Blues Birthday:  EARL HOOKER

Blues Birthday: EARL HOOKER

Blues Matters Remembers Inspirational Blues Great Earl Hooker Earl Zebedee Hooker (January 15, 1930 – April 21, 1970) was a Chicago blues guitarist known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a “musician’s musician”, he performed with blues...
New album from Chicago slide guitarist Joanna Connor

New album from Chicago slide guitarist Joanna Connor

Joanna Connor announces new studio album “4801 South India Avenue” Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the reigning Queens of blues rock guitar, releases her 14th album ‘4801 South Indiana...
REVIEW: Emma Wilson, Loveheart

REVIEW: Emma Wilson, Loveheart

Emma Wilson, like many other emerging artists, was just getting into her stride, making a name for herself and starting to get regular gigs when Covid struck. Emma freely admits how much she misses gigs , but has been hard at work honing her skills and writing...
INTERVIEW – Sitting in… with Elles Bailey

INTERVIEW – Sitting in… with Elles Bailey

WORDS: Colin Campbell : PICTURES: Alan Dunkley As this year 2020 comes to a close, I got the chance to talk to Elles Bailey about her recent release ‘Ain’t Nothing But’. Due to Covid pandemic, Elles like many other musicians has not been able to perform to a live...