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Q&A with James ‘Boogaloo’ Bolden of The B.B. King Blues Band - King’s music will never be forgotten

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

"We miss the legends and the pioneers of Blues music. Nowadays there are so many Blues sub categories, but it’s ok because pioneers like B.B. King have built a strong foundation that Blues will remain one of the best genres of music for centuries to come."

James ‘Boogaloo’ Bolden:

The Soul of the King - Long live The…


Q&A with Rock n' Roll band from Croatia, The Red Roosters (Ljudevit Laušin) - 60's beat group kind of sound

Posted on May 19, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

"Rock music definitely had a big impact on the whole society throughout history. Take March on Washington and all the happenings in 1968 as an example. Take all those great gatherings of people and all those big charity concerts. Music was so important that it had the power to move the masses, to provoke them and make them use their brains."

Ljudevit Laušin: Let The Good Times…


Legendary Finnish Blues & Rock musician Jim Pembroke talks about the Rock n' Roll counterculture

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"Hopes... Peace and Happiness, Liberty for All Goodwill Throughout All Nations of the world A Brothers'/Sisters’ hood A Global Backyard Need's to be Kept Clean A Coming of Together and rock n'roll 4 ever!!! Fears…That all the above doesn't work out."

Jim Pembroke: Peace, Rock & Happiness

The titled album "If The Rain Comes" (2014, TUM Records)…


Q&A with fingerpickin' storyteller Steve Howell - old blues & folk tunes with authenticity and new approach

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."

Steve Howell: History Rhymes

When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately…


Greek/American Drummer Jim Christopulos talks about Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Van der Graaf Generator, and Junior Wells

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"It’s just so pure. If you alter it too much, it’s not blues anymore."

Jim Christopulos: Feel The Blues Beat

Jim Christopulos is a Greek American drummer from the Windy City, who has followed the blues "dream" with his band, Howard and the White Boys. The members of Howard & the White Boys first met at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb in…


Q&A with David Goldflies - A Brother's Revival, an exciting new Allman Brothers Band tribute in celebration of the 50th Anniversary

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"The Allman Brothers sound was based on many styles of music that were brought to the band by the backgrounds and abilities of the band members. Rock, blues, jazz, and country influences are apparent in the group’s sound."

David Goldflies: A Brother’s Revival

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band, two former members of…


Q&A with legendary boogie-rock pianist George Frayne: The adventures of Commander Cody and the Pop Art

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"All art and the making of all art magnifies and illuminates the soul ... makes you feel good too!!"

George Frayne: Welcome to the Ozone

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with George Frayne taking the stage name Commander Cody. The band’s name was inspired by 1950s film serials featuring the character…


Q&A with storyteller Jesse Cotton Stone, a heart-wrenching boutique of vintage-toned American blues music

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

"It is a gift of Medicine for all who will hear it. It has transcended so many barriers of difference and brought so people together. There is a philosophy found in the heart of True Juke Joint Culture: "No Black. No White. Just Blues.""

Jesse Cotton Stone: Hell Country Blues

Jesse Cotton Stone weaves together the stylistic threads of definitive…


Q&A with bluesy, jazzy and soulful "singer's singer" Paula Harris: This San Francisco lady is on her way!

Posted on May 11, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

"I miss the creative explosion that is evidenced in all American music around the midcentury. Where Jazz and Blues were allowed to evolve into R&B, Soul, Country, Pop and all the musical niches we have today. Now, there are so many genres and micro genres that everyone seems to be too busy trying to fill their miniscule niche instead of just creating great music."

Paula Harris: "Speakeasy" Tells…


Q&A with singer Kelly Zirbes - West Coast Soul with a Texas Heart, speaks to the audience about her feelings

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"Sad but true. I think the blues genre is a world of opportunity for women. Even older artists. It’s about Soul, you know. Just wear your heart on your sleeve and don’t worry so much about the wrinkles."

Kelly Zirbes: Can’t Take My Soul

Kelly’s Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes (likes to go by Kelly Z), a folk singer & songwriter with a…


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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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