Ads help us keep this site online


2nd April 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

Due to technical difficulties I am afraid I am unable to bring you a new Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 this week so instead, listen again to my New Year’s Day show crammed full with 27 great tracks as I looked back at some of my favourites amongst all the great CDs that arrived here at Digital Blues Towers in 2013 and gave you a taste of some of the wonderful music that rocked my boat last year.

To tickle your auditory networks I have tracks from Robbie Hill & the Blue 62’s, Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, MonkeyJunk, Angel Forrest, Rachelle Plas, Pillac, Cotton Belly’s, Layla McCalla, Hat Fitz & Cara, Babajack, Soul Serenade, Harpcore, Honey B & T-Bone, Mojo Makers, Lincoln Durham, Half Deaf Clatch, Poplar Jake, Thomas Ford, Will Wilde, Trickbag, Moreland & Arbuckle, Red Dirt Skinners, Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion, Todd Sharpville, Dayna Kurtz, Hugh Laurie and Sam Hare

It’s well worth another listen! And this is no April Fool either!

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 2nd April 2014between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 6th 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

Subscribe and never miss a Digital Blues radio show!!

Full playlists are published on the Digital Blues website soon after the show airs –