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Interview with Australian Hammond organ trio Lazy Eye Band -- Soul touch drenched in the Blues feeling

"The wonderful thing about the blues is it transcends race, gender, age and other social barriers. It brings people together."

Lazy Eye Band: Midnight Crossroads 

Lazy Eye is an Australian band full of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 22, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek musician Eva Atmatzidou - without words and limits of language to feel free to express musically

"Music has a very special way to get directly in peoples’ hearts. In the racial, political and social areas though, there is still much work to be done, that goes over the impact that music can have on our lives."

Eva Atmatzidou: No Limits, One Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Storyteller/guitarist Sunny Lowdown talks about John Lee Hooker, Paul Oscher, R.L. Burnside and KFFA

"A lot of blues today is basically a rhythm section backing a screaming guitar. The dynamics have been lost. I’m not saying every modern blues player is like that, but the ones that move me are few and far between."

Sunny Lowdown: The Blues Volume Low…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 14, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Q&A with North Mississippi blues musician Trenton Ayers - deep knowledge of the deep blues

"My opinion, all music are connected with physical philosophy.... through the lines of Blues... Understand most of music we listen to is basically Blues music in another form of music. Like I said my opinion..."

Trenton Ayers: Fusion Blues Journey…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 9, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Q&A with bassist Billy T Troiani, a veteran New York musician who disseminates the Blues fever in Europe

"I learned that money isn’t everything, because your probably not gonna make much playing the blues. You gotta love it, and I do."

Billy T: Hot Blues from Arctic Circle

Billy T was born and raised in New York City, and played…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 6, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with Tampa Bay area vocalist Lauren Mitchell - a true student of the blues and soul music

"I think all music, not just blues, has a duty to speak the truth. We need to stand up for ourselves, for our families, for our friends, our country, our God, and so on. The only way we can do that is to be honest."

Lauren Mitchell: Soulful &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 5, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Harp player Johnny Mastro talks about Mama Laura Gross, Sonny Rhodes, William Clarke, and Smokey Wilson

"Play from the heart, listen, find chicks that dig your music, be on time and don’t drink too much were driven into my psyche."

Johnny Mastro: Blues Dreamer

Johnny…

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Q&A with "underground goddess" Miss Mercy of the GTO's - rock n' roll girl group from Haight-Ashbury era

Miss Mercy: The Priestess of Rock n' Roll 

Miss Mercy, a.k.a. Mercy Fontenot, was born Judith Edra Peters in Burbank, California. Mercy was a member of the GTO's. The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) were an acappella girl group from the Los Angeles area,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 3, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Greek luthier Leonidas Vrahatis - a huge proof that people's dreams and willings are unbeatable.

"Music, for me is a way of life, a need like the fresh air we have to breathe in order to live. If there wasn’t any, I believe my life would be boring beyond measure. I remember going to school as a small child of my time and always wanting to go back home to play with my favorite guitar and listen to music. Something always felt like pulling me into this world."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 2, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with guitarist Billy Merziotis - walkin' with Rockin' Blues freedom and feeling

"I think that Blues and Rock music had played a main part globally, it criticizes politics, religion and if you let it, it can really set you free."

Billy Merziotis: After Hours Walkways…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Multi-instrumentalist Mike Perlowin - introduced the magic of classical music to pedal steel guitar

"My fear is that we will poison our planet and render it incapable of sustaining life."

Mike Perlowin: Pedal Steel Suites

Multi-instrumentalist Mike Perlowin is primarily known as a pedal steel guitarist,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 25, 2017 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Interview with Finnish bluesman Lauri "Arno" Ankerman -- traditional roots blues, but mainly with his version

"The blues is a very deep, and also many-faceted style of music that can be traced to almost everything (lyrically, melodically or as a feeling) ..."

Lauri Ankerman: Vanhat Juuret, Uudet Näkymät…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented Allen Finney - steeped in roots and emerges with unique expressions his own style

"There is no Blues past. Or future. It just is. And if I want, there are plenty upon plenty of films and recordings."

Allen Finney: Walkin' With The Blues

Allen Finney is an American…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ukrainian harmonicist Konstantin Kolesnichenko - distinctive and modern mix of Blues & Jazz

"I think blues music helps to break boundaries between all those aspects. It's common interest and love between a millions people all over the world and that make it so important as a root music."

Konstantin Kolesnichenko: Ha(r)ppiness…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 18, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with multi-talented frontwoman Eliza Neals - the voice of the ‘new blues’ for this generation

"I think it (Soul, Blues & Rock music) continues forward because it speaks to the hearts and souls of people it's a mixture of the classics and it’s not perfect imperfections are perfection!"…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 15, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented singer Thornetta Davis - spiritual journey with the Queen of the Blues in Motor City

"Blues and Soul music was created from oppression and pain and the people who created it, sang it to relieve the feels that they were having because there was no other relief. Those who love Blues & Soul music listen to it and come together no matter what their belief, race or background."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 12, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman, a versatile talent, and a restless one

"Blues is a blank canvas for an artist. There are so many ways to express yourself through blues music."

Steve Strongman: Pushin' Boundaries

Modern and timeless, Steve Strongman’s new album “No…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 10, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with UK singer/guitarist Val Cowell of Bad Influence - retaining the gutsy R&B flavour (in the old sense of the phrase)

"Its great being a woman in blues!!! As long as you do what you do well... you will get the respect you deserve. I love playing with boys!!!"

Val Cowell: R& B Influence

British band of Bad Influence, originally formed…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 8, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Q&A with Veteran NYC guitarist Stew Cutler - delivers pure musical expression with honesty and integrity

"Technology has set back the quality of music in some regards.  Going into a room by yourself and spending years learning your instrument, that’s something a lot of young people may not understand. That experience also changes you as a person."

Stew Cutler: Big Apple…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 7, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

An Interview with Ron & Jeff King of Foreday Riders, longest playing Australia blues band since 1967

"Happiness is...12 bars, 3 chords and a full house of blues punters - that’s enough of a turn - on for us."

Foreday Riders: University Of The Blues…

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