R.I.P. EDDIE C. CAMPLBELL

R.I.P. EDDIE C. CAMPLBELL

Eddie C. Campbell – May 6th, 1939 – November 20th, 2018. Eddie C. Campbell’s passing has left a huge hole within the West Side blues community. However, fans around the

SUGARAY RAYFORD Somebody Save Me

SUGARAY RAYFORD Somebody Save Me

Sugaray Rayford Brings Vintage Soul Vibe To New Album. On March 1st, Forty Below Records will release Somebody Save Me, the new studio album from soul-blues singer, Sugaray Rayford. On the album’s opening track,

JARED JAMES NICHOLS Interview

JARED JAMES NICHOLS Interview

On his recent UK tour, American guitarist, Jared James Nichols talked to Blues Matters writer Nicholas John. YOU DO A LOT OF TOURING IN THE UK AND YOU’RE CURRENTLY ON

EDINBURGH BLUES CLUB Presents…

EDINBURGH BLUES CLUB Presents…

Yet again, in the blink of an eye, Christmas is almost upon us and the year’s end is nigh. At Edinburgh Blues Club, we have two fantastic shows left before

GERAINT WATKINS Interview

GERAINT WATKINS Interview

Geraint Watkins – Keys To The Highway. Geraint Watkins – ‘Geraint Watkins & the Dominators’ (1979), ‘Watkins Bold As Love’(1997) – the first two, quite different albums of his lengthy career have been reissued.

SMOOTH GENTLEMEN

SMOOTH GENTLEMEN

Album Review for Smooth Gentlemen – Album Title – Smooth Gentlemen. Released on Flower Records Smooth Gentlemen are two Polish musicians, celebrated piano and Hammond organ player, composer, Bartłomiej Szopiński

R.I.P. Tony Joe White

R.I.P. Tony Joe White

They don’t come any more authoritative or authentic than Tony Joe White. I found him a fascinating conversationalist – never in a hurry to say anything glib, he would ruminate

AUSTIN GOLD – Top 10 Blues

AUSTIN GOLD – Top 10 Blues

Austin Gold – Our Top Ten Blues Choices Writer Pete Sargeant asked English blues-rockers AUSTIN GOLD to tell Blues Matters which recordings really turned them on, so here are their

BILLY GIBBONS

BILLY GIBBONS

Catching up with ZZ Top’s legendary frontman, Billy F Gibbons, as he passes through London was the easy part. Pinning him down for interview time is always tricky with a

BRYAN LEE Sanctuary

BRYAN LEE Sanctuary

Bryan Lee – Sanctuary Released on Ear Relevant Records “This is the Blues/Gospel record I always wanted to make,” says the Braille Blues Daddy. “Sanctuary” first came to Bryan Lee

EDINBURGH BLUES & ROCK FESTIVAL 2018

EDINBURGH BLUES & ROCK FESTIVAL 2018

Edinburgh Blues And Rock Festival – Edinburgh Corn Exchange – Saturday 22nd September 2018 This was the third of its kind, but the first, fully run by UKBlues Award-winning Edinburgh Blues