April 2017 Blog Posts (8)

Q&A with Idaho-based artist Ken Zabel - his paintings explore a relationship between pop art, outsider art & surrealism

"I think the impact of rock and roll and blues music had on the culture are, the music brought blacks and whites together through their music in a way that had never happened before. Jazz music started it in the 40s' but it really changed in a bigger way when kids discovered all of the great blues artists for the first time. It was a revelation!!"…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Lawrence based blues/rock musician Brody Buster - one of the greatest harmonica players of our time

"I miss the raw sound and emotion of old blues records the new blues today lacks the feeling to me there are a few acts that can pull it off nut not many..."

Brody Buster: Kansas City Blues

Brody Buster…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Q&A with New York-based David "Doc" French plays a wide variety of styles, all firmly rooted in the blues

"To me the blues has always been about commentary and story telling. Speaking up and speaking out. Truthfully. It was a force in reporting on social, personal and political situations and still can be. Times have changed, so the blues specifically, has a greatly reduced impact compared to what it was."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

California saxophonist Albert Quon Wing talks about Frank Zappa, Johnny Guitar Watson and Shuggie Otis

"The musical ramifications of said implications are subjective to the listener. I am only the humble messenger- my mission as a performing musician is, communicate to the listener, encourage them to take flight in their own mind, while they are experiencing my improvisations."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hugh Holmes (aka Professor Harp) has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins.

"The Blues and the socio-racial-politico ramifications....the Blues is first and foremost the ORIGINAL protest music against a corrupt racist system in North America since at least 1619. It is and will always be Black History regardless of commercialism and/or appropriation."

Hugh…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 8, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented bluesman Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child" will be the next “King of the Blues”

"Music has no color and I as stated previously, music is universal."

Mr. Sipp: Living Loving Bluesman

Castro Coleman, a.k.a. Mr. Sipp “Mississippi Blues Child” was born August…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian musician Chris Antonik - innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar

"My hope for the genre is that artists will continue to innovate. You can only play 1,4,5 blues so many times. I think there is an unnecessary pressure on artists from the blues establishment to remain traditional."

Chris Antonik: Blues Monarch…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 4, 2017 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Q&A with talanted guitarist/singer Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues-he lives and breathes the blues

"I do think music is a direct reflection of what’s going on in the world yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I also believe with a powerful song you can sway the direction of a culture, but few have ever done that."

Hector Anchondo: All Directions Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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