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11th March 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

It’s ladies night on this week’s Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 with music featuring no less than 23 wonderful women in blues including the gig guide and a couple of tracks from contestants in this year’s European Blues Challenge.

For your aural delectation I have tracks from Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method, Sunday Wilde, Patti Parks, Bella Collins & the Bluebells, Adrianna Marie & her Groovecutters, Jason Vivone & the Billy Bats, Christina Skjolberg, Erja Lyytinen, EBC contestants Pristine and Ina Forsman with Helge Tallqvist Band, last year’s EBC winners, Veronica Sbergia & Max de Bernardi, Tangled Eye, Caddy Cooper, The Jamie Williams Roots Collective, Sadie & the Hotheads, Split Whiskers with (Sue Marchant), an unreleased live track from Connie Lush, the brand new single from Grainne Duffy, Little Devils, Big I Am’s dynamic duo Goldie Reed and Jo Harman, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, Malaya Blue and Kyla Brox.

A finer bounty of blues beauties you will find nowhere else!

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 12th February 2014between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 16th February 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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