The Press Says

“ important force in modern British Blues.”
The Virgin Encyclopaedia Of The Blues

"The best blues group ever to emanate from these shores. You must see them. They are great." Now Dig This

"Perhaps the finest set I have ever heard from a UK band..." Blues & Rhythm

“ of the best British Blues bands ever.”
Juke Blues

“The UK’s premier Blues outfit - the most powerful and authentic sounding blues album released by a home produced band in twenty years” Blues & Rhythm

“One listen to this release on Ace Records and you’ll realize why I’ve lost my head over the blues talent of Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings…the very best you will hear on this planet in the late 1990s.” Blue Suede News (USA)

“This album is a triumph of British blues - no, blues in general - and I commend it to you as the best newly-recorded set I’ve heard in the ‘90s.” Now Dig This

“This must be the most authentic sounding blues album by a British band ever.” Red Lick

“...they have something very special that sets them apart from all others of their ilk.” Juke Blues

“Their performance was equal - if not superior - to anything their US counterparts have produced. The ensemble textures were authentically rich, the rhythm section uplifting and the solos - vocal and instrumental - impassioned.” Manchester Evening News

"They never cease to amaze me, playing wonderful authentic blues. They proved that they are the prime interpreters of classic Chicago-style blues this side of the Atlantic." Juke Blues

"Jamaican Blues guitar supremo..." The Guardian

“ of the few white bluesmen whose voice can be compared with the black singers...and when I add his exceptional talent as a guitarist, you can understand my anticipation when I put this CD into my player...and I was not disappointed!” Soul Bag (France)

"...a timeless experience for anyone's eardrums..." Irish Times

"They played an excellent set of down-home and Chicago blues, bags of tasteful slide and harp, and steered clear of obvious blues standards. Other UK bands should take note...The ovation given to the band was well deserved." Blues & Rhythm

"The best band of the whole weekend, I repeat, THE BEST BAND OF THE WHOLE WEEKEND." Blueprint

"...confirmed their reputation as Europe's premier exponents of 'fifties down-home and Chicago blues." Blues & Rhythm

"...brought the house down..." Juke Blues

"Excellent...wonderfully evocative...very exciting...impressive vocal and slide guitar work. Extremely popular and exciting band...well played music that people never fail to enjoy..." British Blues Review

"Judging by the way they sound here, any forthcoming dates should be copiously attended. Go in your thousands, every one of you!" Folk Roots

"Joe's Blues capture the flavour of the windy city's authentic flavour, and indeed, fervour..." Black Echoes