April 2016 Blog Posts (23)

Blues Hall of Fame Greece presents BLUES FOR PEACE, a global movement started by Michael Packer

“This land is your land, this land is my land…This land was made for you and me” (Woody Guthrie)

BLUES IN GREECE FOR PEACE

Blues Hall of Fame, Athens…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Cole and Logan Layman (In Layman Terms) - They are young, passionate, and all about the blues

"Blues music not only gives you knowledge about the horrendous experiences that occurred back then, but also teaches you how to sing soulfully."

In Layman Terms: All About The Blues

Cole and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 28, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Q&A with Native American bluesman Cooper "CW" Ayon - deeply rooted in the Blues and Mississippi Hills

"I believe that music is ingrained in our DNA as humans and is therefore very important to our survival. In other words, it gives us a rhythm to live our lives by."

Cooper "CW" Ayon: Great Spirit's Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 26, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Q&A with double-bass phenomenon Adam Ben Ezra - combining elements of modern jazz, rock and world music

"Music highlights the beauty and the magic of each culture and it’s a way for people to connect emotionally to different kinds of societies."

Adam Ben Ezra: Can't Stop Freedom

Double-Bass phenomenon,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 26, 2016 at 1:09pm — No Comments

An Interview with blues activist Debbie Bond, a musician from Alabama with deeply flavored in the blues

"Definitely the whole cathartic soul medicine of the blues is what pulled me in. The emotional healing that the music can do for you."

Debbie Bond: Sweet Blues Alabama

Singer, guitar player…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Minnesota based musician Mark Cameron - original blues with strong melodies and memorable lyrics

"The impact of the Blues is positive for everything. I don’t know any racists that love the Blues because that would also likely make them hypocrites as well."

Mark Cameron: Hipster Boogie Groove…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 24, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

American cartoonist animator Jim Siergey talks about the music, literature, underground comix and counterculture

"Both music and literature have triggered and influenced many an idea. I reference those two art forms in much of my work, often a touch too esoterically perhaps but, as I said, I need to please myself. One doesn’t want to be too obvious."

Jim Siergey: Co(s)mic Jet Lag…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 22, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Premier guitarist Mike Eldred talks about Baptist Town, Elvis, Jimmie Vaughan, Scotty Moore & his Triumph

"Blues is all about the struggle between what I want to do, and what I end up doing. Good and evil, right and wrong, happiness and pain."

Mike Eldred: Americana Blues Roots…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 22, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with musician/author Britta Lee Shain - The female lovechild of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits & Leonard Cohen

"Music is the universal language, and like humor, it is one of the fastest delivery systems for affecting social change."

Britta Lee Shain: What The Heart Wants

Britta Lee Shain was born…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 21, 2016 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary bluesman Benny Turner - Freddie King's brother established an unique style and groove

"My fear is that authentic blues, which is pure American music, will be lost completely in future generations as it has already started to be lost today."

Benny Turner: Blues Groove Never Gone…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 20, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Onno Smit, Paul Willemsen & Michelle David (The Gospel Sessions) - another side of gospel music

"Gospel, soul, blues was always a force in our lives where we governed ourselves accordingly. Negro spirituals derived from the hardship of those who were being oppressed for the purpose of someone else's glorification."

The Gospel Sessions: Music From…

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Versatile guitarist Jeff Pevar talks about Ray Charles, Miles Davis, and his experiences in music industry

"A music is a place to pour your love and your passion into, so in the big picture it’s all the same on a spiritual and emotional level. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s one of the great things about music too."

Jeff Pevar: The…

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Q&A with canadian Terry Blankley - music with an honesty and soul that only years of experience can bring

"Jazz and Blues are highly emotional art forms as are any and all types of music."

Terry Blankley: Shallow North Blues

Terry Blankley, AKA TerryB is a Canadian songwriter, singer and keyboard player. He…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 17, 2016 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Q&A with Sandy Wild (& The Wild Wombats) -- New female Rockabilly & Rock n' Roll sensation from Germany

"Rock'n'Roll ain't politcal! It is about having fun and feeling good, no matter if you are poor or rich, black, yellow, red, white or green, and no matter to which god you pray! It is just that if you don't like Elvis we can't be friends!"

Sandy Wild: Rock n' Roll…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 14, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Multi-talented respected artist Peter D. Harper talks about the world blues fusion, love, peace & freedom

"I think that the Europeans really respect musicians and really appreciate what they do. They have a deep and serious passion for the blues."

Harper: The Dreamtime Of Blues 

Harper is one of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Southern bluesman Jontavious Willis, a natural musician taking the blues world to another level

"The blues has always talked about injustice and modern times. This is another reason I sing them because blues relate to today’s society just as much as it did during the Jim Crow era."

Jontavious Willis: True Blues Prodigy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 12, 2016 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Interview with Mexican musician Carlos Medina Mendoza -- classic blues, boogie and rock tunes with no limits

"The lines that connects Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, BB King, Jimi Hendrix and many more is the raw roots and sincerity in this form of music where a single note can say more than words."

Carlos Medina Mendoza: State of Flux…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 11, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Alabama guitarist Bill Hinds talks about Roy Orbison, Denise LaSalle and the legend of Muscle Shoals music

"I miss better radio. It used to be that you could actually discover good music on the radio. Now it’s all the same bubblegum. And there’s not much blood and sweat in music these days."

Bill Hinds: The Sweet Sound of Alabama…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 11, 2016 at 11:05am — No Comments

Q&A with American roots artist Vikki Lee - an accomplished, entertaining, dynamic and versatile musician

"It’s never been easy being taken seriously as a female in a man’s world...and music is no different. So much of a woman's so-called talent is based oh how she looks, dresses, etc. and that isn't fair!"

Vikki Lee: The Blues of Catharsis…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 8, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

Veteran bluesman Li'l Ronnie Owens talks about EllerSoul label, Big Walter Horton and the Blues Foundation

"I learned early on the healing powers of music. Blues music is life, the good the bad, the suffering and hard times that touches us all. It may be relative but no one goes untouched. Blues music is medicine for the soul."

Li'l Ronnie Owens: Big True Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 6, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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