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Veteran multi-talented bluesman Billy Prewitt talks about Otis Rush, Maxwell St. and Ann Arbor Blues Festival

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

"I miss the old days when I used to hang around mother Blues in Old Town when 7 nights a week you could go and hear Howling Wolf and Magic Sam, Otis Spann just to name a few... At that time in the sixties I had no idea how big and powerful and well known all these guys were in Europe..."

Billy Prewitt: Chicago Blues Winds

Billy Prewitt is a…


6Q&A with Rockwell Avenue Blues Band - Steve Freund & Ken Saydak part of the "last of the golden age" of Chicago blues

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

"At one time, blues music was very close to the bone, very much a part of the civil rights movement, the awakening and resistance of black Americans, and the coming together of young white idealists and their black counterparts in the parallel cultures which existed in America."

Rockwell Avenue Blues Band

Rockwell Avenue Blues Band is made up of 5…


Q&A with harmonica player and singer Russ Green - journey into the blues different than those of most musicians

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:30am 0 Comments

"I truly believe that Blues has had a tremendous impact on many people in many parts of the world, not just the U.S. Actually, I know it as a fact!"

Russs Green: Windy City Soul

Harmonica player and singer Russ Green’s journey into the blues is different than those of most musicians. Russ was born in Chicago and grew up on the city’s west side.…


Q&A with Reigning Queen of Beale Street, Barbara Blue - intertwines Blues, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop & Americana

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:00am 0 Comments

"The world has the Blues. The Blues is universal. There is the witty & funny, the sad & lament full, there's Life & Truth."

Barbara Blue:

The Reigning Queen of Beale Street

Pittsburgh, PA native Barbara Blue doesn't remember life without music. Her answer to the question…


Must-Listen Blues Album - Made in Mexico: "Nacidos Bajo Un Buen Signo IV" (July 2018) by Various Artists

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:00am 0 Comments

The Blues is Alright... and Drink Tequila!

Must-Listen Blues Album - Made in Mexico: "Nacidos Bajo Un Buen Signo IV" (July 2018) by Various Artists.

Recopilación del trabajo musical de artistas que reflejan una breve muestra de la escena del "Blues hecho en México". Nuevo CD compilado: Nacidos Bajo Un Buen Signo IV, disponible en las…


An Interview with guitarist/ songwriter & craftsman JP Soars: I think that the blues cuts strait to the soul

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:00am 0 Comments

"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"

JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues

Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…


Keith Stone with Red Gravy - Blues With A Taste Of New Orleans

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Keith Stone with Red Gravy

Keith Stone is back with his highly anticipated second release, "Blues With A Taste Of New Orleans" out September 10, but this time he’s teamed up with Red Gravy, made up of three of the most well-respected musicians to call New Orleans home. This band delivers ten songs of original, tasteful blues, all run through the New Orleans cookbook of funk and R&B to create an exotic and spicy musical…


Q&A with Finnish bluesman Micke Bjorklof (& Blue Strip) - one of the most popular roots & blues act in Scandinavia

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues music connects and brings people together on many levels all around the world. Learning about the history of the music you also learn about the culture. You should never underestimate the power of music."

Micke Björklöf: Dr. Blues Healer

Bandleader and singer Micke Björklöf founded Blue Strip with bass…


Singer Melody Trucks talks about her new band, the late great Butch Trucks, Balinese and Brazilian music

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

"Music is an emotional catalyst. It can soothe or incite the soul. I see music as a way to break down boundaries and stereotypes. Music is supposed to make you happy. It’s truly the universal language that crosses all barriers."

Melody Trucks: The Melody of Trucks

Melody Trucks is a life-long student of music. Being born into a musical family, she…


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

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 10:30pm 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: Deep Roots Aesthetic

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


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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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