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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 | 3 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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Todd Sharpville Interview

April 11, 2011 | Leave a comment

The unexpurgated interview, from Issue 107. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Todd Sharpville is a key figure in the history of modern UK blues. With vocalist Earl Green he hosted the Monday night blues jam at The Weavers Arms in Stoke Newington, which was a hub for all aspiring young blues musicians and singers and a […]

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Download – T-Model Ford

January 12, 2011 | Leave a comment

T-Model Ford has a new release for 2011, called ‘Taledragger’. Backed by his regular touring band GravelRoad, the tracks were recorded during a 14 show US tour last year. Despite suffering health setbacks, at 90 years of age (or thereabouts!) he’s still cranking out some ferocious sounds. He was a wildman in his early years […]

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Download – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

October 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

The first of a series of articles where we introduce you to some blues and roots stars and you can sample their music for free. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band whip up a skittering shuffling blues storm on their latest release, The Wages.

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Tribute To Cyril Davies

August 26, 2010 | Leave a comment

Online exclusive review – this was a night when a galaxy of Blues musicians and enthusiasts gathered together to celebrate the life and work of the first true British Chicago style blues harmonica player Cyril Davies.

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