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13th January 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

After all the ‘specials’ over the festive period it is back to business on this week’s Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 with a shed load of new and recent releases, memories of a departed friend and the gig guide.

5 years after his far too early death, I remember Big Pete Gale with a great track from Hair of the Dog and there are new tracks from Innes Sibun, Henrik Freischlader, Alex McKown, Badge, Saiichi Sugiyama Band, Chris Bevington & Friends, Robben Ford, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, Matt Schofield, Halley DeVestern Band, Scott Ellison, Steve Scott Country, Rosco Levee & the Southern Slide, King Size Slim, Hard Garden, Kat Danser, Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers, Brothers Groove and a re-mastered re-release from John Lee Hooker

In the gig guide I have tracks from The Spikedrivers and the Nigel Bagge Band

Digital Blues, one New Year resolution you won’t want to break!

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UK time Wednesday 15th January 2014 by tuning your radio to 97.8fm in Basildon, East Thurrock and surrounds or by clicking on the Listen Live button in the web site header at and/or at

Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 15th  January 2014between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 19th January 2014 between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time.

A podcast of the show will be available from 22.00 Sunday on i-tunes  and on PodOmatic at

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