ISC IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

ISC IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has kicked off its 10 DAYS OF SUMMER special promotion, running July 20-29, 2020. Every song submitted between July 20-29 will automatically qualify for the special promotion and also be entered into the overall 2020 ISC...
Bettye LaVette Interview

Bettye LaVette Interview

Bettye LaVette’s a US treasure, a blues-soul singer with a truly remarkable background and heritage. Now approaching seventy-five years of age – “I’ll be 75 in January,” she tells me – she has weathered countless twists and turns in her own personal...
Issue 115 OUT NOW!

Issue 115 OUT NOW!

INSIDE THIS EDITION OF BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE… Featured artist Walter Trout talks to us about his latest album Ordinary Madness. GET YOUR COPY HERE FOR MORE INTERVIEWS… WALTER TROUT Featured cover artist Walter Trout gives us an in-depth talk about his...
New album from Kirk Fletcher out this September

New album from Kirk Fletcher out this September

Former guitarist with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and award-winning American blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher is very happy to release his sixth album “My Blues Pathway” via Cleopatra Records. The 10 tracks will be released on CD, vinyl and digital on Friday September...
BOBBY RUSH Rawer Than Raw

BOBBY RUSH Rawer Than Raw

JACKSON, Miss. — On August 28th, 2020, Grammy-winning blues icon Bobby Rush will release Rawer Than Raw, a stripped-down, acoustic tribute to the rich blues history of Mississippi featuring songs from a handful of blues greats from his adopted home state. The record,...