Hailed as one of the world's greatest and hardest working guitar players of his generation Joe Bonamassa was invited back once again to play on the Team Coco: Conan O'Brien show this week and he performed a track from his current solo album - Blues of Desperation. Joe has released more #1 Blues albums than anyone in history.
Gig review from Friday 16th June at Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne where UK blues rockers and multi-award winners King King played an amazing set to a full house with support from Norfolk's Bad Touch. Blues Matters writer Clive Rawlings was there and gives us his review here and tells us there wasn't a dry eye in the house by the end of the night.
Beth Hart is currently on tour all across Europe and will perform in countries such as Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Russia & more in support of her latest acclaimed release, Fire On The Floor. The US leg of her tour will begin on September 12th in Pheonix and will include a few shows with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Gales, follow this link for more details and dates of where you can catch her.
Robert Cray, Steve Jordan and Hi Rhythm appeared on the Conan O'Brien Show on Tuesday 13th June and gave an incredible live performance of You Must Believe In Yourself from their latest and self-titled album. Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. Catch their performance here.
Acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Jo Harman recently performed at the Ribs & Blues Festival in Raalte, Holland. This performance was a live broadcast with soul sensation Harman singing her version of the classic hit Pappa Was A Rolling Stone. It's a truly spell-binding performance from Jo and her magnificent band, viewing figures hit 62k within a week!
Nikka Costa best known for her 2001 album Everybody Got Their Something which featured the hit Like A Feather, is back with her first new album since 2011’s ProWoah EP. “Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between” sees the celebrated soul, funk and blues singer dipping her toes in a refreshing collection of songs backed by a luscious string quartet.
Matt Andersen live at The Borderline, London - gig review. With over 10 million views on YouTube, 2 European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. He's a powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence.
John Németh releases Feelin' Freaky, recorded with The Blue Dreamers and produced by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars). Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip-hop and rock & roll, Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes.
TajMo brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that’s firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The album features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright and Bonnie Raitt.
The King of Slydeco, Sonny Landreth returns with 2 unique live sets, one acoustic and one electric. ‘Recorded Live In Lafayette’ is Sonny Landreth’s first live album in 12 years. After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth found himself at an artistic crossroads. Click here to discover which track from this recording is his theme song.