January 2015 Blog Posts (20)

Interview with The Sidney Green Street Band -- Southern Rock n' Roll with elements of R&B and Jazz

"Music like math is the international language. You don't have to speak Greek, French, Spanish, English or whatever to comprehend it. Music is part of the human experience. It crosses all borders."

The Sidney Green Street Band: Jam In The Moment…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 30, 2015 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Interview with Croatian band of Rolin Humes - a Blue tone packed with virtuosity and incredible emotion

"I have learned from blues that it is a lot easier for me to say something with music than in real life. I don’t really perceive blues as a musical style, more as a means of communication and sharing your emotions with other people."

Rolin Humes: Furious Circus Blues Act…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 30, 2015 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Interview with founder and frontman of Gingerpig, Boudewijn Bonebakker - the modern way of thinking

"Blues, John Lee Hooker and Howling Wolf in particular, awakened my inner, my core as a musical human being."

Boudewijn Bonebakker: Keep On Truckin'

The title of the new Gingerpig album,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 28, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Interview with British guitarist/writer Julian Piper -- finding the angels in the blues pilgrimages of swamp

"The blues was music of several particular musical eras, and to try and pretend that it shouldn’t change would be foolish."

Julian Piper: Holding The Mojo

British bluesman Julian Piper has played on…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 27, 2015 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Interview with bassman Jerry Lee Gingery - combines elements of uptown rock & roll and back alley R&B

"I’m afraid that some blues societies and foundations might be discouraging the young artists coming up by trying to mold them in the old tried and true pasture of '50s-'60s Chicago blues era and not accepting new concepts and formats."

Jerry Lee Gingery: Beat &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 26, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Interview with Dale Hodgkinson & Marc Eden of British trash blues n' roll band of The Peckham Cowboys

"Rock n’ roll and the blues, well it’s like a loyal, exclusive club, it will always be with us, as long as there guitars, drums, sax, piano, whatever, kicking around…"

The Peckham Cowboys: The Ancient Howl of Rock n' Roll…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 24, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

Interview with poet Pamela Twining - an active member of the experimental beat poetry of Woodstock, NY

"The joining of music and poetry influences the way information is received and perceived. A good musical riff will call the words up; an electric poetic phrase is music to the heart."

Pamela Twining: Dancer Of Rhymes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 21, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments

British guitarist/composer Terry Cottam talks about Joe Pass, the 60s and Edgar Broughton Band

"Blues music grew out of suffering, from chain gangs, slavery and cotton picking, so what you learn from it is how to express your feelings, especially those of suffering and pain."

Terry Cottam: World Music Trip…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 21, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with harmonica player Hard Luck Hopson - The blues allows me to release the pain in my soul

"Blues is part of mankind’s everyday struggle, a part of life, like breathing."

Hard Luck Hopson: Breathin' Blues

Hard Luck Hopson was born May 25, 1960 in Reckless Disregard, Mississippi. He…

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An Interview with multitalent Jason Vivone -- a rare Kansas City bluesman who taps deep into the roots

"Blues has always been here. It’s in our genes as humans. The beat. The power of the human voice."

Jason Vivone: E.T.C. Blues Philosophy

Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats won the title "king of the roots" in a competition sponsored by the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Marvelous R&B singer Herbie Goins talks about Alexis Korner, 60s blues boom and his paths in music circuits

"Blues sunk into my heart and soul. Just as I had heard it the first time, Blues is the mirror of life, sometimes sweet, sometimes joyful at times desperate."

Herbie Goins: Soul of Joy, Heart of Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 18, 2015 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Slide guitarist Cindy Cashdollar talks about Peter Rowan, Butterfield, Willie Nelson, Rick Danko & resonator

"The blues can be bittersweet; a mix of sadness, longing, and happy memories too, all at the same time."

Cindy Cashdollar: Slide On The Roots

Austin-based Dobro and steel…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 16, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Interview with musician, author, and painter Ilana Katz Katz -- casts a wide net of creative endeavors

"The blues is about giving voice to emotions through music and connecting with others."

Ilana Katz Katz: The Blues Of Underground

Musician, Author, and painter Ilana Katz Katz casts a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 16, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

10 Q&A with singer/bassist Mark Telesca - shared the stage with well known names in the music industry

"I sure do hope that there would be a greater appreciation for the blues. Especially amongst young people. I fear that this may not be the case."

Mark Telesca: Feels good, Doing Right

Mark Telesca…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 13, 2015 at 12:38am — No Comments

Interview with British writer Neil Daniels he has written books on AC/DC, Robert Plant, UFO and ZZ Top

"Rock isn’t dead. Each generation passes on their love of rock to the next. It’s a trickle down affect."

Neil Daniels: Steel, Rock & Boogie

Neil Daniels is a freelance British writer specialising in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 11, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Jerry Handley of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band talks about the blues, Don van Vliet, Zappa & Paul McCartney

"Stay true to yourself. Don't let others influence you too much is the best advice have gotten."

Jerry Handley: Magical Enjoyment and Relaxation

Gerald (Jerry) W. Handley was co-founder, with Alexis…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 10, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with talented British guitarist Ben Poole -- an exciting young blues/roots artist to come out of the UK

"The blues I suppose means raw emotion to me, and I find that I can express myself through playing blues roots and blues based music."

Ben Poole: Rockin' The Blues

Twenty-five year old Ben…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 5, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

New England poet/editor Jake St. John talks about the Beats, music, bohemian '50s era & counterculture

"Music and poetry can affect your senses tremendously. They can both bring back memories and vivid memories at that. They can transport you into your own thoughts where your senses come alive and further open your mind."

Jake St. John: Roads…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 5, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Interview with Mike Osborn - unique blend of blues, rock & country styling created his own signature sound

"To me the blues is the foundational music of just about all modern contemporary music today. It’s the original “world” music."

Mike Osborn: Everything Flows

Michael W. Osborn was born in Illinois and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 3, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with The Picturebooks (Fynn Claus Grabke & Philipp Mirtschink) -- honest, unforgiving, real rock n’ roll

"...in the future we hope people will come up with their very own version of music, regardless of whether it sells or not."

The Picturebooks: The Blues Is Dead, ...All Hail The Blues!

It’s not surprising…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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