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  • zzwp | 15 augustus Camping Graswijk Muller and Meyerjon | Review Gerrit Kuik (BluesAlert) 8 september 2021
    Blues foundation ASSEN organizes LIVE blues music in a unique and intimate location with LARS MÜLLER & JON MEYERJON
  • zzwm | KEERPUNT BBQ & BLUES 4 sep 21 aanvang 17:00 28 augustus 2021
  • zzwn | Dion Releases New Single -I’ve Got To Get To You- featuring Boz Scaggs, Mike and Joe Menza 20 augustus 2021
    Dion is releasing “I’ve Got To Get To You,” a brand-new track today!  Dion's energy level has never been higher and to underscore that fact, he’s been hard at work over the past few months recording the follow up album to 2020’s hugely successful Blues With Friends. The new album -- details to come -- […]
  • zzwo | About St.James Infirmary and Dying Crapshooter Blues 13 augustus 2021
    In this column: history of the songs "St. James Infirmary" and "Crapshooters Blues", added "Pneumonia Blues" "St. James Infirmary" and "Dying Crapshooter Blues" have the same origin: an old English folk song, which tells the story of a dying soldier, in which he instructs his friend to arrange funeral affairs. The song is called "The […]
  • zzwq | Joe Bonamassa’s new album “NOTCHES” 30 juli 2021
    JOE BONAMASSA'S SOUND IS RAW & VITAL WITH HIS EPIC NEW ROCK ANTHEM "NOTCHES" BLUES JOURNEYMAN TAKES THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED WITH NEW SINGLE FROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED UPCOMING STUDIO ALBUM BONAMASSA LIVES UP TO HIS BLUES ROCK CREDENTIALS JOE BONAMASSA'S SOUND IS RAW & VITAL WITH HIS EPIC NEW ROCK ANTHEM "NOTCHES" BLUES JOURNEYMAN TAKES […]
  • zzwu | Communication in blues 23 juli 2021
    In this column: hand signals and keywords for tempo and progressions In my career as a guitarist I have accompanied a lot of blues musicians/artists and there is never room to practice the songs together. Usually we prepare a set list before the concert or the artist calls out the songs while playing. We use […]
  • zzwr | Rory Gallagher’s 1971 Eponymous Debut Album 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set 16 juli 2021
    RORY GALLAGHER 1971 EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BOX SET (1971-2021) 4CD+1DVD DELUXE BOX SET, 2CD, LIMITED EDITION 3LP, LIMITED EDITION 1LP NEON ORANGE VINYL SUPER DELUXE DIGITAL, DELUXE DIGITAL HD AND DELUXE DIGITAL STANDARD Five-disc Deluxe Box Set includes a new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternate takes, a […]
  • zzwv | Guitarists: Every Day I Have the Blues 16 juli 2021
    In this column: every day i have the blues, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Albert King, Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, Jack Pearson with Josh Smith & Kirk Fletcher, Robert J. Lockwood, Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, Memphis Slim with Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Jimmy Burns, Matt Schofield & Henrik Freischlader, Luther Allison with Otis Rush & […]
  • zzws | Ambedo new ALBUM Ellis Mano Band 10 juli 2021
    Swiss-based four-piece blues rock band Ellis Mano Band release their third single Ambedo Mind on Friday 9th July. The single is taken from the band’s sophomore album Ambedo that was released on Friday June 25th by Jazzhaus Records. The band's critically acclaimed new album went to #2 in the Official Swiss Album Chart. Ellis Mano […]
  • zzwx | Guitarists (4): slides (2) 9 juli 2021
    In this column: The sleeve slide is held in three different ways: with the little finger, the ring finger and the middle finger. The other fingers are used to steer and hold the slide. With the slide on the pinky position you still have three fingers, which can make chords in between. Guitarists who play […]
  • zzwt | Troy Redfern releases new album The Fire Cosmic ( Ghosts free download) 2 juli 2021
    TROY REDFERN RELEASES "GHOSTS" AS FREE DOWNLOAD FROM UPCOMING ALBUM "THE FIRE COSMIC" DOWNLOAD "GHOSTS" FROM www.troyredfern.com   Hailed as the King of British slide guitar, Troy Redfern, has today released a free download of a new song Ghosts taken from his upcoming album The Fire Cosmic released August 6th. Ghosts opens with an atmospheric […]
  • zzwy | Guitarists (3): slides (1) 2 juli 2021
    In this column: slides, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Earl Hooker Slides are objects that allow the guitarist to create a violin-like tone. He/she slides the object over the snare and makes a note just above the fret. Different objects are used for sliding. W.C. Handy, the man who brought the blues to the general public […]
  • zzwz | Guitarists (2): capo men 25 juni 2021
    In this column: guitarists which use a capo To make chords easier To match your voice To change keys (and to be able to play the same chord grips In stead of tuning down To brighten the tone of the guitar To give the song a different timbre If the action of the guitar is […]
  • zzww | Robert Jon & The Wreck “Shine a Light on me Brother” 21 juni 2021
    ROBERT JON & THE WRECK "SHINE A LIGHT ON ME BROTHER" NEW ALBUM RELEASED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER ON CD, VINYL, LTD DELUXE EDITION COLOURED VINYL & BUNDLES FROM robertjonandthewreck.com NEW SINGLE: "SHINE A LIGHT ON ME BROTHER" RELEASED FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2021 PRE-SAVE THE SINGLE ON SPOTIFY AND PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM […]
  • zzxc | Guitarists (1): left-handed 18 juni 2021
    In this column: guitarists who play left-handed: Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Doyle Bramhall, Otis Rush It is customary to place the thick strings on top. Albert has the thin strings at the top, which makes it easier for him to pull down the strings and thus raise the string half or whole tone. That gives […]