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Q&A with singer/songwriter Kat Riggins - bluesy songstress with rockstar flair and a hip-hop heartbeat - music is her passion

"To me, the Blues is a living thing. It has the ability to soothe souls, ignite relationships, break and mend hearts… The Blues is vintage and timeless all in one."

Kat Riggins: Eclectic Things Of Blues

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background…

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Q&A with British blues musician Norman Beaker - kept his signature sound alive throughout his career around the world

"Blues is a great outlet for your emotions, after a gig you feel like you have emptied your soul"

Norman Beaker: British Blues Crusader

Norman "Beaker" is a British guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer, who has been involved in the British blues scene since the early 1970s. The Norman Beaker Band has toured and recorded with many…

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Q&A with Susannah Blinkoff (aka Susannah B) - refreshing yet nostalgic time capsule of musical brilliance.

"I know that many things in our society have improved over the last 100 years for women, as they have for people of color and the LBGT community. I also know that not nearly enough has changed. I am stunned and heartbroken by the way-too-many examples of how women, as well as black/Jewish/Asian/LGBT/Native American/disabled/immigrant people… are preyed upon and abused every day."

Susannah B: Girl…

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Q&A with French-Greek artist Sissy Piana - tribute to artists who have accompanied and inspired her throughout her life

"Classical music such as Mozart, Schubert, Bach and so on, is so technical and savant. I love it. But Rock and Blues are the two kinds that make a real difference in my everyday life. There are many other things I am worried about for the future. Art Will always bring emotions in this world."

Sissy Piana: Freedom, Art & Rock n' Roll

Born in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 11, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, achieved fame as the drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, released the lost home-studio album, Magic Window

"I want to give them something positive to think about. Music is art. Art is in the eye or ear in this case, of the beholder. We’ve seen it in our shows with Revisited and in the old days with Revival, music that pounds you in the chest, its rock and roll after all, not opera, it’s something powerful and something that makes your heart beat, something that excites you, something that makes you think, but you don’t know that you’re thinking, sparks your…

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Saxophonist Ben Perkoff talks about Gravenites, Bloomfield, Butterfield, Big Mama Thorton and Albert Collins

"Music has the power to heal, to inspire and to create joy. I hope to be able to do this to people when I play my saxophone!"

Ben "King" Perkoff: Honker and Shouter

The saxophonist Ben "King" Perkoff was born in 1953 in Santa Monica, California -what he does with his exceptional feeling for tradition and music makes him THE "Honker…

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Q&A with John Hackett, known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist

"We live in such dark times with all the suffering caused by this terrible virus that people need hope. Certainly what I hear in good music is a sense of the possibility of a better, more loving world."

John Hackett: The Human Voice of Music

John Hackett is known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Greece-based band of Noma Nloko - love for Blues but without being limited by any particular music form or genre.

"Blues and Rock demolished ill-minded stereotypes, promoting equality amongst all people. It combined elements of various cultures from around the world, undermining the concept of borders while appreciating the importance of every culture alone. It's music made by the people, for the people."

Noma Nloko: Mojo Working Blues

Noma Nloko is a trio,…

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Q&A with Colin Hart, the former Deep Purple and Rainbow tour manager devoted over thirty years of his life to these great rock musicians.

"I think music is still having the desired affect on people. It can take away sadness, bring people together, express love and hope. There is nothing quite like a stroll down a musical memory lane to stir the emotions."

Colin Hart: A Rock n' Roll Life

In July 1971 Colin Hart, a Geordie lad from South Shields, was on his first tour of America…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 5, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Texas bluesman Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones talks about Freddie King, Katie Webster, Musselwhite and Lone Star scene

"The Blues is true to life as we live it. Because it is deep rooted in the fiber of man, it is a part of living. All the situations you deal with daily are in the blues."

Andrew ‘Jr.Boy’ Jones: A True Bluesman

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his mother Gladys, who was a single parent after divorcing her husband…

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Q&A with Zoot Money, quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the 1960s

"Music MUST be used to bring people together and should be introduced to children, so they can understand what ' harmony' really means. It also helps with mental arithmetic."

Zoot Money: Let The Big Times Roll

Quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the early 1960s, Zoot Money was born George Bruno Money on…

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Q&A with Japanese amazing musician Shoji Naito - authoritatively knows the delicate nuances of the Chicago blues

"I have been playing the blues in Chicago since 1998 and even since then many things have changed. There are fewer and fewer people playing the traditional style of Chicago Blues like I like to play. I am hopeful that there will always be people who enjoy live music and I want to be playing the style I learned from the greats."

Shoji Naito: Chicago Blues Gem…

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Q&A with veteran Canadian saxophonist Pat Carey - a Maple Blues Award Winner, busy freelance musician, producer, educator

"I believe that the music that I play affects people by lifting their spirits.  Blues, contrary to some opinions, is meant to lift the spirit, not dampen it. By being 100% committed to what I do and being able to express that through music and through my passion for music I think helps raise people up."

Pat Carey: Maple Jazz & Blues Navigator…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 3, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran British musician Mick Gallagher - keeps the flame of the Animals and the Blockheads alive

"Music emphatically affects people whether I want it to or not. It’s a language that speaks through mood and emotion across all borders and even species. It stimulates, heals and informs. Music is an incomparable communicator. An expression of being human."

Mick Gallagher: Spiritual Rock n' Roll

Mickey Gallagher born 29 October 1945 in Newcastle…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 1, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Reese Wynans, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and world-renowned Nashville-based keyboardist

"Music, like other art forms, allows beauty and feeling out into the world. When I play, I want it to be memorable. I’m expressing my inner most feelings."

Reese Wynans: Sweet Soul Feeling

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and world-renowned Nashville-based keyboardist Reese Wynans released his first-ever solo album Sweet Release (2019),…

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Versalite artist Van Dyke Parks talks about the Beats, Horatius, Sinatra, Pythagoras, Ry Cooder; and the 60s

"The Arts are not a decoration. They are not to follow the understanding of political curves. The Arts are hear to inform the body politic—-to inform as well as entertain—and to resist authority if it doesn’t stand inspection."

Van Dyke Parks: Make The World More Beautiful

Van Dyke Parks established a recording career as artist,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 29, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Interview with former Youngblood, "Banana" aka Lowell Levinger - old time gem roots music and real stories

"Blues has been a guiding force in my life and without it I don’t know what would have happened to me."

Lowell Levinger: Down To The Roots

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the founding of The Youngbloods, at age 75, Lowell Levinger (aka Banana from the Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing better than ever. Penning his own…

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Legendary West Coast musician Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin) talks about the magic and music of the 60s

"I've learned that if you focus on music as a craft, you have a better chance to have real art happen to you."

Bill Champlin: The Son of Rock n' Roll

Bill Champlin’s musical career began in 1961 when he formed a band called the Opposite Six. A year later he began writing music. After forming the Sons of Champlin in 1967 he focused his songwriting…

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Multi-talented artist Jim Schwall (of Siegel-Schwall) talks about the Blues, Sam Charters, Wolf, Joplin and Joni Mitchell

"For me, music and the other arts, along with the beauty of our planet and love for other people, ARE life. Nothing else means anything. And adventure. A life without adventure is like a meal without wine."

Jim Schwall: Peace, Love & Blues

Jim Schwall started playing several different kinds of music on several different…

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World class guitar hero Gary Lucas talks about the blues, Captain Beefheart, political satire and Paris in 20’s

"Much music seems to have lost the 'sacred' quality or aura it had in the late 60’s. I think this is through digitization and mass proliferation of it. It’s like a tap now that cannot be turned off, music."

Gary Lucas: The Sounds Of Human Psyche

Gary Lucas is a world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international…

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