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PAYING THE BLUES FORWARD Needs Your Help!

PAYING THE BLUES FORWARD Needs Your Help!

Singer/songwriter/producer Mike Zito has teamed up with Nick Moss to raise money for out of work Blues musicians who find themselves in severe financial hardship as a result of all of their tours getting cancelled because of the coronavirus. The project that they have...

Issue 113 Out Now!

Issue 113 Out Now!

INSIDE THIS EDITION OF BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE...Larkin Poe Featured cover artists Megan and Rebecca Lovell AKA Larkin Poe give us the low down on gear, producing their own music, and new album Self Made Man.PLUS INTERVIEWS WITH...Tinsley EllisThe ultimate road warrior...

STEPHEN HARRISON’S Top 10 Blues

STEPHEN HARRISON’S Top 10 Blues

I started listening to the Blues through listening to Led Zeppelin when I started High School. Its what they had based their music on by re-working some old Blues tunes and keeping the Blues as a base for their own material. As an impressionable teenager I was...

Coronavirus And The Impact On Musicians

Coronavirus And The Impact On Musicians

HOW THE PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING MUSICIANS With loads of musicians losing huge incomes from cancelled tours and gigs, Blues Matters contacted several well-known names from the world of blues to assess the impact of this awful virus on their livelihoods. We also asked...

THE BISHOP’s Top 10 Blues

THE BISHOP’s Top 10 Blues

Longtime BM writer Mr Dave Scott AKA The Bishop gives us his Top 10 Blues. 1 - John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen My love of the blues started with this 1962 classic vinyl EP, The Blues Of John Lee Hooker by the greatest all-time blues superstar. Listening to the 1948...

UK BLUES AWARDS CANCELLED

UK BLUES AWARDS CANCELLED

The UKBlues Federation have been advised that the venue they'd hired for the 2020 UKBlues Awards has now closed for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing pandemic. They have announced the following information regarding Tickets - 'For those of you who have already...

JARED JAMES NICHOLS Threw Me To The Wolves

JARED JAMES NICHOLS Threw Me To The Wolves

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols released his new single “Threw Me To The Wolves” on Wednesday, March 11th. The single is available to download and stream from https://orcd.co/tmttw Says Jared: “’Threw Me To The Wolves’ is a song we can all relate to. In...

RUTH PATTERSON On Coping With The Coronavirus Crisis

RUTH PATTERSON On Coping With The Coronavirus Crisis

The impact of the Coronavirus on the ability of musicians worldwide to earn a living is considerable given the closure of all venues. Apart from a small proportion of established high earners, the majority of bands and solo artists rely on gigs and the sale of...

DAVE ARCARI’s Top 10 Blues

DAVE ARCARI’s Top 10 Blues

Coming up in Issue 113 is an interview with the Scottish blues-rock giant Dave Arcari - in the meantime, he has given us his Top 10 favourite Blues tracks for you to check out. Dave will also be doing Facebook live streams over the coming days and weeks and has 2 new...

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