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Hugh and Mud make history

Hugh and Mud make history

Tuesday 21st August 2012 was a historic day for the Blues.  Eldest son of Muddy Waters, Mud Morganfield, joined the British Bluesman and actor Hugh Laurie on stage at the Park West Theatre in Chicago, adding to the history of Chicago greats teaming up with great Blues artists from across the Atlantic. In Mud’s words:...

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Jo Harman

Jo Harman

Jo Harman is not a familiar name on the blues scene at the moment but without doubt she will soon be a household name on the circuit. She is packing out shows in prestigious venues in London and recently did support onThe Average White Band tour by their request for her. Testament to her talent...

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Review: Babajack’s new album “Rooster”

Review: Babajack’s new album “Rooster”

The much anticipated third album from this amazingly different band will not disappoint, due to be launched in March anyone catching them live will be able to purchase a copy early. BabaJack have managed to capture the vitality and originality of their live show onto this studio album. BabaJack are a trio with the component...

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Eric Johnson – the Texas Tone Ranger

Eric Johnson – the Texas Tone Ranger

Multi-instrumentalist Eric Johnson has been hailed by Guitar Player magazine as “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet”.  While he is a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist, it is his electric guitar playing he is most renowned for. He has found...

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Blues DJ’s – exclusive interview with Martin Clarke, Radio Wey and KCOR

Blues DJ’s – exclusive interview with Martin Clarke, Radio Wey and KCOR

The Blog of the Blues welcomes its first Blues DJ to its paperless pages. Martin Clarke hosts his Blues session shows weekly on community radio station Radio Wey and US station Kansas City Online Radio (KCOR), and by the wonders of the internet it is possible to listen to them live around the world including...

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Handmade guitars: Playboy meets the Tin Guitar

Handmade guitars: Playboy meets the Tin Guitar

One of the best nights of The Blues Blogger’s life was seeing Bo Diddley play his trademark oblong guitar at The Jazz Cafe. What hair he has rose as the unique jungle beat took hold of the audience. Both Diddley and Brian May are famous for their guitars made from odd, handy objects. Today Seasick...

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Sam Hare – an early morning and late night Blues treat

Sam Hare – an early morning and late night Blues treat

In an age where so many Blues artists reach their crossroads and are tempted to go down the road marked “Rock”, Sam Hare is a bit different. The Blues Blogger was on a mission to see Blues prodigy Aaron Keylock play at the Blues Kitchen in Camden when he first saw Sam, as he has a residency there, and other London...

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Stuart Dixon – driving Marcus Wilde

Stuart Dixon – driving Marcus Wilde

BM Blogger: What have been the highlights of your music career to date? Stuart: “So far, I would have to say the two “biggies” have been touring with Eddie Floyd, who is a lifelong hero and, also working in the studio with legendary producer Mike Vernon at the helm. Two really nice people and it was as...

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Connie Lush

Connie Lush

JOY IN MUSIC, JOY IN LIFE I managed a brief chat with the lovely Connie Lush just before the Christmas 2009 mayhem began. She’s a joy to speak to ebullient and full of life and enthusiasm. We touched on several topics, the Liverpool music scene, the latest album, why we make music at all, Liverpool...

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Johnny Dickinson

Johnny Dickinson

Long-term hospitalisation is a dread of most people but it can be particularly tough on professional musicians, who are self-employed, after all.  Northumberland-born slide-guitarist/singer/songwriter, Johnny Dickinson is currently the victim of a particularly pernicious condition which has seen him spend the last eight weeks (at time of writing) in an intensive care unit in a...