CD REVIEW & New Video! A Salute to the British Blues Explosion, feat. the unbelievable music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page! Joe pays tribute to his British Blues heroes during a short but very sweet tour of Britain. This show was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016.
Blues Matters team would like to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to all of this year's winners of the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards held in the Cook Convention Centre, Memphis last night. The event is hosted yearly by the Blues Foundation and the awards are the greatest honour that any blues artist can receive. We have the full list of winners here.
Blues Matters magazine are proud to say that our centennial edition will be presented to all attendees of the 39th annual Blues Music Awards presented by The Blues Foundation at the Cook Convention Centre in Memphis. This event brings together Blues performers, industry reps and fans from all over the world to celebrate the blues.
GIG REVIEW for Beth Hart who performed to a sold-out audience at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday 4th May. Our reviewer described her set as being an intimate affair where Hart opens up and draws you in with her deep and heartfelt numbers whilst also rocking out on a few of her favourites. Follow the link to read more.
Buddy Guy recruits some top names to accompany him on his latest album The Blues is Alive and Well. Released on the Silvertone/RCA Record label, the album is due to hit the streets on 15th June 2018. It features performances from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and James Bay. Guy, is also set to appear on the Letterman show on Friday 4th May on NetFlix.
On 13th April, the GRAMMY-nominated powerhouse vocalist Beth Hart released her first live solo record in 13 years. ‘Live From New York - Front & Center,' was a very special, intimate concert at NYC’s Iridium Jazz Club, which featured songs from her latest album ‘Fire on the Floor’ and from throughout her career. Here she reveals Delicious Surprise.
Blues Heaven Festival in Frederikshavn, Denmark, have really stepped up their game this year, so set your sights high for a line-up of 11 world-class Blues & Soul stars, mostly from the USA and coming to perform over 2 days. So far 4 world-class Blues acts have been announced with many more still to be added. To see their exciting news please click here.
The UK Blues Federation has announced the first 2 artist/band's who will be taking part in the 5th UKBlues Challenge at Worthing Pier's Southern Pavilion on Saturday 8th September 2018. The first artist announced was Blues singer/songwriter Kyla Brox, with the second announcement, released today, for the increasingly popular blues band Catfish.
Danny Bryant's latest album REVELATION has just been released and is quickly gathering rave reviews from all across the globe. Our writer says of this newest offering, that 'Danny has the credentials to leave a legacy of the blues comparable to B.B. King and Buddy Guy.' He goes on to say - 'To describe Danny Bryant as a national treasure is an understatement.' Links etc all here.
Album Review for GRAHAM ROBINS new album MAJESTIC HALLS. Graham Robins has been on the UK music scene for over 30 years - his voice and guitar thrilling audiences both here and in Europe, especially on the Dutch club scene. This is an album of original blues, soul and jazz compositions, with a real jukebox jive on songs such as Three Foot Spoon. Video & song links inc. here.