Texas blues and roots at its best from Randy McAllister with this 2016 release, his 12th in total. It's been said that he's one of the most versatile bluesmen in Texas, Randy plays driving drums and world-class harmonica; writes incredible songs, and sings like no one else. Tracks from the album and our reviewer Dave Drury's thoughts are here.
**UPDATE** The Kaz Hawkins band are this year's **WINNERS** of the European Blues Challenge 2017! CONGRATULATIONS from all at Blues Matters! Kaz Hawkins are a hard-working blues band from Ireland, click here to read more and discover why everyone loves them, iTunes links included if you fancy buying?
The truly great Mississippi John Hurt (1893-1966) along with names such as Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and Son House are the foundation stones of the blues. This set contains his famed 1928 sessions for Okeh Records plus 6 bonus tracks from a later period have been added. Hear the tracks and read the review here.
The legendary Walter Trout and his TOP 5 guitarists. His collection includes Sonny Landreth who he describes as the greatest slide guitarist that ever walked the earth! Walter kicks off his World Tour on 20th April with several dates in Denmark & the Netherlands, followed by 7 UK dates from 1st - 10th May. He's ALIVE and on Tour!
Izo FitzRoy is a soul singer, songwriter and pianist from London and this is her debut album. With a rare combination of powerful vocals, honest songwriting and dynamic live performances, Izo FitzRoy's music is a unique and captivating blend of soul, gospel and blues. Our reviewer describes her as a young lady with a foot in both the modern blues and light jazz music worlds
Known for their days in Whitesnake, Bernie & Mickey prove here that good old fashioned blues/rock is still King, having co-written the best tracks that Whitesnake ever did. This collection was originally released in 1995 as the album, 'Ozone Friendly', this version has been revamped and extra tracks inserted.
Erja Lyytinen features in the current issue of Blues Matters magazine where she talks about the release of her 10th studio album “Stolen Hearts” out on Tuohi Records on Friday 7th April 2017. Stolen Hearts is the first album to be released since 2015’s “Live In London” Erja's UK tour begins on 9th April 2017.
The legendary Charley Patton Down The Dirt Road Blues, 1929 - 1934 Wisconsin and New York Recordings. Recently re-mastered 2CD, released on Soul Jam and features 50 classic tunes. Charley Patton was the 1st and finest bluesman to emerge from the Mississippi Delta region.
To coincide with his May 2017 UK tour, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Matt Andersen will release his new single Who Are You Listening To? from his critically acclaimed new album Honest Man, which is out on Monday 3rd April. For tour dates, videos, and to listen to tracks from the album follow this link.
Nigel Foster attended Surrey's, Boom Boom Club on Friday 31st March 2017, to see The Mike Zito Band, led by the inimitable Texan Bluesman Zito and Weston Super Mare based The Blue Horizon deliver a monstrous concoction of music and vibes of this genre, sending a packed house into delirium, it really was that good. Video and pictures included.