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.
Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs will be releasing their brand new album Pills on 15th June 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Pills is the follow up to 2016’s hugely successful Luxury Hobo album and highlights the constant need for pills today but there's a sinister edge to them, explains Bloater. Check out their rip-roaring video here.
Mr Boogie's Back In Town and has a brand new duets & trios album out called Friends Along The Way. Its a big old blues party with many traditional songs given a brand new lease of life. Mitch Woods is nominated in 2 categories of the 39th annual Blues Music Awards, Mitch discusses the album and more in issue 101. For music videos, album links and more, please click the image above.
If you ask the question 'How Blues can you get?' then the answer has to be Bobby 'Blue' Bland who sadly passed away in 2013. He mixed gospel with blues and R&B and is described as one of the greatest story-tellers of blues and soul music. This album is a reissue of the previously rare 1962 original, with 10 added bonus tracks. "Ladies & Gentlemen Here's The Man! I mean THE MAN".
Album review for British Blues Rock guitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Bryant. Described here by our writer as a national treasure Bryant has a career spanning over 20 years, he was mentored by Walter Trout and fronted his band while he underwent a liver transplant. Bryant is back with a strong new album out called Revelation, which is a tribute to his dad Ken.