January 2020 Blog Posts (30)

Q&A with Dutch Blues-Rocker Julian Sas, one of the greatest artists in his genre in the Netherlands and Europe

"We as musicians have to tell stories, give people stuff to think about, make them aware of the politics that influence our lives. Inspire each other and communicate..."

Julian Sas: The Electric Netherlands 

Julian Sas is one of the greatest artists in his genre the Netherlands has ever produced and as a guitarist he belongs to the absolute top of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 12, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with brilliant multi-talented artist Bill Payne about the art, the music, the life, the counterculture, the world

"My foundation as an artist is the belief in: ... the nobleness of the arts and our effort as artists...writers...teachers...conveyors of thought, is to be mindful of the challenge and the importance of what we do. The essence of our efforts, I believe, is to illuminate the path of a measured truth, and to reflect and mirror that truth through the veil of our craft, taking aim at ourselves, our society, our world, with utmost respect to the awe and mystery…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 12, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Virginia-based veteran musician Georgia Randall - remains true to her music roots of soul, blues, and rock

"I see music in general as a common denominator, the thread that ties us together, regardless of race, culture, politics, or socio-cultural status. Certainly, some genres of music are preferred by cultures because of their environment and heritage, but if you look out at the crowd at a rock or blues festival, you see young, old, white, black, Latin, etc."

Georgia Randall: Peace, Love &…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Texas-based Jackie Venson, an intoxicating amalgam of Blues, Rock, and Soul with deeply heartfelt lyrics

"All modern music after the 1800s has been heavily influenced and shaped by American Blues. Blues is the parent genre to almost everything we hear these days, everything from Jazz, to electronica, to Hip Hop, it all started at the blues. It has bridged many gaps socially, at least in the US, and has always been a champion for diversity and inclusion."

Jackie Venson: The Girl & The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Swedish one-person band Bror Gunnar Jansson - unleashes a garage-style hybrid of blues, rock and Americana

"In many ways the impact of the blues and (maybe even more) the gospel music can't be overestimated in modern day culture."

Bror Gunnar Jansson:

Eclecticism, Creativity & Originality

Bror Gunnar Jansson is a Swedish one-person band who unleashes a garage-style hybrid of blues, rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 7, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with North Carolina-based musician Chris Rodrigues, keeping alive the traditional songs of American heritage

"People have been getting the blues for years and will continue to get them. The blues of the past is the blues of the future."

Chris Rodriques:

Roots & Blooms of American Music

Chris Rodrigues plays the guitar, blows the harmonica, stomps on a suitcase with his right foot, taps on…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with musician and writer, Katy Hobgood Ray - host and producer of Confetti Park, a kid-friendly radio show

"Blues music reflects the feelings of the people who create it, and the feelings and conditions and situations shared by other people of the same culture. Making blues music and listening to it is a way for people to process the challenges they face."

Katy Hobgood Ray: The Dream Of Music

The duo of Katy Hobgood Ray and Dave Ray reminds us there is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Arizona-based Black Cat Bones (Charles Pitts and Jeff Daniels), a five-piece Blues/Rock band

"Blues transcends any and all racial inequality, it pulls you in to a place where you can identify with the writer and what they might have been going through. Those struggles that we identify with fit any class or race of people. Which is one reason that Blues will never die."

Black Cat Bones: Blues Rock Experiences

Black Cat Bones is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Austrian musician Anton Mühlhofer, expressing his passion for the Latin world and Cuban music in particular.

"Music reflects very much the culture of a place, like the language, the way people speak."

Anton Mühlhofer: Cubanton

Austrian musician/bandleader Anton (Toni) Mühlhofer, studied Classical Percussion at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Drums (Jazz) at the Conservatory of Vienna and further studies at the Berklee College of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 2, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with prolific blues-rocker Popa Chubby - has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world

"When rock 'n' roll first happened it was a threat to the mainstream. When Chuck Berry happened it was a threats white America. When the bad brains happened it was a threat to rock 'n' roll."

Popa Chubby: It's A Mighty Hard Road

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 1, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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