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This site for sale

Posted on: Friday, Feb 19, 2016

Make me an offer. The whole site, just the URL any combination. See the Contact page. –Ken

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Suspension of

Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015

With 10 years of success under our belts, I formally announce the suspension of I will keep the site running for the monthly hosting fee for as long as I am able, but I don’t imagine that there will be any more posts. If anyone wants to step forward to be a contributing editor […]

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8 pm for 9 pm show –£15 Ben Tyzack and Guy Tortora In our opinion this is likely to be the gig of the year when the two London based Americans Ben and Guy get together for one of only a handful of duo gigs this year. Ben is known to many as the guitarist […]

Thanks for everything . . .

Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015

Due to circumstances I am no longer able to contribute to this site. I’m not sure of the proprietor’s intentions . .  . please contact him via usual channels. Thanks to everyone out there who has ever sent a review CD, news, gig listing or live review . . . I thank you all. GRAHAME

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RIP Allen Toussaint

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015

Passed away yesterday in Madrid.  He may be gone but his legacy will live forever. 

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We are happy to announce that the 2016 North Wales Blues and Soul Festival will take place over the weekend of 5th – 7th August 2016. Here’s hoping you will join us for another great weekend of live music on the field and around the town. To celebrate this announcement, we have released some special super-early-bird weekend tickets only available […]

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A brilliant line-up of blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District Bowness Bay Blues has built a reputation as ‘a flagship for the very best of British blues’ (Rosy Greer, Lancashire Blues Archive and Blues in the North West). Comments from visitors in March 2015 included ‘My new favourite blues fest. Fabulous weekend. […]

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From Garry White: Thursday, 19th November, should have brought The Ben Poole Band to us but his cancellation has given me the opportunity to bring in another extremely talented young player – Chris King Robinson – who, like Laurence Jones, is carving his way into the psyche of British blues fans and joins him in the […]

YouTube: Nine Below Zero – Riding On The L&N

Posted on: Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Stalwarts of the British r&b scene, Nine Below Zero, play Telford’s Warehouse in Chester, next Thursday, 12th November. Here’s a cracking quality video of the evergreen “Riding On The L&N” – first recorded by Lionel Hampton, and the most well know blues version being by John Mayall. Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham on top form! Brian […]

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Review: Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts of Love

Posted on: Monday, Nov 2, 2015

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator Records: ALCD4966) For her latest release, Shemekia Copeland – the daughter of the legendary Texas bluesman, Johnny Copeland – has recorded “Outskirts Of Love” in Nashville, at Southern Ground and Sound Emporium studios . . . and what a fine rootsy and bluesy 12-track collection the lady with […]

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Site update . . .

Posted on: Sunday, Nov 1, 2015

After being down for four days it looks as if we’re up and running. Hopefully normal service resumed from tomorrow . . . thanks folks!

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A rare Merseyside gig for the rejuvenated Pretty Things saw founder members Dick Taylor and Phil May gamely exchange hazy details of North West club gigs some 50 years ago. “Jamming with Jagger? Yeah, we had a photograph of the two of us on the stage… was it the Oasis or The Cavern?… we used […]

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News: Tangled Eye song in Itunes chart top 5

Posted on: Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Tangled Eye in top 5 of Itunes chart Jesus I’m Calling by Tangled Eye A song from the recent release was used in a popular HBO series last week and as a result the song has been in the top 5 of the US Blues Chart from Itunes.

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Unique, extraordinary, breathtaking, USA Blues Hall Of Famer Catfish Keith, will redefine everything you think is good about acoustic blues guitar. He rewrote the book, he reinterprets everything you think you know. One of a kind and definitely one of the best acoustic blues men of the modern era. When : Sunday, 1st November Where : […]

Regular North West visitor Eddie Martin has released a new album, “Live In Tuscany”, with his new outfit, Big Red Radio. Wherever you are in the world you can now get a hard copy or download of the “The Best Album and DVD I have ever made” says Eddie.It went straight to the top of […]

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Alligator Records is proud to announce the first quarter 2016 release of God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson. The album (to be issued on CD and vinyl) features newly recorded versions of the iconic slide guitarist/vocalist’s most seminal material. Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Cowboy Junkies, The […]

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