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3rd September 2012
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

This Wednesday’s British Blues Awards nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 celebrates the 150th edition of the show and during the first hour I am playing all the tracks that featured in the very first show back in October 2009.

So there are tracks from JJ Cale, Sonny Landreth, Joe Bonamassa, Jimi Hendrix, Hokie Joint, Matt Schofield, Kris Dollimore,Gregg Wright, Sherman Robertson & Blues Move, the Shakey Vick Blues Band featChrisYoulden and Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans.

We mark the sad passing of the magnificent Maggie Ross with two tracks from her and we have a load of new and recent releases featuring more women in blues with tracks from Theresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, The Blues Broads, Liz Mandeville, Bex Marshall, Sandi Thom and Joanne Shaw Taylor

In the gig guide there are tracks from Lightning Willie & the Poorboys,Dani Wildeand the David Raphael Band. Plus there are tracks from Steve Roux & the Whiteknuckle Blues Band and Sam Hare.

So that’s the 150th Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8. Listen 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

Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 5th September 2012 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 9th September 2012 between 20.00 & 22.00  UK time.

A podcast of the show will be available from 10.00 p.m. Sunday at i-tunes  and on PodOmatic at

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