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REGULARS

BLUEBLOOD ............................... 40 Blues running through their veins. Alastair Green (USA), Bill Howl-NMadd Perry (USA), Claude Hay (AUS), Lucas & King (UK), Paul Winn Band (AUS) and The NaveBlue (NO).

RED LICK TOP 20 ........................ 84 RMR BLUES TOP 50 .................... 90 IBBA BLUES TOP 50 .................... 96

FEATURES

IN THIS ISSUE ............................. 13 Brian’s trip to NYC Pt.2 (SWE), Phenomenal Women in the Blues Pt.3, Beyond Austin City Limits, British Blues Invasion To Russia Pt.3, Italian Blues, French Blues Pt.2, Producing the Blues and Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa.

INTERVIEWS

KIMSIMMONDS(UK) ................. 46 Our lead image on the front page. Kim and Savoy Brown was the ignition for Alan starting Blues Matters! so it is fitting that he is our lead interview in the 100th issue.

ELLESBAILEY(UK) ................... 56 Elles is pretty new to the UK blues scene. If you haven’t caught one of her shows yet, make sure you do and soon.

STEVE KOSAK (CAN) .................. 62 Vancouver based, Steve has been playing the blues for the past thirty years and is one of Canada's top exponents of West Coast blues guitar.

BUDDY WHITTINGTON (USA) .... 66 Texas guitarist/singer/songwriter who occupied the coveted guitar chair in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers from 1993 until 2008, at fifteen years the longest runningBluesbreakerguitarist.

DAVE FIELDS (USA) .................... 72 A hard-working bluesman from New York who has just been on a Northern European tour. Hopefully, he'll be back for a UK tour in 2018. Make sure you ask your local promoter to give him a gig.

MICK KOLASSA (USA) ................. 76 Born in Michigan but a Mississippi resident for more than twenty years, Mick is Vice Chairman of the Blues Foundation. He also fronts Taylor Made Blues Band, who will be touring the UK in July 2018.

ZOOT MONEY PT1. (UK) ............. 80 Zoot has been playing the blues since 1960. He may not be as well known outside the scene as the Rolling Stones but his pedigree is outstanding. Check out his Wikipedia to see the notable bands he has been associated with.

REVIEWS

ALBUMS ....................................... 85 More reviews than any other blues magazine.

SHOWTIME ................................ 117 FESTIVALS – Ain’t Nothin Like The Blues (USA), Dark Season Blues (NO) Blues at Sea (SE) and North Wales Soul & Blues Festival (UK). GIGS – Chris Rea, Erja Lyytinen, Kirk Fletcher, Grainne Duffy, John Mayall & Buddy Whittington, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kirk Fletcher, Skinny Molly, Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo and Walter Trout.

CELEBRATING BLUES FOR 20 YEARS

ISSUE 100 BLUES MATTERS! 11

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