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Issue 237 – September 2021

August 30, 2021 | Leave a comment

Bass player Gerry McAvoy admitted, over the course of a relaxed 45-minute conversation, that recollections of some of his later years with Rory were “a little fuzzy” but, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary deluxe re-issuing of Gallagher’s eponymous debut album his memories of his first sessions with Rory way back in 1971, were […]

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Issue 236 – August 2021

July 29, 2021 | Leave a comment

This month we’re on the trail of our usual eclectic cast of musos who all call the blues their home, no matter how they choose to decorate it: from Troy Redfern to Suitcase Sam, Clarence Spady to The Roadside Bandits Project, or Watermelon Slim to the one and only Tito Jackson. We send belated 80th […]

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Issue 235 – July 2021

July 5, 2021 | Leave a comment

Truth is, it was something of a surprise to discover that Paul Stanley of KISS had taken time out from the day job to release an album called Now And Then, featuring reinterpretations of classic Motown songs backed-up by a few of his own compositions, released under the moniker of Paul Stanley’s Soul Station. The […]

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Issue 234 – June 2021

May 29, 2021 | Leave a comment

We report on the U.K. Blues Awards and news of the U.S. Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards on June 6th. Amongst the nominees, across twenty five categories is Curtis Salgado, who features in this very issue. Up for Best Emerging Artist is ‘King’ Solomon Hicks. Provogue/Mascot released his wonderful second album Harlem in 2020 and […]

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Issue 233 – May 2021

April 29, 2021 | Leave a comment

In this May’s edition:NewsOpening Gambit: The 1992 Big City Blues SummitRound About Midnight: Fran McGillivray & Mike BurkeBlues Heritage: Robert ForsythPower Of The Blues: Bob DaisleyBlues Confidential: Dust RadioFace To Face: Brave RivalNow Or Nowhere: The Damn TruthDigital Blues: ArielleIn His Own Words: Kai StraussFamily Ties: Will JohnsBlues For Sale: Album ReviewsBook Review10 of the […]

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Issue 232 – April 2021

March 29, 2021 | Leave a comment

One thing I’m pretty darn proud of is that Blues In Britain has survived, possibly even prospered, as a print magazine during the past twelve months. My predecessor, Paul Stiles, steered the magazine through the choppy waters of early lockdowns and fast-disappearing tours and festivals until the end of October and I’ve been delighted (and […]

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Issue 231 – March ’21

February 25, 2021 | Leave a comment

Rather than fixating on the lack of gigs and tours, most musicians have got down to it, whether via Zoomed gigs, or streaming and suchlike, or releasing videos and singles online. We now publish an Album Reviews section that runs to nigh-on ten pages every month, with new releases coming in faster than we can […]

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Issue 230 – February 2021

February 2, 2021 | Leave a comment

As I write this month’s introductory piece, we’re sunk deep in another national lockdown. Tours and festivals are being planned and promoted as we look forward to the summer and autumn, but we still don’t know for sure how the next few months will pan out and whether any of us will feel ready and […]

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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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