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Issue 204 – December 2018

November 30, 2018 | Leave a comment

This month we talk to The Betterdays about their album, Jon Cleary who’s in London this month, The Backbone Blues Band on playing in the US and the Starlite Campbell Band tour. I mentioned Alan Bates’ gigs in the garden in this column back in May, this month we catch up with him and find […]

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Issue 203 – November 2018

October 30, 2018 | Leave a comment

This month we talk to Ben Poole about his new album and his forthcoming UK tour, whilst Matt Woosey returns from Germany to tour. We catch up with the Rev. Shawn Amos who is only doing a couple of appearances but has an interesting tale to tell. The North East’s Emma Wilson introduces herself and […]

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Issue 202 – October 2018

October 1, 2018 | Leave a comment

In this month’s issue we talk to overseas artists Corky Laing and Robert Cray who are touring the UK, also Doyle Bramhall and Sari Schorr who are releasing new albums. Bad Touch are touring in support of their new album too. Glas and Niall Kelly introduce themselves from Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. As always […]

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Issue 201 – September 2018

August 31, 2018 | Leave a comment

In this month’s issue we talk to Joe Bonamassa about his latest studio album and to Luke Winslow-King on his forthcoming tour. We catch up with Dan Burnett, while Chasin’ The Train introduce themselves. As always there are your gig reviews and this month, reports from six festivals. We have our usual guides to gigs […]

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Issue 200 – August 2018

July 31, 2018 | Leave a comment

In this month’s issue we talk to Mark Harrison and we have three artists introducing themselves: The Achievers, The Milk Men and Tony Palumbo. As always there are reviews and our guides to gigs, festivals and IBBA radio shows. We also have a chuckle on the humour page. It’s interesting to note that artists in […]

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Issue 199 – July 2018

July 1, 2018 | Leave a comment

It’s not often we get to put a mega rock star on our front cover but Billy Gibbons is touring with Supersonic Blues Machine and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. We also chat with drummer Kenny Aronoff. Elsewhere in this month’s edition two bands introduce themselves: Mojo Hand and Thirty Two/20. We catch up […]

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Issue 198 – June 2018

May 31, 2018 | Leave a comment

In this month’s magazine Joe Flip writes to tell us about his company making guitars from Vintage Oil Cans and he hopes to be over here next year to play you some blues. Oli Brown is back with his blues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut album and Guy Bennett introduces himself. Our […]

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Issue 197 – May 2018

April 30, 2018 | Leave a comment

We have an update on the Edinburgh Blues scene this month while Plunger takes a wry look at the phrase ‘Raw & Dirty’. We missed getting Angel Forrest into the magazine last month while she was on tour here from Canada, but thought we should feature her, so that she’ll get plenty of bookings for […]

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Issue 196 – April 2018

March 29, 2018 | Leave a comment

In the magazine this month we have a chat with Eric Gales who is making a few appearances here in the UK. Our other interviews are with home-grown artists: Errol Linton and Kris Barras who both have new albums to play to you as they gig around the country. Catfish had a successful run of […]

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Issue 195 – March 2018

February 26, 2018 | Leave a comment

In our News section this month we report on a new venue in Surrey, we wish them well, but sadly this month we also have three obituaries of members of the blues fraternity. Previously we’ve brought to your attention the antics of northerners George Shovlin and this month we find him and George Lamb playing […]

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