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Featured in the fifth issue:
Joe Bonamassa: The colossus of blues-rock takes on his critics in his most revealing – and funny – interview yet. He also gives us the low-down on his new live album and DVD An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House, the album he’s wanted to make since Sloe Gin. Plus! Hear an exclusive cut from the new album on our free 15-track cover-mount CD.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The making of Texas Flood. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of SRV’s debut album, acquaintances and disciples tell the story of the birth of one of the cornerstones of the modern blues movement.
Mud Morganfield: Following his triumphant appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, the son of seventh son Muddy Waters shares the story of his career so far and the lessons he learned from his legendary father.
Wilko Johnson: Despite the recent announcement regarding his ill health, the show must go on for the ex-Dr Feelgood guitarist. We catch up with the Canvey Island legend.
Robin Trower: The former-Procol Harum guitarist on his new album Roots and Branches, and attempts to put those Hendrix comparisons to bed once and for all.
Family: Pete Feenstra talks to Roger Chapman and his band of blues-lovin’ proggers about their roots and the reunion that not even the staunchest fan saw coming.
Jo Harman: The rising star of British blues and soul gives us an exclusive first taste of her forthcoming album, Dirt On My Tongue. Plus: we have an exclusive first listen to album track I Shall Not Be Moved.
Shemekia Copeland: The new Queen of the Blues talks about her fantastic new album 33 1/3, her father – late Texan blues legend Johnny Copeland – and following in the footsteps of Etta James, Ruth Brown and Koko Taylor.
Heavy Blues Explosion: The Brew, Albany Down, Federal Charm: this is the new wave of Led Zep and Free-informed heavy blues.
Albert Collins: Charles Shaar Murray guides you through the back catalogue of The Iceman and helps you pick the man’s frostiest cuts.
Plus! Interviews with Poplar Jake, Matt Schofield Devon Allman, James Hunter, Katie Bradley, Maria Muldaur and many more.
Plus! The best blues writers review and rate the latest albums, DVDs and books.
Plus! A free 15-track CD of acoustic blues including Heritage Blues Orchestra, Wooden Horse, Tom Attah, Claude Hay and exclusive tracks from Joe Bonamassa and Jo Harman.
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