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Q&A with Cambodia born (Swiss based) blues activist, Bonny B. one of the best blues harmonica players in Europe

"The blues I play is with feeling and simple but very hard to play, and I try to explain to the bands and blues lovers, but the blues is not a commercial musical industry, he has to be always alive even if some people mix them with jazz music... the blues is the blues and he will never change. And he never dies.''

Bonny B. : The Big Heart blues…

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Q&A with Bob Corritore, one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today.

"Though this music right now is embraced and performed in a multi-racial, multi-national way, we should always be painfully aware and respectful of the hard-earned black origins of this music."

Bob Corritore: Keeping The Blues Alive

Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His style…

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Q&A with Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn - Elmore’s Blues an album/project, stunning tribute to Elmore James

"People genuinely want to be entertained and it's a performing musician’s job to do that. It's an honor and a privilege. Humility always wins."

Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn: Elmore's Blues (The Legend Lives On)

Elmore’s Blues is an album/project from Canadian blues artists Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn, a stunning…

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Q&A with Hungarian-German musician Leslie Mandoki - raises Jazz-Rock back to socio-political relevance

"Racism is one of the most dangerous things in our society. Germany´s history as we all have seen, was breaking basic rules of civilization. We also see how racists are working anywhere I the world today. I would say that everybody is a brother of mine, the only difference is that this brother is born by another mother."

Leslie Mándoki: The Philosophy of Music…

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Q&A with Jazz guitarist Jamie Glaser - music that will move a person to feel and think - a successful side man

"Music can heal the world. The over used phrase, music is universal is so very true and has made the best friends I have. It can raise a culture, it can take away loneliness, It can cure disease , it has power that used in the right hands is like a message from GOD."

Jamie Glaser: The Universe Of Music

Jamie Glaser is an American guitarist best…

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Q&A with Detroit born renegade 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!"

Eliza Neals: Detroit Blues & Rock Diva

Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live…

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Q&A with NY-based Greek composer Pericles Kanaris, Greek Identity with Global Sounds - a mirror of his journey

The experience of music and its power to bring people together, has made me appreciate any process which aspires to achieve this result. As Yannis Ritsos, a famous Greek poet wrote, “we don’t sing to separate ourselves from people - we sing to unite them.”

Pericles Kanaris: Music Odyssey

Pericles Kanaris was born in Athens, Greece where he began…

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Interview with Blind Lemon Pledge (aka James Byfield) - sophisticated styles of old-time country blues & folk

"Blues, Folk and Roots gives people an opportunity to connect with tradition and to experience their music in an unvarnished form."

James Byfield: American Roots Tales

Throughout his recording and performing career, Blind Lemon Pledge, aka Bay Area bluesman James Byfield, has gained critical recognition for the broad scope of his stylistic skills…

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Tulsa-based guitarist/singer Shawn Pittman talks about Sam Myers, Double Trouble, Jim Gaines and Texas Blues

"It (Blues) is a language unto itself that represents humanity at it’s core. Simple truths in life."

Shawn Pittman: Make It Right!

Although he’s often closely associated with the Lone Star State since originally taking up residence in Dallas, Texas in the early ‘90s, vocalist/guitarist Shawn Pittman is actually an Oklahoma native. Pittman was born…

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Q&A with singer/songwriter Kat Riggins - bluesy songstress with rockstar flair and a hip-hop heartbeat - music is her passion

"To me, the Blues is a living thing. It has the ability to soothe souls, ignite relationships, break and mend hearts… The Blues is vintage and timeless all in one."

Kat Riggins: Eclectic Things Of Blues

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background…

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Q&A with British blues musician Norman Beaker - kept his signature sound alive throughout his career around the world

"Blues is a great outlet for your emotions, after a gig you feel like you have emptied your soul"

Norman Beaker: British Blues Crusader

Norman "Beaker" is a British guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer, who has been involved in the British blues scene since the early 1970s. The Norman Beaker Band has toured and recorded with many…

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Q&A with Susannah Blinkoff (aka Susannah B) - refreshing yet nostalgic time capsule of musical brilliance.

"I know that many things in our society have improved over the last 100 years for women, as they have for people of color and the LBGT community. I also know that not nearly enough has changed. I am stunned and heartbroken by the way-too-many examples of how women, as well as black/Jewish/Asian/LGBT/Native American/disabled/immigrant people… are preyed upon and abused every day."

Susannah B: Girl…

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Q&A with French-Greek artist Sissy Piana - tribute to artists who have accompanied and inspired her throughout her life

"Classical music such as Mozart, Schubert, Bach and so on, is so technical and savant. I love it. But Rock and Blues are the two kinds that make a real difference in my everyday life. There are many other things I am worried about for the future. Art Will always bring emotions in this world."

Sissy Piana: Freedom, Art & Rock n' Roll

Born in…

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Q&A with Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, achieved fame as the drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, released the lost home-studio album, Magic Window

"I want to give them something positive to think about. Music is art. Art is in the eye or ear in this case, of the beholder. We’ve seen it in our shows with Revisited and in the old days with Revival, music that pounds you in the chest, its rock and roll after all, not opera, it’s something powerful and something that makes your heart beat, something that excites you, something that makes you think, but you don’t know that you’re thinking, sparks your…

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Saxophonist Ben Perkoff talks about Gravenites, Bloomfield, Butterfield, Big Mama Thorton and Albert Collins

"Music has the power to heal, to inspire and to create joy. I hope to be able to do this to people when I play my saxophone!"

Ben "King" Perkoff: Honker and Shouter

The saxophonist Ben "King" Perkoff was born in 1953 in Santa Monica, California -what he does with his exceptional feeling for tradition and music makes him THE "Honker…

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Q&A with John Hackett, known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist

"We live in such dark times with all the suffering caused by this terrible virus that people need hope. Certainly what I hear in good music is a sense of the possibility of a better, more loving world."

John Hackett: The Human Voice of Music

John Hackett is known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an…

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Q&A with Greece-based band of Noma Nloko - love for Blues but without being limited by any particular music form or genre.

"Blues and Rock demolished ill-minded stereotypes, promoting equality amongst all people. It combined elements of various cultures from around the world, undermining the concept of borders while appreciating the importance of every culture alone. It's music made by the people, for the people."

Noma Nloko: Mojo Working Blues

Noma Nloko is a trio,…

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Q&A with Colin Hart, the former Deep Purple and Rainbow tour manager devoted over thirty years of his life to these great rock musicians.

"I think music is still having the desired affect on people. It can take away sadness, bring people together, express love and hope. There is nothing quite like a stroll down a musical memory lane to stir the emotions."

Colin Hart: A Rock n' Roll Life

In July 1971 Colin Hart, a Geordie lad from South Shields, was on his first tour of America…

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Texas bluesman Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones talks about Freddie King, Katie Webster, Musselwhite and Lone Star scene

"The Blues is true to life as we live it. Because it is deep rooted in the fiber of man, it is a part of living. All the situations you deal with daily are in the blues."

Andrew ‘Jr.Boy’ Jones: A True Bluesman

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his mother Gladys, who was a single parent after divorcing her husband…

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Q&A with Zoot Money, quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the 1960s

"Music MUST be used to bring people together and should be introduced to children, so they can understand what ' harmony' really means. It also helps with mental arithmetic."

Zoot Money: Let The Big Times Roll

Quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the early 1960s, Zoot Money was born George Bruno Money on…

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