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The Sound Cafe

Justin and The Salty Dogs - Streetwise

The acoustic blues and roots troubadour Justin Howl will release his second album, Wanderlust, on December 1, 2020. The Chicago-based songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player draws from his native Mississippi’s literary and musical heritage to present ten original songs about unyielding angst, desire, and disillusionment. 


Anne Connor presents from September 11th the first volume of music from roots “supergroup,” New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Charlie Musselwhite, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, the late Jim Dickinson, and North Mississippi Allstars members Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson is out now. Recorded at the Zebra Ranch Recording Studio in Coldwater, Mississippi, the 10 blues-drenched tracks of sublime roots music on New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers Volume 1 will be followed in the spring of 2021 by Volume 2.

From September 18th she will be featuring the much anticipated new album from UK based Blues & Roots singer, songwriter, guitarist Trevor Babajack Steger including an exclusive interview.


We hope you can listen in, the show airs at various times throughout the week ( see schedule )


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New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers - Volume 1

From September 11th 2020

Visit our Album Of The Week page for links to the artists, you can also listen on demand from the player on the page.

Trevor Babajack Steger - The Solemn Truth and Barefaced Lies

From September 18th 2020

Visit our Album Of The Week page for links to the artists, you can also listen on demand from September 18th from the player on the page.


The Sound Cafe Magazine

Our brand new monthly magazine, with many reviews and music featured in a wide array of genres, there is lots of information on new releases, both digital and vinyl, with features on artists from around the world that you might just not have heard about. 


Recent articles... Shemekia Copeland ( USA ), Samantha Martin ( Canada ), Malcolm McWatt ( Scotland ), Melanie Moko ( Australia), Kirk Fletcher ( USA ), New Moon Jelly Rol Freedom Rockers ( USA ) and more.


We will be featuring the latest links on our homepage of recommended listening under our ENGAGE section.

Special feature articles are published monthly, with reviews and news being published weekly.

Check it out and subscribe on the website monthly newsletter.

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar - Don't Have To Be

Samantha Martin's much anticipated new album, 'The Reckless One', is set for release in November, the lead single, 'Don't Have To Be', will be launched into the world on Friday 18th September.

Don't Have To BeSamantha Martin & Delta Sugar
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Listen in to the stations ' Daily Featured Artist Show ' featuring independent artists from around the world, and visit our dedicated website page where you will find direct links to their platforms. 


You can help support these artists by visiting their websites, buying their music and merchandise, or, find out if they are playing a show online or near you and go and see them perform.


As usual, each and every show on Blues and Roots Radio features independent

artists from around the world.

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The station has always remained commercial free, ensuring we never interrupt the music we play with annoying adverts. All our music is hand picked, we have no one pulling our strings, 

so you can expect to hear artists that you might never have been exposed to in a vast array of genres, but in this very difficult time, we need your help.

We ask you kindly to consider making a donation to ensure the station remains operational, continuing to support artists around the world in THEIR time of need.

Be assured your donation will go directly to Blues & Roots Radio's ongoing operational costs. 

No matter how large or small the contribution, you will be helping to keep us online as an essential link between musicians, listeners and music lovers around the world.

We thank you for your consideration and continued support.

The BRR Team extends our very best wishes to all in these trying times.

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