Archive of Editorial

Issue 184 – April 2017

March 26, 2017 | Leave a comment

The North are getting more than their fair share of attention in this month’s edition as we get an update on the live music scene (with the emphasis on blues) in Sunderland, we hear from Newcastle based band Broken Levee and Salford based Norman Beaker about being inducted into the American Blues Hall of Fame. […]

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Issue 183 – March 2017

February 27, 2017 | Leave a comment

Welcome to our new readers who signed up at the stand at the Skegness Festival back in January, we’ve put our review in the centre pages this month. We think our gig guide is the biggest we’ve ever had, so do check it out (starting page 34) and see who’s on where you’re going to be. […]

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Issue 182 – February 2017

January 31, 2017 | Leave a comment

This month, we have so many interviews we’ve had to drop the Big Picture and use the space. We talk to new album releasers Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke, Troy Redfern, Jack J Hutchinson and Catfish. We find out about two clubs and hear about the new arrangements for Colne in August. Blue Touch introduce themselves and Bad […]

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Issue 181 – January 2017

December 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

We start the year in this issue by chatting to our cover artist Dave Kelly, Ronnie Greer from Northern Ireland, Dom Pipkin, who must feel he lives in New Orleans sometimes and Toronzo Cannon who will be playing at Skegness. Jam sessions and Open Mic Nights are discussed in depth by Trevor Turley and Tanya […]

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Issue 180 – December 2016

December 1, 2016 | Leave a comment

In December’s magazine we talk to Howlin’ Mat, The Voodoo Sheiks and catch Aynsley Lister as he comes back to the UK after a successful European tour. Boris ‘The Blade’ is working frantically to introduce many UK blues artists to the people of Russia and we find out who’s been and what they thought of […]

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Issue 179 – November 2016

October 30, 2016 | Leave a comment

In November’s magazine, we hear about the Limelight Theatre in Aylesbury. We talk to Guy Davis who is over on tour and to Beth Hart, find out about pianist Tom Seals and catch up with Cherry Lee Mewis’s latest escapades in the southern states of America, talking of which, Keith Thompson has a blues dilemma. We’ve […]

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Issue 178 – October 2016

October 1, 2016 | Leave a comment

We were especially proud to be able to sponsor The Barry Middleton Memorial Award for Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards. This month we chat to runners up The Della Grants and to Alan Nimmo as King King go back on the road in support of their new Live album release. Red Butler’s long […]

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Issue 177 – September 2016

September 2, 2016 | Leave a comment

It was nice to hear about a follow up to a recent article and our thanks to Kirk Lothian for updating us on the Glasgow Blues Dancers. I know there are many groups of blues dancers around the country. This month we talk to touring artists, Robin Trower and Sari Schorr and find out how […]

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Issue 176 – August 2016

August 1, 2016 | Leave a comment

This month we hear about a new music venue opening in September  at The Old Courts in Wigan and we find out more about Peggy Sue’s Music Club in Leigh-on-Sea in our Club feature. One of the artists playing there in August is John Emil, who is over here on tour, so we have a […]

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Issue 175 – July 2016

July 1, 2016 | Leave a comment

With the Festival season now in full swing, in this month’s edition we find out from Bob Salmons about the background to the Ealing Blues Festival. We also talk to Beki Brindle and Chris Antonik who will both be over here and touring the UK. Robin Bibi is on the road in support of his […]

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