"The Blues can be as wide as the Pacific Ocean," declared Sam Kelly as his white hot band Station House skanked into Bob Marley's I Shot the Sheriff.

Blues On The Farm is a testament to Kelly's words. In its 24th year this little piece of the Mississippi Delta on the Chichester Plain served up four days of exceptionally high quality music, with artists as diverse as ex-Average White Band Hamish Stuart; Ricky Cool's Jamaican R&B; and Rodney Branigan's extraordinary virtuoso live performance.

One stage hosted all and was compered by Julian Moores, who is not only the Michael Eavis of the festival but also produces the delicious Appledram cider that gives it that special edge.

Julian's warm hospitality, so often referred to by the musicians, was reflected in their relaxed and vibrant performances. "Take your time", Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) repeatedly told his band, as he sat perched on his stool, large white hanky in hand, giving both a masterclass in showmanship and Chicago blues.

He got everyone's mojo working and when the final note was played on Sunday evening and the crowd made their farewells, one sentence kept cropping up - "See you next year" for the 25th anniversary of Blues On The Farm.

Four stars