March 2013 Blog Posts (39)

Serbian poet Nina Zivancevic talks about the Beat culture, Cohen, Ginsberg, Corso, and Herbert Huncke

"An absolute freedom of expression, as I had learned from my great mentors, Allen and Ira Cohen that to be “beat” was really to be free (also Dylan and Joplin)"

Nina Zivancevic: Balkan Dakini

Nina Zivancevic, a prominent Serbian poet, novelist,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dave Edmunds in Logomo

The gig was great. He was in good shape. He played lot's of Chuck Berry stuff and he even played Sabredance. How can anyone play so fast and furious? "Amazing" and "Awesome" are words that are so overused in the English language, but in the case of Dave Edmunds, they're warranted!

Added by Riku Rassi on March 31, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Canadian Chris Antonik, one from the best new artists with moral code in the blues world

"I think the key distinction these days needs to be made between traditional and contemporary blues."

Chris Antonik: Talkin with the Blues

In 2010, Canadian blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 29, 2013 at 12:35am — No Comments

An Interview with Blues diva Lady "A", one of Seattle's hottest deliver a mixture of Blues/Soul and Funk

"You can do so much with the blues that it’ll never fade away - Too many layers stories to tell through the blues."

Lady "A": Blues diva makes music gumbo

Pacific NW Blues Diva Lady "A" White heads up…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 28, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

An Interview with French artist Jean-Claude Legros, a century of blues painted with passion and originality

"You can find blues molecule in almost any form of popular music created on our planet since 50 years."

Jean - Claude Legros: Musical Colors

Jean - Claude Legros is a painter - blues man. A…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 28, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

A Tribute to Gregory Corso: A Traveler Who Trusted The Bend In The Road - Part 2

“Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power” - Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso: A Traveler Who Trusted The Bend In The Road…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Tribute to Gregory Corso: A Traveler Who Trusted The Bend In The Road - Part 1

“A free spirit is a divine fuck-up! Be a star-screwer!” - Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso: A Traveler Who Trusted The Bend In The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 26, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview with Aussie Michael Vdelli, frontman of rock band VDELLI, a trio with rare quality and substance

"Blues music has helped me to find what I like and dislike in this world. By this I mean that I like real people and real things, not superficial gimmicks, products or people."

Michael Vdelli: Down Under Flames

VDELLI are a unique three-piece rock band of rare quality…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 25, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Golda Foundation founder, Robert Yarra talks about Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Arts, and Beat family

"Imagine a world without paintings and books and dance, without theater and all the arts. What a barren wasteland this world would be without all this beauty. This is the stuff of life."

Robert Yarra:  Art is Essential to Life…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 25, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hotshot guitarist Noah Wotherspoon from Ohio talks about Sumlin, "Blue" Bland, slide, and E.A. Poe

"The blues is so elemental.. it's like earth, water, air, fire and it never seems to die."

Noah Wotherspoon: A Blue Star Born

Noah Wotherspoon hails from Dayton, Ohio. At the age of eleven, his brother bought him a guitar.…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 23, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Pastor/author/songwriter & guitarist Rev. Jimmie Bratcher talks about his journey in the Blues world

"The Gospel is about love and struggle to make that love possible. Isn’t that what the blues is about too?"

Rev. Jimmie Bratcher: Blues Mission

The Blues are all…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 21, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Interview with Connecticut-based Jay Willie Blues Band: Jay Willie, Bob Callahan, and Bobby T Torello

"The blues is to music like flour is to pizza. You can put whatever layers you want on top but the foundation is still the same."

Jay Willie Blues Band:  Real Not Faking…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Talking with Lee Conklin, one of the great psychedelic artists, from Fillmore's posters to illustration work

Bad laws and evil wars are the connection to "underground culture" in my life, a kind of religious persecution that has kept us out of the mainstream.

Lee Conklin: Cyberdelic…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 20, 2013 at 12:41am — No Comments

Writer / academic John Tytell talks about the Beats, Greenwich Village, Orpheus and George Katsimbalis

"Sometimes, as cultural priorities become frozen and static, we need a few antinomians to shake things up and cause change."

John Tytell: When the Angels Sing

John…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 19, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Interview with guitarist/songwriter Dave MacKenzie, a knight of metal-bodied dobros and blues roots music

"The feeling of the blues has changed as the times have changed; this is music that was designed to meet the needs of the people. As their needs have changed, so has the blues."

Dave MacKenzie: Music City Bluesman…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 18, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments

An Interview with Bea B & The Axxmann: Soulful with a touch of blues and blues with a whole lot of soul

"I think the blues will always be around because the music is so passionate and sometimes very personal."

Bea B & The Axxmann: Long live the Blues

The collaboration started in February of 2010 with a chance…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 18, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Talking with musician and artist Peter Brötzmann, a prominent figure in contemporary improvised music

"We have to understand the history of Jazz-music, it's American music and we Europeans shouldn't be so ignorant and forget it all the time, without the blues, the swing and be-bop I wouldn't be able to do what I try to do."

Peter Brötzmann: Walking in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 17, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with multitalent Ira Walker, a true organic example of when Soul meets Roots

"Southern Soul …like a room full of folks laughing, you know you’re at the right place at the right time! You can't make an appointment!"

Ira Walker: The Truth of Southern Soul

Recently…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 16, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Interview with singer/songwriter Sunday wilde, a rare voice from the primal soul and emotionally charged lyrics

"Blues is about sharing and releasing our pain out of our bodies."

Sunday Wilde: Into The Blues Emotions

Sunday wilde is from the wilds of a small northern Ontario town, Canada, but she has been…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Versatile George Koumantzelis talks about the music, acid culture, Jack Kerouac and his Greek friends

"Jack Kerouac loved the sound of music – especially JAZZ music, and Be-Bop music in particular. He would type his books, at times, listening to jazz music."

George Nicholas Koumantzelis: …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 14, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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