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Joe Cushley

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Joe Cushley

Joe Cushley first got the blues at the progressive, vegetarian school he attended in the 1970s. Hound Dog Taylor prompted the epiphany. His first radio show – on the pirate station Radio Fiona – followed in his late teens. Since then Joe has discovered, managed and chaperoned the likes of Seasick Steve, Rev Sekou, The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, two-time Grammy-winner Fantastic Negrito and Miraculous Mule.

He compiled the influential Beyond Mississippi and Balling The Jack albums; has DJ-ed extensively – including the Big Chill Festival, his regular Blues Kitchen night and with the Shout! Collective – and since 2003 has presented Balling The Jack programme on London's Resonance FM. He's a consultant on the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show and co-promotes Future Juke: A Festival Of 21st Century Blues.

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