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3rd June 2015
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

When tonight’s edition of Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 first airs it will be the day after my birthday and so by way of a combined celebration and a present to myself I am looking back at some of my favourite releases amongst the almost 200 CDs that have arrived at La Maison du Blues Numerique during the first five months of 2015, including tracks from all four of June’s IBBA Picks of the Month.

Join me and Erja Lyytinen, Davina & the Vagabonds, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline, Benny Guitar Carr, Travellin’ Brothers, Toots Lorraine & the Traffic, Guy Tortora, Missy Andersen, Regina Bonelli, Greg Nagy, Beth Hart, Sugaray Rayford, Zoe Schwarz Blues Commotion, Little Devils, Doug MacLeod, Eric Bibb, Big Daddy Wilson, Hans Theesink & Terry Evans, Mississippi MacDonald & the Cottonmouth Kings, Martin McNeill, Giles Hedley, Thomas Ford and, in the gig guide, Katie Bradley.

I like my present! I hope you do too!!

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Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 – Wednesday 3rd June 2015 between 21.00 & 23.00 UK time repeated on Sunday between 20.00 & 22.00 UK time.

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