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Texas bluesman Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones talks about Freddie King, Katie Webster, Musselwhite and Lone Star scene

"The Blues is true to life as we live it. Because it is deep rooted in the fiber of man, it is a part of living. All the situations you deal with daily are in the blues."

Andrew ‘Jr.Boy’ Jones: A True Bluesman

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his mother Gladys, who was a single parent after divorcing her husband…

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Q&A with Tony Cardenas-Montana and Brentt Arcement of Shadow & The Thrill, songs of salvation to soothe the soul

"This music is healing and can bring people together. There is way too much divisiveness happening today. We can come together under music, and celebrate all the things we have in common – being decent human beings. I want them to get happy, feel free, get healed, feel amorous, dance and let go! Music should allow you to freak out without being judged. Come to a show and sing LOUDLY!  I’ll sing with you!"…

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Q&A with Gregg Martinez, rhythm and blues singer and purveyor of the south Louisiana genre called Swamp Pop.

"Music has had a tremendous impact on social awareness and pop culture. Two cases in point when I was growing up: Bob Dylan had a huge impact on raising awareness during the turbulent 60s that still resonates today. The Beatles changed the way young men looked worldwide. I believe music should inspire, uplift, invoke depth of feelings, and at times bring joy to peoples' hearts."

Gregg Martinez: Bayou…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 30, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist Jeremy Edge, his debut project departure stylistically with more blues and rock based

"As far as Society and Culture with Rock, Blues and related styles I think the past provides perspective. You had the blues originating from the south, out of human suffering, poverty and oppression and it almost became a language that spread because it resonated with anyone who ever felt pain like that. Or any pain at all for that matter."

Jeremy Edge: Rock n' Blues…

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Q&A with blues/rock guitarist Jeff Fetterman - aggressive style of playing is both passionate and heart-felt.

"I want my music to impact people emotionally, I want to get into their soul, I want to be in their heart and in their emotions, I want to connect with them physically and emotionally, I want them to be a part of my show and feel like they are close with the band. I want to connect with them like they know us personally."

Jeff Fetterman: Southern Son…

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Q&A with Spanish Blues & Roots guitarist Javier Tijuana - Blues n' Roots at the end of the road and beyond

"I think that Blues is essentially American music created by Afro-American descendants by means of expression, solace and escape from terrible conditions of slavery and segregation suffered by the hands of European and North-Americans white people. These conditions have changed in a very good measure and the music as a way of expression It don’t have much relation with those conditions."

Javier…

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Q&A with legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown - their new album titled “Ain’t Done Yet” on Quarto Valley Records

"Blues is a music form that enables to express my feelings and express my deepest emotions."

Kim Simmonds: Rockin' The Blues

Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England. Savoy Brown fans might be the luckiest fans in the world. No other blues rock act alive today has delivered so much excellent music…

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Q&A with Reverend Freakchild - blues and rock tunes from Muddy, Reed, and the Beatles, along with Grateful Dead

"There is no doubt that Blues music is intertwined with the history of the African American experience and its subverted and simultaneously celebrated arts and culture. And there are cases to be made that the blues are African in origin - as you could take everything from those slaves but you couldn’t take the melodies from their minds."

Reverend Freakchild: The Blues of…

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Q&A with Will Boyd, saxophonist and woodwind doubler, specializing in jazz along with many other musical genres

"I know through my music, I would like to tear down walls and remove mental barriers that are based on the unfounded fear of truth. Create an open dialogue founded on empathy and respect. Only through acknowledgement and understanding can we move forward and grow together."

Will Boyd: Freedom, Soul, Jazz, & Sax

Multi-reed instrumentalist,…

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Greek musician and writer Christos Konstantinidis talks about the Blues and his book "Blues: The Mother of Modern Music" (2020).

"Generally, Blues songs are not protest or political songs. American folk music is been related with labor movement and left-wing politics. Such music started its political impact at 30s and main subject of lyrics was close to working class needs."

Christos Konstantinidis:

The Blues Is The Roots…

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Q&A with music writer and research consultant John Masouri, specialising in reggae music and its many off-shoots including dub, ska, roots and dancehall

"Reggae's like blues in that if you don't believe in what you're doing, it doesn't work. Authenticity is key and many reggae artists are sincere in their rage and frustration, as well the desire to help create a better world with their music."

John Masouri: Caribbean Soul, Irie Blues

John Masouri is an author, music journalist, reviewer,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 27, 2020 at 5:30am — No Comments

Interview with Tulsa blues-rocker Scott Ellison - hints of Rock and Soul wrapped into a contemporary shell

"The Blues is its own genre. As in Jazz, Rock and Roll, etc. It goes all the way back to the Delta to the present and has developed into the most beautiful musical art form in the world. It's the pallet that is in every genre of music that is out today."

Scott Ellison: Preaching The Blues

Tulsa, Oklahoma native, guitarist and songwriter, Scott…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Rusty Ends, the missing link between 1950s blues - rockbilly and the musical styles of the 21st century.

"I hope one day music will again be as important to us as it used to be. Video games and the internet have taken the place of music. Now people go to concerts to take selfies. Music used to be a part of every one's life. You woke up to it, went to sleep with it, and songs defined moments in our lives. I hope there will always be people who want to make real music (no matter the genre), and people who want to hear it."…

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Q&A with gifted one-man band TJ Norton & The Suitcase - doesn’t just play music, he lives and literally breathes his craft

"Blues music originated as African American music, which is cross cultural music in its nature. Music connects us all. We can, and do, connect hearts across the world with music. Differences dissolve via music shared. Common ground can be found via music. Music heals. This is how I want music to affect people, and it does."

TJ Norton: The Man and His Suitcase…

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Q&A with Irish guitarist Jude Shiels, an inventive player with an accomplished Jazz, Hard Blues and Progressive Rock style

"I miss the wisdom contained in the music from the past, we live in an information age where knowledge is so widely available and so easy to obtain, but wisdom still remains highly elusive. Listen to Muddy Waters sing, or Freddie King play, how they deliver a lyric or a lick, this comes from an entirely different place than anything you can find on google, this for me is humanity at its best."…

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Q&A with Canadian blues-rock band BIG PACIFIC, veteran musicians honed their skills and creative expression on

"In the beginning music was so young and fresh, people were excited to try new things and there was lots of opportunity for experimentation. Nowadays with technology things can sometimes become a bit repetitive."

Big Pacific: Rockin On The Blue(s) Waves

Big Pacific is Vancouver Island's premier original…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 25, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Philadelphia-based James Pace Band, guitar-driven rock n' roll act with shots of blues, funk, and soul

"The blues as it resides within our (US) history and culture has deeply influenced how I appreciate music and everyone in my life. Blues music is and always was the root of rock and roll. From there, we have learned to push the boundaries in music, art and fashion. The rebellious nature of rock and roll was born in the US Deep South where blues music wasn’t well received in the communities and churches."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 24, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with new age traveler Cam Cole - performing the streets with his one man band influenced by Folk, Blues and Rock N' Roll

"I want people to be liberated from the troubles of life. I hope my music can do that. There are other more complex political, Environmental, cultural, social And spiritual issues that we face but first let’s just be happy and then see we still have issues."

Cam Cole: The Blues of Liberation

Cam Cole is a new age traveler who roams around…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 24, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek drummer & educator Chris Koutsouris - Groove is all that matters, make it funky and keep roll

"Music is stronger than laws, governments and military forces. Speaks to your heart and it’s a beautiful way affecting people to peace, equality, harmony of the soul, away from anything that can harm your peace of mind."

Chris Koutsouris: Rock, Beat & United

Chris Koutsouris was born in 1960 Thessaloniki, Greece and started play drums at 1974,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 22, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Polish editor/promoter Andrzej Matysik talks about Your Blues (Twój Blues), the Blues, and the local scene

"There is no doubt blues as all music has profound importance and affects our socio-cultural conditions. But on a practical, everyday level I rarely take it into consideration. Don’t we listen to music first of all for pleasure?"

Andrzej Matysik: I Write The Blues For U 

Andrzej Matysik - Ślązak born in Chorzow, Poland; miner…

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