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28th January 2015
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

Tonight’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 opens with tracks from many of the winners at the Maple Blues Awards and the International Blues Challenge.

Hear great tracks from MonkeyJunk, Steve Hill, Matt Andersen, Angel Forrest, Paul DesLauriers, Denis Coulombe, Brandon Isaak, Harpdog Brown, 24th Street Wailers, Paul DesLauriers Band, Downchild, Eddie Cotton, Nico Wayne Toussaint, The Altered Five, Benny Turner, Doghouse Sam and His Magnatones, Joanna Shaw Taylor and three live tracks from Ian Siegal, Mariella Tirotto & the Blues Federation and Laurence Jones, Christina Skjolberg, Albert Castiglia.

In the gig guide I have Chad Strentz, Marcus Malone, the Blues Spiders, Bad Influence and Jeff Chapman’s Roosters

So, music from Canada, the US, France, Holland, Belgium and the UK. Oh so very cosmopolitan!

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 Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 28th January 2015 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 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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