Wildly fun & musically fearless blues masters Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will release their new Alligator Records CD, Groovin' In Greaseland, on Friday, August 18. Overflowing with talent and bursting with bravado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognisable sounds and no-holds-barred styles. Read their news here.
CHUCK is the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by founding rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry. The rock 'n' roll pioneer has also landed his first Top 10 album in 40 years as this album enters the UK charts at #9. With 10 new tracks, 8 written by Berry, and many guest appearances from family members to Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff & Gary Clark Jnr. it's got to be a winner.
King King are pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated new single (She Don't) Gimme No Lovin'. The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming 4th studio album “Exile & Grace”. Their October tour dovetails the release of their first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning “Reaching For The Light.” Click here to see their brand new video.
Album review for The Hexmen's latest album King Bee. Blues band The Hexmen, is a product of the post-punk creative maelstrom of Liverpool in the early 1980s. The band’s backbone is blues based certainly, but one of the defining qualities of the Hexmen has always been energy. The quality of blues played tends to have an aggressive edge that owes a lot to punk and is described here as being riotously loud at times!
Hailed as one of the world's greatest and hardest working guitar players of his generation Joe Bonamassa was invited back once again to play on the Team Coco: Conan O'Brien show this week and he performed a track from his current solo album - Blues of Desperation. Joe has released more #1 Blues albums than anyone in history.
Gig review from Friday 16th June at Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne where UK blues rockers and multi-award winners King King played an amazing set to a full house with support from Norfolk's Bad Touch. Blues Matters writer Clive Rawlings was there and gives us his review here and tells us there wasn't a dry eye in the house by the end of the night.
Beth Hart is currently on tour all across Europe and will perform in countries such as Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Russia & more in support of her latest acclaimed release, Fire On The Floor. The US leg of her tour will begin on September 12th in Pheonix and will include a few shows with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Gales, follow this link for more details and dates of where you can catch her.
Robert Cray, Steve Jordan and Hi Rhythm appeared on the Conan O'Brien Show on Tuesday 13th June and gave an incredible live performance of You Must Believe In Yourself from their latest and self-titled album. Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. Catch their performance here.
Acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Jo Harman recently performed at the Ribs & Blues Festival in Raalte, Holland. This performance was a live broadcast with soul sensation Harman singing her version of the classic hit Pappa Was A Rolling Stone. It's a truly spell-binding performance from Jo and her magnificent band, viewing figures hit 62k within a week!
Nikka Costa best known for her 2001 album Everybody Got Their Something which featured the hit Like A Feather, is back with her first new album since 2011’s ProWoah EP. “Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between” sees the celebrated soul, funk and blues singer dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet.