Archive of Editorial

What’s New in Issue 127

June 29, 2012 | Leave a comment

Why does Chantel McGregor say young guitar prodigies shouldn’t believe in their own hype? Why does Buddy Whittington describe Texas Blues as “…a country guy playing jazz”? Which 1967 European-Tour video inspired Vintage Trouble to bring their old school rhythm and blues to the UK? Which former poet-laureate writes about Colne for ‘First I Look […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 126

May 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

Who would the members of Hokie Joint want to play them in a movie of their life on the road? Why does Grainne Duffy say that you’ll only hear Irish influences in her music if you’re not Irish? Which UK harpist is “Well fit” according to a friend of ‘Our Monica’? Why does Florida’s J. […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 125

April 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Who does Ian Siegal say should feature on commemorative British Blues Post Office stamps? Why does BBC Radio 4’s Count Arthur Strong say he’s ready to take over from Paul Jones? How did Southern songbird Lisa Mills first meet the blues in Alabama? What made Sugar Pie Desanto say her 1964 tour of the UK was ‘horrible’? […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 124

March 27, 2012 | Leave a comment

What happened when Etta James interrupted Earl Thomas’ afternoon nap? How did the Matt Taylor and Motives end up marooned in the middle of a lake in Holland? Why did Ry Cooder scream when he shook Hans Theessink’s hand? Why are Hokie Joint definitely going by boat next time they play in Holland? —

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 123

February 25, 2012 | 12 Comments

After nearly fifteen years as Reviews Editor and Editor of Blues In Britain, Jon Taylor and I are stepping down and handing the magazine on to Michael Ford and his team at Brontë Blues Club, in West Yorkshire. I will still contribute the occasional article and live review and I am looking forward to getting […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 122

January 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

For February, we have a major article by Scott Duncan, editor of our predecessor Blueprint magazine, who interviewed Jon Amor and Dave Doherty of the Jon Amor Blues Group. The band’s new album, Jon Amor Blues Group, is now out and there is a tour to promote it in March. In the meantime, the band […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 121

December 29, 2011 | Leave a comment

We start the year with much to look forward to. The funky blues-rock band, Northsyde will have a new album out in the Spring, called The Storyteller’s Daughter. Moray Stuart interviewed singer Lorna Fothergill and her guitarist husband Jules Fothergill for Blues In Britain and Moray’s brother Al Stuart took the photos on the tracks […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 120

December 1, 2011 | Leave a comment

The band featured on this month’s cover is Earl Green & The Right Time, a fusion of musicians who have nurtured their talents over the years in other bands. Vocalist Earl Green and saxophonist and harmonica player Mike Paice have been favourites of Blues In Britain for two decades at least. Most of the band […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 119

November 1, 2011 | Leave a comment

There is no sign of any slowing down on the blues circuit now Autumn is here. There are major festivals in November, at Torquay and Carlisle, and a good number of blues men and women are on tour in the UK and releasing new albums. Ramon Goose, who has been working on world music, has […]

Continue Reading

What’s New in Issue 118

October 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

Blues is a world music that has no boundaries and travels back and forth around the world. Europeans revere UK blues much as we Brits respect American blues men. The mutual admiration between French guitarist Charlie Fabert and UK soul singer Paul Cox should be no surprise.

Continue Reading