Blues Matters! Magazine was founded by Editor-in-Chief Alan Pearce who has been championing the Blues since 1998 with the first edition going to press in April 1999! This British publication specialises in Blues music from all over the world and is a double inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, has received 3 recognitions in the USA for continued dedication to the Blues, and received an award for Keeping The Blues Alive from The Blues Foundation. Impassioned writers and contributors have been sought to create a neat A5 bi-monthly publication with 132 pages of dynamic, uplifting and well-presented content for the magazine.
We aim to bring together the music, musicians, creators, industry people and most importantly the fans who support and sustain the Blues with all that they do.
The complete digital archive of Blues Matters! magazine, stretching back to 1999 is an invaluable research tool for any Blues enthusiasts, you can explore the history of the Blues with our dynamic and extensive content.
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Issue 113 OUT NOW! Interviews in this issue are with Larkin Poe; Robert Cray; Dave Arcari; King Solomon Hicks; Clare Free; Fantastic Negrito; Billy Branch; Tinsley Ellis; Nicholas David; Mr Bo Carlsson; and Miki Mulvehill. Features include Phenomenal Blues Women with Khaira Arby & Desert Blues; Great British Rock & Blues Festival - Skegness; Ann Arbor Blues Festival; and Blues Down Under Pt. 5; plus we say goodbye to our longtime BM writer Pete Sargeant. New acts to introduce you in our Blue Blood section this time are Vincent Flats Final Drive; Mojo Preachers; Nick Steed 5; Robbie Reay; Chasin' The Train; and The Kendall Connection. Plus we have regulars like the IBBA Chart and RMR Top 50 and our Showtime section includes live reviews and some of the best blues for you to check out. So beat the blues and subscribe today!