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LAURA EVANS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “TAKE ME BACK HOME”

Welsh singer songwriter Laura Evans releases her new single Take Me Back Home and shines a little bit of Nashville on her hometown. This is the 4th single taken from her EP “Running Back to You” (released July 2020) It was quite an astounding year for Welsh, Nashville...

New double-album announced from Van Morrison

Van Morrison will release ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ on May 7th on Exile/BMG. His 42nd record and his most dynamic and contemporary album in years, ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ is a 28-track delve into his ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul....

ALBUM REVIEW: BILLY ECKSTINE – THE BILLY ECKSTINE COLLECTION 1947-1962 (Acrobat Records)

Billy Eckstine started out as a trumpeter and then became a big band leader in the early 1940’s. He later took the step of going on a solo career and this collection of seventy-four songs on three CD’s is the latest delve into the archives. He was a crooner of his day...

Live Blues Music Returns to the North East of England

With the easing of lockdown restrictions insight, this summer will see the return of live music in the North East of England. Today, Valentine Music Promotions is pleased to announce a brand-new three-day music festival taking place over the weekend of 9th – 11th July...

Catching up with… Ally Venable

Words: Colin Campbell Pictures: Lindsay SteeleI got the chance to talk to Ally Venable at her home in Texas, via Skype for blues matters magazine. She has a new album out on Ruf records on February 26th 2021. It’s called Heart Of Fire and follows on from her...

Will Johns to release “Bluesdaddy” in April

Brighton-based guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Will Johns, is set to release his 4th studio album “ Bluesdaddy ” on Thursday 22 April 2021. The album is available to pre-order now

When Rivers Meet – new single video released

British husband and wife blues rock duo When Rivers Meet are pleased to announce the release of their new single “Walking On The Wire” on Friday February 26th. The single is available to pre-save HERE. “Walking On The Wire” is the third single taken from their debut...

Elles Bailey Releases Her Latest Single – Love is Gonna Win

Elles Bailey — multi-award-winning, smoky-voiced genre-crossing chanteuse, not to mention super-hard-working singer/songwriter — releases a new and original single: ‘Love is Gonna Win’ today (Friday 26th February). Elles is also releasing a special video for this...

JOANNA CONNOR NEW ALBUM OUT NOW

Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, best known as one of the reigning Queens of blue rock guitar, releases her latest single “Destination” on the same day she releases her 14th album “4801 South Indiana Avenue” on Joe Bonamassa’s...

ALBUM REVIEW: SONNY GREEN – FOUND! ONE SOUL SINGER (Little Village Foundation)

Veteran LA based blues and soul singer brings his wonderful vocal prowess to this set of vintage songs mixed with newer material. Kid Andersen handles production duties and also adds his superb guitar chops to the mix. The classic I’m So Tired features Green’s gritty...

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INTERVIEW: Sitting in with… Katie Bradley

INTERVIEW: Sitting in with… Katie Bradley

Kent vocalist, blues harmonica player and singer songwriter Katie Bradley came into the spotlight with her 2012 debut album She’s Ready. The song I Hear The River, was nominated for Best Original...

Catching up with… Ally Venable

Catching up with… Ally Venable

Words: Colin Campbell Pictures: Lindsay SteeleI got the chance to talk to Ally Venable at her home in Texas, via Skype for blues matters magazine. She has a new album out on Ruf records on February...

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