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Mitch Woods

Issue 101 features a fantastic interview with the legendary boogie-woogie, jump blues pianist and singer, Mitch Woods.

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades.


Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll.


Find out all about it here – Blues Matters Issue 101

His latest album Friends Along The Way is discussed along with the many other things that make up the busy world of Mitch Woods.

Friends Along The Way guests are Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Ruthie Foster, Joe Louis Walker, Maria Muldaur, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Kenny Neal, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker and more…

Mitch Woods has also received 2 nominations in the upcoming 39th Blues Music Awards presented by The Blues Foundation in Memphis on May 10th.

These are for – Instrumentalist – Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year and for Best Acoustic Album – Friends Along The Way.

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Take This Hammer is the first track on the new album and has some stunning vocals courtesy of Van Morrison who’s backed on guitar by Taj Mahal and of course Mitch on piano.

Mitch Woods accompanied by Elvin Bishop on Saturday Night Boogie-Woogie Man.

For the full story behind the making of this album and for the BUY links please click here – MITCH WOODS

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