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THE OCTOBER/NOVEMBER ISSUE IS HERE!

In this issue of the new-look Blues Matters magazine…

In this issue we have Joanne Shaw Taylor on the cover and proving she’s Nobody’s Fool!’. We have a mass of interviews where we talk to Erja Lyytinen, Troy Redfern, Rory Block, Albert Lee, Jimmy Hall, Malaya Blue, Lil Ed, Steve Hill, Snowy White, David Sinclair and the Chris Bevington Organisation…

We’ve also got galleries from the best blues festivals across the globe, the scoop on Rory Gallagher’s new release and Dani Wilde takes a look at Prison Blues.

Don’t miss our new Record Round-Up, live gig listings plus our huge reviews section too.

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ORKNEY BLUES FESTIVAL 2022 – review

Well, I am sitting here in Stromness situated on Orkney Mainland at the end of what has been a wonderful weekend of music. Due to the storms have had to wait another night to get back to Scotland but that is another tale all together. Suffice to say all involved with...

Joanne Shaw Taylor Releases New Heart-Wrenching Single and Music Video, “Fade Away”

Today, Joanne Shaw Taylor releases “Fade Away,” the next breath-taking single taken from her forthcoming breakthrough studio album Nobody’s Fool.  The single can be streamed here. The new single also features cellist Tina Guo (Hans Zimmer).Blues Matters Magazine...

Norman Beaker Trio, De Korenbloem, Zingem (BE), 23 April 2022

IMAGES: PETER HEYNEMAN WORDS: Eddy Bonte‘When punk came along, I was too old. Now that I’m old …’, was Norman Beaker’s typically ambiguous way to announce he was about to let loose a pure punk version of his song ‘Take Me to Your Pleasure Dome’. We are now nearing the...

Malaya Blue – Blue Credentials (new album)

MALAYA BLUEBLUE CREDENTIALSBlue Heart RecordsGuided by the legendary Dennis Walker and with bassist Richard Cousins on board beefing up the Robert Cray connections, Norfolk’s Malaya Blue has recorded her most significant album to date. The sassily sung “Another grey...

Joe Bonamassa announces Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea III featuring Blackberry Smoke, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Jimmy Vivino, and Kirk Fletcher

3x GRAMMY® Award-nominated guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa and Sixthman, the leader in festivals and music cruises for more than a decade, are proud to announce Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean III, the third European voyage of Bonamassa’s world-famous...

Kenny Wayne Shepherd “Trouble Is…25” Out: 2nd December

Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces ‘Trouble Is…25,’ Out December 2nd via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. The complete re-record of Kenny’s most successful album will be accompanied by a documentary about the making of the original ‘Trouble Is…’ and a live DVD filmed...

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