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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In issue 109 we talk to Barbara Newman, CEO at The Blues Foundation; Govt Mule's Warren Haynes; Edgar Winter; Jovantious Willis; Keb Mo; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Kim Simmonds from Savoy Brown; Supersonic Blues Machine's Fabrizio Grossi; Will Kimbrough; & Holy Moly. Plus we have features covering The Blues Awards in Memphis, Alvin Lee's 50th Anniversary at Woodstock, Blues Down Under Pt.3, Greek Blues Scene Pt. 1, Phenomenal Blues Women, Scandinavian Blues, Val Kilmer. We also have a bunch of new artists for you and our usual roundup of album, festival & gig reviews.