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Issue 191 – November 2017

October 29, 2017 | Leave a comment

In this month’s issue there are some big names on tour and a final farewell tour from Kaz Hawkins. Get along to see them, you’ll find all the details listed in our extensive Gig Guide starting on page 34 and don’t forget there are some good savings to be had on Early Bird festival tickets for […]

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Issue 190 – October 2017

October 1, 2017 | Leave a comment

In October’s issue we talk to Kenny Wayne Shepherd who is over here from the States touring with his own band and Austrian outfit Runway 27, Left talk about their travels, concerts and recordings in Wales. We find Barry with a new type of venue at the bottom of his garden and the second part […]

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Issue 186 – June 2017

May 29, 2017 | Leave a comment

The festival season is now coming into full bloom. It’s nice to see some new names and you can find the UK’s most comprehensive Blues Festival listings starting on Page 39. Our Club this month is the Hope Tavern pub. We thought we’d interview three Chrises for this edition. Chris Antonik is from Canada, has a new […]

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Issue 185 – May 2017

April 27, 2017 | Leave a comment

This month we talk to Matt Andersen and Little Hurricane who are both visiting the UK, we catch up with Ruby Tiger as she and the Revelators release their new album and talk to Gerry Jablonski. He and the band will be appearing at clubs up and down the country as well as at festivals. […]

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Issue 184 – April 2017

March 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

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 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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Listen: Dana Dixon – Good Rockin’ Mama

May 31, 2013 | Leave a comment

Issue 138 star Dana Dixon has been blowing up a storm on the British blues scene for for a good few years now, garnering a host of positive reviews for her dynamic singing and stage presence, augmented by a harmonica tone and delivery to envy. Guitarist and partner Dave Dixon dropped us a line with […]

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Download – Jeff ‘The Horse’ Horsey

December 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

West Country bluesman Jeff Horsey wrote to us recently and very generously offered a couple of tracks from his new CD ‘Skeletons’ for your listening pleasure. He’s been playing the blues for a good while now, but in recent times he started gigging solo with foot percussion, slide and standard tuned guitars and rack harp, doing “downbeat […]

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