Peter Shaw's story

Having had a house near Cognac for 14 years I had discovered the jam sessions at the Place du Canton, someone had posted fliers to the lampposts outside the Park. I talked to Pete Boulter one year about harmonicas but failed to make myself known to Renee or Henri. 6 years ago sitting at the Café du Canton I became acquainted with Stuart and Pat Tizzard regulars to the Jam.

A turning point for me, Stuart and I formed the Blues Runners a duo, trio, quartet and play gigs in France and England whenever we can meet up.

I started playing at the Jam every year and it gets better all the time as one builds a rapport and friendship with these great guys and musicians from Holland and Belgium.

Long may it continue.