and then let them do the rest – but for God’s sake give them a break!! Then we might just introduce the blues to a generation that think the world only revolves around the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Kanye West.