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Q&A with Chicago veteran guitarist Jeff Dale - unique sound having learned and played with the blues masters

"As long as people feel the range of emotions from joy to sadness, grief to elation, blues will remain timeless."

Jeff Dale: Blues Spirit & Blues Power

Jeff Dale is an award winning songwriter and performer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Having played all over the United States, he now reaches international audiences with shows…

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Q&A with Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price - new album 'Dog Eat Dog', will be released on Gulf Coast Records in August, 2019

"African-American music, including blues, soul, jazz, and gospel, may be the greatest artistic achievement of American culture. Its influence has spread throughout the world, and continues to do so. It is hard to quantify or speculate on the ways in which this music has affected race relations, politics, and societies."

Billy Price: The Voice of The Soul…

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Q&A with legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown - their fortieth album titled “City Night” on Quarto Valley Records

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

Kim Simmonds: (Rock) City (Blues) Night

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 for so…

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East coast-based acclaimed guitarist Paul Gabriel talks about B.B. King, Duke Robillard and the Blues roads

"Blues comes from inside you – and it has to have feeling, not just the right notes. Real blues comes from inside the individual, not out of a book."

Paul Gabriel: Man Of Many Blues

Paul Gabriel is a Blues Music Award-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter. In March, 2018, Gabriel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the…

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Interview with photographer/writer Linda Wolf - founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth

"The most important thing that I have learned from my world travels is that no matter our differences there is more that bonds us to our common humanity than separates us."

Linda Wolf: A Humanistic Photographer

Linda Wolf is an American-born photographer and writer, and founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth. …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 5, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit born renegade 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!"

Eliza Neals: Detroit Blues & Rock Diva

Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live…

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Interview with Israeli Blues artist Dov Hammer, embody the spirit of the Blues with intense and passionate

"The Blues is a language, a means of expression. It's a way to tell your story, to unload all the troubles that are on your mind, the frustrations, anger and happiness."

Dov Hammer: Dr. Harpman plays the Blues

Singer, harmonica player, songwriter and band leader, Dov Hammer has been a major force on the Blues scene in Israel for over 20 years,…

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Q&A with bluesman Zac Harmon, an ambassador of this great American classical music art form called the Blues

"The Blues is pure emotion. As long as people have souls, they will feel the"

Zac Harmon: Keeping The Blues Alive

Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style continues the lineage of American Blues Music. Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 1, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Blues legend Joe Louis Walker - released a brand-new CD/DVD "Viva Las Vegas Live"

"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"

Joe Louis Walker: Viva Blues World

On May 10th, 2019, Cleopatra Entertainment - in association with Cleopatra Blues - released a brand-new concert film Viva Las Vegas Live from Grammy Award-nominated Blues legend Joe Louis…

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Q&A with guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson - his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of his career

“People Mover” demonstrates Scott’s striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an even more authentic, seamless and musical way than any of his previous work.

Scott Henderson: On The Planet Music

Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson will be released (July 1st, 2019) his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 28, 2019 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jack Spann - impossibly fast hands on the keyboard and a storytelling songsmith with a warm vocal tone

"I think Beethoven was brilliant, but like Chuck Berry said, “Roll Over Beethoven.” Black American culture has been the shit since way before I was born. I kind of worry about that with the Kanye West’s of America having so much influence. Kanye West is the Pat Boone of 2019. Also, I look at sexual freedom, LGBTQ issues, reproductive health issues, as being a matter of civil rights. No blues and rock and roll, and all we'd have is Frank Sinatra crooning…

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Q&A with NYC Blues Hall of Famer Billie Williams - rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country.

"When I hear music these days from commercial radio, I miss the human touch. It seems like everything is being ironed out and auto-tuned."

Billie Williams: Peace, Love and Music

A professional vocalist since her teens, Billie Williams has a rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country. Ms. Williams is a native of the Boston…

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Q&A with Texas-based Cheyenne James, a young, multi-faceted entertainer with a deep passion for blues music.

"Our world has been shaped by the blues. Our Music evolved from it. Slang, attitude, lifestyle. Blues is a catalyst and it should be treated as sacred. The black community gave the world an incredible gift in the Blues and it should be honored as such. I think Blues and the story telling it inherently brings can change the world."

Cheyenne James: Burnin' Americana Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with marvelous Mindi Abair - one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today

"Jazz was born out of the Blues as well. They just widened the harmonic structure and put a different swing on it. But the basis for everything that became jazz is Blues."

Mindi Abair: Jazz-elicious & Funk-bulous

Mindi Abair is one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today. In a career that spans eight solo albums and…

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Q&A with veteran musician Bruce Brookshire (Doc Holliday) - returning to his Southern Rock and Blues roots

"Music can be such a driving force for good. Because it plays on a person's emotions, it can also make evil attractive. It's a decision we all make every day in so many little and big ways. Are we on the side of good for the world, or are we angry and on the side of destruction? Young people many times don't understand the power of the music they listen to."

Bruce Brookshire: Southern. Rock.…

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Q&A with California-based Diana Rein -- saturated Blues at core, infused with Rock n' Roots under her spell

"Blues Music spreads the message of Unity, Love and a knowing that we are all in this thing called life, struggling, doing the best we can and ultimately we have each other. No matter what age, color or size, you are accepted in the Blues World. When you listen to the Blues it lifts your spirit."

Diana Rein: Queen of Blues Rock Castle

There’s…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian multi-instrumentalist bluesman Al Lerman - an engaging and skilled artist, was founder and leader of FATHEAD

"Good blues players have a way of squeezing life's emotions out of each note by the the way they phrase, bend, slur etc. Blues often tells of woes and adversity, but it also rejoices in feeling good. That's a state of mind."

Al Lerman: Blues With a Whole Lot of Soul

Bluesman AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He was…

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Q&A with Detroit blues guitarist and songwriter Kenny Parker - "Hellfire" Motor City hard-driving blues rocker

"I mostly miss all the characters, the old timers, the real deal blues guys and all the craziness that we all experienced together. The situations we all found ourselves in the good and the lousy gigs. The cool clubs and the shithole clubs.  As for the blues music of the past, I miss the simplicity, the grooves, the soul."

Kenny Parker: Motor City's Hellfire Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with John Dimitriou (owner of Dimitriou's Jazz Alley) - a Seattle jazz music venue that is recognized throughout the US

"True music is a tool to heal and to bring joy to the world."

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley: The Joy of Music

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley is a Seattle institution, but it's really legendary across the United States for its amazing ambiance and the incredible roster of musicians who've graced the stage for 40 years. John Dimitriou went on to open Jazz…

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Q&A with storyteller and songwriter Michele D'Amour - make music that reflects the moments of joy amid times of struggle

"I think that poetry is great training for a songwriter. You learn to use the right word not just for what you are trying to say, but also for the emotion of the song, and for the meter of the song. The lyrics are definitely an important part of my songs. As a child, I loved the lyrics of so many songs I heard, and today I still appreciate a well-written lyric."

Michele D'Amour: The (Music) Love…

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