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Madeleine Peyroux – Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)

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Madeleine Peyroux – Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On) Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux...

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Colne, Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, August 2016 – Videos

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Colne, Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, August 2016

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Mulholland Drive Live At The Borderline

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Mulholland Drive Live At The Borderline

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Butlins Skegness

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Join Blues Matters in association with Butlins Skegness for the 2017 Great British Rock and Blues Festival.

Blues Matters have their very own stage there in Jaks. here you will discover some amazing talent including, Roadhouse, Catfish and Husky Tones. Once again there will be the amazing Roadhouse Jam Sessions which are always in such great demand.

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Colne Rock & Blues Festival – Monday 29th August 2016

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Where better to spend Bank Holiday Weekend 2016, than at the Colne Rock & Blues Festival.

Bank holiday Monday, 29th is our very own Blues Matters day and with the James O’Hara Band, Bushman Brothers and the amazing Roadhouse you are in for a real treat.

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Big Blues Festival at The Atkinson

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The Big Blues Festival at The Atkinson in October promises to be an outstanding event.

Until 1 October, Early bird Tickets are available offering £5 of their price

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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #91 Aug / Sept 2016

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Tommy Castro (USA), Vargas Blues Band (SP), Sari Schorr (USA), Ben Harper (USA), John ‘Gray Hound’ Maxwell (USA), 56. Rocky Athas Pt1. (USA), Robbie Hill (SCO), Albany Down (UK), Albert Castiglia (USA), Stacy Jones (CAN), Eleanor Mcevoy Pt2 (IRL) And J.W. Jones (CAN)

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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #90 June / July 2016

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available now! Featuring The Rides, Romi Mayes, Eric Burdon, Supersonic Blues Machine, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ron Hacker, Happy Traum, Eleanor McEvoy, Ric Lee (Ten Years After), Eric Bibb and more…

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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #89 April / May 2016

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Issue 89 is available NOW from all good newsagents and direct from us here at Blues Matters

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ZOE SCHWARZ BLUES COMMOTION I’ll Be Yours Tonight

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Following three excellent studio albums in successive years, a live CD representing the best of these is undoubtedly the only way in which Zoe and her band could have exceeded expectations for 2015

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VLADI Back Pain

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Vladi are in Italian blues rock band, who are very much in thrall to the sound of the British blues boom of the sixties. So in no particular order, that means the Rolling Stones, the Animals…

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VARIOUS Hard Time Blues 1927-1960

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Hats off to France’s Jean Buzelin and Jacques Demêtre for putting together this fine and thought-provoking collection. These 48 tracks vividly demonstrate African America’s…

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VARIOUS Ain’t Gonna Hush The Queens Of Rhythm & Blues

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I met up with Paul Jones recently and he hauled me over the coals for one of my CD reviews in BM which he thought was out of order. I never got to know which artist or band it was…

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TRISTAN MACKAY Wire And Wood

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Having seen Tristan MacKay as support act for Eric Johnson last year, this was an album I was wanting to listen to. Live, he played electric guitar and pedals, but here the songs…

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TOOTS LORRAINE Make It Easy

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Toots (Tyra Dant) Lorraine and The Traffic are from and continue to reside in the Jacksonville, Florida area. The music they focus upon with such obvious delight and relish, is straight down the line blues…

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THE PRETTY THINGS The Sweet Pretty Things (Are In Bed Now, Of Course…)

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And now ladies and gentlemen for your sheer delight after a seven year hiatus we have for you at last a new album from the celebrated, original, irreverent, naughty boys who allegedly out naughtied the Rolling Stones …

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THE PICTUREBOOKS Imaginary Horse

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Using the DIY make it yourself aesthetic of Seasick Steve, and the sonic headspace of Led Zeppelin the Picturebooks offer something completely new to the world in Imaginary Horse.

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THE MCCRARY SISTERS Let’s Go

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I first knowingly heard The McCrary Sisters on Etta Britt’s excellent Etta Does Delbert CD released last year. However, they have worked or recorded with many familiar names, among them Doctor John…

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THE JUKE JOINT PIMPS Boogie Pimps

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Raw power German blues punk, anyone? Here it is. This recording sounds as if it was recorded on a 1980s cassette recorder with the band trapped inside an IKEA wardrobe…

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THE DIRTY ACES From The Basement

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The much-anticipated new record from Giles Robson and his band is here at last. The teaser EP Sinnin’ Gainst Me came out about a year ago…

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THE BROADKASTERS 21 Days In Jail

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The Broadkasters consist of three members of rockabilly band The Houserockers with the added harmonica of Ian Austen-Jones. The result is a lively rough and tumble bluesabilly…

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THE BOOM BAND Deluxe Edition

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This was originally released as a collector’s vinyl edition. Now after a lot of rearranging of songs and incorporating four bonus acoustic tracks here comes the definitive pressing

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THE BLUES REBELS Open Road

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A new name to me upon opening the very neatly presented CD in gatefold card sleeve with sixteen page notes carrying good images and lyrics

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THE BLUES BONES Saved By The Blues

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Clichés imminent …here goes; Belgian chocolate, Belgian beer are just two quality products, but with the Blues Bones you can safely add the blues as a genuine tourist attraction

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THE BLACK SHEEP Life On Marsh

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On first glimpse this looked like a comedy CD, on reading the info sheet it sounded like one with reference to ‘driving blues with riffy rock and often tongue-in-cheek vocals,

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THE BLACK CIRCLES From The Top

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Hailing from Warrington, Black Circles consist of Sam Bractly on guitar and vocals and Martin Saunders, bass guitar and on this 4-track EP

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Hear the first new Jeff Healey song in 15 years…

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2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul – the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. Hear

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SIMO release new album and video

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On 29 January 2016, Nashville trio SIMO released their new album Let Love Show The Way on Provogue/Mascot Label Group, plus the official video for Long May You Sail

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STEVIE NIMMO confirms “Sky Won’t Fall” album, plus co-headline UK tour with Ben Poole

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Award-winning blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Stevie Nimmo, will release is second solo album “Sky Won’t Fall” via Manhaton Records on Friday 4th March…

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JOE BONAMASSA announces new album “Blues Of Desperation”

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Joe Bonamassa’s new album Blues Of Desperation will be released in March 2016 – watch the album trailer here at BluesMatters.com!

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NEW TRACK: Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs stream ‘It Came Out Of The Swamp’

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We have the new track from Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs “It Came Out Of The Swamp”, plus all the info on the new album “Luxury Hobo”…

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OBITUARY: Giorgio Gomelsky (1934 – 2016)

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Gomelsky played a major role in the career of the mighty Yardbirds, among others. Hamish Grimes – Giorgio’s partner at The Crawdaddy Club

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Introducing.. Teed Up

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Teed Up are a recently formed four piece blues band although the members are certainly not new to the music scene…

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Listen to Kim Lembo’s new album 45 Miles online

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Hear Kim Lembo’s new release “45 Miles” in full on the Blues Matters website…

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TAD ROBINSON Day Into Night

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After a four year wait here comes the new release from long time blues and soul singer songwriter Tad Robinson encompassing twelve songs

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SUGARAY RAYFORD Southside

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Texas born Sugaray began singing in church, which should not surprise anyone who hears his powerful blues wailing; nor should it come as…

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SLAM ALLEN Feel These Blues

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High-energy blues and soul from the powerhouse frontman who spent 9 years as lead guitarist and singer with James Cotton’s band. The hard driving…

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SCHULD AND STAMER Kuddel Muddel

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Yet more blues from what seems to be a vibrant Canadian scene. Kuddelmuddel is a German word describing an unstructured mix of components…

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SAM COCKRELL Trying To Make A Living From My Guitar

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Opening with I’m From Chicago this album stamps its links, and the type of blues we are going to hear. Every note played and lyric sung…

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RUBY ANN Running Wild

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I was very surprised to learn that Ruby hails from Portugal as the Rockability style music she performs on this album follows a traditional American…

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ROY BROWN Payday Jump – Later Sessions

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Hollered vocals, dirty, booting sax, band members chanting the chorus, wildly up tempo – it really couldn’t be anything other than classic jump blues, could it?

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ROBIN BIBI Bibi At Muscle Shoals

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This is the first of two E.P’s sent to me as opposed to full length compact discs and it is a super little aperitif of Robin Bibi; in that…

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ROBIN BIBI & TONY MARTEN Live At The Ram Jam

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This is the epitome of guitar playing by two superb exponents at the very top of their profession and to the credit of the audience…

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ROBBEN FORD Into The Sun

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Ford’s last few records have seemed to hint at a move more towards his jazzier leanings, which, whilst still instrumentally impressive…

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PI JACOBS Hi-Rise Ranch

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A delightful EP from Pi Jacobs in the singer/songwriter/rock-chick vein. She has a warm and expressive voice and writes…

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LYNN JACKSON & CHRIS BOYNE The Acoustic Sessions

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This is the seventh album in a career that has to date spanned ten years for the Kitchener, Ontario, based singer-songwriter Lynn Jackson…

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LOWELL FULSON The Blues Come Rollin’ In The 1952-62 Recordings

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Nowadays, little known but nonetheless influential artists like the West Coast guitar legend Lowell Fulson nowadays, seem to have been neglected…

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KING AUTOMATIC Lorraine Exotica

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A French one man band, Eh? What are you trying to do to me? After all, the French and good music are very much strangers to each other….

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LITTLE CHEVY Sweet Home

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Here is an act I had not heard of previously but I let the music do the talking and find that this five piece outfit really have a good…

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LAYLA ZOE Live At Spirit Of 66

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Layla Zoe is a vocalist of remarkable depth and presence. The live environment is as natural to her as breathing and this set shows her in…

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