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.
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.
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.
Mr Boogie's Back In Town and has a brand new duets & trios album out called Friends Along The Way. Its a big old blues party with many traditional songs given a brand new lease of life. Mitch Woods is nominated in 2 categories of the 39th annual Blues Music Awards, Mitch discusses the album and more in issue 101. For music videos, album links and more, please click the image above.
John Fogerty (Credence Clearwater Revival) & special guests Steve Miller Band are the first headline acts confirmed to play the opening night at London's BluesFest 2018. They will perform at the O2 Arena on Thursday 25th October and this will be their only UK shows for the year. Fogerty will be performing all the hits such as Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary.
This one-time collaboration, Steady Rollin’ Blues, is not to be missed. In May 2018 two giants of the blues are coming together for a UK tour. Hans Theessink and Brooks Williams share a love of the old blues songs, Piedmont fingerpicking and bottleneck slide. Check out the video premiere of Rock Me & their packed tour schedule here.
Internet sensation TOBY LEE, the 13-year-old British guitarist recently appeared on the famous hit TV show - The Ellen Show where he impressed celebrity host Ellen Degeneres. During this visit, he also spent time at the Gibson studio and at Norman's Rare Guitars. This video has an awesome surprise at the end of it for guitarist Toby Lee. So be sure to watch it right to the end!
Next week sees Blues in Hell with 21 bands from all across Europe compete for the title spot. This will be the 8th European Blues Challenge held in the beautiful 5* Scandic Hell Hotel, Norway. The competition runs over 3 days, with the winners gaining the opportunity to perform at many of the top European Festivals throughout the year. We wish UK band LaVendore Rogue all the very best.
Ladies Of The Blues return to Under The Bridge on Friday 23rd March with an exclusive, once only UK tour of three loved European blues stars; twice European blues vocalist of the year Connie Lush, Finnish Blues Awards’ Artist of the Year Erja Lyytinen and the most authentic blues singer of her generation Kyla Brox. Follow this link for more information and ticket link.
Edinburgh based singer, guitarist and songwriter Andy Gunn is steeped in the blues and tries to take each record somewhere new and personal. This is a live in the studio, back to the blues roots album from Andy and some of the best blues musicians Scotland has to offer. This is a record as real as the life he’s lead, through all of the ups and the downs.