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Issue 107 Contents

80. Robin Trower

72. Mike Sponza

REGULARS

Blue Blood �44 Another great crop of blues to discover. Let us Introduce you to: The Blues Fingers (UK); When Rivers Meet (UK); Jennifer Porter (USA); Snakewater (UK).

IBBA Blues Top 50 �106

In this issue �10 Blues in Australia; Phenomenal Blues Woman Deborah Coleman; Scandinavian Blues; The Iridium, New York’s primary go-to blues venue.

INTERVIEWS

Carolyn Wonderland ( USA ) �48 More than a wonderful name, a blueslady with a guitar and the first lady to break the mould to play with John Mayall’s band.

Gary Hoey ( USA ) �54 The US guitar ace finds the time to explain how his latest album developed, his love for blues and rock music and his hopes for a blues-fuelled future.

George Benson ( USA ) �60 Legendary US jazzman, a guy who has long crossed the tracks to play true blues music talks with us about his latest move to record with Mascot/Provogue.

Joe Louis Walker ( USA ) �64 From sharing a flat with Mike Bloomfield of the Blues Band to his place as a leading US bluesman. Joe Louis Walker reveals it all; the highs, the lows, the music, the life.

John Hammond ( USA ) �68 One of the greatest veteran US acoustic bluesmen, John Hammond looks back at a career that has spanned half a century, his influences, challenges, music and hopes.

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