Highlights in Issue 109 are…

  • CEO of The Blues Foundation Barbara Newman catches up with us to talk about the extensive work that they do for the blues on an International level and we talk about the Blues Awards.
  • Edgar Winter talks to us about the great new record he’s making in memory of his brother Johnny.
  • Will Kimbrough has just released a new album called I Like It Down Here following a 5 year hitatus and we catch up with him to find out what he’s been up to.
  • Holy Moly – this home-grown talent took a decade to become an overnight sensation thanks to a Hollywood blockbuster.

Govt Mule have released their first live album called Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre, so we catch up with Warren Haynes to talk about the tracks and touring.

Jonantious Willis is a 23 year old contempory musician who has just released an album called Spectacular Class, and we talk with him about it and being discovered by Taj Mahal, and of course touring with Keb Mo.Kenny Wayne Shepherd – the US blues rocker takes time out from his busy schedule to talk about a few of the tracks from his new album Taveler.Savoy Brown have a brand new album out City Night and we catch up with founder Kim Simmonds before his recent show in London to chat about it and other related matters.Supersonic Blues Machine also have a new live record out called Road Chronicles Live and we caught up with bandleader, producer and bass guitarist, Fabrizio Grossi to talk about it and their new British frontman Kris Barras..

Features…

In this issue, we cover many exciting topics including our regular Phenomenal Blues Women piece on Trixie Smith; Blues Down Under Pt.3; Scandinavia Blues Pt. 6; Val Kilmer; Greek Blues Scene Pt.1; Alvin Lee’s 50th Anniversary of Woodstock; The Blues Awards; Harmonica Blues Pt.1.

Reviews…

  • We have many Festivals, Gigs, Books, DVD’s & Albums covered just for you.

Regulars…

  • Blue Blood – Newcomers to introduce you to this issue are Emma Wilson, Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls, RumRunners, Frank Fotusky, and The Cornbread Project.
  • IBBA Blues Top 50
  • Festival news, gigs reviews, album reviews and so much more!