LUCY Zirins, a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist, kicks us straight into a busy week tonight at the Trent Navigation.
Tomorrow it's Marcus Bonfanti at the GuitarBar off Sherwood Rise, with a solo acoustic performance. Marcus has a new CD, Calm Before The Storm, due out soon and his present solo tour gives punters a preview of what it will contain.
He belongs to the new, eclectic blues generation and is quite capable of taking you back to the Delta with his deep and gritty vocal.
Marcus is also a very talented guitarist with the ability to play a delicate acoustic finger-picking style, to steamy rapid-fire strumming.
His songwriting ability is top class, favouring the present for his satirical lyrics.
Sunday sees the first induction of UK musicians into San Diego's Blues Hall of Fame. Starting at 3pm at the Running Horse, Alfreton Road, there will be a chance to meet the inductees in person and listen to music in the form of a jam lead by the Mick Rutherford Band. Admission is free.
The awards will be presented by Mick, who was made ambassador for the Hall of Fame in 2011, with a remit to bring UK blues closer to its formative blues family in the USA.
Present will be Barry Turner, Colin Staples, Paul Westmoreland, Colin Etches, Tony McPhee, Papa George, Alan Fish and Shelia McFarlane.
Booba Dust are at the Victoria Hotel, Beeston, also on Sunday.
Rob Johnson has formed a new duo with Martin "Ollie" Holroyd called Mojo Boogie and they play the Barge Inn, Long Eaton, on Sunday at 3pm
Millers Snooker Club is celebrating Valentine's Day some steamy blues rock from Egypt on Thursday night. The trio are Alan Fish on guitar, with guitarist Eric Chipulina and drummer Peter Correa.
Alan's pedigree saw him support the Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones and the Kinks. In the 70s, he joined Tony McPhee and The Groundhogs.