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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...

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Blues Matters Shop

Blues Matters Shop

The Blues Matters Shop is open for business – CDs from Dave Berry, Roadhouse, Jo Ann Kelly, Absolution, White Knuckle Blues Band, and more await you…. [button link=”http://bluesmatters.comshop” type=”big”] Visit the Blues Matters Shop[/button]

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Blog: Del Bromham

Blog: Del Bromham

Not many Blues musicians can claim to have opened for KISS and RUSH. We were pleased to catch up with one, Del Bromham, also of Stray fame, even as he was collaborating on one album, and creating a new one of his own. We asked Del a couple of questions. Tell us about the album...

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New Brunswick Battle of the Blues – 6 acts nationwide through to the final

New Brunswick Battle of the Blues – 6 acts nationwide through to the final

The UK-wide search for the best in original and unsigned blues talent reaches its climax on the 26th March when six blues acts go head to head at the final at London venue, Scala, Kings Cross. Winners from 5 regional heats plus a ‘Judges’ Choice’ will perform at an electrifying night of the best of...

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Preview of reviews, Issue 71

Preview of reviews, Issue 71

Blues Matters magazine reviews a vast catalogue of CD’s, books, DVD’s, live performances, and more. Here’s a little taster of two CD reviews that will appear in issue 71, out at the end of March 2013. First, the debut album by Katie Bradley, ‘She’s Ready’. Since the review was written, Katie was booked to appear...

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Taking the Blues on TV – you can help

Taking the Blues on TV – you can help

This link could present a step towards a brighter future for the Blues music we love www.indiegogo.com/jazzandbluestv. Let us explain why. A long-nurtured initiative to get top quality Blues video around the world via every imaginable internet connected electronic device – such as PC, iPad, Xbox, mobile telephone/Smartphone, internet television, etc – is under way....

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The Blues gets Bashful! The Broadstairs Blues Bash 22-24 February

The Blues gets Bashful! The Broadstairs Blues Bash 22-24 February

Steve Roux and the Brass Kuckle Band sound just the right act for a Bash and that’s where they’re going in February.  The annual Blues Bash takes place between Friday 22nd February and Sunday 24th in Broadstairs, Kent, one of the UK’s seaside hotbeds of the Blues. Not so well equipped with brass knuckles but...