April 2019 Blog Posts (8)

Q&A with Swiss band of Ellis Mano Band (Chris Ellis & Edis Mano), a right colleagues with Blues/Soul/Rock

"Blues... is a bridge, it connects. As I said I believe in a musical universal language that can overcome barriers, and I think the blues is part of that."

Ellis Mano Band: Rockin' The Blues

To use a label such as "Supergroup“, especially in the rather small European Blues and Rock music scene (Switzerland) is indeed something to be carefully…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Buffalo Music Hall of Famer singer Patti Parks - creator of the Nurs'n Blues Music Fest

"My hopes are that  Blues music remains as pure as possible and that performers are listen to based on their talents...not their age, where they live, culture, sex or size."

Patti Parks: Oh, Pretty Woman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

British artist & printmaker Gini Wade talks about her artwork, rock counterculture, the folk tales of world, and King Crimson

"Music and dance brings humans together, so I see it as profoundly unifying - transcending race."

Gini Wade: Music of Art, Art of Life

Gini Wade studied printmaking and graphic design at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (now Central St Martins) and worked as an illustrator and childrens’ book author for many years. She was a post-graduate…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 22, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cultural critic, academic and musician Casey Rae talks about the Beat Generation and the cult of Rock n' Roll

"Actually, the nature of freedom has long been debated, and I’m not going to solve it here. But I do believe the Beats advanced a more universal notion of freedom, a kind of animating spirit. And that spirit inhabits more than literature—music is also key to its transmission. That spirit has dimmed in our current times. But existence is cyclical, and there is always renewal."

Casey Rae: Let The Rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 20, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with German guitarist Jimmy Reiter - firmly rooted in the tradition of Blues and R&B, but with a fresh style

"The Blues is incredibly great at connecting people of different generations, origins and cultural backgrounds, so it can help to integrate people. All music can do that, but what I keep noticing about the Blues especially is that it touches people no matter if they’re 8 or 80 years old - everybody can relate to it."

Jimmy Reiter: Blues Is The Key…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with UK harp player Liam Ward - bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues

"I don't fear especially for blues, but the music scene as a whole is having a tough time - both recorded and live music are not valued as they once were. Let's write a blues song about it!"

Liam Ward: British Uprising of The Blues

The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues! Dance the night away to…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with West Coast harmonica player John Clifton, one of those rare musicians that has dedicated himself to the Blues

"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."

John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues

Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere (Release Date April 19th), the latest album from John…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Veteran harmonica player Mark Adams talks about the Blues, Nick Gravenites, Bloomfield and the 1960s

"The blues is not just music; it is a point of view, a friend, a source of humor.  In the day-to-day world it can be a constant companion. It brings with it a relationship for the self, and the ability to make the best of things, whatever, come what may."

Mark Adams: Blues Breaths

Mark Adams was raised and where he honed his craft. Influenced by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 5, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

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