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8th March 2016
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

This week’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway97.8  is dedicated to two friends who recently passed all too soon; Yvonne Williams, a founding director of Gateway97.8, and Alfie Falckenbach, the boss at Blues Boulevard Records and a well-known figure on the European Blues scene.

There are also tracks from four of this month’s IBBA Picks of the Month plus a load more new releases.

So please join me and Stevie Nimmo, Johnny Rawls, Tasha Taylor, King Louie & La Rhonda Steele, Rebecca Downes, Blues Karloff, Innes Sibun, 3 Dayz Whizkey, Chris Yakopcic, Walkin’ Cane Mark, Riff Riders, Toronzo Cannon, Tommy Z, Dennis Jones, Pete Lashley, Adam Franklin, Mark Harrison , Red Dirt Skinners, Swampgrass and The Della Grants.

In the gig guide I have tracks from Shemekia Copeland, The Mighty Bosscats, The Elevators, Ian Siegal and JW-Jones.

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 9th March 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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