Issue 29 of The Blues onsale now

100 greatest

From pioneers like Mamie Smith and Charley Patton to Brits like Mick Jagger and Keith Relf of The Yardbirds we name the 100 greatest blues singers from the past century, and reveal the artist chosen as the best of all time…

In the issue, we Joe Bonamassa reveals why he’s never played better as he gives us an inside look at his new album Blues Of Desperation, and Brit soul sensation James Hunter, and Scottish favourite Stevie Nimmo talk us through their new releases.

Elsewhere, we have interviews with bluesman Shuggie Otis, The Temperance Movement, former Bad Seed Barry Adamson reveals the records that changed his life, and US artist William Stout pays tribute to British pioneer Ottilie Paterson.

You also find our exclusive 12-track CD featuring new music from Joe Bonamassa, The Rides, Ben Poole, Simo, Layla Zoe, Emma King and many more!

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Ed Mitchell

Ed Mitchell was the Editor of The Blues Magazine from 2012-16, and a contributor to Classic Rock and Louder. He died in October 2022, aged 52. A one-time Reviews Editor on Total Guitar magazine from 2003, his guitar-modding column, Ed’s Shed, appeared in print on both sides of the Atlantic (in both Total Guitar and Guitar World magazines), and he wrote stories for Classic Rock and Guitarist. Between them, the websites Louder, MusicRadar and Guitar World host over 400 of his articles – among them interviews with Billy Gibbons, Paul Weller, Brian Setzer, profiles on Roy Buchanan, Duane Allman and Peter Green, a joint interview with Jimmy Page and Jack White, and dozens of guitar reviews – and that’s just the ones that made it online.