March 2015 Blog Posts (39)

Interview with multifaceted artist Josh Chambers - his Gonzo style allows to express himself without constraints

"My hope is that people continue to keep their hearts and minds open and let the emotions pour out into something they love."

Josh Chambers: Confessions of an Artist

Josh Chambers is a 31…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 16, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

New York musician Danny Draher talks about Etta James, Paul Butterfield, Bobby Bland, and Allen Toussaint

"Blues n' Jazz continues because it soothes the soul, from the gut to the unconscious."

Danny Draher: Live to Play the Blues

Danny Draher is a guitarist, singer, musical director, consultant and producer.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 16, 2015 at 12:56am — No Comments

Q&A with New York bluesman Tad Robinson -- brings his Soul and Blues sound from Day Into Night

"Blues songs are filled with profound truths about people."

Tad Robinson: Blues Tells The Truth

Tad Robinson was born and raised in New York City, attending school at Indiana University's school of music and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2015 at 11:55pm — No Comments

New York bassman Kenny Aaronson talks about Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles

"Everything (pretty much) is done in computers and music sounds like that."

Kenny Aaronson: Rock & Roll Machine

Kenny Aaronson was born, bread and buttered in Brooklyn, New York. He started playing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2015 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Q&A with British guitarist Ryan Lamb (son of Paul Lamb) was born with the Blues and follow his dream

"Straight to the point …no 'bullshit' … I mean it (Blues) from my heart!"

Ryan Lamb: The Blues Bloodline

British guitarist Ryan (Junior) Lamb was born on 7th July…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Interview with bluesman L.T. 'Chicago Beau' Beauchamp - philosopher and archivist of Afro-American culture

"It must be understood, Blues is much more than music. The Blues touches all of life: love, pain, joy, hate, enrichment, revolution, little and big victories, hope, spirituality, and on and on...."

Chicago Beau: The Nature of Blues Art…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

NY State Blues Hall Of Famer Chaz DePaolo talks about the Blues philosophy and the metaphor for living

"The Blues brings joy to many. It is a not a sad music but is a metaphor for living."

Chaz DePaolo: Enjoy The Music Journey

Chaz DePaolo is a "NY State Blues Hall-Of-Famer" that…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 12, 2015 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Talking with Italian guitarist/singer Menny B. Good (Blackwood) about the Blues and the local scene

"The Blues is the expression of a way of life, and I feel very close to my way of being, is a simple to play, but to do it well you have to have it in your feelings..."

Menny Blackwood: Blues With A Feeling…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Japanese bluesmaster Saiichi Sugiyama - keeper of the late 60s British Blues flame and soul

"It is (Blues) an art form that should be respected. In its purest from, you need to have been born at the time and at the right place to appreciate fully."

Saiichi Sugiyama: The Flame Of Soul…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 11, 2015 at 12:06am — No Comments

Interview with Portuguese pianist/singer Joao Galante - far beyond the common revue of the American songbook

"I think Jazz and Blues are more and more captivating audiences because people are getting tired of plastic sound and they feel the energy and the power generated by this great music."

João Galante: Jazz & Blues A La Carte…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Author Michael Schumacher talks the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg, and the soundtrack of his life

"If given the choice, today’s youth would choose the Beats over Podhoretz by an overwhelming majority. The older following discovered the Beats in their youth and simply continued to enjoy their literature."

Michael Schumacher: Howlin' Lion Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 8, 2015 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Multimedia artist Grant Goodwine talks about Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman, Bukowski, and Beats

"I find it hilarious that People say they are going to be great and achieve the American dream but do nothing to catch it."

Grant Goodwine: Intense And Loud!

Grant Goodwine is an independent…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 7, 2015 at 10:33am — No Comments

Interview with multi-instrumentalist David Philips - mixture of stuffs he loves boiled down to an acoustic guitar

"(Frank) Zappa would come back to life...!"

David Philips: Making A Music Gumbo 

David Philips is every bit the D.I.Y. Musician. Not content writing, recording, producing and mixing his own albums he also…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with blues-rock band of Balkun Brothers (Nick & Steve Balkun) -- one of New England’s premier acts

"The blues has come to me not necessarily just in a musical sense but just through life and experiencing the highs and lows of being a human being."

Balkun Brothers: Expand The Limits

Balkun Brothers is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 5, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Interview with Chicago Blues singer Nora Jean Bruso -- has the wisdom out of which is born the Blues

"I miss the real traditional blues from the past. These days they sing everything and label it as the blues."

Nora Jean Bruso: Born To Sing The Blues

Nora Jean (Wallace) Bruso is a Chicago Blues singer…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 3, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Interview with British multitalented musician Derek Holt, founder member of The Climax Blues Band

"If I could change one thing in the musical world it would be take X Factor, Pop Idol off TV."

Derek Holt: Choruses & Harmonies

British…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with British artist Gill Smith -- the goal of all art is to inspire - as to inspire is to change things

"If the blues touches your heart it gives you a great sense of empowerment and that no matter where life takes you there is always hope, it is a great comfort to me."

Gill Smith: A Labour of Blues Love…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Veteran harmonica master Pete Karnes talks about his experiences and life with the legends of blues

"The blues today are more rock than blues, that's what the club owners think, but what I see is the real blues lovers, love the down home blues."

Pete Karnes: Still Here & Plays The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Veteran NYC bluesman Michael Packer talks about his life on the road with the blues and 'Blues for Peace'

"The blues is a feeling good and bad. It is a way of life"

Michael Packer: Blues For Peace & Life

Michael Packer is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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