March 2014 Blog Posts (39)

Interview with Arkansas multi-talented Rachel Fields - rooted deeply in Blues, Gospel, Folk & Roots music

"I miss that good music use to be on top! It was about the music years ago. Now it is not, now it is about the image or the 'hook' or the money." 

Rachel Fields: Heartbreak Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2014 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Interview with Canadian Blues/Rock musician Julian Paul Bennett - music connection with human emotions

"I think the future is bright for musicians as long as whatever advances in technology serve the human need to stay human and create human emotional music."

Julian Paul Bennett: Blues Meets Rock…

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Ben Granfelt 20th aniversary tour

Ben Granfelt has released a new album and he's back on the road again with his new four piece band.

Added by Riku Rassi on March 13, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

Interview with Puertorican Joe Taino - His amazing and wizardry style made him the highlight of NY scene

"The blues is a feeling deep inside from your heart to your guts and back up your spine."

Joe Taino: Caribbean Blues

Joe Taino’s interested in music became at the age of 9 after watching…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 12, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Vicky Martin of Delta Ladies - a multi-instrumental duo with two lovely London ladies

"Three words – swing / soul / pentatonic – these things are the roots that connect all those musics and all the folk musics of the world."

Vicky Martin: The Delta Lady

Delta Ladies are a…

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Interview with Italian jazz bass player Marco Marzola - carries the artistically rich lineage of Jazz

"Jazz is, however, their music and culture, but also in Europe has been learned  this music, but in any case the music is music, there is the good and bad music, it depend who does it."

Marco Marzola: Walkin with the Jazz…

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Interview with Jason Stein - focus on the bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument

"It's (Jazz) thrilling to see people make things up on the fly. Improvisation is such a natural part of being alive and being human and it's an amazing thing to see people improvising on their instruments."

Jason Stein: Jazz This Time…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 11, 2014 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Interview with lightshow artist musician Marc L. Rubinstein of Pig Light Show, a visual analog to the music

"Psychedelic is a frame of mind, available to anyone, and attainable without drugs if you are open to and desirous of more than what faces the average person."

Marc L. Rubinstein: See the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Polypragmon Austin Jimmy Murphy talks about the wide range of his activities and the history of Blues

"Playing blues is not as easy as many may think. It isn’t a game of speed, it’s a game of intense logic."

Austin Jimmy Murphy: Blues Traveler

Austin Jimmy Murphy was…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with world fusion artist Harry Manx - an “essential link” between the music of East and West

"The Blues is very old if we consider that it originated in Africa and Indian music is also very ancient. The depth that comes from age is found in both styles."

Harry Manx: Om Mysticssippi Ohm…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Windy City guitarist Joe Moss, one of the hardest-working performers on the blues circuit

"I loved playing in Europe. Europeans listen better and are very respectful of our music."

Joe Moss: Marathon Runner of Blues

Few up and coming young blues performers walk the walk to the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 6, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Blues n' Rock guitarist Conrad Oberg talks about Hubert Sumlin, Morgan Freeman and Woodstock 2009

"Rock and Blues music is a tradition that keeps evolving into different things, so I think that it stays relevant." 

Conrad Oberg: Peace & Rock n' Roll

Conrad Oberg was born in the Summer…

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Ile Kallio Big Rock Band

I saw Ile Kallio Big Rock Band on wednesday the 5th of March at Tavastia Club Helsinki. It was their first public gig. They were awesome! I haven't felt such passion for ages.

Added by Riku Rassi on March 6, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Veteran singer-songwriter John Cee Stannard talks about the British folk and blues movement of 60s

"The main philosophy is not to over philosophize, but just have fun and give yourself the freedom to wander, musically, down that road, but without the heavy load."

John Cee Stannard: Folky Albion Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with guitarist Ira Stanley of Dixie Peach - a group that doing what they like best: playing Blues

"Blues music requires you to dig deep into your heart if it is to be genuine."

Dixie Peach: Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

Dixie Peach is a group of accomplished musicians doing what they like best: playing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 5, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Interview with versatile jazz guitarist Wayne Goins, an active researcher and lecturer of music education

"Blues is in the blood of America, and Jazz is the only truly American art form we have, you know."

Wayne E. Goins: The Art of Jazz and the Blues Way of Life

Professor Wayne E. Goins, owner of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments

Interview with Spanish music writer and scholar Josep Pedro, administrator of website Blues Vibe

"Blues was revolutionary because it introduced something new, a language that combined the tragedies and the triumphs in one and that was developed by black slave descendants and offered to the world."

Josep Pedro: Blues Vibe With No Limits…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2014 at 3:36am — No Comments

Interview with Rev. Yolanda aka Roger Anthony Mapes, a versatile artist, activist and spiritual person

"Music reflects that process. Music is Inspiration itself. It is The Universal Life Force Energy expressing Itself as Music through me."

Rev. Yolanda: Divine Creative Impulse

Rev. Yolanda aka Roger…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments

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