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10th June 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

Another week, some more storms but nonetheless, another great show on this week’s edition of the British Blues Awards nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8!

As I am feeling particularly generous, there are two slices of birthday cake each for Frank Beard (ZZ Top) and Howlin’ Wolf plus I have tracks from all six nominees in the Album of the Year category of the British Blues Awards 2014 – The Hoax, Marcus Bonfanti, Aynsley Lister Band, King King, Northsyde and the Trevor Sewell Band.

There are new and recent releases from Gaelle Buswell, Hannah Aldridge, The City Boy Allstars, John Nemeth, Tom Gee Band, Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers, Janiva Magness, Carolyn Fe Blues Collective, Paul Lamb & the Kingsnakes and The Bluesmasters. I also have tracks from three of this month’s IBBA AotM – Walter Trout, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson and Ian Siegal whilst in the gig guide I have a track from Split Whiskers. The topping on the cake is provided by EBC 2014 runners-up, from Norway, Pristine (feat Bjorn Berge)

Mmm, more yummy stuff! That’ll go nicely with my strawberries & cream and a jug of Pimms!

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UK time Wednesday 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 11th June 2014 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time.

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