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In this issue we have the Starlite-Campbell band on the cover talking about their new album ‘The Language of Curiosity’. We have a mass of interviews where we talk to Ina Forsman, Pattie Parks, Emma Wilson, Kenny Neal, Steve Ellis, Chris Barnes, Neal Black, Albert Castiglia, Laura Evans, The Bad Day and the legend that is Robin Trower.

We’ve also got the winners and images from the International Blues Challenge, The UKBlues Awards and the Blues Music Awards,

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

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It’s back! the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival 2022

To all the Colne Festival Lovers and Lovers of Colne yet to be…Over three decades ago the small Lancashire mill town of Colne hosted its first International Blues Festival. Countless awards and 100's of thousands of ticket sales later, now in 2022 and there is a buzz...

Robert Jon & The Wreck announce February 2023 UK Tour

Robert Jon & The Wreck are pleased to announce they will return to tour the UK from February 7-18, 2023. Tickets are on sale 9am GMT on Thursday 7th July 2022.The February 2023 UK tour follows Robert Jon & The Wreck’s May 2022 UK tour, and their recent singles...

Interview: Sitting in with… Robbie Reay

Established British blues musician Robbie Reay is making waves on the UK and European circuit. He performs solo playing original contemporary blues songs with slide and box guitar. He also performs as a duo with harmonica player Willie Cran and in the group The Killer...

When Rivers Meet announces live album “The Flying Free Tour Live”, plus October 2022 Tour Dates

When Rivers Meet are pleased to announce the release of their live album, The Flying Free Tour Live on 29th July 2022. The live album will be released on CD, DVD, vinyl, and digital. The CD and DVD will include a 12-page collectible booklet. Pre-order the live album...

Uk based heavy blues rock band Bad Luck Friday announce debut album

Critically acclaimed Harmonica Player, Will Wilde, announces the launch of a new blues rock band, BAD LUCK FRIDAY. Bad Luck Friday’s self-titled debut album is released by Wilde Fire Records on Friday 2 September 2022. This is being hailed as one of the most highly...

Erja Lyytinen releases single “Bad Seed” from forthcoming album

Finnish blues-rock slide guitarist and singer songwriter Erja Lyytinen will release her ninth studio album Waiting for the Daylight on Tuohi Records on Friday October 7th 2022. Featuring nine original songs, the highly anticipated new album is available to pre-order...

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