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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #81 December 2014/January 2015

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Featured, News

Stevie Ray Vaughan – celebrated, Sofie Reed, Matt Andersen, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Barnes, Delbert Mclinton, Cathy Lemons, Malaya Blue, Devon Allmän, Erja Lyytinen, and many more…

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Big Vocals at Venues Day

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in News

There is a lot that is right about the British music scene – great artists, great venues, enthusiastic fans, top music schools and colleges, and a shedload of history that reverberates across the world. There are...

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Beth Hart Announces May 2015 UK Tour

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in News

Beth Hart Announces May 2015 UK Tour Following her outstanding performance...

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New Robin Trower album and UK Tour with special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in News

Robin Trower’s new studio album “Something’s About To Change”, will be released by Manhaton/V12 Records on March 9th 2015 – the same day as his 70th birthday. It marks his first album since 2013’s critically acclaimed “Roots And Branches”, and dovetails his 17-date UK tour with special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor that kicks off on March 26 2015.

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Melinda Coliazzi video feature

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in News, Videos

Melinda Coliazzi video feature –

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John Mayall at Ronnie Scott’s 26 November 2014

Posted on Nov 29, 2014 in News, Podcasts

On 26th November 2014, John Mayall played Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, part...

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Blues Matters Writer’s Poll 2014

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in News

The results are in! We can announce the results of the Blues Matters Writer’s Poll 2014. The 2014 results for the best in blues across the globe!

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European Blues Challenge 2015 – EBU Board rejects UK Nomination

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in News

European Blues Challenge 2015 – EBU Board rejects UK Nomination As a result of...

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion – “Exposed” album videos

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in News

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion – “Exposed” album videos Zoe...

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European Blues Challenge – Update 05/11/14

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in News

European Blues Challenge – Update 05/11/14 – Blues Matters. Between issues there has been much hoo ha about the European Blues Union and the annual Blues Challenge to which we have submitted UK artists for four successive years at the EBU’s request and with their blessing…

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European Blues Challenge – Update 17/10/14

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in News

European Blues Challenge – Update 17/10/14 From the Founder/Publisher of...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor UK Tour with Bernie Marsden

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in News

Joanne Shaw Taylor UK Tour with Bernie Marsden: There’s still time to catch British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor on tour in the UK, with support from Bernie Marsden.

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Not just the Royal Albert Hall…

Posted on Nov 2, 2014 in Gig Reviews

The Royal Albert Hall Blues Fest has just wound up its 2014 dates, featuring...

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EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE 2015 – update

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 in News

Many people have asked why The Blues Magazine is currently running a campaign to select the UK’s representative at the 2015 European Blues Challenge…

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New lyric video for Philip Sayce’s new song “Fade Into You”

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in News

Philip Sayce’s new lyric video for “Fade Into You”, taken from his Influence album. Philip is touring the UK – dates below

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The Blues-playing Sharpees meet the Blues Moose – video

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in News

UK-based ‘Maximum RnB Band’ The Sharpees, who recently released...

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Lisa Lim Videos

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in News, Videos

In the latest issue of Blues Matterswe have a host of super interviews including one with Lisa Lim from the USA and we have this special treat for you

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Carlisle International Blues Rock Festival 2014 – new venue

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 in News

Carlisle International Blues Rock Festival – new venue for 2014! 7-9 November 2014. Line-up includes Ian Siegal And Jimbo Mathus, Mike Zito And The Wheel, Connie Lush And Blues Shouter, Samantha Fish, Blues’n’trouble, Aynsley Lister, The Boom Band, The Climax Blues Band
Marcus Malone, Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide, Dani Wilde and more

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City Boys Allstars back in action: interview

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in News

The City Boys Allstars from New York are a big-sound band with big-time...

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Interview: Kirk Fletcher

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in Interviews, News

‘Kirk is hands down one of the best blues guitarists in the world.’

No, it’s not the words of some publicist or music writer, it’s the honest opinion of Joe Bonamassa, and he’s in a good position to judge. Kirk and Joe recently performed a special one off concert together at Red Rocks, the famous natural auditorium carved into the Colorado mountains celebrating the music of Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.

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