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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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The Blues shows off with Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery 5th April to 4th September

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From time to time British Blues has a bit of swagger about it and although not for some time known as a Blues band, The Rolling Stones...

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Blog – Dr Feelgood and feeling Good Good Good

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Lately I’ve gotten into listening to a BBC Radio London DJ named Jo Good. Her surname sparked off some thoughts about music and...

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Blues Travelers, parking tickets and Jack Daniels

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American band Blues Traveler have a great name, as it is symbolic of what a lot of bands do, traveling with their Blues, even if the name...

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A Butlins Blues Odyssey

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A blog hot from the Rock and Blues Festival 2015 at Skegness… Friday 23rd January 2015 Even on a cold January day in Lincolnshire, a...

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Double Blues Festival Bonanza in July and August – Aynsley Lister and Alex Butler

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Double Blues Festival Bonanza in July and August – Aynsley Lister and Alex of Red Butler speak to Blues Matters ahead of festivals in Gravesend and Uckfield

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Preview: Blues In The Night, Hackney Empire 24th April to 4th May

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Preview: Blues In The Night, Hackney Empire 24th April to 4th May Blues Matters likes the look of that video and the show it advertises,...

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Proud Camden and Blues Matters get their Blues on, 23rd March

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Proud Camden and Blues Matters get their Blues on, 23rd March The classy venue Proud Camden has been putting on Blues acts, notably The...

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Must see – An Evening With Huey Morgan – 20th April

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Must see – An Evening With Huey Morgan – 20th April Yes, this is a must-see event for Blues and Music Lovers. Huey Morgan, the Fun...

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Radio Stars 2 – Richard L’Hommedieu

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Radio Stars 2 – Richard L’Hommedieu We have a feature in most editions of Blues Matters magazine about a Blues DJ. This has included an...

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Big Boy Bloater: Less Is More On Tour

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Big Boy Bloater: Less Is More On Tour Big Boy Bloater is an entertainer whose tunes and charisma can put a smile on the face of a crowd...

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The Americans Are Coming 2

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The Americans Are Coming 2 Don’t get us wrong, Blues Matters is a British magazine, albeit one that covers the world of Blues, which has...

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Time for the Tenby Blues Festival – 8th to 10th November 2013

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Time for the Tenby Blues Festival – 8th to 10th November 2013   It is always interesting to note something unusual about the Blues...

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Radio Stars 1 – Dave Watkins, The Blues Train

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Radio Stars 1 – Dave Watkins, The Blues Train We have a feature in most editions of Blues Matters magazine about a Blues DJ. This has...

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P-A-U-L Lamb: A Detroit Diary comes to Britain

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P-A-U-L Lamb: A Detroit Diary comes to Britain The United Kingdom regularly plays host to Blues bands from the United States. We invited...

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Ones That Got Away 3 – Emanuele Fizzotti

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Ones That Got Away 3 – Emanuele Fizzotti As we’ve said before, and will again, our bi-monthly magazine, cram-packed with 132 pages of...

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Three Hot Acts Go To The Seaside – Broadstairs, Kent, 27 July

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Three of the most exciting acts in British music will be taking their guitars, suntan lotion and shrimping nets to the sunny seaside Blues...

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Ones That Got Away 2 – Geoff Everett

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Ones That Got Away 2 – Geoff Everett As we’ve said before, our bi-monthly magazine, cram-packed with 132 pages of Blues news, features and...

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Ones That Got Away 1 – The Cadillac Kings

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The Blues Matters blog from today begins a new series of articles. Our bi-monthly magazine, cram-packed with 132 pages of Blues news,...

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Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces “From the Basement” album preview

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Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces “From the Basement” album preview We get sent a lot of albums ahead of their release (lucky us). One of...

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The Americans Are Coming!

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The UK is about to experience a friendly invasion of top quality Blues and Rock acts from the United States of America.
Transatlantic cousins you should look out for near you include…

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Two helpings of Lamb

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Here we have a double helping of Lamb – some guest writing about a Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes gig in November 2012 and another...

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Blog: Del Bromham

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Not many Blues musicians can claim to have opened for KISS and RUSH. We were pleased to catch up with one, Del Bromham, also of Stray...

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Preview of reviews, Issue 71

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Blues Matters magazine reviews a vast catalogue of CD’s, books, DVD’s, live performances, and more. Here’s a little taster of two CD...

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The Blues gets Bashful! The Broadstairs Blues Bash 22-24 February

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Steve Roux and the Brass Kuckle Band sound just the right act for a Bash and that’s where they’re going in February.  The annual Blues...

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Blues Venues 1 – The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs

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Blues Venues 1 – The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs The Wrotham Arms, a pub in Broadstairs in Kent, is the first venue chosen to feature in our...

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Chicago Blues: Harmonica Hinds

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Chicago Blues: Harmonica Hinds Chicago still has the Blues. There are many, many great artists resident in the Windy City, including a...

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Young Blues Breed: Liam Tarpey

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We have already described Liam Tarpey as “one of the exciting young breed in UK of Blues guitar players”. Liam is appearing on a bill with...

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Mud meets Later, and introducing the Bluesman

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STOP PRESS: Mud Morganfield, eldest son of Muddy Waters, will appear on the iconic BBC television show , Later with Jools Holland...

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Arise Sons of Giants

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When we told John Lee Hooker Junior that he was to feature on the cover of Blues Matters magazine alongside Mud Morganfield, son of Muddy...

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Blues DJ’s 2: Ashwyn Smythe

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The Blues Matters blog gears up for some Anglo-French writing with this post, on British broadcasting Blues DJ, Ashwyn Smythe. We put just...

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Blue on Black’s Door

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Blue on Black are a Blues Rock act based in the South West of England, these days a place that is not only a haven for tourists and...

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Otis Grand: Blues ’65

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Blogger asked Otis a few questions ahead of his rare, lengthy interview in the July 2012 issue of Blues Matters magazine.  His new album...

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Mud Morganfield – Hoochie Coochie Boy

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Interviewing Mud Morganfield is a singular and special experience. It in doing so, the interviewer is talking to the beating heart of the...

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Paul Lamb and the King Snakes – The Games People Play

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The Blues Matters Blogger recently asked some questions of a band praised by Otis Grand in the upcoming July issue of Blues Matters...

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Saxman of the Blues: Richie Taz

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The Blog of the Blues caught up with Richie Taz, saxaphone player with The Billy Walton Band, during the band’s current tour of England. ...

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Clare Free on her new album Dust and Bones

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Back in November, Clare Free kindly wrote one of the first blogs for the Blog of the Blues.  So her return is very welcome, and this time...

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Viva La Wilde Diva

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Dani Wilde will shortly be featuring as a Blues Diva at the Boisdale Viva La Divas Festival being launched on 12 September by Jools...

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Geoff Everett Band

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Having heard good things about The Geoff Everett Band (namely, that he is a blast live), The Blues Matters Blogger invited Geoff Everett...

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Blues DJ’s – exclusive interview with Martin Clarke, Radio Wey and KCOR

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The Blog of the Blues welcomes its first Blues DJ to its paperless pages. Martin Clarke hosts his Blues session shows weekly on community...

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Handmade guitars: Playboy meets the Tin Guitar

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One of the best nights of The Blues Blogger’s life was seeing Bo Diddley play his trademark oblong guitar at The Jazz Cafe. What hair he...

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Sam Hare – an early morning and late night Blues treat

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In an age where so many Blues artists reach their crossroads and are tempted to go down the road marked “Rock”, Sam Hare is a bit...

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Stuart Dixon – driving Marcus Wilde

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BM Blogger: What have been the highlights of your music career to date? Stuart: “So far, I would have to say the two “biggies” have been...

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Festival People: Richard Pite, serving up the Boisdale Blues Festival

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The 14th of June will see the Blues Matters Blogger in some outstanding musical company at Boisdale of Canary Wharf for the opening night...

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