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Martin McNeill, Blues on the Quay, Rose & Crown, Wivenhoe. 5pm
Bottleneck Blues (Martin McNeill, Chris Kibble, JJ Zarbo, Rob Pokorny), Railway Hotel, Southend. 4.30pm
An afternoon session with singer Ruby Florence at the Blue Ball, Grantchester (2.30pm) followed by my regular gig at Peggy Sue's, Leigh, with guest Claire Hamlin on piano.
Mawson's Micropub, Southchurch Road, Southend. 8.30pm
Note: This gig may be pulled -- please check again before setting out.
My guest at Monday Blues at Peggy Sue's is Dom Pipkin. A great performer, Dom is arguably the UK's finest exponent of New Orleans-style piano. Really looking forward to this one! 8pm
"THIS ONE IS BRITISH BLUES AT ITS BEST...terrific album, excellent showcase for Martin's outstanding slide talent"
IAN McKENZIE, Editor, Blues in the South, on the the CD Lately I've Let Things Slide (which he made one of his picks for 2015)...click here full review
The Martin McNeill solo CD Lately I've Let Things Slide was selected as one of the best of 2015 by two pundits.
Joe Singleton played a track in his round-up of of the year's top CDs on the Big Blues Bonanza, broadcast by Kansas City Radio.
Blues in the South editor Ian McKenzie placed the CD at No 32 in his (international) Top 50 of 2015.
And Paul Stiles, editor of Blues in Britain magazine, says: "I’ve been playing tracks from the album on UK Blues Today radio show recently and in the coming weeks.
"In fact, if I had a theme tune it would be Pickin’ The Blues."