On Friday 21st April, Joe Bonamassa played the first of two sell-out shows at The Royal Albert Hall, London and writer Pete Sargeant has provided us with a review of the evening, pictures are courtesy of Noble PR. The band consisted of Michael Rhodes, Anton Fig, Reese Wynans, Paulie Cerra & Lee Thornburg.
Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into "Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening" and will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl on Friday 23rd June 2017.
Shakin’ Stevens releases the video for Down In The Hole from his latest album, Echoes Of Our Times, which is illustrated with a music video exhibiting a rare selection of photos taken in the copper mines. Shaky's biggest UK Tour to date begins tonight - all dates, music and videos are right here.
Amanda St John is a soulful singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. Her debut album Grow was released in 2016 with the title track being used in an International advertising campaign for the Rio Olympics. Amanda St John is renowned for her soulful and emotive performances and is about to embark on her UK & Ireland Tour for 2017.
**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 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!
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.
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.
Friday, March 24th sees the release of the first single "Nothing Compares 2 U" from the long-awaited forthcoming album from American soul singer Nikka Costa - "Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between" which is due out later this year. Says Nikka – “I’m really excited to have recorded the new album with a rhythm section and a string quartet!"
American, singer-songwriter Quinn Sullivan gives us his Top 5 Buddy Guy songs and his reasons for loving them so much! 18-year-old Quinn has been mentored by Buddy Guy for over 10 years now and knows his music well. This collection includes 'She Suits Me To A Tee' Quinn's response - "one word for this one. Bad-ass..." Video links have been included.