Henrick Freischlader and Matt Schofield are to perform 3 never before seen UK co-headline shows this summer. Audiences are in for a treat as they get the chance to see a fantastic night of live music feat. Matt Schofield Music (UK) and "Blues for Gary by Henrik Freischlader" (GER/UK). Ticket links and show details are included within this link.
Issue 96 out now! Interviews include Rory Block, John Mayall, Valerie June, Colin James, Jack Hutchinson, Mississippi Heat, Wille & The Bandits, Justin Johnson, Russell 'Hitman' Alexander and James Montgomery. 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)
Doug MacLeod, a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist was born in the blues and is rooted in the American tradition. MacLeod is a perennial Blues Music Award nominee and multiple Blues Music Award, winner. He recently won the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and has a new album out on July 7th.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band release the first track from their upcoming and highly anticipated new album Lay It On Down. We are pleased to offer you a first listen of this track today called Baby Got Gone, a song about falling for a girl that just can't commit. This link also includes a FREE download of the track, Euro & UK tour dates also announced through this link.
Mollie Marriott, the daughter of legendary Small Faces and Humble Pie singer/guitarist Steve Marriott, is to play an intimate London show at the legendary Borderline Club on Thursday 1st June 2017. Mollie’s live performances exude a warm and charming rapport with her audience. A ticket link for this event is available here.
Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado take Change My Game on the road with a touring schedule that will see them raise roofs across the planet and convert countless new fans to the cause. This Danish band are being described as one of the most successful blues & roots bands on the European continent. Follow this link to discover more.
Rory Block, cover girl for Issue 96 of Blues Matters Magazine has released another fabulous title in her Mentor Series, called Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute To Bukka White. She has also released a stunning new autobiography - When A Women Gets The Blues and is touring with Cindy Cashdollar. A busy lady indeed!
The Rolling Stones, Laura Mvula, Damien Chazelle, Donny McCaslin and Gilles Peterson were among the winners at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards, which took place at Shoreditch Town Hall in the heart of East London. Ella Fitzgerald was remembered, and there was a surprise visit from Van Morrison. Check out the winners on this link.
Little Hurricane, the San Diego dirty blues duo of frontman Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina released their 3rd full-length studio album Same Sun Same Moon on April 14, on Mascot Records. With a busy US & EU tour schedule, there is only one UK date at the Borderline, London on Tuesday 2nd May. More info here.
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.