In an exclusive interview, the hard riff icon talks about his love of blues, its role in the rise of Led Zeppelin, and his discovery of artists like John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf. “I wanted to create that drama and tension…”
Supercharged: Blues To Get Your Pistons Pumping, your 12-track CD with smokin’ new tracks from Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, Laurence Jones, Robben Ford, Girls With Guitars, Paul Jones, Philipp Fankhauser and more!
Beth Hart: after hits, misses, drugs and jail-time, her new solo album finds her on an even keel and cooler than ever.
Paul Jones: the British blues figurehead, Manfred Mann and Blues Band frontman and BBC radio presenter reveals his new solo record.
We celebrate the legacy of the late Ten Years After guitarist Alvin Lee; Joe Bonamassa discusses his live tribute to the music of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf; and we have an in-depth profile of the Delta blues pioneers that set the blues phenomenon in motion. Seasick Steve reveals who he really is, and we meet the latest Ruf Records Girls With Guitars trio Eliana Cargnelutti, Sadie Johnson and Heather Crosse. Also, Robin Trower talks about his musical evolution and Toto’s Steve Lukather reveals the records that changed his life in Under The Influence.
All the latest blues news, including the unveiling of the five contenders in our Future Of The Blues competition. The essential album reviews section, with a Stax Records buyer’s guide, and live reports on The James Hunter Band, Wilko Johnson, Songhoy Blues and more.
The new issue of The Blues is out today, and may be purchased online. (opens in new tab)