February 2017 Blog Posts (15)

Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with guitarist Billy Merziotis - walkin' with Rockin' Blues freedom and feeling

"I think that Blues and Rock music had played a main part globally, it criticizes politics, religion and if you let it, it can really set you free."

Billy Merziotis: After Hours Walkways…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Multi-instrumentalist Mike Perlowin - introduced the magic of classical music to pedal steel guitar

"My fear is that we will poison our planet and render it incapable of sustaining life."

Mike Perlowin: Pedal Steel Suites

Multi-instrumentalist Mike Perlowin is primarily known as a pedal steel guitarist,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 25, 2017 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Interview with Finnish bluesman Lauri "Arno" Ankerman -- traditional roots blues, but mainly with his version

"The blues is a very deep, and also many-faceted style of music that can be traced to almost everything (lyrically, melodically or as a feeling) ..."

Lauri Ankerman: Vanhat Juuret, Uudet Näkymät…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented Allen Finney - steeped in roots and emerges with unique expressions his own style

"There is no Blues past. Or future. It just is. And if I want, there are plenty upon plenty of films and recordings."

Allen Finney: Walkin' With The Blues

Allen Finney is an American…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ukrainian harmonicist Konstantin Kolesnichenko - distinctive and modern mix of Blues & Jazz

"I think blues music helps to break boundaries between all those aspects. It's common interest and love between a millions people all over the world and that make it so important as a root music."

Konstantin Kolesnichenko: Ha(r)ppiness…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 18, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with multi-talented 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!"…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 15, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented singer Thornetta Davis - spiritual journey with the Queen of the Blues in Motor City

"Blues and Soul music was created from oppression and pain and the people who created it, sang it to relieve the feels that they were having because there was no other relief. Those who love Blues & Soul music listen to it and come together no matter what their belief, race or background."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 12, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman, a versatile talent, and a restless one

"Blues is a blank canvas for an artist. There are so many ways to express yourself through blues music."

Steve Strongman: Pushin' Boundaries

Modern and timeless, Steve Strongman’s new album “No…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 10, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with UK singer/guitarist Val Cowell of Bad Influence - retaining the gutsy R&B flavour (in the old sense of the phrase)

"Its great being a woman in blues!!! As long as you do what you do well... you will get the respect you deserve. I love playing with boys!!!"

Val Cowell: R& B Influence

British band of Bad Influence, originally formed…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 8, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Q&A with Veteran NYC guitarist Stew Cutler - delivers pure musical expression with honesty and integrity

"Technology has set back the quality of music in some regards.  Going into a room by yourself and spending years learning your instrument, that’s something a lot of young people may not understand. That experience also changes you as a person."

Stew Cutler: Big Apple…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 7, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

An Interview with Ron & Jeff King of Foreday Riders, longest playing Australia blues band since 1967

"Happiness is...12 bars, 3 chords and a full house of blues punters - that’s enough of a turn - on for us."

Foreday Riders: University Of The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 7, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Veteran roots & blues musician Jim Koeppel talks about Cash McCall, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, and Les Paul

"Roots and Blues is world music. Everywhere in the world people are the same. Though the music may be different, it serves the same purpose in each culture."

Jim Koeppel: Puzzles To Paradise

Jim Koeppel is…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

NY-based graphic artist Fred Caputi talks about the Blues, R.Crumb, the ‘60s underground comics and culture

"Music could play a larger role in today’s political scene but that remains to be seen. Art also plays a big role by visually defining the contradictions in society."

Fred Caputi: Pencils, Colors & Stings

Fred Caputi is a freelance…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 4, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Ohio-based veteran Blues & Jazz guitarist Gaetano Letizia talks about the gourmet dinner of music genres

"It’s an expression of God’s love for mankind, a reflection of his creativity through us. When a jazz or blues artist composes a tune or plays a solo, it’s from their heart."

Gaetano Letizia: Menu with Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 2, 2017 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Q&A with Austin-based acoustic duo Howard & Skye (Jonathan Howard & Blueflower Skye) - Grassroots Americana music

"Throughout their existence, blues and folk music have always offered a means for social commentary, the transfer of oral history, and both covert and overt communication. From social protest to national anthems, these musical forms and derivatives thereof have influenced and permeated social structure on every level (racially, politically and socio-culturally) as a whole, and they continue to do…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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