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Q&A with supremely gifted artist Maya Rae - one of Canada’s top new Jazz musicians, with a soul that belies her age

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"Jazz is definitely a specific genre and sound but something I love to do is cross genres by mixing various sounds. Jazz as a genre has definitely broadened over the past 50 years."

Maya Rae: A New Jazz Star Is Born

Vancouver-based, 17 year-old singer, musician and composer, Maya Rae, is an incredibly gifted artist with a soul that belies her age.…


Q&A with cosmopolitan musician Kleopas - Greek origins melodies as well as his deep love for world music.

Posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

“Music is one of the strongest ways to unite humanity beyond boarders. We have also to consider music as a medicine which helps the soul to feel better and that leads to a healthier human and therefore a healthier society.”

Thanasis Kleopas: Cultural Crossroads

Kleopas is a self-taught Greek cosmopolitan musician. He has traveled, lived and played…


Q&A with Florida-based Bill Blue, one of the original blues road warriors, crackles with energy and edgy guitars

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

"Blues was Black people's music. It brought Black people's struggles into the consciousness of White America. I think it was Keith Richards who said that Blues was America's greatest gift to the world."

Bill Blue: The King of Crazy Town

Bill Blue born in Aberdeen N.Carolina and raised in Yorktown VA, Bill first picked up a guitar when he was at…


Q&A with LA-based Brazilian composer and guitarist Edi Roque, too bluesy for the die-hard heavy rock fans

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"Unfortunately, I feel like rock music is becoming too much of a cliché and has lost his primal purpose. There’s always the good and the bad, but I don’t see a movement of any kind anymore."

Edi Roque: Rock Blues Life's Soundtrack

Composer and guitarist Edi Roque comes to Los Angeles as a transplant via fertile musical ground -- Sao Paulo, Brazil,…


Q&A with committed singer-songwriter Bai Kamara Jr. - music with soul, blues, funk, R&B and jazz influences

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

“I have learnt to be patient and try to be a good student in life and to never stop learning. Appreciate the life lessons and stories of people we meet. There is always a lesson to be found in them.”

Bai Kamara, Jr.: World Roots Music

A warm, funky voice, but just as sober and intimate. Bai…


Q&A with vocalist, writer & sacred community curator Chanda Rule - powerfully, peacefully and bathed in Spirit

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

“It can be challenging and also fulfilling. Women have always been a force in music. More people are beginning to acknowledge it.”

Chanda Rule: Like Water Music

Vocalist, writer and sacred community curator Chanda Rule brings the energy and discipline of a performer to the leading of music and story in ways that encourage all people to use their…


Q&A with Austria-based blues musician Marius Dobra, has been on the road with his guitar for more than 40 years

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"I think music plays a big part in our everyday life and it helps people to be more cheerful and brave."

Marius Dobra: On A Mission From God

The bandleader and songwriter Marius Dobra has been on the road with his guitar for more than 40 years. Music and lyrics are, with a few exceptions, all written by local lower Austrian artists . You can…


Q&A with British charismatic blues rock guitarist Dave Ellis - delivers blues that is gritty and straight up

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"Blues music is now a universal language which is a great thing. While real Feeling and expression is often hard to find it is easy to recognize and the same goes for music. In a world where truth seems to be hidden, authenticity is often overlooked. But we continue to believe truth will out, thankfully."

Dave Ellis: Blues From the Heart



Q&A with multitalented musician and writer Dennis Marcellino - a former member of many top bands

Posted on January 20, 2020 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"I miss how important and ground breaking music was culturally. It doesn't seem like there has been anything new and exciting for many years."

Dennis Marcellino: Music On The Clouds

Dennis Marcellino has an extensive history in the music business as a musician who plays sax, flute, guitar and other instruments, as well as being a vocalist,…


Q&A with NYC based Sid Whelan, blues-influenced Americana musician with an unapologetically old-school vibe

Posted on January 18, 2020 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

"Almost All-American music composed and/or arranged after 1900 sits on a three-legged stool. One leg is African; one leg is European and one leg is Native American. We lean more heavily on one leg or another at different times but they are all always there."

Sid Whelan: The blues & Country had a baby and called it Rock n Roll



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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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