Archive of Editorial

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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Issue 222 – June 2020

May 29, 2020 | Leave a comment

This month we have eight full pages of new album reviews for you and we talk to Eamonn McCormack from Northern Ireland, Robert Jon & The Wreck from the United States and Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective from the Essex Delta, all of whom have new releases. We reveal the recipients of the Form […]

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Issue 221 – May 2020

April 30, 2020 | Leave a comment

In addition to our eight full pages of new album reviews, this month we talk to The Bad Day Blues Band, The John Doe Trio and Cherry Lee Mewis about their latest releases. Shaun, continues blowin’ up a storm with his Harmonica and investigates learning online and Ashley Sherlock introduces himself. As we said last […]

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Issue 220 – April 2020

March 30, 2020 | Leave a comment

Well the shutters came rattling down as we went to press. Instantly making some of our content this month redundant, but such is life. With the live music scene closed the artists still need to bring in an income, so if you were going to see an artist during the month (see our gig guide) […]

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