The Blues Show’s Gary Grainger has picked up the award for Independent Blues Broadcaster of the Year from the British Blues Awards. The award was voted on by members of the public, and was won last year by Paul Jones from BBC Radio 2. “I simply play the music I like – and it seems that other people like it too,” says Gary. The award was presented at the Newark Blues Festival in September.
Two hours of the best blues on the planet
Gary’s Blues Show is broadcast every Sunday from 6 to 9pm, repeated Wednesday at 11pm, and regularly features live studio sessions from some of the region’s best blues musicians, as well as interviews with blues stars from around the world.
All the blues that fits! Acoustic, electric, old, new, American, English, Scottish, Norwegian – it is all here – there are no Blues Police on this show!
Featuring Albums of the Week, studio and live recordings of local bands, local and international interviews too. Recent competition prizes include CDs, DVDs and concert tickets too.
I’ve loved music since I was a child and I’ve loved the blues even longer! Listening to the radio introduced me to so many great presenters (Alexis Korner, Mike Raven, John Peel) and many many blues artists.
I have played guitar in many bands, most of them blues or blues influenced, and I currently perform solo acoustic spots featuring blues, country rock and more. I have a blog where I write about The Blues Show (including playlists), guitars, coffee, mustaches and psychedelic socks!
Gary is a member of the newly founded Independent Blues Broadcasters Association (link) whose aim is to promote blues radio across the UK and worldwide and encourage promoters and record labels to use the IBBA as a point of contact.