I remember that I came with my Hammond organ and Leslie to Cognac for the first time in 2000 . Jan from Crossroads café brought a small PA with and Suzy played the bass guitar. The small open stage in front of Café du Canton was available for only one day to jam. The other days were reserved for the official blues festival. From 2001 on I made every year more and more efforts to achieve a better and covered stage , quality instruments and sound and standby musicians. I baptised it XO JAM SESSION . I am very proud and thankfull to all the people who made a contribution and I hope we can continue in Cognac as long as possible to keep the Blues alive !