March 2018 Blog Posts (14)

Web content manager Akis Evenis (artXpress) talks about the rock counterculture, Christopher Lee and Frank Zappa

"Music and, in general, artistic expression within communities has a significant impact on the development of societies. Interculturalism, the development of dialogue between communities through their cultural and cultural elements, paves the way for freedom of expression, the defense of civil liberties and human rights, acceptance and integration."

Akis Evenis: Music In The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 31, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based Matt Isbell (Ghost Town Blues Band) - intimate knowledge of blues, rock and improvisational jams

"The blues is life. Good or bad, anyway you cut it. It's what you've been served."

Ghost Town Blues Band:

Backstage Pack... At The Crossroads...

Beale Street’s latest success story and 2014 International Blues Challenge 2nd Place Winner wass Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa’s blues band,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 27, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

East Coast guitarist Tim Woods talks about Honeyboy Edwards, John Lee Hooker, Ken Kesey and Macon scene

"I would like to see the blues continue to grow and expand. I see so many young people playing an old blues song and giving it their signature - creating variations."

Tim Woods: The Alchemist of Blues

Tim Woods has been singing and playing acoustic and electric guitar for over 25 years, and has…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 27, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with LA based singer Teresa James - roadhouse vibe with soulful music that makes you feel good

"Roots music has always had a strong impact on society by pointing out social injustice and galvanizing people to action against political and cultural situations that cause harm to others."

Teresa James: Blues In Babylon

Teresa James was…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 25, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with genuine musical journeyman, Kris Lager - brings a feel good musical experience everywhere he goes

"Music unites us and allows us to see past our differences. It allows us to articulate our thoughts and feelings and convey them to each other. Music has advanced our awareness on issues of race, gender equality, the plight of the poor and so much more."

Kris Lager: Love Songs & Life Lines

A genuine musical…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 24, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian singer and producer Luca Sapio (Blind Faith Records) - true and real lover of soul music

"No more boundaries. Nothing like the blues, the soul and the jazz crashed the thick wall of discrimination and racial prejudice."

Luca Sapio: The Blind Faith Of Soul

Italian Luca Sapio mostly known as a singer he is also a producer and an engineer. He owns a studio full of sweet vintage gear. His goal is to find the missing link between the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 23, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with The Bush League - heady mélange of funk, soul, gospel, and rock all wrapped up in the love of the blues

"When you consider the roots of the blues and the fact that there is a place in blues and blues rock for people and groups to recite the more divisive rhetoric of the day and be taken seriously, ..and are popular, …in these genres, you can see that it’s ok that you can get out of The Blues what you want nowadays."

The Bush League: RVABlues

The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 23, 2018 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Q&A with Twin Cities' singer Joyann Parker - bring the Blues, Soul and Rock n' roll in her unique hot style

"Blues and soul music have always been genres that have united people across all of the lines that typically divide. If you look back at the history of places like FAME Studios and Stax Records, you see people from all different walks of life working together."

Joyann Parker: Love American songbook

Hopeless Romantic Records is proud to…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-instrumentalist based in Portland Oregon, Kathryn Grimm - who has had a colorful journey

"All those styles of music historically have pushed the boundaries forcing the truth on people to think, act, learn, change. I was just watching the Earth Song video by Michael Jackson. Wow, that is powerful. First it takes artists brave enough to tell the truth, then the media’s willingness to put it out there."

Kathryn Grimm: Electric Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Carolyn Gaines, was born into the blues as the daughter of the great guitarist-singer Roy Gaines

"Maybe, One day a change will appear out of the Sky for all the women who sings the Blues."

Carolyn Gaines: The Blues Singer

Carolyn Gaines was born into the blues as the daughter of the great guitarist-singer Roy Gaines who was superstar Diana Ross and Billie Holiday’s guitarist. In addition, her uncle is saxophonist Grady Gaines, who worked with…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with veteran musician Jack Wargo, a.k.a. Guitar Jack - blend of rhythm n' blues, soul and the blues.

"The racial, political socio-scene has more affect on the blues culture. It’s getting harder for the average person to make ends meet. The music is some relief from the day-to-day struggle. There are a lot of blues societies and people involved in supporting the blues but they are basically just maintaining, working hard, keeping the blues alive and well!"

Guitar Jack Wargo: Keepin It…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2018 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Interview with singer/saxophonist Gus Spenos - knows how to make the listeners to want to move and groove

"What I miss about music of the past is the musicianship, style and character of the musicians. Music relied less on engineers, over dubbing and electronic wizardry."

Gus Spenos: Let The Fun Times Roll!!

Gus Spenos is a killer sax player who fronts a monster big band outta the Indianapolis area. He’s one of those guys that has a velvety-smooth…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 6, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Legendary frontman of The Fuzztones, Rudi Protrudi talks about the Rock Counterculture, NYC and Screamin' Jay Hawkins

"I would hope that people would finally have enough of this homogenized crap they pawn off as music nowadays and demand something substantial. But that's highly doubtful."

Rudi Protrudi:

The Dark Zone of High Energy Rock n' Roll

THE FUZZTONES' Dark Zone, finally on…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 3, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Midwest bluesman Reverend Raven - traditional blues, straight up with big dose of passion

"I’ve learned that the music gives a voice to how I’m feeling about myself or the world around me. The blues gives meaning to my memories and life’s experiences."

Reverend Raven: Smokin' Passion

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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