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FEATURES 46

BLUE BLOOD New bands that we’d like to introduce to you in this issue are: Emma Wilson (UK); Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls (UK); Frank Fotusky (USA); Rumrunners (UK); The Cornbread Project (DK)

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IN THIS ISSUE: Alvin Lee’s 50th Anniversary of Woodstock; Blues Down Under Pt.3; The Blues Foundation Awards; Greek Blues Scene Pt.1; Harmonica Blues Scene Pt.1; Phenomenal Blues Woman – Trixie Smith; Scandinavian Blues Pt.6; Val Wilmer

INTERVIEWS 52

BARBARA NEWMAN President and CEO of the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN

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EDGAR WINTER Edgar talks to BM! about the new record he’s making in memory of his brother Johnny

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WARREN HAYNES Bring on The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre is the latest record out by this popular outfit

JOVANTIOUS WILLIS We caught up with the 23-year-old to hear about working with Taj Mahal and touring with Keb Mo.

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KEB MO The Grammy- award winner to talks about his new album Oklahoma

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KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD The US blues-rock guitar ace takes time out from his busy schedule to talk track by track about his new album Traveler

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SAVOY BROWN Kim Simmonds co-founder of the British blues-rock staples chats

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE We reconnect with bandleader, producer, and bass guitarist Fabrizio Grossi to hear about their new album Road Chronicles

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WILL KIMBOROUGH The Alabama native has released a new album following a five-year hiatus, but he has been busy

HOLY MOLY This home-grown talent took a decade to become an overnight sensation, thanks to a Hollywood blockbuster

REVIEWS 105 CDS AND BOOKS ALBUMS Check out some new music here with our extensive list of album reviews

124 FESTIVALS AND CONCERTS SHOWTIME Bands, artists and gigs that simply sparkle with pure blues brilliance

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