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28th April 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

On the day before voting in the 2014 British Blues Awards (BBA) opens, this week’s edition of the British Blues Awards nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 features the nominees in the Keyboard Player of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year categories.

I open and close with tracks from Walter Trout’s soon to be released CD and there are tracks from the Ron Sayer Band, Jo Harman & Company, Katie Bradley, Paddy Milner, Dale Storr, King King, Northsyde, the Aynsley Lister Band, The Hoax, the Trevor Sewell Band, Marcus Bonfanti, the Mark Pontin Group, Brothers Groove, Thomas Ford, Half Deaf Clatch, King Size Slim and Gary Grainger.

In the gig guide hear tracks from the Fran McGillivray Band, Dave Ferra, the Larry Miller Band and Roadhouse.

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 30th April 2014 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 4th May 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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