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Ash Wilson – Broken Machine – Out Friday 21st April 2017

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Wilson Brothers Music in association with Cadiz Music Distribution are pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter and guitarist Ash Wilson’s debut album ‘Broken Machine’ on Friday 21st April 2017. Lincolnshire’s Ash Wilson is one of England’s most distinctive vocalists, guitarists and songwriters in contemporary blues music today. The debut album entitled ‘Broken Machine’is a watershed achievement for Wilson, both in terms of the many musical styles in the tracks, which begin and end with the blues at its core.

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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #94 Feb / Mar 2017

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Thorbjorn Risager (DEN) Lisa Lystam (SWE), Shakin’ Stevens (UK), Chuck Leavell (USA), Xander & The Peace Pirates (UK), Aaron Keylock (UK), Kat & Co. (UK) Gonzalo Bergara (ARG), Billy Gibbons (USA), Spencer Mackenzie (USA)

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The Great British Rock & Blues Festival

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The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness. Fri 20th-Mon 23rd January 2017. Join us at Butlins Skegness for a 3-day break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the Rock & Blues scene. All stages & times included here.

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Kat & Co. release Blues Is The New Cool

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This long awaited second album tells, once again, stories of cosmopolitan life, questioning the relevance of the Blues in contemporary settings. The lyrical content and their trademark Urban-Blues sound, a mix of modern beats played by traditionally sourced instruments (Dobro, Cigar Box Guitars, Hammond etc..), is aimed at captivating a new generation of Blues lovers.

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TORONZO CANNON TO PERFORM IN THE UK!

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Electrifying blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Toronzo Cannon, performing songs from his Alligator Records debut,THE CHICAGO WAY, will be touring the United Kingdom between Thursday, January 19 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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Happy Holidays from Blues Matters!

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Wishing you all a very happy holiday and a prosperous New Year!
We’d also like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you for your continuing support of Blues Matters Magazine!

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Ronnie Baker Brooks – Times Have Changed

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Ronnie Baker Brooks announces release of ‘Times Have Changed’, his first album in 10 years. Out on Provogue/Mascot Label Group on 20 January 2017.

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Lisa Lystam Family Band – Give You Everything

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Lisa Lystam is a new artist on the Swedish Blues and roots scene, she has already made a name for herself as an exciting artist all around Sweden. The world’s oldest Blues magazine, Jefferson calls her; “the new Swedish sensation”

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Jack Skuller – Stuck In This Holiday

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The ghosts of Christmas past are chased away by New Jersey singer/songwriter Jack Skuller’s high-energy new seasonal song, “Stuck in This Holiday”

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Aynsley Lister UK Tour Dates for December 2016

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Award-winning blues-rock guitarist Aynsley Lister is back on tour in the UK again after playing 20 shows in Europe. Aynsley kicks off the second part of his UK Tour on Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Putney Half Moon.

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The Great British Rock & Blues Festival Skegness 2017

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The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Butlins Resort, Skegness, Fri 20th – Mon 23rd January 2017. Join us at Butlins Skegness for a 3-day break showcasing some of the biggest and best stars of the Rock & Blues scene.

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Beth Hart announces gig at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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Following her SOLD OUT critically acclaimed November 2016 UK tour and the overwhelming response to her latest studio album Fire On The Floor, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart and her band will embark on what is going to be her biggest UK concert of her career – London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Friday 4th May 2018.

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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #93 Dec / Jan 2017

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Taj Mahal (USA), Lisa Mann (USA), Madeleine Peyroux (FRA-USA), Aynesly Lister (UK), Dino McGartland (N.IRE), Cadillac Kings (UK), Guy Belanger (CAN), Kaz Hawkins (N.IRE), Kent Duchaine (USA), Husky Tones (UK).

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Chantel McGregor – Lose Control – UK Tour 2017

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Chantel McGregor, UK Tour Dates, January – June 2017. Guitarist, Singer-Songwriter Chantel McGregor continues to tour her latest album Lose Control.

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Coming Soon: Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #93 Dec / Jan 2016

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Coming Soon Issue 93 – Featuring Taj Mahal, Madeleine Peyroux, Lisa Mann, Aynsley Lister, Kaz Hawkins & many more!

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New release for Jeff Healy fans – Holding On

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Featuring five rare Jeff Healey studio tracks that were all recorded during the same time period as ‘Heal My Soul’ (‘96-’98) and a concert recorded in Oslo, Norway in 1999, a live snapshot of a brilliant performer at the top of his game, ‘Holding On’ is the perfect complement to Heal My Soul.

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Blues Matters at the Big Blues Festival, Southport

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Blues Matters announce the winner from their Little Acoustic Stage at the Big Blues Festival, Southport.

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Lazer Lloyd

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Lazer Lloyd (born Lloyd Paul Bluman) is a US-born, Israeli singer/songwriter and an international recording artist, influenced by blues, gospel and southern rock.

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Beth Hart’s new album Fire On The Floor + UK Tour

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Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor (out now on Provogue/Mascot Label Group): a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good”.

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Federal Charm Tour With Simo And Aaron Keylock

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Three of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock will tour together for the very first time in November and December 2016. Touring under the moniker of “ROADSTARS” – the tour promises to be one of the hottest live concert triple headers to hit the UK in 2016. Every night each band will change headline spot, giving each of the artists an equal share of the limelight.

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THE ROLLING STONES RETURN TO THE BLUES

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The Rolling Stones will release ‘Blue & Lonesome’, their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, ‘Blue & Lonesome’ takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.

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Little Roger & The Houserockers

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First-class 50s Chicago blues, boogie and swinging jump blues – that’s what you can expect from Little Roger & The Houserockers.

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KING KING LIVE: TRIPLE DISC LIVE CONCERT

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Manhaton Records are pleased to announce the release of King King’s very first live album “King King Live” – released on Friday 21st October 2016.

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Brian Langlinais – Right Hand Road

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Brian Langlinais takes the wheel and shifts it into high gear
with Right Hand Road. An album filled with many flavors of his genealogy – a pot of Louisiana, a dash of rock, and several heaping helpings of soul.

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Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #92 Oct / Nov 2016

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Beth Hart (USA), Lisa Simone (USA), Fiona Boyes (AUS), Sari Schorr (USA), Rocky Athas (USA), Gary Hoey (USA), Warren Haynes (USA), Robin Trower (USA), Roy Roberts (USA), John Nemeth (USA), Laurence Jones (UK), Paul Deslauriers (CAN)

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Tim Arnold on Blue Lightning guitarist, Joe Ish

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Tim Arnold on Blue Lightning guitarist Joe Ish    Lightning  Can Strike Twice. And it did …   He pulls his sound up out of his soul,...

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Who Does Shakin’ Stevens Think He Is?

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Who Does Shakin’ Stevens Think He Is? New BBC Radio 2 Documentary – Wednesday 12th October 10pm

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Vonda Shepard UK Tour October 2016

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Vonda Shepard UK Tour October 2016

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Billy Walton Band (USA) at London Borderline

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Billy Walton Band to play London Borderline in November

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Roadhouse – City Of Decay

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Roadhouse – City of Decay – Album Review by Nick Dalton

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Ilfracombe Rhythm & Rock Blues Festival 11th-13th November 2016

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Ilfracombe Rhythm & Rock Blues Festival   3 Days of LIVE music plus accommodation! Live Music in the South West – 11th,...

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Aaron Keylock – Cut Against The Grain

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Teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock will release his highly anticipated debut album Cut Against The Grain on 20th January 2017.

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The Blues Foundation September 2016 Newsletter

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Our Mission To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the...

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Robin Trower UK Tour 2016

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ROBIN TROWER UK TOUR 2016 + support from Stevie Nimmo The effervescent Robin Trower is back on tour in the UK next week, performing tracks...

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The Blue Poets release their new video With Your Eyes

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New video release from The Blue Poets – With Your Eyes – directed by Nico Bizer.     For more information please go...

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Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado

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Finally, it’s time for Thorbjorn Risager to hit the UK with full power! Audiences and media people in the UK have kept asking,...

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Ian Siegal releases limited edition 3 CD box-set!

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Ian Siegal releases limited edition 3 CD box-set! Time to tell you more about 2TWENTY5IVE. I am doing a special band tour to celebrate my...

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Coming Soon: Blues Matters Magazine: Issue #92 Oct / Nov 2016

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Coming soon our first ever all-female cover with Beth Hart, Fiona Boyes and Lisa Simone!

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Johnny Winter The Auction

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Johnny Winter, The Auction The Blues / Rock Legend’s Iconic Guitars and hundred of other treasures to be sold by Guernsey’s “… A...

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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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BETH HART announces 2016 UK Tour Dates

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Following her critically acclaimed May UK tour in 2015 and the rapturous response to her latest studio album, Better Than Home, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart and her band will embark on a Nationwide 7-date UK tour in November 2016…

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room – A Force Of Nature – OUT NOW

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room – A Force Of Nature Sari Schorr’s new album is produced by legendary British blues pioneer Mike...

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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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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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UKBlues in North American Blues competition with Billy Walton and Chris Antonik

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In June, the award-winning Billy Walton Band from New Jersey returns to the UK, and in July Canada’s award-nominated Chris Antonik...

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News from the Blues May 2016

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As we do in our magazine – feature, interview, and review packed though it is – we like to reflect on the News from the Blues...

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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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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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