Category: News

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Ones That Got Away 3 – Emanuele Fizzotti

Ones That Got Away 3 – Emanuele Fizzotti

Ones That Got Away 3 – Emanuele Fizzotti As we’ve said before, and will again, our bi-monthly magazine, cram-packed with 132 pages of Blues news, features and reviews bursts at the seams with content. So much so that some articles burst out and can’t fit in the issue! Thus we have our the latest article...

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Three Hot Acts Go To The Seaside – Broadstairs, Kent, 27 July

Three Hot Acts Go To The Seaside – Broadstairs, Kent, 27 July

Three of the most exciting acts in British music will be taking their guitars, suntan lotion and shrimping nets to the sunny seaside Blues haven that is Broadstairs in Kent on 27 July. The Pavilion Theatre will host The Congo Faith Healers; Dave Migden and the Dirty Words – Harvest UK Battle of the Blues...

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Ones That Got Away 2 – Geoff Everett

Ones That Got Away 2 – Geoff Everett

Ones That Got Away 2 – Geoff Everett As we’ve said before, our bi-monthly magazine, cram-packed with 132 pages of Blues news, features and reviews bursts at the seams with content. So much so that some articles burst out and can’t fit in the issue! Thus our second article that jumped our distinguished pages and...

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Ones That Got Away 1 – The Cadillac Kings

Ones That Got Away 1 – The Cadillac Kings

The Blues Matters blog from today begins a new series of articles. Our bi-monthly magazine, cram-packed with 132 pages of Blues news, features and reviews bursts at the seams with content. So much so that some articles burst out and can’t fit in the issue! So here we have our first “One that got away”,...

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P-A-U-L Lamb – the drinks are on him again in November

P-A-U-L Lamb – the drinks are on him again in November

Following our recent blog titled The Americans are coming, we very briefly interviewed one of those Americans as he was about to leave the United Kingdom.   His name took up quite a bit of the interview, for his band is P-A-U-L Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown, which would get even longer if you used...

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Help Roxi Walk

Help Roxi Walk

JoJo Burgess, best known as the charismatic front-man of Hokie Joint, has recently launched the Help Roxi Walk appeal through Facebook on behalf of his lovely daughter Roxanne who has been diagnosed with spastic-diplegia cerebral-palsy in her legs and may never walk because of it. 

Since learning of Roxi’s disability the family have discovered a...

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Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces “From the Basement” album preview

Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces “From the Basement” album preview

Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces “From the Basement” album preview We get sent a lot of albums ahead of their release (lucky us). One of the latest is by Giles Robson and the Dirty Aces. Their upcoming new album, title From the Basement is clearly from a very noisy basement indeed. So, what can...

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The Americans Are Coming!

The Americans Are Coming!

The UK is about to experience a friendly invasion of top quality Blues and Rock acts from the United States of America.
Transatlantic cousins you should look out for near you include...

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Two helpings of Lamb

Two helpings of Lamb

Here we have a double helping of Lamb – some guest writing about a Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes gig in November 2012 and another appreciation of a gig in February 2013. This follows our earlier blog about Paul’s latest album: www.bluesmatters.com/review/paul-lamb-and-the-king-snakes-the-games-people-play First helping The below are the thoughts of our guest writer, Glenn Noble,...

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Alvin Finally Finds Freedom

Alvin Finally Finds Freedom

On Wednesday, March 6th, the legendary rock guitarist Alvin Lee died following unforeseen complications arising from a routine surgical procedure to correct atrial arrhythmia.  The outpouring of grief from across the world since then is a tribute to what Alvin achieved in his lifetime.  His early influences were his father Sam’s collection of jazz and...