Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry release Black To Blues a 6 track EP of blues classics originally written and/or performed by legendary blues musicians like Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Booker T. Jones, Albert King and Freddy King. On Black To Blues, these traditional songs get wildly Black Stone Cherry-fied, while also paying homage to the original on the other hand.
Interviews include Joe Bonamassa, Davy Knowles, Devon Allman, Doug MacLeod, Marcus King, Wilko Johnston, Eric Bibb, Jay Farrar, Pete Herzog and Thomas Wynn & The Believers. Regular features include new artists, charts, festival & gig news, plus over 80 album releases to browse through. Available here in App, Andriod & Print (FREE digital copy with printed editions).
'Blues for Gary' are 3 unique shows that will take place this weekend in London, Bristol and at Maryport Blues Festival. Matt Schofield and Henrik Freischlader will co-headline these gigs. Our writer Pete Sargeant recently caught up with Henrik to discuss Gary Moore, gigs and gear. For dates and tickets...
Walter Trout returns with his brand new studio album ‘We’re All In This Together’, which will be released September 1st via Provogue/Mascot Label. Featuring 14 guest musicians, including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall, John Nemeth, Robben Ford, Warren Haynes & more. UK Tour Dates, Pre-order Link + FREE gift.
Robin Trower is back with perhaps his best solo album since he was in his 40s and considering Robin is 72, that’s saying a lot! Time and Emotion will be released in the UK on Friday 4th August and Robin will perform his only concert in the UK this year at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday 29th November. If you love electric guitar then you will love this album.
Kaz Hawkins Band announces they will cease touring later this year with their final performance being at the Blues Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland on the 18th November 2017. KHB recently represented the UK in both the USA & European awards and won the 2017 European Blues Awards in Denmark. We wish them great success in all of their future projects. All the best KHB!
Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival is back by popular demand and is raring to go with its impressive line-up of both UK & International acts and will take place over the weekend of 29th and 30th September 2017. Forced into a 2-year hiatus, a new venue has been sourced at the stylish Crown & Mitre Hotel. This year promises to be yet another Blues event of the year. For tickets, etc click on this link.
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.