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The Blues Magazine: issue 18 on sale today

40 years on, Feelgoods biographer Zoë Howe and band survivors Wilko, Sparko, The Big Figure and manager Chris ‘Whitey’ Fenwick, reveal how four tough kids from Canvey Island cut Down By The Jetty, the seminal British R&B record. Plus, Will Birch reveals the lurid tale of pub rock.

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12-track CD. We kick off 2015 with intoxicating blues from new faces like Jared James Nichols, Aaron Keylock, Mahalia Barnes And The Soul Mates, The Pearl Harts, Tarq Bowen, Joe Corbin, the Jack J Hutchinson Band and more!

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Ones to watch in 2015: In with the new! Meet the up-and-coming artists, as featured on this issue’s covermount CD, destined to make this another great year for the blues fan. See - and hear - them here first.

Carlos Santana: LSD, spats with Mike Bloomfield and life lessons from B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. The Latin rock superstar bares his soul.

The Healing Blues Project: We meet the characters involved in a new initiative to give homeless people a voice through the power of the blues.

Blackberry Smoke: The Atlanta-based Southern rock band’s creative engine Charlie Starr on the road to new album Holding All The Roses.

Aaron Keylock: Why school’s out for one of the brightest young things in British blues.

Gov’t Mule: Celebrating 20 years in the saddle, head honcho Warren Haynes talks about his band’s new Pink Floyd tribute record Dark Side Of The Mule.

Albert Collins: Alligator Records boss Bruce Iglauer takes us inside the recording of the Texan legend’s ‘78 album Ice Pickin’.

ISSUE 18 OF THE BLUES MAGAZINE IS ON SALE NOW.

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