May 2012 Blog Posts (50)

An Interview with German Blues band of Blue Alley: Blues is pure emotions and a platform to turn my inside out.

"...Blues definitely comes from the heart and  therefore I think the blues will always be there as long as we have hearts and feelings."

Blue Alley: Blues elixir of life…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 31, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments

An Interview with Bluesman/Roots-Rocker Jon Paris: "Now, isn't that what the blues is really all about?!"

"The blues is the common ground, the music of the blues throughout all styles, and the feeling of the blues throughout all peoples."

Jon Paris: The Blues Had A Baby and They…

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An Interview with guitarist Al "Huricane" Spears: Blues is what you feel not what you hear

"Blues is a feeling, we all have feeling all the time whether they are bad, happy etc."

Al "Hurricane" Spears: Feel the Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 31, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments

White trash bluesman Ron Hacker talks about Yank Rachell, Albert Collins, & his life with the blues

"I consider the Blues an art form. An art form that allows a person to express what they feel. No different then painting, writing, sculpture, dance, or any other form of music."

Ron Hacker: Dirty Old Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Chicagoan singer "Brother Jacob" Schulz: The next generation of Windy City Blues

"The Blues is a way of expressing yourself, it’s a feeling that everyone can understand. It’s a way of life!"

Jacob Schulz: Blues under evolving

Jacob “Brother Jacob” Schulz is…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 28, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Singer/ songwriter Vivian Vance Kelly talks about her father Vance Kelly, Eddie C. Campbell, & the future of blues

"In blues there is always a story to tell and in nowadays music, the story is missing."

Vivian Vance Kelly: The Blues Rose

At 5 years old, Vivian was called up…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 28, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

An Interview with amazing guitarist Carl Verheyen: Blues touches the soul much deeper than pop music.

"The Blues is a way to communicate my deepest feelings through my instrument."

Carl Verheyen: Six-strings Wizard

In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl has created a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Blooklyn bluesman Calvin B. Streets: The blues means my livelihood and my life

"The blues is a living art form that expresses the moment."

Calvin B. Streets: Old School Blues

During the 1960's and 1970's, Mr. Streets grew up amongst the angst, broken glass and sharp edges of the Brooklyn streets he was named…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Guitarist/ singer Debbie Davies talks about Albert Collins, Clapton, Rosetta Thorpe, and her new album "After the Fall"

"Blues women are a little tougher and edgier because they have to be."

Debbie Davis: Cool, Peace and Joy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Professor Daniel Beaumont author of Preachin of Blues talks about Son House, Joe Beard, & blues lyrics

"I think a lot of blues fans don't really understand the music - or they have a very superficial understanding of it"

Daniel Beaumont: Exile on Main Street…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Drummer/ producer Mark Carpentieri talks about his label M.C. Records, Odetta, Ruth Brown, and Alan Lomax

"The blues means life. Musically, spiritually, it fills me up and makes me whole."

Mark Carpentieri: True Blues Music

Mark Carpentieri started M.C. Records in 1991; blues has…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real talks about Neil Young, BB King, and Lukas father Willie Nelson

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

"That’s the good thing about music is that it never goes away, it just…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Multifaceted musician Deanna Bogart: Fly but fly smart, do your homework, use a metronome

"To me, if it makes you go "ow" it's the blues....whatever the musical context..."

Deanna Bogart: Blusion

When it comes to Deanna Bogart, everyone wants to claim her as their own - her hometown, her fans, her fellow…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with guitarist/singer Lawrence Shy Gladney: Chicago blues has a feeling that can't be denied

"The Blues means let it all hang out…let yourself go but "respect the music" in music everyone has a place to be. Know your place."

Lawrence Shy Gladney: Personal Bluesman

"Shy" is…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 22, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

New Zealand bluesman Dave Murphy talks about his experience in Mississippi, Athens & the film about his life

"You’ve got to have had experience, ups and downs, for me it’s from getting bi-polar disorder and it put me out of the circuit."

Dave Murphy: Yes that’s the Blues

Dave Murphy is a finger-style,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q & A with Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead about the Blues

"The blues is the music that fired up rock'n'roll and is the music that I naturally return to when I'm sick of everything else."

Lemmy Kilmister…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene - An Interview with Full Houze from Thessaloniki: Walkin' on the Blues Streets of Town

"I believe that going through “hard times” in your life gives you strength and makes you a better human… and that makes you a better musician."

Full Houze: Blues Religion

'FULL HOUZE'' band is formed in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Guitarist/singer Dallas Hodge talks about Canned Heat, Steve Marriott, Catfish Hodge, & Woodstock

"For me, what happens in my life is translated into the songs that I write and perform. I am an inspirational writer."

Dallas Hodge: Reelin' the Blues

Dallas Hodge was born in 1954 in Detroit Michigan. He…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Veteran blues drummer Merle Perkins talks about Chicago blues scene at 70s, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

"Blues represents everyday life.  Blues has given me the opportunity to make a living."

Merle Perkins: Everyday I have the Blues

As a teenager Merle played in the Spirit of St. Louis Drum & Bugle Corp. “There is where it all…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with singer/ bass player Mark J. Telesca of Blues Dragon: Blues for me is a form of self expression

"My one wish for the blues is that it would reenter the mainstream where it deserves to be because it is emotional and visceral."

Blues Dragon: Southern Flames…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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