Hear TeamRock Radio's 21st Century Blues documentary

Big Boy Bloater hosts an hour-long documentary for TeamRock Radio which investigates the modern blues scene and looks at its roots.

Produced by Pete Bailey, 21st Century Blues is available on demand now at TeamRock.com

In the show, Big Boy Bloater takes an inside look at the blues scene today, how it got here, and why it’s still relevant. The documentary features interviews from John Mayall, Jimmy Thomas and Mud Morganfield – the son of Muddy Waters.

There are also appearances from the new breed of players like Joe Bonamassa, Marcus Bonfanti and Joanne Shaw Taylor – as well as a host of other stars form the blues world.

The documentary is a reflection of where the blues is at today, it’s potential future, and why, after 100 years, people keep coming back to it.

TeamRock’s head of radio, Moose, says: “What is fascinating about 21st Century Blues is how it relates to the story of rock as a whole. To hear the artists’ perspective as they seek an audience for the music they love through times thick and thin is not only telling but foreboding.

“Rock stems from the blues and all genres would do well to take heed of the example of the level of passion and perseverance required to endure.”

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.