Known for their days in Whitesnake, Bernie & Mickey prove here that good old fashioned blues/rock is still King, having co-written the best tracks that Whitesnake ever did. This collection was originally released in 1995 as the album, 'Ozone Friendly', this version has been revamped and extra tracks inserted.
Erja Lyytinen features in the current issue of Blues Matters magazine where she talks about the release of her 10th studio album “Stolen Hearts” out on Tuohi Records on Friday 7th April 2017. Stolen Hearts is the first album to be released since 2015’s “Live In London” Erja's UK tour begins on 9th April 2017.
The legendary Charley Patton Down The Dirt Road Blues, 1929 - 1934 Wisconsin and New York Recordings. Recently re-mastered 2CD, released on Soul Jam and features 50 classic tunes. Charley Patton was the 1st and finest bluesman to emerge from the Mississippi Delta region.
To coincide with his May 2017 UK tour, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen will release his new single Who Are You Listening To? from his critically acclaimed new album Honest Man, which is out on Monday 3rd April. For tour dates, videos, and to listen to tracks from the album follow this link.
Nigel Foster attended Surrey's, Boom Boom Club on Friday 31st March 2017, to see The Mike Zito Band, led by the inimitable Texan Bluesman Zito and Weston Super Mare based The Blue Horizon deliver a monstrous concoction of music and vibes of this genre, sending a packed house into delirium, it really was that good. Video and pictures included.
Friday, March 24th sees the release of the first single "Nothing Compares 2 U" from the long-awaited forthcoming album from American soul singer Nikka Costa - "Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between" which is due out later this year. Says Nikka – “I’m really excited to have recorded the new album with a rhythm section and a string quartet!"
American, singer-songwriter Quinn Sullivan gives us his Top 5 Buddy Guy songs and his reasons for loving them so much! 18-year-old Quinn has been mentored by Buddy Guy for over 10 years now and knows his music well. This collection includes 'She Suits Me To A Tee' Quinn's response - "one word for this one. Bad-ass..." Video links have been included.
Issue 95 out now! Interviews include Eric Gales, Robin Bibi, Quinn Sullivan, Erja Lyytinen, Ash Wilson, Ronnie Baker Brooks, David Bromberg, Tim Williams, Mick McConnell and JD & The Straight Shots. Regular features include new artists, charts, festival & gig news, plus a staggering 90 album releases to browse through.
Award-winning Belfast blues and soul queen Kaz Hawkins brings her own very special blend of music to BBC Radio Ulster. Kaz Hawkins Got The Blues begins on Sunday 26 March on BBC Radio Ulster at 6.30pm. In this new six-part series Kaz plays her favourite tracks from artists such as Etta James and Bessie Smith and digs out some classic blues and soul performances from the archives.
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