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Clare Free on her new album Dust and Bones

Clare Free on her new album Dust and Bones

Back in November, Clare Free kindly wrote one of the first blogs for the Blog of the Blues.  So her return is very welcome, and this time she comes armed with her new album, Dust and Bones. The Blues Blogger asked Clare a few questions: Blues Blogger: “What was the highlight of making the album?” Clare: “For me, the highlight of...

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Viva La Wilde Diva

Viva La Wilde Diva

Dani Wilde will shortly be featuring as a Blues Diva at the Boisdale Viva La Divas Festival being launched on 12 September by Jools Holland. Blues Matters asked Dani a few questions ahead of the Festival:  How do you feel about being one of the very select group of Divas for the Viva La Divas Festival?...

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Yellowfish Music Group

Yellowfish Music Group

We were alerted to the fact that Yellowfish Music Group in Sussex – an organization with a fine blues and blues rock pedigree, Led Zeppelin, Arthur Brown, Pretty Things included – have founded a charity foundation supporting three tremendous charities: Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Drop4Drop – clean water charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary –...

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Blues In The City

Blues In The City

After the success of Blues in Town last year Nick Garner has decided to take the event to the next level now re-named Blues In the City after Chelmsford gaining City status in the Queen’s Jubilee Awards. This year the event will run over four days, from 27th to 30th September, at different venues in...

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Tim Aves interviewed by Mike Owens

Tim Aves interviewed by Mike Owens

Tim Aves is a well known face on the British blues scene. His many activities include a regular Sunday evening radio show on SaintFM. He MC’s and performs at Boogaloo Promotions events and also promotes blues happenings in the Essex delta area where he lives. This year he launched a new band ‘Wolfpack’. They performed...

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Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland was born into the Blues as daughter of the late great Bluesman John Clyde Copeland. She was surrounded by her father’s friends, colleagues and contacts and following in his footsteps; singing and recording innovative Blues, may have been inevitable. Yet it has been a lengthy and patient evolution that now finds her opening...

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Roadhouse Dark Angels?

Roadhouse Dark Angels?

Gary Boner has led Roadhouse for 20 years… this year at last they appeared at Glastonbury and slowly things are looking up, it’s a story of struggling against the odds, no big record company advances, no-one to pull the strings, and coping with severe illness and family struggles. …Gary’s answers are spiced with typically dry...

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Blues young gun, Ben Poole, to open up The London Electric Guitar Show

Blues young gun, Ben Poole, to open up The London Electric Guitar Show

We are pleased to announce that Brit blues supremo, Ben Poole, will be opening the London Electric Guitar Show’s Main Stage on Sunday 11th November. Ben’s the perfect choice for opening up the first ever London Electric Guitar Show as the twenty-five year-old bluesman is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come...

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Geoff Everett Band

Geoff Everett Band

Having heard good things about The Geoff Everett Band (namely, that he is a blast live), The Blues Matters Blogger invited Geoff Everett to reveal all about his upcoming new album. Geoff’s thoughtful remarks are below: “Anyone who has created a self produced album, Blues or otherwise, knows well that stage of affairs at which it exists...

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Paul Cox – Britain’s Finest

Paul Cox – Britain’s Finest

PAUL COX ONE OF BRITAIN’S FINEST AND THE FRENCH CONNECTION It’s a busy time for Paul Cox he has a new album with French guitarist Charlie Fabert ‘THAT’S WHAT WE WERE BORN FOR’; that’s about to be released, and there is a whole run of live shows that includes one at the prestigious Pheasantry as...