February 2021 Blog Posts (26)

Q&A with veteran booking agent/manager Charlie Ellicott of Marin Artists, started out in the music business in 1966

"Music is critical to the masses. It communicates their feelings, their hopes and even their anger. I want music to sooth the soul, take us to a place of joy, nostalgia, surprise and maybe even enlightenment."

Charlie Ellicott: Peace, Love & Music

Charlie Ellicott started out in the music business in 1966 playing guitar and acting as…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 7, 2021 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based multitalented musician Sam Barlow, both frontman and session player has spanned a wide array of genres.

"I miss the impulsivity, the “live” energy, the attention to detail, the ability to choke interesting and different sounds out of analog instruments, and the childlike nature that we used to have about musical curiosity and the freedom that came with the Blues, Jazz, and other truly American musical art forms. My hope for the future is that the Blues will thrive in ways that is yet to be seen…that it will be magnified to the fullness of glory and that I…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 7, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with the fabulous Harvey Brooks, one of the legendary bassists in Blues, Jazz, Folk and Rock history

"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities." 

Harvey Brooks: View From The Bottom

Harvey Brooks was born Harvey Goldstein; July 4, 1944 in Manhattan, New York. Brooks came out of a New York music scene that was crackling with…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 5, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Nashville country-rock duo Jesse & Noah Bellamy, grounded by the legacy of musicians in their family

"The first thing you want is for people to have a good time. If people have a good time together, a lot of their differences disappear. Most music comes from a certain time and place; and possesses a certain identity. The hope is for a song to embody an identity, but transcend it at the same time. The best country music, bluegrass, hip-hop, and blues music reaches well outside of its original audience."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 5, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based alternative artist Anne Harris, has been crafting her unique sound without boundaries

"Music has always been a driving force behind every major social moment. Revolutions all have a soundtrack, and this is because music has the unique ability to physically alter us through vibration. When groups of people all vibrate together in sound, a powerful resonance and connection is created, and a portal for change appears as consciousness expands."

Anne Harris: The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 3, 2021 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/composer Okan Ersan - Mediterranean roots and mindset have provided the springboard for a successful international career

"Futuristic music drew me because it broke the rules and made me think outside of the box. I believe in the use of technology in music however I never want us to reach a point where AI takes over and music is composed by computers. As I said before, I believe that music is the perfect combination of emotions and maths – computers can provide the maths but they can’t provide the emotions!"

Okan Ersan:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

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