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Q&A with Thérèse Casper - Piero Heliczer’s second oldest daughter - has nearly finished making a documentary film

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"The most important lessons I’ve learned from Piero are to live in each moment, and to be your most true, authentic self. People have described his playfulness, his laughter and his creativity to me and how unique he was. That love and affection still lives to this day despite his absence. In capturing all these memories of Piero, it has helped me create my own memory and connect with him through others. And, in the process I’m being my most authentic…


Q&A with Chicago pioneer Studebaker John - emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

"The Bluesmen they lived it they didn't think of it as being political or what the socio - cultural implications were. It was a way of life to them their job, what they were good at their thing."

Studebaker John: The Art of Life Blues

John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. He is a…


Q&A with legendary British blues knight Chris Youlden - savour the vintage, original, pure, and authentic

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"Where would I go…On a human level leaving music aside, being interested in archeology, prehistory and all that I think I would rather go back to 40,000 years ago, and see Neanderthal man first, Homo Sapiens and go from there. On a musical level I would like to go back to probably the late forties, early fifties where one of my heroes Muddy Waters was making it."

Chris Youlden: Savour The…


Interview with Greek radio broadcaster Elvira Bura Lavou - secret journeys to other dimensions: melodic, poetic, electric, acoustic.

Posted on November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

"Beat literature is based on the authenticity of those it describes. It talks about all that is not obvious but exists. In the dark alleys of the city, in the seedy bars, in the prison deals. Where the vagrants roam, where the drugs are. If you are not a part of that world, you cannot write about it."

Elvira Bura Lavou: Ataraxia Blues…


Q&A with New Orleans-based Sean Riley - the history of Southern Blues with contemporary themes throughout

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 1:58pm 0 Comments

“Culture is everything in New Orleans, from the food to the music to the architecture. New Orleans is and shall always be a celebration of African American culture and it wants everyone to be involved and join the celebration. There is always a fear that the growth and gentrification of any city will hurt the culture, but if you live in this city you should already know you’re here to be part of it and help preserve it.”…


Ohio-based veteran Blues & Jazz guitarist Gaetano Letizia talks about the gourmet dinner of music genres

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"It’s an expression of God’s love for mankind, a reflection of his creativity through us. When a jazz or blues artist composes a tune or plays a solo, it’s from their heart."

Gaetano Letizia: Beatles Blues Blast

Gaetano Letizia, known as Tom by…


Q&A with Memphis-based singer, songwriter and keyboardist Sandy Carroll - back to her comfort zone with Blues & Angels

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"The blues teach me to be open, authentic, a warrior for freedom of ideas and voices to be heard ... a path for stories of life, warts and all, to travel. Although all genres are a door to those voices and stories, the blues are raw and shake bones and soul."

Sandy Carroll: Blues & Angels

Catfood Records released “Blues & Angels”…


Interview with blues guitarist and a former executive at Microsoft, Jim Allchin: how to live life authentically

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"Blues is foundational. I think the blues tells emotional stories in a context that lets players communicate freely with their voice or instrument."

Jim Allchin: Pallet of Colors & Sounds

Jim Allchin grew up in a one-room house on a dirt farm in the Deep South. After living the life of a starving musician, he left to earn Masters/Doctorate…


Q&A with East Coast guitarist Peter V - steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time music

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."

Peter V: Blues Train Running

The veterans of the NY and NJ scene Peter V Blues Train Peter Veteska, aka Peter Vhit…


Interview with Mark Johnson of Delta Moon -- rootsy, bluesy, and soulful sounds from all kinds of music

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

"Art and music makes us human and as artists, we want to share our art with other folks."

Delta Moon: Sliding To The Roots

Atlanta swamp rock and blues quartet Delta Moon returns with their tenth studio album “Babylon Is Falling” (2018). The titans of tone deliver a set of infectious grooves laced with a double-barreled shot of greasy…


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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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