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Q&A with Canadian acoustic duo Rott'n Dan & Lightnin' Willy - focusing on Pre-War, Piedmont and Country Blues.

"Blues simplifies and with such emotional fortitude that much of what you speak is broken down to the bear bones. Music of the heart and soul should and does have the power to do such."

Rott'n Dan & Lightnin: Roots Earth Music

Dan and the Lightnin' Willy are an acoustic duo focusing on Pre-War, Piedmont and Country Blues. In doing so they are…

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Q&A with NY-based roots and blues musician Phil Gammage - brings a unique depth and drama to music

"For Americans our Blues, Roots, and Jazz are the music genres that have helped defined us internationally. We’ve exported them as our cultural ambassadors. They’ve given birth to numerous other important styles of music such as rock n roll and soul music. Can you imagine a world without them?"

Phil Gammage: It's Real Good Music

Phil Gammage’s…

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Q&A with Portland-based, Ben Rice - deeply rooted in traditional blues, yet at the same time fiercely original

"I'd like to think that it opens up the opportunity for people from different walks of life to relate and understand each other's life experience and stories. This music is very much a personal and societal expression of what it means to go through life's ups and downs and come out the other side better."

Ben Rice: Rising Blues Star

Ben Rice has…

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Q&A with West Africa singer/songwriter Justina Lee Brown - living her life and telling her real story through her music

"Activism is an ack we all should carry everyday until every human is in peace with love in these beautiful world of ours. When I have a chance to change something to become better, I take the chance and that is my inspiration. (Doing and not just complain about anything.)"

Justina Lee Brown: Music, Love & Unity

Justina Lee Brown, a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Greek singer and songwriter Remi & the road - Folk, Country, Americana and Blues tales on the road

"Music is all about emotional impact. It is a superpower that once you know how to wield, things change forever. You have the power to make people cry in an instant or laugh or feel certain feelings. You cannot let that go unnoticed and you certainly cannot occupy yourself with art that does not trigger such emotions."

Remi: The Troubadour & The Road…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 12, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Sacramento blues woman Val Starr - has experienced a lifetime of music both as a performer and music industry executive

"My hopes are that the blues are discovered by a new generation and my fears are that the “gatekeepers of the blues” will not accept new and innovative blues expressions."

Val Starr: Lighter Side of The Blues 

Val Starr has experienced a lifetime of music both as a performer and music industry executive. Raised in southern California, Val started…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 11, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jazz pianist, organist, composer Ryan Slatko - his creative drive comes from many musical heroes

"I would just make people more open-minded. I would want people to be more receptive to new music, and ask that they be willing to challenge their own ideals. I feel that the music industry has gotten stagnant, and I believe this basic notion of shaking things up would help change that for the better."

Ryan Slatko: Black & White Jazz Keys…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jim Roberts, routed in the deep south and midwest where Americana and Blues define the landscape

For me “Blues” is about the human life experience set to music. In that sense, all musicians who play from the heart and soul are playing "the blues."

Jim Roberts: On The Highway from Detroit City to Mississippi and Beyond

Jim Roberts and The Resonants have arrived on the musical scene. Their sound is firmly routed in the deep south and midwest where…

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Q&A with Israeli born guitarist Assaf Kehati - mixes elegance, lyricism and hard swing in his compositions and playing

"Music is after all a community thing - expression, friendships and joy. Work hard, but don't be too serious and always be nice to your peers and grateful that you can do this - playing music."

Assaf Kehati: Jazz & Velour Dreams

Assaf Kehati is a Brooklynite jazz guitarist and composer. He is dedicated to his craft, has a keen sense of style,…

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Q&A with David Cross: YES (Peter Banks) and KING CRIMSON (David Cross) members Collaborate on the new album "Crossover"

"Music is part of culture and both reflects and has an impact on society, sometimes it leads trends and at other times it follows on from events. I just hope that my music is strong enough to be part of that process."

David Cross & Peter Banks: Crossover

David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and the late Peter Banks was the…

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Q&A with Jay Gordon, moved the blues forward to the 21st century, infusing the music with the fire and power of rock

"Blues is all about Freedom, there are no rules, music doesn't lie to you when it sounds good it is good and when it's bad is bad. No matter what you think or what anyone else thinks in every generation the counterculture just changes with the way the world."

Jay Gordon: Slide Rules & Blues Party

Jay Gordon grew up in Chicago, the center of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 7, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian singer Kellylee Evans - everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight

"I think music on a whole has the power to distract, to uplift, to enlighten, to soothe. It’s so amazing. I’m happy to be a conduit of that light and sound."

Kellylee Evans: Jazz With Soul

Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Algerian born (France-based) Karim Albert Kook - born with the blues, the adventures in music of peace

"For my part, the blues contribute to the mixture of communities they come from Europe (French Huguenots and Calvinists, German Lutherans, Irish Catholic, Askhenaz Jews or Greek Italian Sephardim) from Africa by human trafficking by deporting ethnic groups who weren't brought together so quickly ... the blues turned into a universal musical playground."

Karim Albert Kook: The Blues…

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Q&A with Italian musician Max Arrigo, the founder of the Nandha Blues a classic rock band with a southern flavour

"Rock in the 60s had the important task of generating the consciousness of young people who until then did not exist as such. It represents a form of rebellion that slowly, over the decades, has been taken away from young people who are currently without the tools they need to change the world. Rock and its philosophy must return to the heritage of young people if we wish for real change."

Nandha…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 3, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Australian blues musician MattyT Wall -- ignite his imagination and give power to his art

"Blues is really the strongest connection in music between black and white and goes to show that music does not discriminate, neither should we."

Matty T Wall: Transpacific Blues Under The Southern Cross

The career of Australian blues-barnstormer, Matty T Wall, has been on a rising path since his debut album, 2016’s Blue Skies, was…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Mexican musician, Roberto Rivelino (Los Blueserables) - one of the obligatory references of blues in Latin America

"In my opinion, the blues goes beyond being a mere structure, or a musical genre; it is an essence. An essence that is in the heart of the human being; so, in the experiences, the blues is present."

Roberto Rivelino: The Poetic Blues

Roberto Rivelino, originally from Mexico City, with more than 12 years of residence in San Luis Potosí, he is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 31, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Japanese blues woman, Nacomi Tanaka - deep and natural voice, laid-back guitar, and warm personality

"That means Blues has more impact to express your feeling to people. Blues is delivery. Easy to dance, easy to clap, easy to make noise, it is the music for everyone. I want Blues to tie all people together. It could be a common language all over the world."

Nacomi Tanaka: The Blues of Rising Sun

Nacomi Tanaka is a Japanese leading blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 29, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with supremely gifted artist Maya Rae - one of Canada’s top new Jazz musicians, with a soul that belies her age

"Jazz is definitely a specific genre and sound but something I love to do is cross genres by mixing various sounds. Jazz as a genre has definitely broadened over the past 50 years."

Maya Rae: A New Jazz Star Is Born

Vancouver-based, 17 year-old singer, musician and composer, Maya Rae, is an incredibly gifted artist with a soul that belies her age.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with cosmopolitan musician Kleopas - Greek origins melodies as well as his deep love for world music.

“Music is one of the strongest ways to unite humanity beyond boarders. We have also to consider music as a medicine which helps the soul to feel better and that leads to a healthier human and therefore a healthier society.”

Thanasis Kleopas: Cultural Crossroads

Kleopas is a self-taught Greek cosmopolitan musician. He has traveled, lived and played…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Florida-based Bill Blue, one of the original blues road warriors, crackles with energy and edgy guitars

"Blues was Black people's music. It brought Black people's struggles into the consciousness of White America. I think it was Keith Richards who said that Blues was America's greatest gift to the world."

Bill Blue: The King of Crazy Town

Bill Blue born in Aberdeen N.Carolina and raised in Yorktown VA, Bill first picked up a guitar when he was at…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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