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Q&A with NYC singer Lex Grey - her power and passion blaze a primal fire fusing old school blues and rock

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

"Music is the answer to all of these problems. Great music addresses these issues by illustrating our emotional makeup as humans. The things that bring us joy, the feelings of pain and isolation, these feelings have no race, no economic status, no gender."

Lex Grey: The Madam of Urban…


Q&A with Steve Portolesi (Kings & Associates) - one of Australia's most uniquely new and exciting blues acts

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"My fear for music is that it looses its ability to speak for people who need to be heard and becomes simply a marketing tool for big corporations. This isn’t a new development but it is intensifying without question."

Kings & Associates: Down Under Tales

Since their humble beginnings winning the 2014 Adelaide Roots & Blues Association…


Photographer Michael Mastro talks about his photo-art, music, Freddie King, Frank Zappa and Rock culture

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

"The world can be a scary place. I want to surround myself with beauty, and my music photography would fit that bill. My thought is that one should have art around that makes them smile or is inspiring."

Michael Mastro: Images of Music

Photographer Michael Mastro based in Mobile, Alabama says: “Following an education in Photolithography at Don…


Q&A with Sonny Charles of Backtrack Blues Band - one of Florida's most accomplished and leading blues bands

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 2:00am 0 Comments

"Anytime a person immerses themselves in the music and culture rom other traditions, there is much to be learned. In the United States, the emergence of blues music and its acceptance throughout society as a popular form of entertainment played a significant role in bringing people together."

The Backtrack Blues Band: Sweet Home…


Q&A with singer-songwriter Jim Shaneberger has been a mainstay in the Michigan scene for 15 years and counting

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

"I miss the reality and rawness of music of the past. Most music today seems so slick and overproduced, as if it was written in an office conference room."

Jim Shaneberger: Vintage Sounds & Vibes

The Jim Shaneberger Band is a group of hardworking musicians hailing from West Michigan. Led…


Q&A with Ilya Portnov one of the most innovative and technically advanced harmonica players in the world.

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 8:57pm 0 Comments

"Since the Blues plays such an important role in the American music and culture and the American culture is so influential all over the world nowadays I think listening to the Blues and learning about its history can be beneficial to pretty much anyone."

Ilya Portnov: Strong Brew

Ilya Portnov is among the most innovative and technically…


Q&A with Martha High, one of the hardest working ladies in show business, sings about love and happiness

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

"Blues is a feeling, that comes from within. That’s why most blues singers sing with there eyes closed. Most lyrics are written about what they are going through or how they feel about life. It sometimes be sad or sometimes happy feelings."

Martha High: The Soul of…


Critically-acclaimed bassist David Goldflies talks about Allman Brothers, seventies, and his experiences in music

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

"Music of the future (and the now) has some of the best tools I can imagine being used by the new crop of composers, producers, DJs and performers."

David Goldflies: The Sky Is The Limit …


Q&A with mastermind of ELOY, Frank Bornemann - the flagship of German progressive rock is back indeed

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

In 1969, Frank Bornemann founded ELOY, named after the Eloi people from H.G. Wells’ novel "The Time Machine".

Frank Bornemann:

The Vision Of Progressive Rock

ELOY, the flagship of German progressive rock is back indeed and with a lot of noise. We are talking about the…


Q&A with Bay Area-based exciting talent guitarist Gail Muldrow - one of the leading lights in the blues field

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

"There are so many very talented young women artists these day. I didn’t think it was a big deal anymore. Huh. Well we though we were done with racism to. Look at these nuts! As women we know better. Men and women need each other. Get along. The best thing about these times is, we can in the words of the great Grace Slick “Fuck you we do what we want”."

Gail Muldrow: Mojo…


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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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