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In this issue of the new-look Blues Matters magazine…

Walter Trout talks to us about his brand-new album, as well as being guest-editor. We’ve also got Supersonic Blues Machine, The Milk Men, Charlie Musselwhite, Bad Luck Friday, Dana Fuchs, Bonham Bullick, Shemekia Copeland, Kirk Fletcher and Katie Knipp.

PLUS features including Don Mclean and his tour with Elles Bailey, image galleries from the Chicago Blues Festival, the Utah Blues Festival and an incredible spread of photos by John Bull.

Don’t miss our new Record Round Up, live gig listings plus our huge reviews section too.

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Robert Jon & The Wreck release new single “Rescue Train” from upcoming album “Wreckage Vol. 2”

Californian Southern rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck in association with Joe Bonamassa’s record label KTBA Records, are pleased to announce the release of Wreckage Vol. 2 on Friday, September 30, 2022.The album is available to pre-order and the first single “Rescue...

PreOrder “Burn it all Down” the new album from Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson is back, with her third album in three years, Burn it all Down, out September 9th.A singer, songwriter, and blues disciple, Anderson makes music that transcends any ordinary encounter. She engages her audiences to find common ground and share...

September release date for 50th Anniversary Edition of Rory Gallagher’s sophomore album “Deuce”

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rory Gallagher’s “Deuce” sophomore solo album from 1971, a deluxe CD boxset will be released by UMC on Friday, September 30th. The album is available to pre-order below.The extensive celebratory release digs deep into the Rory...

The Milk Men release their second single “Cheap Seats” from upcoming fourth album

The Milk Men's new single Cheap Seats is released on Friday August 5th. One of the most talked-about bands on the UK's live circuit, the single is taken from their much-anticipated fourth album, Spin The Bottle, released on September 9th Cheap Seats is the second song...

Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to the UK!

Award-winning blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce a 14-date UK tour in November and December 2022.Tickets go on general sale on Friday August 5th - All ticket links below The tour starts at Cardiff, Tramshed on November...

Live Review: Open Air Blues Festival, Romania

Presented with the opportunity to go to this festival, one look at the stellar lineup made my decision very easy, that and I've never been to Romania before, add to the equation that I hadn't been on a plane in three years and my suitcase was packed before I finished...

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