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Interview with Tulsa blues-rocker Scott Ellison - hints of Rock and Soul wrapped into a contemporary shell

"The Blues is its own genre. As in Jazz, Rock and Roll, etc. It goes all the way back to the Delta to the present and has developed into the most beautiful musical art form in the world. It's the pallet that is in every genre of music that is out today."

Scott Ellison: Preaching The Blues

Tulsa, Oklahoma native, guitarist and songwriter, Scott…

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Q&A with Rusty Ends, the missing link between 1950s blues - rockbilly and the musical styles of the 21st century.

"I hope one day music will again be as important to us as it used to be. Video games and the internet have taken the place of music. Now people go to concerts to take selfies. Music used to be a part of every one's life. You woke up to it, went to sleep with it, and songs defined moments in our lives. I hope there will always be people who want to make real music (no matter the genre), and people who want to hear it."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with gifted one-man band TJ Norton & The Suitcase - doesn’t just play music, he lives and literally breathes his craft

"Blues music originated as African American music, which is cross cultural music in its nature. Music connects us all. We can, and do, connect hearts across the world with music. Differences dissolve via music shared. Common ground can be found via music. Music heals. This is how I want music to affect people, and it does."

TJ Norton: The Man and His Suitcase…

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Q&A with Irish guitarist Jude Shiels, an inventive player with an accomplished Jazz, Hard Blues and Progressive Rock style

"I miss the wisdom contained in the music from the past, we live in an information age where knowledge is so widely available and so easy to obtain, but wisdom still remains highly elusive. Listen to Muddy Waters sing, or Freddie King play, how they deliver a lyric or a lick, this comes from an entirely different place than anything you can find on google, this for me is humanity at its best."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 25, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian blues-rock band BIG PACIFIC, veteran musicians honed their skills and creative expression on

"In the beginning music was so young and fresh, people were excited to try new things and there was lots of opportunity for experimentation. Nowadays with technology things can sometimes become a bit repetitive."

Big Pacific: Rockin On The Blue(s) Waves

Big Pacific is Vancouver Island's premier original…

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

Q&A with Philadelphia-based James Pace Band, guitar-driven rock n' roll act with shots of blues, funk, and soul

"The blues as it resides within our (US) history and culture has deeply influenced how I appreciate music and everyone in my life. Blues music is and always was the root of rock and roll. From there, we have learned to push the boundaries in music, art and fashion. The rebellious nature of rock and roll was born in the US Deep South where blues music wasn’t well received in the communities and churches."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 24, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with new age traveler Cam Cole - performing the streets with his one man band influenced by Folk, Blues and Rock N' Roll

"I want people to be liberated from the troubles of life. I hope my music can do that. There are other more complex political, Environmental, cultural, social And spiritual issues that we face but first let’s just be happy and then see we still have issues."

Cam Cole: The Blues of Liberation

Cam Cole is a new age traveler who roams around…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 24, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek drummer & educator Chris Koutsouris - Groove is all that matters, make it funky and keep roll

"Music is stronger than laws, governments and military forces. Speaks to your heart and it’s a beautiful way affecting people to peace, equality, harmony of the soul, away from anything that can harm your peace of mind."

Chris Koutsouris: Rock, Beat & United

Chris Koutsouris was born in 1960 Thessaloniki, Greece and started play drums at 1974,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 22, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Polish editor/promoter Andrzej Matysik talks about Your Blues (Twój Blues), the Blues, and the local scene

"There is no doubt blues as all music has profound importance and affects our socio-cultural conditions. But on a practical, everyday level I rarely take it into consideration. Don’t we listen to music first of all for pleasure?"

Andrzej Matysik: I Write The Blues For U 

Andrzej Matysik - Ślązak born in Chorzow, Poland; miner…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with bluesman Kirk Fletcher - widely considered one of the best blues guitarists across the globe

"It’s there even if people don't know it, Blues is soul, so anything soulful has a bit of blues and emotion to it. It's pure at least the true blues is to me."

Kirk Fletcher: The Blues Dreamer

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with one-man band Lone Bear - Early Blues and Country Rag from the '20s to the '60s as well as his compositions

"A lot of the blues songs were written at a time when racial inequality was prevalent. There are many protest blues songs about hard times and injustice, Black, Brown and White by Big Bill Broonzy is a great example of it. Once I heard that the blues is the African/American revolution music, and I agree with that. Through the Blues and music in general you can touch people's heart and change or contribute to society."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with NY-based singer, songwriter and actor Jann Klose, ambassador for Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign

"Helping others and doing good through your own success is very rewarding. It’s also complicated as there’s a whole set of issues and other people’s expectations can play a huge role. However, I think it’s a responsibility of success and the rewards come from within."

Jann Klose: Lyrics, Melody, Style & Light

Award-winning artist Jann Klose’s…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 17, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse), one-man blues band from Toronto, playing original songs along with classic blues.

"In the earliest days blues was a form of communication and outlet for a group of people who were put at a serious disadvantage by society, and one thing that makes me very sad that not much has changed for the ancestors of those early African-American blues performers."

Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse): Pure Blues

Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse) has been active…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 17, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Grammy winning artist Paul Avgerinos - music full with Love, Peace, Joy, Bliss, Wisdom & Grace

"Music truly does have magical powers to unite, inspire, calm, heal and uplift peoples of vastly different backgrounds and it is very gratifying to see my own music reaching such a wide and diverse audience."

Paul Avgerinos: The Sky Traveler

Greek descent, Paul Avgerinos is a Grammy winning artist, composer and producer whose music is broadcast…

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Photographer, manager and producer Cherie Nutting talks about Paul Bowles, and Master Musicians of Jajouka

“The image stops time. It is the first primordial thought. We are here. Music is pre - image...It’s vibrations form both the image and all parallel realities...”

Cherie Nutting: The Perfume of Morocco

Cherie Nutting was born under the Taurus sign in Massachusetts, USA. She is a photographer and musical…

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Q&A with young saxophonist and composer Melina Paxinos - combines modern jazz with her Greek roots in her pieces

"Music, as a universal language, has so much power and I hope that my music will touch a lot of people because this is the best gift for me as an artist."

Melina Paxinos: Modern Jazz, Greek Roots

Melina Paxinos is a young saxophonist and composer who combines modern jazz with her Greek roots in her pieces. Born in Hamburg and living in Berlin for…

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Q&A with Long Beach based artists Kenny & Anna McBride - pop surrealism in fine art, murals, and live painting

"I think the impact of art and music is incalculable. When we see a beautiful genius such as John Lennon be killed or even an outspoken band like Pussy Riot be arrested for protest, we unfortunately see the darkest impacts of the power of truth. In instances that are few and far between, Art and Music will gather the masses and inspire greatness and possibly change."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview with bassist Dave Post of Swingadelic, a jazz/blues & neo-swing ensemble founded in New Jersey

"Blues and jazz is a bit outside the commercial realm so it is relatively fad free and will be with us a long time, and folks keep hiring us so we will keep plugging away."

Dave Post: Swingadelic “Little Big Band”

Swingadelic is a jazz/blues ensemble founded in 1998 in Hoboken, New Jersey by bassist Dave Post. Initially, the group played jump…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 15, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Moroccan musician Bachir Attar, the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka: The primordial echo of rock ‘n’ roll

"People who love and know music, poets and writers and musicians, it touches them. They understand it."

Bachir Attar: The Master Musician of Jajouka

Bachir Attar was born in Jajouka, Morocco, is the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. He is the son of Hadj Abdesalam Attar who led the group Master Musicians of Jajouka at the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 15, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Latin America's rising blues star, Jose Ramirez - blend Blues with soulful genres such as Soul and R&B

"Blues started as a racial and socio-cultural protest but with time, it has evolved, and we all live the Blues in our lives one way or another. We all have struggle and we all experience pain, so I believe it’s safe to say the we all have the Blues whether we know it or not."

Jose Ramirez: Here I Come, Soulful Blues

At 31 years old, Jose Ramirez…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 14, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

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