Joe Bonamassa Interview from 2010 – by Trevor Hodgett

Due to popular demand, and straight off the back of a sold-out London Hammersmith Apollo concert in front of 5,000 people, critically acclaimed blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa will embark on a nationwide UK tour in October. Here’s an online exclusive – an archive interview with Joe from issue #83 in November 2008. Asking the questions – Trevor […]

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ETTA JAMES: ‘I was like a punker … I’d spit in a minute’ – a classic interview from the vaults

  “In our latest visit to Rock’s Backpages – the world’s leading archive of vintage music journalism – we bring you an interview with the late Etta James, by Cliff White for NME in 1978” “Thanksgiving Day in November will be my silver anniversary: 25 years since I cut my first record and I haven’t […]

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ERIC BIBB: The relationship between the blues and Los Angeles:

Brilliant blues artist Eric Bibb carries the experiences of performing with Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Sims (Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Eric Clapton), of touring with Ray Charles, John Mayal and Robert Cray. Bibb received honors twice for “Acoustic Album of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards (2006 & 2008). Best yet, he keeps growing and developing, as […]

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Lightnin Hopkins – Texas Blues Giant

Dave Thomas writes: A 3 disc set. 82 tracks in all. No information other than track listings on my copy – but with a beautiful wood-cut of Lightning on the paper slip-case. (£7.99 from Amazon) Playing these CDs I realised that I’d first heard some of these tracks fifty years ago on the LP “Lightning […]

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PETER GREEN: Blues Don’t Change (CD) by Peter Green Splinter Group

Peter Green was discovered by John Mayall and was lead guitarist in the late 60’s Bluesbreakers before leaving to form Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After well documented health problems, Green reappeared in the mid 90’s, much changed but with his talent and love of the blues still intact, as […]

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Warren Haynes / Roy Buchanan

Bundle includes two limited edtion live radio broadcasts, as follows: Live from Emerson College, (Boston, Ma. 29th Nov 1993 – Wers-FM Broadcast)  by Warren Haynes Best known as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, this performance sees Warren Haynes promoting his just released, Chuck Leavell produced debut album ‘Tales of Ordinary […]

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NOW HEAR THIS: Wagner, Joe Bonamassa, Beethoven

CDs and LPs; sometimes DVDs too. As editor I get advanced notification of music releases and so I’m sharing it. Primarily Blues, Jazz, Classic and Rock. I make no value judgements here i.e I am merely …. the conduit. Updated pretty much 24/7 @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/770803929775708/?source=create_flow Thanks HP More like this HERE

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What is the Chicago Blues Style?

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated February 12, 2017 When American became embroiled in World War II, it served to increase the exodus of African-Americans from the Southern states northward to cities like St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago. Former sharecroppers were moving out of the rural areas of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to find jobs […]

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