Archive of Editorial

Issue 232 – April 2021

March 29, 2021 | Leave a comment

One thing I’m pretty darn proud of is that Blues In Britain has survived, possibly even prospered, as a print magazine during the past twelve months. My predecessor, Paul Stiles, steered the magazine through the choppy waters of early lockdowns and fast-disappearing tours and festivals until the end of October and I’ve been delighted (and […]

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Issue 231 – March ’21

February 25, 2021 | Leave a comment

Rather than fixating on the lack of gigs and tours, most musicians have got down to it, whether via Zoomed gigs, or streaming and suchlike, or releasing videos and singles online. We now publish an Album Reviews section that runs to nigh-on ten pages every month, with new releases coming in faster than we can […]

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Issue 230 – February 2021

February 2, 2021 | Leave a comment

As I write this month’s introductory piece, we’re sunk deep in another national lockdown. Tours and festivals are being planned and promoted as we look forward to the summer and autumn, but we still don’t know for sure how the next few months will pan out and whether any of us will feel ready and […]

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Issue 229 – January 2021

December 30, 2020 | Leave a comment

“There’s just a little light shining at the very end of the tunnel,” is how Stephen Stanley of Solid Entertainments described the current state of play, when I chatted on the phone with him recently about the live music scene and how we should view it as we enter a new year.After without doubt, the […]

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Issue 228 – December 2020

November 29, 2020 | Leave a comment

Like so many of you, I’ve never endured such a long time (since March 2020) without seeing live music or having gigs in the diary. In this issue, we talk to Paul and Matt Long of Catfish about how the lockdown has affected them and what the prospect for next year holds. As Paul says, […]

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Issue 227 – November 2020

October 31, 2020 | Leave a comment

Welcome to this first edition from your new Editor – Nicholas John.In this month’s edition we talk to Ruth Patterson, Sylvie Simmons and Scott Ellison. We have Long Distance Information from Samantha Martin  Our cover artists King King have a new album released this month, we’re Flyin’ High with Connor Bracken and check out those […]

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Issue 226 – October 2020

September 30, 2020 | Leave a comment

This is my last edition as Editor of Blues in Britain and coincidently this is the 400th issue of the magazine. 174 issues of BluePrint were printed between June 1988 and January 2002, when the title changed, and then 226 under the Blues In Britain banner.This month we talk to Rag Mama Rag, Studebaker John, […]

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Issue 225 – September 2020

August 31, 2020 | Leave a comment

This month we continue with masses of album reviews. We talk to Johnny Bird, Mike Wheeler, Jim Kirkpatrick, Félix Rabin, John Németh, Kim Simmonds and Malaya Blue most of whom have new album releases and should have been touring this month. We look back on John Verity’s 50 years in the business. The Washboard Resonators […]

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Issue 224 – August 2020

July 26, 2020 | Leave a comment

This month we have increased to nine full pages our new album reviews. We talk to Laurence Jones, The Terraplanes, Stompin’ Dave Allen and Kent DuChaine. We also talk to Johnny Burgin and our cover artist Walter Trout who should have both been touring here in support of their latest albums. The Big Picture returns […]

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Issue 223 – July 2020

June 29, 2020 | Leave a comment

This month we have eight full pages of new album reviews for you and we talk to Bad Touch, Eliza Neals and Stephen Dale Petit, all of whom should have been touring, in support of their new releases. Talking of which, Dion has a new blues album too, we get the lowdown. Multi-award winner, Elles […]

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