May 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Interview with Argentinian Hernán “Chino” Senra, a leading figure of Barcelona’s Blues and Swing scene

"The blues by itself is just a language; the message is on the interpreter.  Its a way of expression that gets near to everybody"

Hernán “CHINO” Senra: Resophonic Barrio

Chino is one of the leading…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 30, 2013 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Talking with Merryl Jaye, an artist who captures on canvas the emotion and spontaneity of blues & Jazz

"Blues and jazz can and does exist today as deep feelings and sadness for inspiration never changes...We can all relate to situations that create the feeling of loss, loneliness and emptiness at different times in our lives..."

Merryl Jaye: Melodic Colors…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 30, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Talking with poet/ writer Russell Streur of (on-line poetry bar) The Camel Saloon about the Muses

"Music is amused that poetry needs a month to celebrate itself.  Poetry is not amused that music is amused."

Russell Streur: When the man loves the Muse

Russell Streur is a born-again dissident…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Guitarist and painter Rick Vito talks about Albert Collins, Mick Fleetwood, Keith Richards, and his art

"Pure feeling, energy, expression, fun, taste, tone, life. That's all real, and that's what the Blues translates to people everywhere."

Rick Vito: Rock n' Roll Artist

Guitarist Rick Vito…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 26, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Swiss musician Richard Koechli, who had the vision to combine the Blues with Celtic music

"Celtic music is - as Van Morrison said - the white people's Blues. It's the same injured and sensitive soul, the same intensity (of course without the typical 'blue notes')"

Richard Koechli: Blues with no Borders…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Den­nis Loren, one of the most influential visual artists in the history of Rock n' Roll culture

"When you understand that secret and leave yourself open, it can happen to you too. I go to that same 'head space' for both my art and my music."

Dennis Loren: The Art of Freedom…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 25, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Interview with Eric French, a New England Rock n' Blues musician with an introspective acoustic streak

"The blues shows up in art, in literature, in food. Blues is such an ingrained part of culture and society in the places it has found footing, that it’d be impossible to remove its influence."

Eric French: The Blues Messenger …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Swiss screenwriter Martin Witz talks about The Substance, Dr. Albert Hofmann, and the psychedelic art

"The music during a trip has a huge influence – along with other elements of the setting around you, like familiar people, beautiful landscape and so on."

Martin Witz: The Substance of immaculate perception

Martin…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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

"To escape the toothless“Rock” generation (that’s losing its teeth and its bite), I seek out what’s beyond the American cultural imperialism of Mac-World, in roots rhythms of Europe and Africa."

Van Dyke Parks: Make The World More Beautiful…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 22, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Ray Manzarek, founding member of The Doors, dies at 74

RIP Ray Manzarek

Thank you for your music, your wisdom and for helping us all break on through to the other side.…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Multitalented Chris Belleau talks about Gatemouth Brown, Irma Thomas and New Orleans music legacy

"I think it (Blues) sounds like the voices of southern people.  Blues and jazz is connected to the southern sound because it originated in the south."

Chris Belleau: Knee deep in the Blues

Who…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interview with New Yorker Jimmy Wolf, a musician who brings a new and exciting energy in blues & rock

"I think real blues is all over the place these days if people open their minds, look and listen."

Jimmy Wolf: The Shaman of Blues

Jimmy Wolf is a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Talking with original bluesman Bill Sims Jr., a burning torch where passed the light of Blues in the world

"All experiences are food for songs and the blues, the Blues is an oral tradition and any story is story worth telling."

Bill Sims Jr.: Born Into The Blues

The Blues has many distinct origins…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 18, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Talking with southern rocker Jimmie Van Zant, loyal to tradition and legacy of authentic Southern culture

"Music goes through so many phases that easily loose direction and become considered fads’… they have no concrete heart or soul."

Jimmie Van Zant: Feels Like Free Bird…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 16, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Southern blues/rock guitarist Christopher Satterfield talks about new revival of Southern music culture

"Music is your medium of expression, your message and what you want to say as a human being to others. Music is a gift to be shared and enjoyed."

Christopher Satterfield: Pride and Joy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 15, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with THE GREAT Shuggie Otis: Οne of the mythical musicians of Blues Soul & Rock history

"Blues means to me first of all my black ancestors which is the music that they played at the cotton fields. A lot of that music had to do with everyday things."

Shuggie Otis: The Prince on throne…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Talking with Virginia based The Bush League: JohnJason Cecil, Shane Parch, Royce Folks & Debbie Flood

"If you have been hurt by humanity, then you can understand the blues." 

The Bush Legue: A picture painted for your ears

Richmond, Virginia based The Bush League began in March…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with artist William Stout, a famously diverse artist of international renown in many fields

"I often think of my art in terms of music. A major painting to me is like a symphony. The color accents are like grace notes."

William Stout: When The …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Winners of 34th Blues Music Awards 2013 from the Blues Foundation

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 2013 Blues Music Awards at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee! 

The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists, and close…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Traveler, musician, painter & author Hammond Guthrie talks about the experiences of life and his friends

"Living life one ‘in the moment at a time; death is just a breath away."

Hammond Guthrie: Classic of Changes 

Hammond Guthrie is a well traveled painter and author currently living in Portland,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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