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Preview of reviews, Issue 71

Preview of reviews, Issue 71

Blues Matters magazine reviews a vast catalogue of CD’s, books, DVD’s, live performances, and more. Here’s a little taster of two CD reviews that will appear in issue 71, out at the end of March 2013. First, the debut album by Katie Bradley, ‘She’s Ready’. Since the review was written, Katie was booked to appear...

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Taking the Blues on TV – you can help

Taking the Blues on TV – you can help

This link could present a step towards a brighter future for the Blues music we love www.indiegogo.com/jazzandbluestv. Let us explain why. A long-nurtured initiative to get top quality Blues video around the world via every imaginable internet connected electronic device – such as PC, iPad, Xbox, mobile telephone/Smartphone, internet television, etc – is under way....

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The Blues gets Bashful! The Broadstairs Blues Bash 22-24 February

The Blues gets Bashful! The Broadstairs Blues Bash 22-24 February

Steve Roux and the Brass Kuckle Band sound just the right act for a Bash and that’s where they’re going in February.  The annual Blues Bash takes place between Friday 22nd February and Sunday 24th in Broadstairs, Kent, one of the UK’s seaside hotbeds of the Blues. Not so well equipped with brass knuckles but...

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Update: Butlins – Tony Mcphee

Update: Butlins – Tony Mcphee

Please note for fans info that Tony McPhee is unable to appear to to ongoing health issues and regrets that he cannot make it to Butlins in this his 50th anniversary in the blues/rock world. He is replaced by David Migden & The Dirty Words  

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Blues Venues 1 – The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs

Blues Venues 1 – The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs

Blues Venues 1 – The Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs The Wrotham Arms, a pub in Broadstairs in Kent, is the first venue chosen to feature in our new blog series on venues for the Blues around the world. Blues musicians often appear in the biggest of venues (though perhaps not often enough). Yet it is pubs,...

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Chicago Blues: Harmonica Hinds

Chicago Blues: Harmonica Hinds

Chicago Blues: Harmonica Hinds Chicago still has the Blues. There are many, many great artists resident in the Windy City, including a recent subject of our blogs, Mud Morganfield. One longstanding Chicago Blues artist who appeared on Mud’s award winning album “Son of the Seventh Son” is Mervyn ‘Harmonica’ Hinds, who shared harmonica duties with...

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Devon Allman – Turquoise album preview video

Devon Allman – Turquoise album preview video

ATLANTA, GA – Ruf Records artist Devon Allman has created a special video trailer for his upcoming debut solo CD, Turquoise, which is being released on February 12, 2013. The video includes musical excerpts from the new album, too. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4NuhS2dtsg

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Blues Matters Writers’ Poll 2012 – the results

Blues Matters Writers’ Poll 2012 – the results

Well folks here are the results for the Blues Matters Writers Poll 2012. Remember the days of the NME Polls well that is what we have gone for and by keeping the voting internal avoiding the feeding frenzy that goes on in other awards. A certain Radio2 host has said that this Poll holds a good...

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Young Blues Breed: Liam Tarpey

Young Blues Breed: Liam Tarpey

We have already described Liam Tarpey as “one of the exciting young breed in UK of Blues guitar players”. Liam is appearing on a bill with The Replicants and The Beatlez at a special charity music night, Wrinklystock, being put on by The Wrinkly Rockers Club in Dartford at the Mick Jagger Centre on 24th...