The Blues Magazine No8 now on sale
The latest edition of The Blues Magazine is now on sale, offering a mix of old and new, cult and mainstream – and continuing to celebrate 75 years of great blues music.
Muddy Waters is the cover feature of edition number 8. Using interviews conducted at the time, Charles Shaar Murray tells the story of Hard Again, the 1977 album that saved his career and reaffirmed his status.
We explore the history of Alligator Records, the label that picked up where Chess left off and released material by Hound Dog Taylor, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Son Seals, Koko Taylor and many others.
Elsewhere in The Blues Magazine, Jacksonville blues outfit JJ Grey & Mofro offer an in-depth tour of latest record This River; Vintage Trouble mark their biggest year ever; we remember Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland; Larry Miller discusses his recent album Live & Outlawed; Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Gldberg talk about their new supergroup The Rides; and Jonny Lang explains why it’s taken seven years for Fight For My Soul to appear.
Also included are interviews with George Thorogood, Dana Fuchs, Barbara Lynn, Robert Randolph, Gwyn Ashton, Valerie June, Jimmy Vivino, Garrett LeBeau, Omar Dykes and more.
Among the 15 tracks on free CD Suck ‘Em & See is work from The Rides, Dana Fuchs, The Idle Hands, Patrick Sweany and Jonny Lang.