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ROBBIE REAY’s Top 10 Blues

ROBBIE REAY’s Top 10 Blues

My name is Robbie Reay, I am a blues musician based in the Scottish Borders, originally from the North East of England. You may have seen me perform throughout the UK and overseas as a solo performer, as a duo with harp player Willie Cran, or with my band The Killer...

DIK BANOVICH In Transit

DIK BANOVICH In Transit

Album Review for Dik Banovich - In Transit - Released Independently. Banovich is one of those journeyman musicians with a near-baffling history that includes birth in Scotland followed by many years growing up in US blues hot-spot Chicago before returning to his...

SAVOY BROWN Ain’t Done Yet

SAVOY BROWN Ain’t Done Yet

Legendary British Blues Rock Band Releases New Album on 28th August 2020 via Quarto Valley Records. Legendary British Blues Rock band Savoy Brown led by founding member Kim Simmonds, announces the August 28th release of their exciting new album, “Ain’t Done Yet”, on...

#Saveourvenues Campaign

#Saveourvenues Campaign

Marshall Amplification Put Their Support Behind The Music Venue Trust And #Saveourvenues Campaign In partnership with the Music Venue Trust, Marshall Amplification has launched a special t-shirt as part of their support of the #saveourvenues campaign. All proceeds...

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...

RUTH PATTERSON Releases Sink or Swim

RUTH PATTERSON Releases Sink or Swim

Campaigner, activist and ambassador for disabled people’s access to live music, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ruth Patterson has just released her debut single as a solo artist in her own right.  She is well known as the co-founder of the popular folk,...

Q&A with BAD TOUCH

Q&A with BAD TOUCH

BAD TOUCH LOCKDOWN THE GROOVES by STEVE YOURGLIVCH Most of the world might be surviving in lockdown but Norfolk based rock revivalists Bad Touch are flourishing. They have just released Kiss The Sky, an album full of high energy, feel-good tunes designed to lift the...

SHEMEKIA COPELAND Uncivil War

SHEMEKIA COPELAND Uncivil War

Award-winning blues and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland releases her timely new song, Uncivil War, on Friday, June 19th. It is a courageous statement pleading for unity in a time of disunion and is unlike anything Copeland has previously recorded. Uncivil War...

DIANA REIN Livestream Review

DIANA REIN Livestream Review

Gig Review for Diana Rein - Live on the “Can’t Stop The Blues” Facebook page - Thursday 2nd April 8 pm ET (1 am UK Time). Like most of the rest of this troubled planet, I’d got a few good things lined up before it all went pear-shaped. Listening to music online is...

RORY GALLAGHER 25th Anniversary 14/6/2020

RORY GALLAGHER 25th Anniversary 14/6/2020

Sunday the 14th June, will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the unveiling of a...

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