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15th July 2015
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

On Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 tonight I am exclusively announcing the six nominees in the Digital Blues sponsored Female Vocalist category of the 2015 British Blues Awards. I also look ahead to the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival which starts on the 17th plus there are tracks from three of the IBBA’s Picks of the Month for July.

So join me, the six nominees (you will have to tune in to find out who they are!)  and Goldie Reed, Lights Out By Nine, Davina & the Vagabonds, The Dana Dixon Band, Connie Lush, Janiva Magness, Royal Southern Brotherhood, L’il Ed & the Blues Imperials, Songhoy Blues, Main Street Blues, Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson, Grainne Duffy, The Jensen Interceptors, Moreland & Arbuckle, Blues ‘N’ Trouble, Guy Tortora, Dave Hunt, and Rob Berry

In the gig guide I have Ben Smith and Larry Miller.

Sounds good! I wonder who the nominees are?

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 15th July 2015 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time.

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