This is a list of Blues related publications in Britain.

The content has been contributed by the magazines themselves.

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Blues Matters! Magazine is a British publication specialising in Blues music from all across the world. It was founded by Editor-in-Chief Alan Pearce who has been championing the Blues since 1998 with the first edition going to press in April 1999!

Impassioned writers and contributors have been sought, to create a neat A5 bi-monthly publication with 132 pages of dynamic, uplifting and well-presented content for the magazine.

Available in Print, Digital and App formats. Our complete digitally archived collection stretches back to the first issue in 1999; an invaluable research tool for any Blues enthusiasts, you can explore the history of the Blues with our dynamic and extensive range of Blues News, Reviews, Interviews and more.  

Blues Matters! is a double inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, has received 3 recognitions in the USA for continued dedication to the Blues, and received an award for Keeping The Blues Alive from The Blues Foundation.

Our aim is to bring together the music, musicians, creators, industry people and most importantly the fans who support and sustain the Blues with all that they do.




The UK’s only monthly printed magazine, that keeps you up to date with all that is happening on the UK Blues scene and encouraging you to go out and see some Live Blues.Each month we have a comprehensive gig guide and a listing of the Festivals coming up during the year.


We bring you reviews of gigs, albums, DVDs and books written by people who love the Blues and a comprehensive guide to Blues on your Radio.

We have in depth features on Artists in addition to a section where they talk about themselves. The saying goes that a picture paints a thousand words and so our centre-fold is given over to “The Big Picture” showing artists in action on stage, giving you an immediate feeling of the atmosphere at live gigs. Also each month we find out about a Blues club somewhere around the country.

48 A4 pages each month with all the information you need to keep in touch
with the UK Blues scene [email protected]




Blues & Rhythm, The Gospel Truth is published 10 times a year. Each issue contains in-depth articles, ground breaking interviews, discographies, regular feature columns and all the latest blues news, CD, DVD and book reviews.

Blues & Rhythm was first published in July 1984 continuing the long tradition of blues magazine publishing in the UK, which dates back to the early 1960s with magazines such as R&B Monthly, Blues World, Shout! and the daddy of all blues magazines, Blues Unlimited.

Blues & Rhythm covers the full blues and R&B spectrum from pre and post war blues, rhythm and blues, doo-wop vocal groups, vintage soul and gospel and the contemporary blues scene.

The magazine stays faithful to its original intent, of publishing research, articles, discographies, interviews and comment relating to blues, R&B, vocal groups, soul and gospel music in its many forms as well as supporting new blues talent, and covering other ‘roots’ music including Western Swing, bluegrass, hillbilly, rockabilly, vintage country music, Tex-Mex, ska and bluebeat.