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Q&A with musician/actor Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, hails from Cleveland, has been playing harp for over 40 years

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

"Blues will continue to document the struggles and triumphs of life.  I’ve found that this very passionate music touches the soul of those who hear it and can bring complete strangers together."

Bobby BlackHat: Medal of Blues Honor

Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland,…


Q&A with guitar virtuoso Randy Casey - his original compositions push the boundaries with a rock and roots soul.

Posted on December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."

Randy Casey: Americana Blues

Randy Casey’s music career spans more than three decades of twists and twangs. From the stages of CBGB and Whiskey a-go-go to a…


An Interview with guitarist Kelly Richey, her playing standing among the best rockin' blues guitarist known today

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"Some musicians (and listeners) may prefer blues that is more traditional, and some may prefer more Rockin’ blues. Like the colors of a rainbow, it’s all good!"

Kelly Richey: The Spear Shakers Blues

Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray trapped in a woman’s body with Janis screaming to get out.” From Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly Richey is a…


Q&A with poet, teacher & musician Max Orsini - his first book titled "The Buddhist Beats Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel"

Posted on December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

"On one hand, not as significant as it could or should be in our present global climate. On another level, literature is the net in which all of these phenomena are gently and tactfully caught. Like a net, literature is full of gaps and threaded apertures that allow us to see how issues of gender, race, culture and politics implicate and comprise our human reality. Music of certain ilks does this too."…


Q&A with award-winning, triple-threat talent Dave Keller - fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"Be nice. Show up on time. Dress up. Give it your all. Don't get involved with drinking and drugs. Take time to hang out with your fans. It's not about showing off; it's about connecting."

Dave Keller: Soul & Electric Feeling

Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist and a talented songwriter.…


Q&A with Diane Durrett - one of those rare female artists that you’ll always remember as soon as you hear her for the first time

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"I think that Blues, like all music, continues to evolve growing from its’ roots. But you got to have the Blues in your mind and soul to do it justice."

Diane Durrett: Soul Suga(r) Blues

“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. “One of…


Q&A with Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One, a one woman band from Kill Devil Hills, NC that generate the energy

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 10:05am 0 Comments

"In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the blues was a major factor that brought black and white musicians and audiences together and allowed people to forget their racial and political differences. People found a common interest in their love of the blues. I believe now in 2018 with the division our country is witnessing that once again blues music will play a big part in helping to unit us."

Ruth Wyand &…


Q&A with virtuoso guitarist Trevor Gordon Hall - a powerful emerging voice, albeit without words to his music

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"Music is truly a universal language. When I am in a setting where there is a culture and language barrier, you can tangibly feel it drop once the music starts. No translation necessary."

Trevor Gordon Hall: Reflective Sounds

The unfolding era of the music business has provided many fresh opportunities for artists to foster direct and meaningful…


Q&A with British keybord player George Glover of Climax Blues Band - flown the flag with tremendous passion and style

Posted on November 25, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"Listening to different music whilst travelling around the world is an education in it self and even if you don't speak the language you can communicate with music. Perhaps the politicians of the world should do the same then maybe there might be less problems in the world."

George Glover: Climax Blues Band

Founded in the 60's, by Colin Cooper,…


Blues rock phenom Eric Gales talks about the God, socio-cultural implications of music and his experiences

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

"My hopes are to surge in the moon non-stop, with everything that I do. My fears are where the world is going, at this rate. And if the expectation can be provided from what it is that I do, that God has blessed me to be able to do, then there may be some hope."

Eric Gales: Pure, Free and…


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Michael Limnios worked with magazines such as "Living Blues", "Blues at the Foundation" (The Blues Foundation), "Music City" (Nashville Blues Society), Kudzoo Magazine in USA, "O Globo" in Brasil, "Blues & Co" in France and "Music Life", "Rock File (Pop & Rock)", "Voice", "Monthly Discography" in Greece. Also in site of The Museum of American Poetics. The journalist Michael Limnios, has started his career as a road manager at blues concerts in Greece with Red Rooster, Megafon & Blues People Production in Europe and Asia. Also has been worked as DJ (Crazy Horse, An Club, Rodon, Blues Hall, House of Art, Blues People, Irish Bar) and journalist to travel magazines, daily newspapers and radio networks. At Blues Foundation’s magazine (Fall 2000), has written about the connection of Blues music with Greeks. His radio broadcasting (Blues: "The Rose of Music”), was the first daily show around Europe and it has been included in Living Blues magazine. His articles today are inspired from his journeys around the world and concern about the culture of local psychology. Also a special project about the connection between Music, Visual Art, Phography and Poetry. In November 2014 Michael Limnios was introduced as Greek Ambassador at the Blues Hall of Fame ®
Also has taken interviews with: Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Lee Johnson, Casey Jones, Steve Gadd, Savoy Brown, Leslie West, Deborah Coleman, Shemekia Copeland, Odetta, Phillip Walker, Al Foster, Sam Lay, Joe Louis Walker, Candye Kane, Nick Gravenites, Al DiMeola, Johnny & Shuggie Otis, John Stedman (JSP), David Less (Blues Foundation), Elvin Bishop, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Johnny Phillips (Icehouse), Paco De Lucia, Gary Moore, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Kramer, Bob DePugh (Alligator records), Irma Thomas, Curtis Salgado, Shakey Vick, Ernie Watts, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Canned Heat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ana Popovic, Jose Feliciano, Syl Johnson, Marshall Tucker Band, Big Time Sarah, E.C Scott, Carey Bell, Bobby McFerry, Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Billy Cobham, Jean Michel Jarre, Pavlov's Dog, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Eric Clapton, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, Cesaria Evora, George Harrison, Gal Costa, Soft Machine, BB King, Patrick Ford, Genesis, Andy Grigg (Westcoast Blues Review), Michael Frank (Earwing), Dweezil Zappa, Gilberto Gil, Ry Cooder, Lil Charlie & The Nightcats, Albert King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Pink Floyd, Country Joe & The Fish, Keith Richards, Fela Kuti, Ali Fark Toure, Manu Dibango, Tito Puente, Eagles, Son Seals, Magic Slim, Buena Vista S.C., Eric Burdon, Blues Brothers, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble, Bob Dylan, Toto, Joan Baez, Steve Cropper, Nick Cave, Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Bob Koester (Delmark), Sam Carr & Frank Frost, Little Milton, ZZ Top, James Cotton, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Chicken Shack, Sonny Rollins, Paul Krassner, Ken Babbs, Dick Waterman, Tom Waits, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Dr.John, Santana, Robert Cray, Tommy Castro, Marianne Faithfull, Hot Tuna, Robert Lockwood Jr, Charlie Musselwhite, Bad Company, Dave Hole, Miguel Botafogo (Argentina), AC/DC, Floyd Dixon, George "Wild Boy" Butler, Dru Lombar, , Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, David Nelson & Jim O'Neil (Living Blues magazine), John Brim, Dana Gillespie, Big Bill Morgafield, Al Copley, Ten Years After, Jimmy Johnson, Raful Neal, Mike Vernon, Ritchie Blackmore, Scotty Moore, Mat Snow (Mojo magazine), Phil Guy, William Ferris (Center for the Study of Southern Culture), Dr. Pessiak (Wolf), Frank Marino, Michael Frank (Earwig), Thomas Tabby, Toots Hibbert, Bootsy Collins, Caetano Veloso, Bob Greenlee, James Fraher, Al Kooper, Memphis Horns, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Kinsey Report, Michael Coleman, Carey Bell, Paul Lamb, Lil Smokey Smothers, Bonnie Lee, Zora Young, Sonny Payne (King Biscuit Time), Ron Gorsegner (Delta Blues Museum), Eddie Shaw, Guitar Shorty, Eddy Clearwater, Wishbone Ash, Mick Taylor, Nick Cave, Hans Theessink, Bob Stroger, Louisiana Red, Dr. Feelgood, Zoot Money, Peter Green, Brian Ferry, Steve Winwood, Pete York, Deep Purple, David Byrne, Dick Waterman, Daryl Davis, Claude Nobs (Montreux Jazz Festival), Luther Allison, The Nighthawks, Corey Harris, Jorma Kaukonen, Duke Robillard, Joe Bonamassa…and the names keep going.

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At 4:16pm on September 22, 2017, Paddy Hayes said…
Hi Michalis - i am a documentary maker and am trying to track down robert manthoulis whom you interviewed for a documentary I am making - have you contact details?
At 9:54am on January 3, 2013, Lucy Hammond said…

Michalis,thanks for taking the time to connect! All the best to you & have a "soulful,rockin',blues" good day! Look forward to meeting you one day soon along the blues highway!

Lucy Hammond ;o)

At 7:38pm on July 30, 2012, Suze Lanier-Bramlett said…

I'm so honored to be part of Blues GR...Thanks for everything, Michalis...xo


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