The Blues Magazine Issue 11
The Modern Blues Fan’s Bible
Brought to you by the great team behind Classic Rock, Blues Magazine is a mix of old and new; cult and mainstream - and celebrates 75 years of great blues music
Cover Feature: John Lee Hooker
Released in 1989, The Healer transformed John Lee Hooker from fading star to Grammy-winning blues heavyweight. Yet, as Charles Shaar Murray reveals, his collaboration album with Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and others was one he was determined not to cut.
Includes an exclusive previously unpublished interview with John Lee Hooker from 1990.
Also featured in this issue:
Writer Kris Needs chronicles the troubled life of genius guitarist, songwriter and blues archivist, ‘Blind Joe Death’. Includes a Fahey buyer’
We celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Dylan’s favourite guitarist, the man Muddy Waters called his ‘son’.
In With The New!
Artists to watch in 2014 including Goldie Reed, Buck & Evans, Long John Laundry, Adam Sweet, Alex McKown and Half Deaf Clatch.
The King of N’Awlins R&B holds court.
The Free and Bad Company frontman on his new soul album, The Royal Sessions.
The Irish band talkin’ ‘bout their generation and the R&B legends that influenced their debut album Snapshot.
A stalwart of the UK blues on his new album, Far As I Can See.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Inside Derek and Susan’s family unit.
One song. Two great versions. Which is best? This issue Charles Shaar Murray compares All Your Love by Otis Rush and John Mayall Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton.
INTERVIEWED. Robben Ford, The Dirty Aces, Leo Welch, Doug MacLeod, Trevor Sewell, Saiichi Sugiyama, David Migden, No Sinner, Ruen Brothers, Talmud Beach, Blues Pills, Baskery, Don Cavalli, Holly Golightly and more.
IN WITH THE NEW! Your 15-track CD featuring the freshest cuts from The Cadillac Three, The Dirty Aces, No Sinner, Blues Pills, The 45s, Buck & Evans, Rev Ferriday & The Longdogs, Gerry Jablonski & The Electric Band, Wille & The Bandits, Adam Sweet, The Hot Soles, Goldie Reed, Long John Laundry, Brothers Groove and Left Lane Cruiser.