Blues News

New blog address

PLEASE NOTE! This website has become a little out of date now, mainly due to a lack of time and too much to update. So the easiest thing for me to do is to start a fresh new blog at http://bluestrainradio.blog.com/ – this will be a simple blog, with news about the show as and when […]

All change at the station!

Big news on the Blues Train front! The first shows from January 2011 saw a Saturday evening slot, which eventually turned into a Sunday and then, every other Sunday. It has been a pleasure to be able to do the show for you all but there is so much ‘competition’ on UK radio on a […]

NEWS update…

Apologies for the lack of recent updates on the blog, things have been really busy elsewhere with FromeFM bits and pieces and a laptop issue which meant limited time to do this! Over the next week or so, rest assured that I will be updating the playlists etc to make things as up to date […]

New show sponsor announced!

Blues Train has a sponsor! And I am here to announce them! Drum roll……. A MASSIVE thank you to Tom and the team at Red Dragon Records for agreeing to back me and the show – it means a great deal to me that someone I don’t even know, would want to do this! I […]

Nice things that people say!

My recent Blues Train episode 28 was sent to some of the artists on the playlist and I have now received some fab feedback from them. I’m not usually wanting to share these things but sometimes I don’t see the harm! Sara on behalf of Junior Bowles: “Your show is great, and full of new […]

Blues Train repeat slot details…

So…one of the issues of the show, is that I am only on every other Sunday and at two different times. This makes it hard for potential listeners to get used to…and makes the show easily missed, unless I plug it to bits on Facebook! But I wanted to remind you of the fact that […]

Special studio guest this weekend!

I am thrilled to be able to announce that the wonderful EDDIE MARTIN will be appearing as my special guest in the studio – one of the most talented musicians on the scene, definitely well worth tuning in for. http://www.eddiemartin.com/home.htm is his website with news on his new album, Looking Forward, Looking Back, which is superb! […]

Vote here!

Seeing as though at least some of the nominated artists are now plugging the voting form, I thought it best to post it here! http://www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/fromefm.htm Please visit and vote – I am abstaining as I love them all! But they all deserve as many votes as possible, so all you have to do is include […]

“And the nominations are…..”

As mentioned previously, Blues Train is taking part in the British Blues Awards this year by nominating four songs in the Kevin Thorpe Award for Best Original UK Blues Song. I will be playing the songs in full on my show on April 8th but as of Sunday 1st, the artists involved are able to […]

British Blues Awards 2012 – News

Its starting to get very exciting now! My first year of participation in the BBAs for 2012 and soon you will be able to vote for one of four top tracks from UK artists for Original British Blues Song. My show on April 8th on FromeFM.co.uk 4.30-5.30pm will have the four songs played in full […]