Where's Paul Revere when you need him? Or at least some guy on a horse running pell-mell through the streets yelling, "The British are coming, The British are coming!" Well to be more accurate it would be the Europeans are coming, but it just doesn't have the same ring, and a couple of them are Brits so you can still make a case for Paul and his horse.
Long ago, in a land far away, there lived some young middle class men who sought the wisdom of the ages from the wise old men of the Blues. And it came to pass that they formed rock and roll bands with names like The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, and The Animals. These young men picked up their guitars, basses, and drums and went out into the world to play their music and the people listened and said that it was good.
They even took their music back to the homeland of the wise old men and the people there were amazed. "Where did this wonderful music come from?" they said not knowing it had been sung and played for years in their own land. But such had been the law of their land that the music of the wise old men had been kept from their compatriots due to the colour of their skin being a darker hue.
For a time the people of the United States of America "discovered" the blues and the music flourished. But as the years passed, it again fell out of fashion with only a few people still listening to it. The brave young men from Britain were now old but still had their faithful followings. New young stalwarts, however, had limited places to play and be heard.
But something wondrous was happening across the ocean in the lands known as the "Continent" or Europe, the people there had never lost their love of Blues and young people throughout the lands were following in the footsteps of the trailblazers of years gone by. And lo, they were joined by the children of the grand old men and many others from the homeland of the Blues and everyone rejoiced.
In Britain, where the renewal had begun those many years ago, a new generation was coming of age having listened to those who had blazed the original trail. They were prepared to enter the lists to preserve that legacy. Joining forces with the stalwarts of Europe and the Americas (Canada included), they have made the migration to that new hotbed of Blues: Germany.