Elles Bailey to play triumphant Bristol show

May 14, 2018 in News

The effervescent blues and country songwriter returns to Bristol this May, after a hugely successful time in spent in Nashville…

Mose Allison

Jazz/blues songwriter Mose Allison dies

November 16, 2016 in News

Legendary American musician, whose songs were covered by The Who, Yardbirds, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello, passes away aged 89…

Sleeping Gun

Live review: Sleeping Gun at The Sebright Arms (23 September’16)

October 5, 2016 in Events, Features

On a murky London eve, these grunge influenced upstarts demonstrated why they’re drumming up a real interest in their music…

‘Heartsick’ by Malaya Blue (Album)

June 9, 2016 in Music

Our verdict on the second long player from Malaya Blue, an exciting new female voice on the British blues scene…

Win tickets to Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival

May 19, 2016 in Competitions, Features

The sounds of southern cotton fields and Chicago speakeasies come to East Yorkshire – and you can experience them for…

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

EXCLUSIVE! ‘The North Wind And Sun’ by Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

January 18, 2016 in Music, News

Our Monday exclusive this week is a whole gosh-darned album – and a treat for fans of raw, rootsy Americana…

Ten Ton Man

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Permission To Sin EP’ by Ten Ton Man

October 29, 2015 in Music, News

‘Gritty Americana’ trio Ten Ton Man return to our Thursday exclusive slot as Songwriting proudly debuts their new six-track EP…

Bette Stuy

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Enigma’ by Bette Stuy

September 17, 2015 in Music, News

This week’s Thursday exclusive slot is given over to some strutting rock-soul-blues fusion bizniss courtesy of NYC singer-songwriter Bette Stuy…

Daddy Mack - A Bluesman Looks At Seventy

A Bluesman Looks At Seventy by The Daddy Mack Blues Band (Album)

June 13, 2015 in Music

Staples on the international live circuit, these seasoned Tennessee-based players serve up some authentic southern blues on their latest long-player…

Introducing… St Paul & The Broken Bones

August 14, 2014 in Features, Interviews

This rock ’n’ soul seven-piece from Alabama are about to tour the UK… catching them in action is highly recommended!…

Sylvana Joyce & The Moment

ReverbNation contest winner #5: Sylvana Joyce & The Moment

September 22, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Our songwriting contest in association with ReverbNation is back by popular demand. This month’s winners: a gypsy-folk-blues quintet from NYC…

Interview: Andy Fraser

July 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

The ex-Free bassist on surviving AIDS and cancer, his new album and why songwriting is something he HAS to do…

Vienna Ditto

Interview: Vienna Ditto

April 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

When it comes to songs, sometimes the old saying ‘keep it simple, stupid’ is good advice, say this UK duo…

The Blind Dead McJones Band

Last Resort Mexico by The Blind Dead McJones Band (Album)

November 27, 2012 in Music

The Blind Dead McJones Band are a real-life incarnation of that blues-rock bar band you secretly wish you were in…

Valerie June

Interview: Valerie June

November 7, 2012 in Features

Having recently appeared on ‘Later…’, could this self-effacing purveyor of refreshingly raw ‘American roots music’ be America’s next superstar singer-songwriter?…