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Gary Moore – Previously Unreleased Version of Freddie King’s ‘I’m Tore Down” Revealed

Provogue will be releasing a new album, featuring previously unreleased material, from the iconic blues-rock master Gary Moore.  How Blue Can You Get will be released on 30 April. Ahead of this Provogue has revealed the previously unreleased version of Freddie King’s “I’m Tore Down.”  

Blues Birthday: Little Brother Montgomery – April 18th 1906

Eurreal Wilford "Little Brother" Montgomery (April 18, 1906 – September 6, 1985) was an American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer. Largely self-taught, Montgomery was an important blues pianist with an original style. He was also versatile, working in...

New Van Morrison Studio Album Set For Release In May // Video For ‘Only A Song’ Out Now

Van Morrison’s upcoming double-album ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ is set to be his 42nd studio set, but its lead single ‘Only A Song’ demonstrates that his distinctive flair for timeless blues, R&B, jazz and soul remains as singular as ever.

Quinn Sullivan announces new album ‘Wide Awake’

Quinn Sullivan has announced the upcoming release of his new studio album Wide Awake. Already an incredible guitarist, Sullivan’s more recent learning curve has been with pen and paper. “I’ve always considered myself a songwriter,” he says. “On the last few records, it just wasn’t something I was doing all the time. I was focused on other things, like my guitar playing and developing my vocals, both of which I continue to do.”.

Blues Birthday: Hound Dog Taylor – April 12th 1915

Theodore Roosevelt "Hound Dog" Taylor (April 12, 1915 – December 17, 1975) was a Chicago blues guitarist and singer. Taylor was born in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1915, though some sources say 1917. He first played the piano and began playing the guitar when he was 20....

January 2002 Blues Festival – The Blues Roots Soul Collective @ 100 Club, London

The Blues Roots Soul Collective @ 100 Club, London is scheduled for the 23 January 2022 featuring Jade Like The Stone, Hollie Rogers, Connor Selby, Georgia Van Etten, Laura Evans

Mark Harrison to release new single Toolmaker’s Blues

Mark Harrison to release new single Toolmaker’s Blues

Guitar Legend Steve Cropper Reveals Official Lyric Video For ‘The Go-Getter Is Gone’

On April 23rd, guitar legend Steve Cropper will release his new solo album ‘Fire It Up,’ on Provogue.  Today he has revealed the lyric video for ‘The Go Getter Is Gone.’

Ellis Mano Band release KEEP IT SIMPLE

Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band the Ellis Mano Band release their new single "Keep It Simple" on Friday April 9th.  "Keep It Simple" is the first single taken from their sophomore album “Ambedo” released Friday June 25, 2021 via Jazzhaus Records. The band...

New single from ELIANA CARGNELUTTI

NEW SINGLE “WHO IS THE MONSTER?” RELEASED ON 6 APRIL 2021The song “Who is the Monster?” speaks of a beautiful but also complicated love story. Throughout the song, the artist conveys that even in the most engaging and enthralling love story of all, you should always...

LATEST INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW: Sitting in with… Katie Bradley

INTERVIEW: Sitting in with… Katie Bradley

Kent vocalist, blues harmonica player and singer-songwriter Katie Bradley came into the spotlight with her 2012 debut album She’s Ready. The song I Hear The River, was nominated for Best Original...

Catching up with… Ally Venable

Catching up with… Ally Venable

Words: Colin Campbell Pictures: Lindsay SteeleI got the chance to talk to Ally Venable at her home in Texas, via Skype for blues matters magazine. She has a new album out on Ruf records on February...

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