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Q&A with Christine Ohlman, The Beehive Queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, she will set your souls on fire

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

"Happiness for me is just producing something every day, you know, the more things I can produce whether it’s music, nowadays my gardening has taken up a lot of my soul. It makes me feel better, it makes me feel calm."

Christine Ohlman: The Lady of Our Soul 

Christine Ohlman (aka "The Beehive Queen" for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is the…


Q&A with British rhythm and blues guitarist Steve Walwyn, best known for his playing with Dr. Feelgood

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

"Impact of music on racial and socio-cultural implications: Good, real music bridges any divide and should always bring people together. In my musical world there is no racism, prejudice or discrimination…"

Steve Walwyn: Let The Good Times Roll

Steve Walwyn is a British rhythm and blues guitarist, best known for his playing with Dr. Feelgood, but…


Q&A with the gentleman of Boogie Woogie, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne -- rollicking musical gumbo of yesteryear

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues is roots and roots are always the same. When leaves on the tree die, they are part of the fertilizer that feeds the roots".

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne:

Exciting, Creative & Soulful

Kenneth Wayne Spruell was born in Spokane, Washington in 1944, and spent his early years in New…


Q&A with Spanish musician Javier Vargas, has earned the merit of being a living legend of the electric guitar in Europe

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

"Music raises the collective conscience and the doors of perception open to us music unites peoples and tames beasts."

Javier Vargas: From South to Your Heart

Over 24 studio albums, eight platinum albums, international tours and performances with the greatest of music legends; In almost three decades of his career, Javier Vargas has earned the…


Q&A with legendary Chicago bluesman Jimmy Johnson - Every Day of His Life Have And Plays The Blues

Posted on May 30, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"I believe that music can bring everyone together. Do not divide us!  We all have something to offer no matter what culture you come from. People all over the world have something to offer."

Jimmy Johnson: The Real Bluesman

90 years young Jimmy Johnson returns to the recording studio for the first time in over a decade. It has been precisely forty…


Q&A with Robert Lamm of CHICAGO, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rock band with horns, since 1967

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"It wasn’t “Rock Counterculture” but rather “Cultural anti-establishment" resulting from the war in Vietnam, Civil Rights conflict, the assassination of JFK …  It occurred while Pop-Rock music was being created by my generation, so all this disarray set us apart, politically."

Robert Lamm: Sweet Rock Chicago

Robert Lamm’s intensity and ardor…


Q&A with Theodore Koumartzis of Project Reggetiko, a musical collective, who share the love for creative improvisation and direct musical interaction

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"Music has been a way to inspire people since Antiquity. People who couldn't play or listen to music, they were considered as uneducated people. We believe that music is the best communication for the Humanity and the idea of playing/listening to someone next you are underlying the respect we shall all have for each other, culture at the end of the day is a way of living."

Theodore Koumartzis: Folk…


Q&A with Blues Royal Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, unveils new studio album with a court of special guests

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"Women blues artist are now band leader and in control with their music choice and writing their own music. So, it is no longer a man world in the blues world."

Shirley King: Daughter of the Blues

Being the blues-singing daughter of B.B. King has earned Shirley King the title “Daughter of the Blues,” but she is an outstanding singer and performer…


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

Posted on May 26, 2020 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: Jazz Vehicle, Blues Wheels

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


L.A. based keyboardist Ed Roth talks about the spirit of Blues, freedom of Jazz, Rock counterculture and his music jurney

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

"I think music is often a reflection of the time it was written, and what was going on then politically and socially. Jazz and R&B are both American forms of music, that managed to cross racial lines at a time when these lines were rarely crossed."

Ed Roth: Journey To The Music Palette

Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit, and touch have made…


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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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