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Grainne Duffy ( IRE ) �52 The Irish songstress and guitar genius states she is Where I Belong, she also chats about her musical heroes, touring with Paul Carrack, and writing with guitarist Paul Sherry.

Susan Tedeschi ( USA ) �58 The Signs are in the right direction for the Tedeschi Trucks band as they release their latest album and get set to play two sold-out concerts at the London Palladium in April. Here we chat to Susan about touring, songwriting and the creativity that comes from working with a 12-piece band.

Javier Vargas ( SP ) �62 The Blues Latino catches up with our writer in North London for a quick chat about all things slide and introduces new vocalist John Jagger.

John Mayall ( USA ) �68 John Mayall says the excitement is still there as he continues with Three For The Road with drummer Jay Davenport, and bassist Greg Rzab.

Paul Nelson ( USA ) �70 Johnny Winter’s friend, producer, confidant, life saver and musical partner reminds us of the legend and will pay tribute to him with ‘Winterfest’ in Jamaica.

Richard Ray Farrell ( SP ) �74 The Spanish based US electric blues guitarist, harmonicist, and singer-songwriter looks back at the music that first caught his attention.

Curtis Salgado ( USA ) �80 The original blues brother and multi-awardwinning soul, blues and R&B vocalist recently caught up with our new writer Laura in the US following his tour of Norway to have a quick chat about his love of touring Europe and his plans for his next upcoming up-tempo album.

The Pretty Things ( UK ) Pt.2 �84 The concluding part of Pete and Phil’s conversation about the various characters that make up The Pretty Things legend.

Robben Ford ( USA ) �88 EAR music artist Ford talks about his new album Purple House, working with Casey Wagner and the collaborators involved.

REVIEWS

Albums �92 Check out new music here with our extensive list of album reviews.

Festivals �118 Blues Heaven Festival, Dark Season Blues Festival, New Generation Blues Festival, P&O Blues Revue, Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival.

Gigs �129 Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Charlie Wood Band.

52. Grainne Duffy

OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL!

BLUES MATTERS!  ISSUE 106

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