February 2014 Blog Posts (47)

Interview with LA band of Hunter & The Dirty Jacks - Blues n' Rock with a vintage sound and modern edge

"The Blues stems from 'A Hard Life', so it mirrors human 'struggle'. Anyone can relate to the Blues; it's a universal model. Blues is a musical 'Center'."

Hunter & The Dirty: Blues House with Rock Foundation…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 28, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with photographer James Fraher, an artist who captures the creativity in culture and the arts

"Europe has always loved the blues and blues culture. They have always honored the musicians and that has been so important to their musical careers."

James Fraher: Tidhigh An Phorta

In a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 28, 2014 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Unique double-slide guitarist Brian Cober talks about Richard Newell, Healey, Buchanan and Bo Diddley

"The future looks good. Lot's of young people are getting into the Blues and playing real good. With Blues we must look forward while honouring the past."

Brian Cober: Slidin' The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 26, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

An Interview with Lynette Skynyrd - the world’s one and only all-female Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band

"Southern, Honky Tonk, grunge or whatever all is rooted in the blues in some manner. There are all forms of rock music, whether regional or stylistically. It's all connected to the Mother: the Blues."

Lynette Skynyrd: Sounds of the South …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with the dazzling duo of Heymoonshaker - Andy Balcon and Dave Crowe: Beat Box Blues

"The blues for me is the clearest conveyer of emotion next to classical. All heart ache and torture of a stolen race channeled through three chords."

Heymoonshaker: Beat Box Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 26, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Interview with blues rocker Tony Sarno, an artist whose heart, soul, and passion is apparent in his music

"The emotion and energy is what connects these musical styles. The best Blues, Soul, and Southern Rock all have these elements in abundance."

Tony Sarno: It's A Blues Thing

Tony Sarno is an American…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: Interview with one-man band Gutter Case follows the tradition and evolution of Blues

"Searching the lyrics of the blues songs, you will realize that they talk about the same basic problems of living we have today and has to do with poverty, human rights, depression, love and hate, money, gambling, drugs etc."

Gutter Case: Blues-a-lizetion…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

L.A. composer/producer and guitarist Eric Otis talks about Gerald Wilson, Shuggie and his spiritual course

"All humans can relate to the emotional states conjured up in music, and the blues especially can be deeply emotional."

Eric Otis: The Mantra of Emotions

Eric Otis is a mostly self-taught composer,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2014 at 3:52am — No Comments

Musician & visual artist Ralph Kinsey of Kinsey Report talks about the Blues and the Sound Impressions

"The connections for Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Reggae and African music are spirit, soul, with love of life, with all its inequalities."

Ralph Kinsey: Sound, Vision & Rhythm…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 23, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Poet/spoken word artist Rich Ferguson talks about Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman and music

"I hope that artists continue to be more open and expressive, collaborate more, continue to learn from one another, and are never afraid to express their ideas, no matter the state of politics, war, religion, or whatever else is going on in the world."

Rich Ferguson: The Voice of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 22, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Interview with Frank Ferrara and Tony Diorio of Bang - one of the best kept diamonds of American rock

"I miss the innocence and all the great music of the 60's and 70's….they don't make music like that anymore…"

Bang: The Big Bang of Rock n' Roll

Philadelphia based Heavy Metal trio Bang have…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with unique and versatile musician Franck Ash one of the finest Blues artists in Europe today

"...emotions and feelings. Blues speaks about real life, the good and downside in everyone’s life."

Franck Ash: Beyond The Fantasy

Franck Ash band; Immersed in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Interview with Roser Infiesta Valls, Mrs. Zúmel - she have a wide knowledge and offer on the blues world

"Blues has made me to be a better person, discover hidden feelings and develop some good qualities I have never thought I had."

Roser Infiesta Valls, Mrs. Zúmel: Señora del Blues

Roser…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Mississippi Marshall Hopper, a bluesman who's music is a collection of life experiences

"The blues music of today sometimes lacks realism for me. I fear that if more young bluesmen don’t start bring the realism back to their blues that we may see the genre morph into something that may have never existed."

Mississippi Marshall: The Delta's…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 19, 2014 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: Interview with Lazytrains, a youthful band where disseminates the axioms of music

"We are the Music! People don’t act the same but they still people. Music may look a little different but it still the same."

Lazytrains: All Aboard The Rhythm n' Blues

The Lazytrains is a new Rhythm n' Blues band from Athens, Greece.…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with Greek origin Nick Kipridis of South Australian blues-soul-rock band of The Streamliners

"A further revelation is that most people have very similar problems to yours – the blues are universal – and herein lies the appeal of blues music."

Nick Kipridis: The Streamliner of Oz…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Dede Priest, a unique singer that crosses lines and "turns Blues, Soul, and Jazz inside out"

"I am sheltered by the Blues.  My deepest, most tender, most passionate, most memorable, warmest experiences I have found and felt inside the HOUSE of the Blues."

Dede Priest: Modern Day Blues Queen

Dede…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 18, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dutch musician-activist Harry Loco talks about Brian Haw, Michael Bowen, Melanie and world peace

"Meanwhile we weren’t very careful with our Mother Earth, so what we need now is a kind of "Woodstock for the World" to raise consciousness, we are running out of time."

Harry Loco: Peace, Love & Harmony

Wherever Harry goes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 17, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Interview with trumpet and trombone player Mic Gillette of Tower of Power, a world-renowned musician

"I believe 'Black Music' is really all about the voice, and horns are very complementary to the voice. There have been some great arrangers over the years who understand this. I play Soul Music."

Mic Gillette: The Power of Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 16, 2014 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Interview with Brazilian Blues pioneer Flávio Guimarães, a consistently evolving and pioneering harmonica

"Blues is one of the main roots of the Jazz and Jazz influenced Bossa Nova. I hear a lot of Blues in many of the Tom Jobim’s songs."

Flávio Guimarães: Southern Cross Blues

Flávio Guimarães is a harmonica…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 15, 2014 at 5:14pm — No Comments

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