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27th May 2013
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

Another packed edition of the British Blues Awards 2013 nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 this Wednesday with all the variety you have come to expect!

I open with a great track from Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan and then there are loads of new and recent releases from Larry Miller, Paul Rose, Mike Zito & the Wheel, Sterling Koch, Andy Poxon, Ged Wilson, Marshall Lawrence, Poplar Jake, Funke & the Two Tone Baby, Rag Mama Rag, Half Deaf Clatch, Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz and Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers

In the gig guide I have The Nightporters, 24 Pesos, Loz Netto and Big Mamma’s Door. As Hokie Joint call it a day, there are two tracks from this unique band who will be greatly missed plus we mark the recent passing of Ray Manzarek with a classic from the Doors.

To round things off there is a final track from this month’s IBBA Album of the Month, ‘Highwire’ by the Daniel Smith Blues Band and a great instrumental from Canned Heat.

Sounds like something I would like to listen to! Hope you do too!

Listen in 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 and/or at

Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 29th May 2013 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday 2nd June 2013 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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