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13th August 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

This week’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 is crammed with new arrivals plus I revisit this time last year with an, as ever, eclectic mix of great music from all over!

I open with a quintet of tracks from Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, The Slide Brothers feat Shemekia Copeland, Southern Hospitality, Watermelon Slim & the Workers and Moreland & Arbuckle.

Then its new releases from The Mannish Boys, B.B. & The Blues Shacks, The Nighthawks, Sons of the Delta, Alastair Greene Band, Elvin Bishop, Nigel Egg, the Andy T – Nick Nixon Band, Bridget Kelly Band, Bill Blue, Pete Rea Band, The Bella Reunion, Chicago Blues All-Stars, Lol Goodman Band, Roy Roberts, Lenny Lawrence, Blind Lemon Pledge and Berdon Kirksaether & the Twang Bar Kings

In the gig guide there are tracks from Pete G & the Magnitones and The Swamp Cats plus there are birth congratulations to Sam Hare’s new daughter!

I think I can promise you a cracker considerably more entertaining than those we will be pulling in four months or so!!

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 13th August 2014 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 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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