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UKBlues in North American Blues competition with Billy Walton and Chris Antonik

UKBlues in North American Blues competition with Billy Walton and Chris Antonik

In June, the award-winning Billy Walton Band from New Jersey returns to the UK, and in July Canada’s award-nominated Chris Antonik plays his first UK dates. The UK Blues Federation (UKBlues) – a relatively new body that seeks to further the interests of British Blues – has a new competition for tickets for both tours....

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News from the Blues May 2016

News from the Blues May 2016

As we do in our magazine – feature, interview, and review packed though it is – we like to reflect on the News from the Blues from time to time. So what is going on right now? Topically, with Britain’s Got Talent on British screens, Andy Twyman, who you may remember from his Naked Noel...

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VLADI Back Pain

VLADI Back Pain

Vladi are in Italian blues rock band, who are very much in thrall to the sound of the British blues boom of the sixties. So in no particular order, that means the Rolling Stones, the Animals...

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VARIOUS Hard Time Blues 1927-1960

VARIOUS Hard Time Blues 1927-1960

Hats off to France’s Jean Buzelin and Jacques Demêtre for putting together this fine and thought-provoking collection. These 48 tracks vividly demonstrate African America’s...

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TRISTAN MACKAY Wire And Wood

TRISTAN MACKAY Wire And Wood

Having seen Tristan MacKay as support act for Eric Johnson last year, this was an album I was wanting to listen to. Live, he played electric guitar and pedals, but here the songs...

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TOOTS LORRAINE Make It Easy

TOOTS LORRAINE Make It Easy

Toots (Tyra Dant) Lorraine and The Traffic are from and continue to reside in the Jacksonville, Florida area. The music they focus upon with such obvious delight and relish, is straight down the line blues...