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23rd August 2016
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

On this week’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8, I look ahead to the Newark Blues Festival on 9, 10 and 11 September which includes the British Blues Awards presentation on the 11th. Plus news of great things to come from Essex blues icon Tim Aves along with a couple of previously unheard tracks and I have tracks from all of this month’s IBBA Picks of the Month plus much more.

So join me along with Ian Siegal Band. Lewis Hamilton Band, La Vendore Rogue, The Della Grants, Half Deaf Clatch, The Rockin’ Armadillos, Tim Aves & Wolfpack, Jake Chisholm, Robin Bibi Band, Mississippi MacDonald & the Cottonmouth Kings, Jerimiah Marques, Guy Verlinde, Giles Robson and Helge Tallqvist.

In the gig guide there are tracks from Sari Schorr, Catfish, Chris Corcoran Trio and the The Jordan Patterson Band.

19 great tracks for hot summer’s evening! And even if it isn’t, some great music!

Listen in between 21.00 & 23.00 p.m. UK time 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 Gateway97.8 – Wednesday 24th August 2016 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time

Playlists for this and every Digital Blues radio show can be found at where you can also find links to the podcasts which  will be available from 22.00 (UK time) on Sunday at, Mixcloud at  and on i-tunes at

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