All Blog Posts (2,862)

Powerhouse singer Shaun Murphy talks about the 60s, Eric Clapton, Pete Seger, Little Feat and the 1st Ann Arbor Blues Fest

"Being in the music business has afforded me a tremendous outlet, for energy, writing, touching peoples’ hearts and hopefully leaving lives in a better place. The Blues is such an all-encompassing soul search, which I’m so glad t be a part of."

Shaun Murphy: Flame Still Burns

Shaun Murphy is an American Blues and R&B singer songwriter, best…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Aussie Griot & Blues Shaman Steve Tallis - a passionate musician who in his own way evokes the universal values of life

"Music is my life, my calling, my essence, the way I express myself fully. I am a very private person - I value my privacy but I hold nothing back with my music. I live a very quiet life no matter where I live. Anything anyone wants to know about me is in my music, my songs - if you are prepared to listen deeply. I don't believe in "targeted audiences" - I believe any human being no matter what age, gender, sex, culture can enjoy my music - both live and…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Multi-talented artist Marc Bonilla talks about Keith Emerson, and his journeys in the music and Rock culture

"Music is an incredibly powerful and versatile creation. It's in everything if we just take the time to listen. To sharpen our ears. It's been used to rally armies and instill unity in nations. It's been used to sooth people's fears and anxiety and sung as lullabies to make our children feel safe and secure."

Marc Bonilla: The Knight of Music

Marc…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with fine artist and musician Todd Westover, the founder of Toothpick Elbow, based in Los Angeles

"Art and music can help people grow. My hope is that they can grow in a positive way and love life and each other more."

Todd Westover: Flower Power & Vibes

Fine artist and musician Todd Westover, the founder of Toothpick Elbow (Los Angeles, CA) is one of those incategorizable masterpieces that comes along only once in a while to trance us out…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Manny Wolfe of Banging Colours, the legendary pioneers of the London Psychedelic Underground

"Music has - perhaps most of all arts - the ability to touch you unconsciously. You don't have to understand it, you don't have to analyze it, and yet it penetrates into your inner being."

Banging Colours: Imaginative Brain Music

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. On this occasion, many rare finds from the London…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 26, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based artist Patricia Panopoulos - painting blues and jazz musician’s past and current

"Blues, Soul and Jazz music appeals to a wide variety of people. It can bring people together on a common ground. Although our concerns may be different, music brings us together on a human level."

Patricia Panopoulos: Music Colors Feelings

Artist Patricia (Trish) Panopoulos says:…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 25, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Los Angeles-based Sonny Green, one of the most underrated soul singers alive

"I miss the blues entertainers that have passed away. Now it’s a lot of Rap and the music is not the same. My hopes are to complete my heart desires through music, generating wealth a living a successful lifestyle."

Sonny Green: One Soul Singer, One Love

New release from Los Angeles' own Sonny Green, titled “Found! One Soul Singer” (Little…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 24, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian guitarist Jack de Keyzer - driven blues around the globe, an artist at his peak powers

"I miss authenticity, I miss blues with a feeling. There’s way too much importance put on how many guitars you have on stage, and what vintage they are, and how fast you can play and  which fancy venue in which country you toured. It’s just faking it- there’s no real feeling there. Rich people playing and buying their way into the blues - I can’t go for that!  No can do."

Jack de Keyzer: Tribute To…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 23, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with author Michael Schumacher, has written extensively about Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation

"In terms of racial issues, the Beats were especially fond of blues and jazz—Ginsberg’s last hours were spent listening the blues, when he was in a coma—their writings addressed issues important to the Black and Latino people. The Beats were extremely important to socio-political movements such as sexual and gay liberation, the ecology, and others."

Michael Schumacher: Rebellion…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 22, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman - versatile talent, pushing himself in new directions

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

Steve Strongman: Pushin' Boundaries

Award-winning bluesman Steve Strongman has joined forces with Canada’s Linus Entertainment in a multi-faceted deal that sees the company globally representing his music publishing catalog, the distribution of…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 20, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with harmonica virtuoso Martin Lang, captures the wailing urgency that makes Chicago blues harp famous worldwide

"Well, I hope music can help people form relationships with those others that are as different from them as I am from someone like Taildragger; in my relationship with him, the subject of race is literally a  joke. We know each other well enough to know that we are truly more alike than different, because of the music."

Martin Lang: Old Good Days of Blues Harp…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 20, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with musician/author/songwriter Fred Hostetler, has been a blue spruce in a forest of music sequoias, journeying through blues, folk and the rock era

"Humility and gratitude immediately come to mind. To have commercial success in an endeavor involving music and the arts is nearly impossible without a bit of luck along the way. You do it because you love it; you must do it, but you'll experience massive amounts of disappointment along the way."

Fred Hostetler: The Lotus of The Blues

Fred…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 18, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian trio of Beauwater - unique blend with raw, bluesy, groovy and authentic Blues/Rock

"Blues music has traditionally been engrained in hardship and oppression, and can be hard to appreciate for a lot of people for various reasons, while Rock is all about the freedom and is much easier to get people on board with."

Beauwater: Everything Flows

Raw, bluesy, groovy and authentic. These are the characteristics behind the unique blend of…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 17, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with The Questionnaires (Steve Hall & Jane Wade) - their music floats around alt folk, alt country and pop.

"I really don’t believe that popular music or art in general have had a real political or social impact since the 1950s. Corporations are well aware of what George Orwell called the ‘controlled opposition’. That’s what they do."

The Questionnaires: Timeless Music

The Questionnaires are from Newcastle upon Tyne in Northern England. Jane Wade and…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 16, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Kevin Harvey of Durham County Poets, a lively and soulful group who have written and performed an eclectic blend of blues, folk, and gospel

"The only thing I can say I miss from the music in the past, is the affordability of taking in a show without going broke. But other than that, I try not to dwell on the music of yesterday. I think there’s a lot of good music being made today, but you do have to look around to find it. Thanks for DJs who spin music from independent artists, they are integral to the future musicians like myself."…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jazz musicians John McLean & Charles Barkatz - raw deep jazzy blues and impressionistic grooves

"I think music is a great way of helping people be a part of their group’s place in the world, and also understand the place of other groups as well. Creating bonds between nations is a wonderful ability of music and I wish it were more widespread."

John McLean & Charles Barkatz:

The Beauty of…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist Andy Cohen, a walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia

"I am happy that there is a cultural revival movement among young Black Americans that wants to reclaim their cylinder and 78 heritage, as Irish, Appalachian, Jewish, Chicano, German, East European, Mongol, Asian and African people have been able to do. Traditional music is a visible and audible sign of health in a culture. If it is vibrant, it all acts together to bring solidarity to the communities the music serves."…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield, Muddy Waters‘ youngest son is a rising star on the Chicago blues scene.

"The Blues changed. When my father was a young man the blues was a black audience, but when Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, and Johnny Winters introduced the world to my father the Blues became white overnight. But the Blues is the foundation of music and crosses cultural borders – no boundaries – meaning age or race."

Mojo Morganfield: Blues Royal Bloodline…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary Duke Robillard, has been at the forefront of Blues, Swing and classic R&B/Jump blues for over 50 years

"I would hope that more and more people would learn to love music that is made with simple, real instruments. Whatever kind of music it is, blues jazz, folk music, singer/songwriter music. I’m not a fan of things that are made that are too electronic. I prefer things to be more natural in sound."

Duke Robillard: Blues Bash with Friends

Since…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 8, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with blues musician D.K. Harrell from Ruston, Louisiana - his philosophy and motto is that the Blues is Everything

"I miss the authentic sound, blues to me now is too rock-ish. I miss when the guitar wasn’t overpowered with gain or distortion and bands had horns and every man shined on stage in a nice suit and uniformed. I also miss the showmanship, the new players like Toronzo Cannon and Eric Gales have that showman ship cause they move and dance a little when they play."

D.K. Harrell: The Blues Is…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

social media

Members

© 2020   Created by Michael Limnios Blues Network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service