Issue 176 – August 2016

August 1, 2016 in Editorial


This month we hear about a new music venue opening in September  at The Old Courts in Wigan and we find out more about Peggy Sue’s Music Club in Leigh-on-Sea in our Club feature. One of the artists playing there in August is John Emil, who is over here on tour, so we have a quick chat with him.
We talk records and labels with Giles Robson, who has just signed a release deal for Europe with V2 Records and Bruce Iglauer on the 45th Anniversary of Alligator Records. We ask him why there haven’t been any UK Blues artists on the label yet! Talking of UK artists, we get the latest from The Rainbreakers and one-time writer for Blues In Britain, Dale Storr. Deep Blue Sea tell us all about their latest incarnation and Andy Smith gives us the low down on personalised and handmade Honeyboy Amps.
With the Festival season now in full swing, the reviews are coming in thick and fast and as usual we have your gigs and new releases reviewed. You can see what’s happening in your area with the Gig and Festivals Guides – folks in Edinburgh are getting an almost daily helping of blues in the City during the month at the Jazz Bar. If you’re staying in and listening to the radio for your blues then check out the Radio Guide on Page 42.
Enjoy the read and get out and see some live music, until next month – Enjoy Yer Blues!
Paul Stiles

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