Interviews

In discussion with… Dave Cantwell

In discussion with… Dave Cantwell

Based in Stirling Scotland, Dave Cantwell is a professional Musician who has had a lifetime playing drums and has worked with many great artists in his 40 years behind the drum kit, including playing with John Martyn, Earl Thomas, Greig Taylor, GT Boos Band and The...

An Interview with Casey Hensley

An Interview with Casey Hensley

WORDS: Colin CampbellAround the world Casey Hensley is noted as a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter. She has taken the modern blues genre by its roots and puts real feeling into her vocal artistry. Influenced by the greats, certainly Janis Joplin and big Mama...

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 Song in the British Blues Awards. Her career has been peppered with...

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 26th 2021. It’s called Heart Of Fire and follows on from her...

Sitting in with… Kerry Kearney

Sitting in with… Kerry Kearney

I got the chance to chat to Kerry Kearney frontman with the Kerry Kearney Band from New York. He is a consummate guitarist and especially known for his intense slide guitar work. He has been a musician for many decades and has opened for many acts, BB King and ZZ Top...

Layla Zoe Interview by Adam Kennedy

Layla Zoe Interview by Adam Kennedy

Faced with a year like no other, full of struggle and turbulence, in a career she had dedicated the last twenty years to, award winning Canadian vocalist Layla Zoe wasn't ready to give up yet.Pulling together friends, colleagues and fans from around the world to...

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 musical journey...

Winning Ways With WILLIAM BELL

Winning Ways With WILLIAM BELL

William Bell is one of the USA’s most important soul-blues musicians, a true survivor. And after over sixty years in the business, he has been awarded the 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Award, an award that recognises the cultural significance of his work and...

ALOUD – Interview

ALOUD – Interview

I recently got the chance to chat with Henry Beguiristain and Jen De La Osa, who are the front people of the band, Aloud from Los Angeles. The band is always evolving their music style and they have a new album out called Sprezzatura freshly mixed at Mad Oak Studios...

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