February 2015 Blog Posts (23)

New Yorker guitarist Tommy Z talks about his blues experiences at the most dangerous places on Earth

"It's (Blues) a very potent and primal force inherent to humans and as long as people feel it then it will keep generating new audiences."

Tommy Z: Star-Spangled Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 26, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Interview with guitarist Ricky Lewis - distills a lifetime of dedication and myriad influences into the music

"Singing the blues will release you from the hardships in your life. A lot like singing Gospel gets you closer to God. It’s a mutual release. You give it to the people, you touch their hearts, and they give it back to you by loving your music."

Ricky Lewis: Music Drives To…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter, Beth Hart -- The magical transition from struggle to hope from fear to faith

"Music is the story of life put into song to heal and celebrate the most important connection between all human beings."

Beth Hart: On The Road Again

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Beth Hart,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 25, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Australian Anni Piper, has gained a reputation as one of premier Blues performers & artists

"Music is a powerful medium. It touches people emotionally, it delivers powerful messages that challenge the status quo in society, it makes people spontaneously move their bodies, it’s a unique art form. I think blues in particular is something everyone can relate to."

Anni Piper: Down Under…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 23, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Interview with pianist/composer Ben Sidran - major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock & roll

"Tell the truth and the truth will tell your story."

Ben Sidran: Swing With Intensity

Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock & roll…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 23, 2015 at 7:38pm — No Comments

New York artist Helen Hersh talks about the art of Rock n' Roll, Bill Graham, Village Theater and the 60s

"The 1960’s were an amazing time to be alive and involved. Today I see the youth struggling with the way life is for them."

Helen Hersh: Let The Rock Colors Roll

Helen Hersh is an artist…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 22, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Italian vocalist Ilenia Appicciafuoco (Pepper & The Jellies) atmosphere of early jazz & blues era

"I hope the economic troubles on the planet put the musicians in a more creative way, as it happened during the great depression in the late 20’s in America."

Ilenia Appicciafuoco: Spicy Roots Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 20, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-faceted "Auto City" artist Greg Nagy - refreshingly and honestly blues, infused with rock & soul

"The Blues seem to me to have lasting power because when it is all said and done they ultimately speak to survival, having fun in spite of conditions, and to the celebration of life."

Greg Nagy: The Blues Around Me…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with glam rock'n'blues journeyman Stevie Klasson -- one of Sweden's most respected guitar players

"The blues is a feeling you feel deep down in your gut. Its pain, sorrow and loss of a love gone bad or Death or just hardships of life. It's the dark stuff."

Stevie Klasson: The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock and Roll)…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 16, 2015 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Interview with British band of The Rhythm Blasters -- all about rhythm, taking blues to be dance music

"The blues at it’s best is the most profound, and uplifting, and expressive and joyful music you’ll ever hear. What on earth would we be doing if it didn’t exist?"

The Rhythm Blasters: US Blues, Made In UK

The Rhythm Blasters started…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 16, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

Interview with Harmonica Slim (Beppe Semeraro) - one of the best Italian and real blues harmonica player

"Blues teach me how to give a look deep inside yourself and the other people, it gives me the meaning to stay in a real touch with people and their humanity."

Harmonica Slim: Breathing The Blues Life…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 15, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Serbian harmonica/flute player Jovana Stankovic -- creates an own expression of the blues

"Blues is an honest music, music of love and passion, suffering and loneliness. It comes from the very core of our being."

Jovana Stankovic: Breathing The Blues

Jovana Stankovic was born on January 20th in 1987 in Belgrade,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 13, 2015 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Interview with poet David Cope -- Allen Ginsberg described him as one of the leading lights of next generation

"Find your own way and remember to find peers and friends to share the burden and the ecstasy of a life in the arts--and thank those who help you. Take advice from elders like me with three grains of salt."

David Cope: Scream With Rhyme & Clarity…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 12, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Dutch artist/publisher Ben Schot (Sea Urchin), specializes in avant-garde and counterculture

"A soundtrack to the Beat Generation: put Allen Ginsberg in a steamy juke joint deep in the Delta in the 1950s, surrounded by Afro-American sharecroppers. Everybody gets drunk, everybody gets stoned, everybody gets naked."

Ben Schot: Avant-garde Beside The Sea…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with veteran rhythm & blues singer D.A. Foster - one of the unsung heroes of the music business

"Quite simply it’s (Blues) not trendy. It’s true and real and most importantly, honest and timeless. I guess I mean to say that it’s timeless. If it’s good, it will stand the test of time."

D.A. Foster: The Real Thing of R&B…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 10, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Detroit guitarist Michael Garrett (of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials) talks about his experience in the music

"It (Blues) goes a lot deeper than the ears. On a personal level, it has allowed me a huge amount of expression, and somehow kept me from being hungry very often."

Michael Garrett: The Blues Is Alright…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 9, 2015 at 4:43pm — No Comments

An Interview with guitarist Kelly Richey, her playing standing among the best rockin' blues guitarist known today

"Some musicians (and listeners) may prefer blues that is more traditional, and some may prefer more Rockin’ blues. Like the colors of a rainbow, it’s all good!"

Kelly Richey: Shakedown Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Author Holly Harman talks about the life and experiences in a Hippie Commune during the late 1960’s

"Learning from nature and learning from each other and learning from our inner selves about spiritual awakenings and realizations. We were all changing and learning more about living on the land."

Holly Harman: Inside a Hippie Commune…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with eclectic Texas guitar slinger, Willie J Laws - "the Real Deal" of American roots music

"The blues to me is a primal spirit of the human emotion."

Willie J Laws: The Last Prophet of the Funky Texas Blues

Texas guitar slinger, songwriter and vocalist Willie J Laws creates music that is a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 6, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Argentinian Aníbal Repetto talks about the African roots of blues, the soul of harmonica, and local scene

"The blues is that tribal, African roots, which directly sings an emotion. It's not about chords, riffs, harmony. It is a direct kick to your heart."

Aníbal Repetto: Alma Emoción

Aníbal Repetto was born…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 5, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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