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15th April 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

In this week’s Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 I bring you an even more eclectic mix than ever!

Just over a year after they called it a day there are two tracks from everybody’s favourite rockin’ rodents, The Hamsters plus new releases from Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers, Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado, The Robert Cray Band, David Migden & the Twisted Roots, Mark Harrison, Eric Bibb, Arthur Migliazza and Kyla Brox.

There are tracks from some of the nominees in the British Blues Awards Emerging Artist category – King Size Slim, Brothers Groove, Mark Pontin Group, Half Deaf Clatch and Thomas Ford and in the gig guide I have tracks from Doug MacLeod, Blues Consortium and Dave Jackson Band.

To round things off I have some very 21st century tracks from Julian Burdock, Dr Ika, Hard Garden, Son of Dave, Scarecrow and nublues

Yeah baby, that’s a what I like!

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 16th April 2014between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 20th April 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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