Buy Latest Issue


Out now!
Issue 245: May 2022

Been there, done it all. And as his latest album testifies, Robin Trower has No More Worlds To Conquer. At the age of 76, the British guitarist can reflect on a journey that has planted flags across the global musical sphere. A driving force behind Procol Harum, the solo career that followed defined Trower as one of the greatest blues rock guitar players of all time, and he’s making fine music to this day. “Don’t think of this as ‘mission accomplished’ yet,” he warns David Robinson.


Robert Cray is back on these shores in May for a long UK tour, and it’s good to have him back in Blues In Britain once again too. We take notes as Cray cherry-picks through some career highlights, including his early club gigs, the “sit up and notice” record that was Showdown! with Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland and (no surprises here) his beloved Fender Stratocasters. He even talks about the weather!

From Middlesbrough to Memphis, Emma Wilson has covered some ground and, as her excellent debut album, Wish Her Well hits the stores, Arthur Ely talks to the powerhouse singer ahead of its release. And when one singer just ain’t enough, BIB talks to Chloe Josephine and Lindsey Bonnick, the dual lead singers from up-and-coming Brave Rival, about the band’s rockin’ new album Life’s Machine. “The girls outnumber the boys and that’s the way it should be!” they tell Simon Green.

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse may be a new name to many, but Robin Davey found many a fan during his time with The Hoax. With explosive singer Greta Valenti, Davey’s new outfit is an eclectic, blues-soaked garage band, described in these pages as “like early Blondie and The Cramps” and we stand by that description. Valenti and Davey talk to Graham Munn. And if Memphis 1958 is where your heart lies, John Nemeth is on hand to wax lyrical on The Love Light Orchestra with John Mitchell, and Pete Feenstra traces the career path of Welsh master of twang, James Oliver. 

Plus: album and gig reviews, Volume 7 of The Matchbox Bluesmaster series, ‘On Your Radio’ with Clive R, Trevor Hodgett’s ‘Reconsider Baby’ and much more. Buy with confidence.

Back Issues

226

JOE BONAMASSA  plus 

ERROL LINTON, MIKE ROSS, KIRK FLETCHER, THE 251s, MARK HARRISON

October 2020 - 226

227

KING KING plus

ERJA LYYTINEN, CONNOR BRACKEN, SAMANTHA MARTIN, SCOTT ELLISON, SYLVIE SIMMONS

 

November 2020 - 227

228

WHEN RIVERS MEET plus

CATFISH, ALLMAN BETTS BAND, SUSAN SANTOS, JUSTIN ADAMS, RUZZ GUITAR

 

 

December 2020 - 228

229

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE plus

MARCUS KING, NORMAN BEAKER, CHRIS SMITH, GRAHAM PARKER, BONNIE BISHOP

 

January 2021 - 229

230

GRAINNE DUFFY plus

GEORGE THOROGOOD, JOHN MAYALL, DANA GILLESPIE, THE CADILLAC THREE, KATIE BRADLEY

 

 

February 2021 - 230

231

JOANNA CONNOR plus

KIM WILSON, RONNIE GREER, SHAUN MURPHY, MUDDY MANNINEN, TREV TURLEY

 

 

March 2021 - 231

232

BAI KAMARA plus

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD, IMELDA MAY, MIKE SANCHEZ, LAURA B, NICK WATERHOUSE

 

April 2021 - 232

233

THE DAMN THRUTH plus

KAI STRAUSS, GARY MOORE, WILL JOHNS, ARIELLE, BRAVE REVIVAL

 

May 2021 - 233

234

ELLIS MANO BAND plus

DR. FEELGOOD, CURTIS SALGADO, STEVE CROPPER, DAVE SPEIGHT, FIVE POINTS GANG

 

June 2021 - 234

235

ELIANA CARGNELUTTI plus

MIKE ZITO, MOBY, HITMAN BLUES BAND, JULIAN TAYLOR, SCOTT McKEON

July 2021 - 235

236

TROY REDFERN plus

BERNIE MARSDEN, TITO JACKSON, CLARENCE SPADY, WATERMELON SLIM, SUITCASE SAM

 

    

August 2021 - 236

237

RORY GALLAGHER plus

ERIC BIBB, BERNIE MARSDEN, CONNOR SELBY, ROBERT JON, PAPA GEORGE

September 2021 - 237

238

JOE BONAMASSA plus

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR, TERESA JAMES, REV. GARY DAVIS, JIMMY REGAL & THE ROYALS, BRIGITTE DeMEYER

October 2021 - 238

239

WHEN RIVERS MEET plus

DION, SUE FOLEY, COLIN JAMES, MARK PONTIN, MISSISSIPPI MACDONALD

November 2021 - 239

240

KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS

plus

SNOWY WHITE, DANNY BRYANT, THE COLD STARES, WARREN HAYNES, MARK HARRISON, MISTY BLUES

December 2021 - 240

241

SAMANTHA FISH

plus

ERJA LYYTINEN, GUY KING, WALTER PARKS, STEVE GIBBONS, REBECCA DOWNES, THE JIVE ACES

January 2022 - 241

242

ELLES BAILEY

plus

ERIC GALES, JOHN MAYALL, CHRISTONE KINGFISH INGRAM, WILLE & THE BANDITS

February 2022 - 242

243

DAN PATLANSKY

plus

BETH HART, JETHRO TULL, STEVE BAILEY, THE 251s, ADAM NORSWORTHY

March 2022 - 243

244

DOM MARTIN

plus

EDGAR WINTER, THE BLUES BAND, THE CINELLI BROTHERS, LARRY McCRAY, DAVE KELLY

April 2022 - 244

Buy now! Prices include Postage.

£ 0.00
(Prices include Postage)

All major Cards accepted. Payments are via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to make a payment