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Q&A with Maiju Lasola: President of Finnish Blues Society, Editor of Blues News, and Head of the Blue North Records

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues connects people whatever their background is, it connects people across racial, political and socio-cultural borders. Of course, the roots of the Blues are in certain culture and circumstances. That makes us all in the scene understand better the background of the Blues, the Black History."

Maiju Lasola: Blues Behind The Scenes

The original…


Q&A with Brazilian rising star of the blues Artur Menezes - winner of the "Albert King Award" at the IBC 2018

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"The blues is made with soul, love and anger at the same time. And It’s truthful. People identify with something truthful. And of course, it’s so good to listening to!"

Artur Menezes: International Blues Tattoo

Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur…


Interview with Blind Lemon Pledge (aka James Byfield) - sophisticated styles of old-time country blues & folk

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

"Blues, Folk and Roots gives people an opportunity to connect with tradition and to experience their music in an unvarnished form."

James Byfield: American Roots Tales…


Q&A with Kansas City artist Thomas A. Gieseke - fantastical works explode across the canvas to unlock his fantasy

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

"My hope is that people will somehow miraculously become more curious about everything, that they will place a higher importance on education and learning. We seem to be living in an age where the comedy movie ‘Idiocracy’ is becoming a documentary. It’s like people are proud of their ignorance."

Thomas A. Gieseke: Art-e-delia Blues

Thomas A.…


Q&A with multitalented artist Boris Hrepić Hrepa - one of the most active members of Croatian blues scene

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

“Blues music and culture did a huge impact. Centuries before blues came music culture was privilege of rich white environment, and poor environment for that time standards had no culture at all. But look now, all that culture of rich white environment disappeared, but that no culture as a blues music spread around world and become a root of all modern popular music and culture.”

Boris Hrepić Hrepa:…


Q&A with Italian guitarist/singer Dany Franchi - one of the best young Blues musicians on the scene today

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

"We might speak different languages, have different cultures or have different colors of the skin but we are all brothers and sisters and the magical power of the music can connect people regardless where they come from."

Dany Franchi: Blues Made In Italy

Dany Franchi was born in 1990 in Genoa, Italy and he is widely considered one of the best…


Interview with Dutch artist/publisher Ben Schot (Sea Urchin), specializes in avant-garde and counterculture

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"A soundtrack to the Beat Generation: put Allen Ginsberg in a steamy juke joint deep in the Delta in the 1950s, surrounded by Afro-American sharecroppers. Everybody gets drunk, everybody gets stoned, everybody gets naked."

Ben Schot: Avant-garde Beside The Sea…


Q&A with one-man band from Serbia, Ice Cream Man -- brings the old school Delta blues into the 21st century

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

"Music is always based on the spirit of the times, so I strongly believe that the arts are always indissolubly associated with other spheres of social life, even though this might not be obvious at a first glance. Music can be both a safe harbor to escape and a battlefield of social change."

Ice Cream Man: Souls Roots

Former Long Noses…


Q&A with multitalented Chandra Washington - Writer, Vocalist, Performance Poet, Percussionist, and Dancer

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

"Art is the "spoonful of 'sugar'" which helps the "'medicine' go down." Always has been. Society learns about the world through Art. A very effective means of delivering messages. Can be used for good or evil, but it has done a lot of good."

Chandra Washington: Artistic Expressions

Writer, Vocalist, Performance Poet, Percussionist, and Dancer…


Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with Smokin' Blues Sessions - trying to catch the feeling of the pre-war blues

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

"Blues music, as a means of art, aims in showing the harsh environment in which it was created. It managed to get people to realize the harshness of slavery and human exploitation and therefore it created the path to understanding not only the way in which music can be used for relief and mental healing, but also as way of deeper understanding of slavery itself. Thus, it would be common sense to say that blues music helped in changing the social 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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