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DARREN WATSON Releases New Album – Too Many Millionaires

DARREN WATSON Releases New Album – Too Many Millionaires

Veteran Wellington-based blues-man Darren Watson is proud to announce the release of Too Many Millionaires. His first all-acoustic affair. You'll hear echoes of artists like Elmore James, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson but you'll also hear a rapidly maturing songwriter at the peak of his game. Get the story here and check out the new videos plus album review.

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DEBBIE BOND’S UK Tour Dates for June, July & August 2018

DEBBIE BOND’S UK Tour Dates for June, July & August 2018

Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods. Playing a dynamic mix of soulful originals and covers. Her impressive musical story includes years of performing with traditional Alabama blues musicians. She's playing at a selection of UK venues this summer follow this link for more details.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 2018 Blues Music Awards in Memphis

The Complete List of Winners from the 2018 Blues Music Awards in Memphis

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.

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Blues Matters at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, Memphis

Blues Matters at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, Memphis

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.

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BUDDY GUY declares the BLUES is ALIVE and WELL

BUDDY GUY declares the BLUES is ALIVE and WELL

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.

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BETH HART reveals new video for DELICIOUS SURPRISE

BETH HART reveals new video for DELICIOUS SURPRISE

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.

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BLUES HEAVEN FESTIVAL Announces TOP Acts For 2nd & 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

BLUES HEAVEN FESTIVAL Announces TOP Acts For 2nd & 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

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.

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5th UK BLUES CHALLENGE – FIRST 2 NOMINATED ACTS ANNOUNCED

5th UK BLUES CHALLENGE – FIRST 2 NOMINATED ACTS ANNOUNCED

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.

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Issue 101 Featuring Danny Bryant

Issue 101 Featuring Danny Bryant

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.

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BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LiMiTs – To Release New Album – Pills

BIG BOY BLOATER & THE LiMiTs – To Release New Album – Pills

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.