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Interview with Cincinnati based Dudley Taft - a tour de force artist - brings raucous and righteous Rock n' Blues

"Well, blues along with jazz was invented by African Americans, so in a way, it has done good things for black people in the US. This music brings whites and blacks together. That was especially important in the 1950’s and 60’s here. But now blues inhabits a very small community and has little social implications."

Dudley Taft: Cosmic (Rock n' Blues) Life…

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Q&A with multitalented Roland Parijs - translator, calligrapher, painting artist and passionate dancer

"Literature allows you to see through the eyes of others, feel, enjoy or suffer like they do. It enables you to reactivate your own problems. Music binds people without saying a word. Every time I dance man and woman dance with me, and during the dance we have a strong connection. I see their eyes lit up. It is the most wonderful thing!"

Roland Parijs: Let The Good Times…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Nate Wooley, one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, and music scenes

"I think we could change a lot of things about how we treat each other, listen to each other, empathize, and care for one another, but that’s a human problem, not a music industry problem. In some ways, as musicians, we do it better than the broad population, but I’ve also seen examples of us (including myself) doing it worse."

Nate Wooley: The Sound of Humanity…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian roots music hero Rick Fines, has had a long and storied career as one of the hardest working musicians

"The more you express yourself, the better you know yourself. Knowing who you are and what you like and don't like sets you on your path."

Rick Fines: Solar Power Emotions

Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 18, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based Hamilton Loomis - “This Season” brings us hope – at a time when it’s needed most

"First of all, I think that it's important that people realize and understand the struggles and hardships Black Americans were going through when this music was first created, and how it literally influenced all American music to follow. Also, it's important for musicians of my generation to educate the younger generations on this topic, and how important Blues is for our history."

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Q&A with legendary singer Chris Thompson, has penned a seething new message with his single “Blood On His Hands”

"I think there are too many people on the planet and the rate of population increase is unsustainable and something will happen to change that through necessity. I liken us to the dinosaurs… they got too big for their environment, ate up all the food and got wiped out. I know that’s dramatic, but the way we live just cannot last. It’s a shame because it is a wonderful world."

Chris Thompson: The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 14, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitar virtuoso Nils Jiptner (Nils), has been one of the most successful forces in the contemporary Jazz genre

"I would like the music styles to be less segregated, more mixed up. Radio stations, music programs should play a wider variety of music, not be so specialized to one narrowly defined genre."

Nils Jiptner: Caught In The Groove

Guitar virtuoso Nils (Jiptner) has been one of the most successful forces in the Contemporary Jazz genre.…

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Legendary frontman of The Fuzztones, Rudi Protrudi talks about the Rock Counterculture, NYC and Screamin' Jay Hawkins

"I would hope that people would finally have enough of this homogenized crap they pawn off as music nowadays and demand something substantial. But that's highly doubtful."

Rudi Protrudi:

NYC Had A Baby And They Named It Fuzztones

FUZZTONES celebrate their 40 year anniversary with a heartfelt…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 13, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based versatile singer/actor Laura Tate - inspires with her natural compassion and dedication

"The most important lessons I have learned in my music path is perservance. Some believe you get an agent and everything will fall into place. Wrong. It’s hard work and one must practice their craft, write, connect with like-minded musicians and start creating your own success. It’s not an easy path as many do not understand the hard work that it takes."

Laura Tate: Beauty, Heart &…

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Greek performer/songwriter Dimitris Panagopoulos talks about the Blues, Rock Counterculture and Biophysics

"I would like music to make the people more authentic, more true to themselves, to make them turn to real values and don’t care about seeming. To make them love and respect each other, not to pretend, be simple, honest, and true. To make them see the real values in life and try to get close to them."

Dimitris Panagopoulos: Heart & Mind Blues…

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

Q&A with Gina Coleman (Misty Blues), composing and performing original blues with hints of jazz, funk, soul and tent revival gospel

"Blues offers insight into the daily struggles and highlights of everyday hard-working people. It is raw and authentic at its essence. I want people to listen to our music and take a break, lose themselves, and find some momentary relief from the weight of their daily lives."

Gina Coleman: Blues Roots and Beyond

Misty Blues' lead guitarist and…

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Q&A with Australia's lady of rock, Lisa Perry (Hellz) - true singing and songwriting force, her music is connected to our souls.

"Music seems to bring people together by creating a neutral ground where people can relate upon the same experiences. I think it is grounding."

Lisa Perry (Hellz): The Rock n' Roll Spirit

Australia's lady of rock, Lisa Perry is a true singing and songwriting force. Lisa embodies a giant 6 full octave range, paired with the power of a freight…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 7, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Portuguese band of Peter Storm & The Blues Society - their field of joy, where their Blues really comes alive

"Blues would have the same projection like, for example, current pop has. This would lead the blues to be present at major festivals, radio stations, large concert halls. But, for that, the Blues would have to reach the masses."

Peter Storm & The Blues Society

Portuguese blues band of Peter Storm & The Blues Society released their…

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Q&A with composer and musician Susan Alcorn, one of the world’s premiere exponents of pedal steel guitar

"Humans are social creatures, and musicians are human beings (at least I think they are), so especially when they are playing with and for other people, music is a social act."

Susan Alcorn: The Words of Music

One of the world’s premiere exponents of her instrument, Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 6, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Juliet Hawkins - modern troubadour with footprints in both the soul and rock worlds

"I want people to feel, to think, to let go of fear, to look inward; most importantly I want my music to carry a message of unity and hope. I want people to come together and want to move as one. I want my music to serve as a monkey wrench in the machine that is our society."

Juliet Hawkins: Lead with Love

A modern troubadour with…

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Q&A with New York-based multitalented musician Tomás Doncker - a pioneer of the global soul movement

"The impact of music in society is, and always will be, huge. It can open hearts & minds, and shape, inform, and galvanize people's actions. The opportunity I have to do this, as my life's work, affords me a way to positively impact people's lives and create positive change. I make it my business to on the side of positivity. Always."

Tomás Doncker: Global Soul…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 1, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Indianapolis based musician Jon Strahl - deep fried in the blues but never loses sight of rock and roll

"Music is meant to bring people together; I can only hope that our music could do that. Music is the common language."

John Strahl: Future Blues with Roots

Heartache and Toil (2020), the new album from the Jon Strahl Band, is deep fried in the blues but never loses sight of rock and roll. Over the record’s 12…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 30, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Midwest-based musician Kevin Burt - dispelling the myth that true blues has no roots in Iowa

"In my opinion, Blues is the “Folk Music” of North American Blacks. It is the only folk music that other cultures declare that they know it, understand it, can play it, better than its cultural creators. For example, there are not multiple societies of people in Mexico with multiple local bands saying, let’s give the people some polka. As a culture, I believe that more Black Folks in North America need to reconnect, support, appreciate and respect all of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 28, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Marlon Montgomery, son of Mike Montgomery (Back Street Crawler) set to a release tribute album for his father

"Music is one of the greatest forms of expression and provides people with a voice, and want to see it continue to be used to convey important social messages to the community at large, whether it is political, social, economic, or just plain bringing hope and joy. Music is a tremendous medium to convey a message and story. Some artists may have introverted personalities but speak volumes with every note they play on their…

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Q&A with Reverend Beat-Man, not only an one-man band, it is A MISSION and Mission for the Blues Trash church

"Music you can’t see or you can’t touch … it’s something like magic or religion this is an amazing tool to touch people, it can move people, music is the most direct and wonderful art in the world, that is the reason many religions or governments want to forbid music because it is so damn free of everything..."

Reverend Beat-Man:

Blues…

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