What’s New in Issue 120

December 1, 2011 in Editorial

The band featured on this month’s cover is Earl Green & The Right Time, a fusion of musicians who have nurtured their talents over the years in other bands. Vocalist Earl Green and saxophonist and harmonica player Mike Paice have been favourites of Blues In Britain for two decades at least. Most of the band came into Blues In Britain recently and guitarists Ron Warshow and Les Back talked about how they built the band and the debut album Live At Brontë Blues Club. You can see them at Lakeside Blues Bonanza, Hayling Island, in January.

London based guitarist, singer and songwriter, Guy Tortora hails from Pasadena CA. He came over to Blues In Britain too, to talk about the making of his new album, Prodigal Songs, with a little help from his friends.

Scott Duncan contributes an article on the fabled band The Producers. Founder members Dave Saunders, the bass player, and Harry Skinner, the guitarist and singer, have decided to revive the group, drafting in Ray Drury on keyboards and Biff Smith on drums. Their album, London Live, has contributions from Andy Fairweather Low, Paul Lamb and Ben Waters.

Keyboard player and singer Dale Storr has sent in an e-letter. After twenty years of playing New Orleans style music, he has gone through a period of transition, from bandleader to soloist and has now emerged in a duo with Kim Mayhew, the saxophonist, to whom he is engaged.

Yet again, most of the festival reviews have been pushed to one side to fit in the major articles. As the live events dwindle in the post Christmas period, we hope to catch up with them then. In the meantime, to all our contributors and supporters, have a happy Christmas and, if there is live blues near you, go and support it.

Fran Leslie

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