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Joanne Shaw Taylor Interview

November 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Joanne Shaw Taylor, a leading member of the young British blues scene, begins a 10-date UK tour on 15th November. She took time out of her preparations to speak to Moray Stuart for Blues In Britain. Photos by Lee Millward.

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Beth Hart Interview

November 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

Here’s the unexpurgated extended version of the interview with Beth Hart from this month’s magazine: Platinum-selling singer Beth Hart was in London to promote Don’t Explain, her album of soul covers with Joe Bonamassa. She spoke to Moray Stuart of Blues In Britain about that, her career so far and her forthcoming UK shows in […]

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Review – London Festivals

October 10, 2011 | Leave a comment

A couple of capsule reviews we didn’t have space for in the magazine. Jon Taylor reports from the Thames Festival and the Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival.

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Watch: Paul Cox Interview

October 2, 2011 | Leave a comment

Blues in Britain editor Fran Leslie sits down with Issue 118 cover star Paul Cox for a video interview. Recorded by Blake Powell of Note Music.

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Allen Toussaint – Jazz Café, London 16/08/11

September 30, 2011 | Leave a comment

A review we couldn’t fit in the magazine! By Kate Pieroudis. Allen Toussaint thrilled the crowd at the Jazz Café on a lilting Tuesday summer evening in Camden. His background as singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and supreme bearer of musical piano-playing gifts was more than apparent during this mesmerising solo show. Kicking off with a […]

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Download – Wooden Horse

September 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Jamie Knight and Ben Church are duo Wooden Horse, based in Worcester. They use a variety of acoustic instruments and classic vocal harmony to give a beautiful rich rootsy sound. The duo only got together this year (after respective years of experience playing different music with various lineups) and..

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British Blues Awards Winners 2011

September 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

The winners of the 2011 British Blues Awards were announced at Newark Blues Festival on Sunday September 11th. All artists and bands were nominated, and voted for, by blues fans..

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Paul Jones Interview

August 24, 2011 | 5 Comments

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Paul Jones’ Hour of Rhythm & Blues on BBC Radio 2. The presenter Paul Jones has also had a long career as a singer and harmonica player with The Manfreds and The Blues Band and in a duo with Dave Kelly. He has played Sky Masterson in the […]

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Listen: Ben Waters – Boogie 4 Stu

June 12, 2011 | Leave a comment

Here’s a track from a new album from respected UK boogie pianist Ben Waters, who teamed up with a cornucopia of like-minded souls to make Boogie 4 Stu, a lovely tribute to the Rolling Stones’ former road manager and piano player Ian Stewart, who passed away nigh on 25 years ago. Our highlight is an […]

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Download – Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

April 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Giles Robson and The Dirty Aces have been getting some serious attention on the British music scene of late. Sure, we love ’em.. Giles has featured in Blues in Britain a couple of times in the last year.. but you’d perhaps not expect the likes of Tom Robinson and Chris Evans to be singing their […]

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