British bluesman, Trevor Sewell, who hails from the North East of England has enjoyed great success on both sides of the pond in recent times.

With many trips to LA now under the belt of Trevor Sewell, his trophy cabinet is now brimming full of accolades, as well as many great experiences such as playing at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go. His last album, the critically acclaimed Independence, picked up a whole host of awards including the prestigious Best Blues category in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for his song “The Train.”

Sewell was also nominated for a British Blues Award this year in several categories including Best Album for Independence, Best Song for “The Train,” as well as Best Songwriter. He recently released his latest single from the album titled “This Moments Gone.”

One of the things which differentiates Sewell from a lot of contemporary blues musicians is his trademark cigar box guitar playing, which can be heard on tracks like “The Train.” His follow-up to this album takes the form of Face to Face, a superb acoustic album recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in LA. The album gives a new lease of life to many of the tracks featured on Independence and has been very well received.

Sewell, a respected musician on the British Blues scene, was also recently inducted into the American Heritage Blues Hall of Fame. We recently spoke with him at his home studio about his time in the US, his new album, and his plans for 2015.

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.