Inside the APRIL/MAY edition

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GHALIA VOLT & GARY MOORE

ON THE COVER

Ghalia tells us

“it was intense work and a lot of practice”

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featuring

KATIE KNIPP

The last twelve months have been challenging to say the least. But in amongst the turmoil of the pandemic, California-based blues artist Katie Knipp has completed the recording of her now 6th studio album “The Well”.

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plus

ALASTAIR GREENE

Alastair Greene has just released his latest album The New World Blues, recorded with Tab Benoit for his Whiskey Bayou Records label. Alastair has been recording since 2002, developing his blues/rock style to what we see today. His grandfather, Chico Alvarez was a trumpet player with Stan Kenton’s band back in the day. So we chatted about the new album and his musical past, and all things in general, to where he is right now.

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and

GRAINNE DUFFY

Grainne (it’s pronounced Groin-ya) Duffy has a singing voice of a pain-soaked, worn-down American blues woman, but when she speaks to BM’s Andy Hughes, it’s with a pure and musical Irish lilt that sounds like it’s bathed in the pure waters of the River Liffey. Nursing to sleep the newest arrival to her family, a baby girl, Grainne talked about her love of blues music, her desire to get back out on the road, and the painful consequences of playing a Gibson Les Paul Guitar.

PLUS

JERIMIAH JOHNSON

Got to keep moving forward!

ARIELLE

An analogue girl in a digital world

CURTIS SALGADO

You’re Going To Miss My Sorry Ass

LISA MANN

Part 2 of our interview with Lisa

LIZ BARAK

A versatile and innovative artist

REGINA BONELLI

Telling us about her True Groove

 

 

 

AND MUCH MORE!