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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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Tommy Castro & Eric Bibb Reviews

July 4, 2010 | Leave a comment

Here are a couple of gig reviews that we didn’t have room for in the magazine: Tommy Castro Band – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 16/5/10 – by John Mitchell Fresh from his four awards at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis the previous week – Band of the Year, B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Contemporary […]

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Joe Bonamassa Interview

June 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

Due to popular demand, and straight off the back of a sold-out London Hammersmith Apollo concert in front of 5,000 people, critically acclaimed blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa will embark on a nationwide UK tour in October.

Here’s an online exclusive – an archive interview with Joe from issue #83 in November 2008. Asking the questions – Trevor Hodgett.

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Paddy Milner & Marcus Bonfanti Interview

March 28, 2010 | 5 Comments

One of our favourite line-ups is Earl Thomas with Paddy Milner & the Big Sounds, comprising nine very talented musicians. Two of them, Paddy Milner and Marcus Bonfanti, came in to Blues In Britain to talk to Fran Leslie and made her day.

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Don’t Criminalise Live Music – Interview with Lord Tim Clement-Jones

March 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

Lord Clement-Jones, Tim to his friends, is a Liberal Democrat peer with responsibility for Culture, Media & Sport. He is championing a new bill through Parliament, which aims to restore music to small venues without the need for an expensive and punitive licence.

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Jeremy Spencer Interview

September 29, 2009 | 6 Comments

The unexpurgated version of the interview that appears in Issue 90! Asking the questions: editor Fran Leslie. You have been invited to play at the Chicago Blues Festival and I see that you are doing a workshop entitled The Art of Slide. How did that come about? In July of last year (2008), I was […]

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Jeremy Spencer

June 8, 2009 | 12 Comments

A wonderful old clip (turn up your volume, it’s not the best sound) of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, with our Issue 90 cover star Jeremy Spencer singing and sliding.. Danny Kirwan (g), John McVie (b) and Mick Fleetwood (d), completing the line-up, of course.

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