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BLUES MAGAZINES


BLUES IN BRITAIN

British Blues Magazine (formerly Blueprint)


BLUES MATTERS

British Blues Magazine


BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE

American blues magazine available by subscription in UK (see website for details)

or if you're very lucky from your local paper shop.


BLUES RADIO SHOWS


PAUL JONES BLUES SHOW

Paul Jones' Blues show every Monday night 7-8pm (UK time)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/


RICHARD HOWELL'S BLUES SHOW

Richard Howell plays 2 hours of blues music on Spalding's Tulip FM forthnightly on Tuesdays (7-9pm UK)

http://www.tulip-radio.org/


THE BLUES SESSION

Listen to Martin Clarke's award winning Blues Session on Radio Wey - 9-11pm (UK Time) on Friday nights

http://www.radiowey.co.uk/


SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING

American internet blues show (broadcast Saturdays, also available throughout the week on 'listen again'

http://www.smokestacklightnin.com/


BLUES VENUES


Relaunched! - The Barrelhouse Blues Club, Stuminster Newton, Dorset

BARRELHOUSE BLUES CLUB


BLUES NIGHTS

Web home of the The Dorset Blues Society. DBS is a not-for-profit club for blues lovers everywhere and particularly for those visiting or living in the Dorchester and Weymouth areas. Made up entirely of volunteer blues enthusiasts from top to bottom our sole aim is to promote and keep the blues alive in this little southwest corner of England (and have fun doing it!).

www.bluesnights.co.uk


BOOGALOO PROMOTIONS

Promoting Blues & Boogie in the South West and across the UK


BLUES CDs WEBSITES


BLUES CD MUSIC WEBSITE

Specialist blues CD music website, check it out at:

http://www.BluesCD.co.uk


THE STORE FOR MUSIC LTD

We are an independent record label, located in Addlestone Surrey, UK. Our first DVD release was a 12 volume series entitled Chicago Blues Jam. The series was recorded live at the famous Buddy Guys Legends in Chicago. These are some of the reviewers comments on the Chicago Blues series....

"Store for Music should be congratulated for giving us the opportunity to see (and hear) some of the best in modern day blues live performances..." ... "We don't get the opportunity to see these typical Stateside club performances very often, so this DVD, and the others in the series, is a welcome addition to the somewhat limited supply of blues and soul to be found on DVD in the UK" - Shades Of Blue

"A "must have" collection for any discerning blues fan" John Roberts - (Barking Spider Music/Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea)

"... you¹d be mad to pass up the chance to see them professionally filmed, live in a club setting" - Trevor Hodgett - Blues In Britain Magazine

Chiago Blues Jam features many well knows performers.... Rod Piazza, Keb' Mo', James Harmen, Hubert Sumlin, Maria Muldaur, George Baze, Lonnie Brooks and many more.

Volumes 1 to 6 already available for order. Volumes 7, 8, and 9 available to order now with the intended release date of 3rd April 2006, with the last 3 scheduled for later this year.

For more info visit : www.thestoreformusic.com


BLUES CD STORE

Blues CD Store www.bluescdstore.com Blues CDs of all styles from the UK and the World. Blues CD Store supports and promotes blues music in the UK.

Blues CD Store.com opened on 1st June 2006. The website aims to give blues fans a wide choice of blues CDs. Ranging from bands and artists that are leading the UK blues scene to local blues bands and from the original US Godfathers of the blues, to those currently making their mark in the US and Europe. The site will grow over the coming months and whether you like acoustic blues, traditional blues or blues/rock you'll find all styles of blues on this site.

Blues CD Store gives an opportunity to UK blues bands and artists to sell and promote their CDs, DVDs and T Shirts, not only to blues fans in the UK but across the world. Often distribution is a concern for UK blues bands and artists, and it is hoped Blues CD Store will help to go some way to addressing this, giving bands and artists a new route to potential buyers. Blues CD Store recognises the lack of UK blues bands and artists on CD websites and in record shops, even though UK blues bands and artists are the heart of the UK blues scene, keeping alive blues and blues/rock music in the UK.

Blues CD Store promotes and supports the development of blues and blues/rock music, bands and artists in the UK.

To view and buy CDs or if you are a blues artist or blues or blues/rock band and want to be represented on the site

visit; www.bluescdstore.com


HARMONICA WEBSITES


HARMONIA SHINDIGS

Mat Walklake hosts Harmonica Shindigs on an occassional basis, at the Southern Hotel, Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. These events will include demonstrations and discussions of the different styles of harmonica playing in Blues, Jazz and Irish traditional music and the makes and models of harmonicas used, focussing principally on diatonic, chromatic and tremolo instruments. There are showcase performances by blues bands The Moochers and Depot, Irish traditional bands The Gallery and Shannagh and many others, all of course featuring the harmonica. There are sessions throughout the afternoon which will be open to all instrumentalists and an accomplished backing band will be present to support the players. There is a great deal of harp-related printed material, catalogues and information about harmonica services and societies for people to take away, and Mat will be available to answer questions and give advice.

http://www.matwalklate.co.uk/


HARMONICAS AND STUFF

Visit Chris & Helen's 'Harmonicas & Stuff' website: http://www.harmonicasandstuff.com

Contact details ~ 888-802(harp)4277 / chris@harmonicasandstuff.com


THE HARP DEPOT

We are an online harmonica store that also sells ukuleles,banjos,accordions & much more!

We also have an incredible Blues Festival each year in September at the famous "Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground" in Indiana.

Our link is http://www.harpdepot.com


BLUES BANDS / ARTISTS

Here are links to some of the friends we have made at gigs or through the web.


Chicago based blues singer / musician

STEVE ARVEY


BABY ISAAC

Scottish based 6 piece blues band


ERIC BELL BAND

Ex Thin Lizzy guitarist whose famed guitar solo in the hit single 'Whisky In The Jar' brought him to the attention of the rock world in the early 70's. Since leaving Thin Lizzy soon after that momentus time, Eric has continued to play fronting his own rock / blues band, who have appeared in Lincolnshire on a number of occasions over the years.

For more info visit the Eric Bell Band website.


THE BLUES CATS

GOOD TIME RHYTHM & BLUES

Bookings & Info ~ MICK 07714703429 / MIKE 07811760627 / LES 07714341118

Email thebluescats@ntlworld.com / website www.thebluescats.ic24.net


Blues Band from Manchester area

BLUESLINE


B.B. & THE BLUES SHACKS

An excellent German based 50's style swing blues band who backed harmonica player RJ Mischo at the Great British R&B Festival in Colne


BLUZE THE BAND

UK Blues Band


BOWDEN & WILLIAMSON

Lancashire Blues duo Mike Bowden and Johnny Williamson with Urban Prairie Tales


IAN BRIGGS

British blues harmonica player


Bullfrog Blues Machine

2003 saw the release of 'Blue Tattoo', the latest CD from Dutch blues band Bullfrog Blues Machine. For further info about the band and CD visit the band's website at:

www.BULLFROGBLUESMACHINE.NL

There is also a World Blues Link section with a wealth of interesting blues links that will take you on a tour round the world of blues via a host of countries!

The band's bass player Chris Janssen from Nijmegen, who is both musician and blues promoter also has his own website at:

www.BLUESPLAYER.NL

~ Blues Link ~


BUZZARD

Blues rock band from Derby/Notts region

Buzzard-rock.com


CLIVE & KICKING

Clive and Kicking, Bristol's much loved boogie-woogie blues band has a new website: www.cliveandkicking.com The website gives details of the band, forthcoming gigs and audio samples.


THE CRUSH

London based Electric Rock Blues Trio who are seeking gigs further afield, find out more from their website


DOGHOUSE RILEY

Check out this UK Blues Band's website


California Based Blues Musician

MIKE DOLLINS


DRIVING WHEEL

Chicago orientated Blues Band from The Netherlands


DAVE ELLIS

UK blues musician


FREED

FREED describe themselves as the only band dedicated to the music of FREE Britains best ever Blues based band. For more info visit the band's website.


CHICAGO BOB HESS

South Carolina bluesman, who moved away from Illinois in 1996 to take a house gig at The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC that ran for 4 years, he has lived down here ever since, though no longer doing the HOB gig. For more info visit Chicago Bob Hess's website:


EDDIE JUKE

UK blues musician who often tours with Blind Mississippi Morris


East Anglian based Blues band.

JUST BLUES


LARRY LADON

Larry Ladon is an internationally known blues artist from Nashville, TN. He has performed for the Blues Estafette, as well as the Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland.


LIL' IAN

Acoustic blues guitarist from New Zealand, described as "...an excellent guitarist in the old style" (Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records, USA). His latest CD 'Out Of The Blue' is a recommended CD (Blueprint Magazine, UK) and described as "..is a little gem of an acoustic blues record" (Blues-Stikka Magazine ~ Norway)


American Blues Diva from Colorado, USA

LITTLE MARY


THE MUSTANGS

Rhythm & Blues Band from the South of England, visit their website for more info.


PIGMEAT PETE SMITH

We only saw Pete perform a few songs, once when we were out delivering Fizgig magazines in 1998, what we heard whetted our appetite to see him again, sadly it wasn't to be as Pete died the following summer - the fine acoustic bluesman left a posthumous CD 'Last Blues and Testament of Pigmeat Pete Smith' featuring recordings for a new CD that Pete had been working on.

Available now is a "web cassette" of complete high quality mp3 tracks from an Album Pete made. The Album's called "Realtime", from the Blue Rhythm Methodists.

The URL is: http://www.blackorgrey.co.uk/brm


THE REAL DEAL

Based in the North East of England, this blues band features former members of Blues Burglars / Johnny Whitehill Band. (added Jan 2007)

www.freewebs.com/realdealblog


Hot rocking modern blues act from Britain

ROCKIN' ARMADILLOS


SLACK ALICE

Top Lancashire Blues Rock Band


SOUTHERN BLUES

Since their first appearance in September 2001, Southern Blues have become one of the most popular bands on the South Coast, packing venues whenever they play. Performing a mixture of blues and rock 'n roll from Bo Diddley to ZZ Top, their unique blend of delta blues and pure rock simply has to be heard. From the beautifully smooth slide tones of a Fender Stratocaster to the screaming power of a Gibson Les Paul through Marshall valves, their power and energy is hard to beat.

In the last year they have supported The Brotherhood of Man at Bognor Live, played 'Live on the Lawn' at the Royal Norfolk Hotel, Bognor Regis and were the highlight of the Jubilee celebrations at Barnham in West Sussex, playing to an audience of over 500 in Murell's Field.

Visit Southern Blues website


THE SUBTERRANEANS

Blues / rock band from South Wales, UK


JUNIOR THOMPSON

Blues singer/songwriter Junior Thompson who is currently gaining a reputation as a very individual recording artist, check out his website for more info


Australian Blues Rock Band, Rob visited our site recently & hopes to tour England & Scotland in October, as part of the band's European Tour in 2000. For further details check out the band's website

ROB TOGNONI BAND


STEVE PHILLIPS

Bluesman Steve Phillips has finally entered the 21st century and got himself a website.

It's at www.StevePhillipsmusic.com and is full of goodies, with more to come.


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BLUETONGUE RECORDS

www.bluetonguerecords.com

Australian blues/roots record label promoting blues and roots music 'Down Under' and worldwide


Stone, the Grimsby based photographer specialising in Blues Bands. most of his band work is from The Spiders Web. Latest work includes 'Parker's Alibi', 'Innes Sibun' etc.

STONE - GRIMSBY PHOTOGRAPHER


SUCHIU ART GALLERIES

~ Website of the Suchiu Art Galleries ~

featuring a painting of The Blues Brothers ('Pure Blues')


Views from Eco Fest 2003 ~ Drummer Ian Fletcher's scrapbook

ECO FEST