May 2014 Blog Posts (35)

Interview with Brazilian Gustavo Andrade - moves between traditional and modern with much feeling blues

"The blues is the rhythm of syncope and music without syncope would always be unseasoned."

Gustavo Andrade: I'll Play The Blues For You

Gustavo Andrade is a Brazilian guitarist, vocalist,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 30, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Interview with bluesman Dexter Allen - one of the best 21st century blues performers from Mississippi

"Gospel and Blues will forever generate a core based following because of what they mean emotionally from a race of people."

Dexter Allen: The Blues Stronghold 

Mixture of Blues, Soul,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 29, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q & A with photographer / musician David McGough - one of New York's most important photojournalists

"Rock n' roll and blues affects us in the core of our soul."

David McGough: Right Place, Right Time

Born in Northern New Jersey, David McGough spent much of his childhood and teenage years across the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 27, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with singer Hope Waits - possesses that rare talent that is born of challenge, pain and heart

"The blues was my mother and my father when I had none. They raised me. They comforted me when I was lost, and they put a fire underneath my feet when I got too down for my own good."

Hope Waits: Don't Wait, The Hope Is Here…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 27, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Interview with the Italian Southern Rock band of Ramrod - more than just a music, a way of life

"Southern Rock, Rock and Roll, Hard Rock and almost all the music genres are the sons of the modern Blues"

Ramrod: The Legion of Southern Rock

The Ramrod is an…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 26, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Interview with Barefoot iano of Mountain Men - Australian in France and, harmonica player, and also musician!

"Words are great things, and when strung together to make poetry, the effect can be mesmerising, but music and words go together like bread and cheese, beer and pizza, night and day, men and women…"

Barefoot iano: Music Comes First…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 25, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

Los Angeles artist Darin Bennett talks about his journey in the blues - rock - soul and poetic paths

"It all started in Africa. The sound worked it's way across various oceans and land masses and on into history. The time line is specific and it is also direct and linear."

Darin Bennett: A Poetic Journey in Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Ron Haney, Alan Wheeler and Jim Reece (The W.S. Holland Band): Rock & Roll Journey

"Rock & Roll music, in its purest form, is honest. It speaks of life experiences, emotions, and relationships. I think music fans want music that is honest."

The W.S. Holland Band: R & R Vertigo…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 22, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Interview with the Blues survivor Mark Hummel - one of the premier harmonica players of his generation

"The blues is a long, hard road and nobody said it would be easy, make you a lot of money, super stardom or anything else. Therefore I've never expected that from this music."

Mark Hummel: A True Blues Survivor…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Versalite musician, producer and engineer Carmen Grillo talks about the rawness of the music of past

"Nothing is better than capturing a great take in the studio with real musicians. In my opinion, no computer can compete with that."

Carmen Grillo: Real People, Real Music

Born in Buffalo, New…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Interview with the rockinest piano player Diz Watson - a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style

"Blues will survive anything, that is exactly what it is."

Diz Watson: The Keys of New Orleans 

Diz "Honeybear" Watson is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style piano ­ an exuberant…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Planet Full of Blues - a blues rock band based on the sweet southeast coast of Virginia

"There seemed to be more depth, creativity, love, talent, and overall musicality in much of the music that the general public was exposed to in the past."

Planet Full of Blues: Galactic Message 

Planet…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Legendary Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin) talks about the magic of 60s, Blues, Bill Graham & Fillmore

"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…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 18, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Brazilian blues musician Fabio Ferreira talks about James Cotton and the roots of Blues & Samba

"I think that samba has the same root of the Blues and this is the line that connect Brazil with USA, Samba (popular artists like Adoniran Barbosa / Dêmonios da Garoa, Cartola and Beth Carvalho)."

Fabio Ferreira: Rio Grande do Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 17, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Interview with Cleveland's jazz trio of SLAP - blend disparate musical etchings into streams of confoundry

"Jazz is mystical and not mechanical. It comes from the heart and is in response to inspiration and emotion. Most people can relate or respond to that."

SLAP: A Mystic Jazz Cocktail

SLAP is…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 17, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

Bluesman and music promoter Jeff Todd talks about Bo Diddley, Joey Gilmore, Sheba and Willie Green

"The blues taught me that life is just what it is, its life not only in America or the South by life around the world."

Jeff Todd: No Rules Blues

Jeff Todd is a natural born bluesman and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 16, 2014 at 5:04pm — No Comments

blues harpist---------------I can do it as a female

never expected to accomplish this........................from California to the east coast.........thanks to Randy Lippencott---georgie bonds---jazz--------james Prichard---stevie g and billy perry......diamond state blues and tom Cullen- bucks county blues--------this is dedicated to my friend forever---------Ritchie havens..........................

Added by Debbie "Luke" Baker on May 16, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Interview with Sotiris Papadopoulos of Salvador Şangó - world music with ethereal and spiritually emotions

"Africa is the mother of rhythm and there is no music without rhythm."

Salvador Şangó: The Spirit of Afrofusion 

The Afrofusion orchestra SALVADOR SANGÓ (pronounced Shongó) is the brainchild…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 16, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Chicago bluesman Floyd Wilson talks about teachings, consolation, energy, healing of Blues and Gospel

"The Blues is a lifestyle. The Blues in general cannot be a fad because it is real - it is about the real life that real people are living so it never has a chance to die."

Floyd Wilson: Authentic Experiences…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 16, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Interview with versatile photographer Alan Messer - captured legends of music behind his lens

"Music is the soundtrack of our lives, it inspires, encourages us to dance, to dream, to rock. It makes us cry and makes us smile."

Alan Messer: The Photocatalysis of Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 14, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments

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