"I hope people never forget about the Blues as the 'root' of it all, and I hope people continue to 'grow' within the Blues, and use it for their own creativity, not just to copy…."
Arlen Roth: Eclectic Tele(master)
Acclaimed guitar master Arlen Roth has teamed up with a host of fellow Telecaster greats released his new album, “Tele Masters” (2019,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
"My fear is that authentic blues, which is pure American music, will be lost completely in future generations as it has already started to be lost today."
Benny Turner: Going Back Home
Benny Turner was born in Gilmer, Texas and grew…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"Just like that old Jazz musician says to the young rocker in the film THAT THING YOU DO “You got to watch your money!” I protect myself with copyrights and filings for music publishing (in my case BMI). And scrutinize contracts like my life depends upon it."
Andy Bernstein: Let The Roots Roll
Andy B. AKA Andy Bernstein has been the primary…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"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 Roots
Allen Finney is an American (Michigan) born, multitalented musician, based in Sweden. Steeped in the roots traditions of American folk, rock, country, blues, and jazz, Allen Finney emerges with…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 20, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"That honesty, not chasing a trend. “We do what we do” attitude. I’d hope a simple and honest music raises its head up again. Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons, are young, taking what they like from older music, putting their take on it and running. Kids are listening to that again. 5% will actually go back and listen to Howlin Wolf and be astounded."
Dan Baird: Rock n' Roll…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 19, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Music in general brings people together. Apart from the protest blues is about."
Barrelhouse: On The Road (Again)
Old photos are like old memories; some are bright and clear, some are vague. 'Do not Look Back' is what Van Morrison already sang. An easy advice to follow for a young Tineke Schoemaker at the time. 45 years and 12 albums later you…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Having in mind the fact that the Blues is actually a folk music genre, it was more than certain that it would affect some aspects of life and culture, in general. To me, Blues music managed to extirpate some ideas, some ingrained behaviours that the world had back in the day."
Sakis Dovolis: Cross The Line
"Cross The Line" by New York-based…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"Music is as much a refection of our society and it’s problems and strengths and any implications on society is usually an after effect."
Vegas Strip Kings: Eclectic Jackpot
Raised from the ashes of the acclaimed Blind Pig Records project Contino, Vegas Strip Kings is a blues-based Americana sound from Las Vegas, Nevada. With their unique…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
"Music was stronger in the old days more feeling"
Keith Scott: Better Blues World
Keith Scott is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 plus years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. Keith has toured the U.S. and Europe both with his band…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Pure feeling, energy, expression, fun, taste, tone, life. That's all real, and that's what the Blues translates to people everywhere."
Rick Vito: Rock n' Roll Artist with Soul
The VizzTone Label Group is tremendously proud to present a new album by one of the most widely acclaimed musicians of our time, Rick Vito. SOULSHAKER will hit the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 9, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
“Music is and always will the universal language and if people take the time to listen and to truly hear, there will greater understand and compassion for the differences between us. Peace.”
Myles Goodwyn: A Friend Of The Blues
Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"I think music is often a reflection of the time it was written, and what was going on then politically and socially. Jazz and R&B are both American forms of music, that managed to cross racial lines at a time when these lines were rarely crossed."
Ed Roth: Journey To The Jazzland
Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit, and touch have made him a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"I think good writing helps make people feel there are other people in the universe with the same worries, loves or concerns."
Mike James: Americanized Ghazals
Mike James is the author of twelve poetry collections. His most recent books include: First-Hand Accounts from Made-Up Places (Stubborn Mule, 2018), Crows in the Jukebox (Bottom Dog, 2017),…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
“Before fans used to come to concerts to listen to the music, to enjoy themselves, to spend time with friends and to have a memorable experience. Nowadays more and more people are coming to hang out with their smartphones, to just take pictures and videos of artists as a token, “look I was there, “instead of enjoying the live performance; especially the younger fans.”
Tomislav Goluban: Chicago…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2019 at 10:47pm — No Comments
"Throughout the world, poetry and music have been forerunners in challenging the mindsets of people. Irrespective of the genre and language both music and poetry have constantly motivated people into thinking differently, into rising in revolt against mediocre or oppressive thought processes."
Maitreyee B Chowdhury: Bangalore Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Yes music today is totally guitar based rock...the swing from the by gone era has left...even blues tends to be more rock then anything else my fear is there will be no one left to carry on the swing."
Big Joe Maher: Rockhouse Party
Joe Maher aka "Big Joe" started out his music career in his Maryland high school jazz band "The Starliners.”…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"I think any genre of music and art can impact those things. Sometimes you can express yourself in more subtle ways. Since I'm primarily a guitarist, I've always tried expressing myself through my guitar with those topics."
Joe Flip: Discover Real Music
Whether Joe Flip (Filipovich) is performing at popular venues around the mid-west, building…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"The Nuyorican Movement has enlightened other poetic and artistic movements with the raw truths of life lived in urban landscapes; whether real or imagined."
Nancy Mercado: The Passion of Nuyorican Poetry
The recipient of an American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and named among the Frederick Douglass 200 on the anniversary of Douglass'…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 28, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"You’ve got to understand a culture quickly to get what you want or need. The earth is in a terrible fix. Water to drink is a Huge issue. There are saints and assholes everywhere."
The Blues Stories of the Beat President
Andy Clausen was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I wish that African-Americans would embrace this music in its original form more. It is our history we should keep and preserve it."
Khalif Wailin' Walter:
Flamin' Voodoo Axeman
Khalif "Wailin'" Walter without a doubt belongs to the the new generation of Blues players coming from the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments