What’s New in Issue 122

January 30, 2012 in Editorial

For February, we have a major article by Scott Duncan, editor of our predecessor Blueprint magazine, who interviewed Jon Amor and Dave Doherty of the Jon Amor Blues Group. The band’s new album, Jon Amor Blues Group, is now out and there is a tour to promote it in March. In the meantime, the band is appearing at Theatre of Blues Festival on February 4th, with blues veteran singer and guitarist Big Joe Louis, Funkydory and Pieter ‘Big Pete’ van der Pluijm, the demon harmonica player from The Netherlands. Mick Rainsford interviewed Big Pete by email for this issue of Blues In Britain.

The guitarist and singer Steve Ajao, a Birmingham native, was interviewed by Juanita McGowen for Blues In Britain, to celebrate his debut album Pure Evil. It has been a long time coming, considering his talent and the high regard in which he is held by his peers and his audiences.

We have two e-letters this month. One is from energetic guitar virtuoso Steve Morrison from South London, often to be seen at Brooks Blues Bar. The other is from Stan Cockeram, leader of Riverside Blues Band, who also hosts several blues jam in the Bournemouth area.

Tim Porter, who puts on regular gigs at The Cherington Arms, in Warwickshire, has written a Blues Venue piece. This also includes other events he programmes and promotes, in particular the Banbury Blues and Roots Festival, on Saturday 3rd March.

We also have the usual reviews of live events, plus a preview of the New Orleans JazzFest, which is coming up this month. The Festivals for this year are already making a good showing in Blues News.

The March issue will feature The 50th Anniversary of the British Blues Boom. The site of the Ealing Club will be marked by a commemorative blue plaque on Saturday 17th March, fifty years after Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies started the first club date there.

Fran Leslie

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Comments (1)

 

  1. Another great line up for Blues In Britain. Keeping the blues alive in the UK!
    Cheers
    Mike ‘Dr Blue’

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