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30th June 2015
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

This week’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 is a fantastic and eclectic mix of great tracks from around the world in cluding, of course, the gig guide and a first chance to hear tracks from all four of July’s IBBA Picks of the Month plus a few new arrivals.

So tune in, drop out and join me and Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates, Lena & the Slide Brothers, Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip, Ina Forsman with Helge Tallqvist Band, Little Chevy, Blues Engine, Deb Ryder, Angela Lewis Brown, Samantha Fish, Goldie Reed with David Migden, Rob Berry, Dave Hunt, Guy Tortora, Big Daddy Wilson, The JC Smith Band, The City Boy AllStars, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, A Contra Blues and The Lachy Doley Group.

In a busy gig guide I have Swampcandy, Brothers Groove, the Lonnigans Skiffle Group, Babajack, Lisa Mills, Hannah Aldridge and Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson.


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 1st July 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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