May 2021 Blog Posts (14)

Q&A with singer Kelly Zirbes - West Coast Soul with a Texas Heart, speaks to the audience about her feelings

"Sad but true. I think the blues genre is a world of opportunity for women. Even older artists. It’s about Soul, you know. Just wear your heart on your sleeve and don’t worry so much about the wrinkles."

Kelly Zirbes: Heart of Love, Soul of Blues

Kelly’s Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes (likes to go by Kelly Z), a folk singer &…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 31, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian architect and musician Robert Billard, playing original maritime folk music to Blues/Rock

"Right now, and for the past few years, it seems we are all so divided. Politics, Racism, and now the pandemic. Music, too, has gotten pretty isolated as well. So much of it is single artists making beats on a midi, recording on their own and releasing it. All the juice has been boiled off."

Robert Billard: The Blues of Life 

For 30 years, the two…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 31, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Reverend Freakchild - blues and rock tunes from Muddy, Reed, and the Beatles, along with Grateful Dead

"There is no doubt that Blues music is intertwined with the history of the African American experience and its subverted and simultaneously celebrated arts and culture. And there are cases to be made that the blues are African in origin - as you could take everything from those slaves but you couldn’t take the melodies from their minds."

Reverend Freakchild: Supramundane…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 15, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Canadian Kat Danser - steeped in roots/traditions, distills a refreshing approach for the future

"The blues elevates me from despair to connectedness with all people. I guess you could say it helps me be a better person."

Kat Danser: Goin' Gone And Beyond...

Kat Danser’s music is a steel belted radial easily flexing between a dusty gravel road and a fresh coat of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 13, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Mississippi blues artist Chris Gill, has been lighting up stages in the mid-South for over twenty years

"The vibe and tone of the old guitars is truly special! I will never tire of the rawness and in the moment trueness of the early Blues! One take, no digital tools, just the truth in the moment! I think that’s what moves me the most about the old school Blues."

Chris Gill: The Healing Power of Music

Long time Mississippi blues artist Chris Gill has…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 13, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian multi-talented instrumentalist, Steve Hill - one man band from Rock, Country, Folk, and beyond

"The music was new then. I find that these days, it's mostly just imitators. Not everyone of course but I wish there was more originals on the Blues scene. Then again, when the Blues gets too original or different, people usually stop calling it Blues!"

Steve Hill: The Echoes of Desert Trip 

Widely considered one of Canada’s most prolific…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with the fabulous Harvey Brooks, one of the legendary bassists in Blues, Jazz, Folk and Rock history

"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities. If you deal with “the blues” daily, don’t use drugs/alcohol to escape from them you stand a real good chance of living a productive, long and peaceful life.

Harvey Brooks: View From The Bottom…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with NYC-based singer Halley DeVestern, an exhilarating combination of booty-shaking funk, blues, and rock

"The blues is living history; a kind of music that is felt deep in one’s soul, and in the collective soul of mankind."

Halley DeVestern: Big Apple's Soul Groove!

One of the best Blues bands in New York City, The Halley DeVestern Band sounds something like Janis Joplin backed by Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Mothers of Invention with just a hint of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with exceptional acoustic guitarist Dik Banovich - Folk Blues drawn from the deepest Roots of the Delta

"My feeling is that the Blues should make people aware of the oppression and inequalities that people suffered in the past, and still do to this day. These are the things that gave birth to this music and should be talked about in an open and honest manner and we should be working for solutions and not brushing these issues under the carpet..."

Dik Banovich: Run Back To The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with harmonica wailer Rob Stone, blues with love and respect for the tradition at the heart of the music

"Because it (Blues) connects with people on an emotional level and gives expression to pain and joys that we all feel in our lives. I wish for blues music to stay alive without ever losing its own roots."

Rob Stone: Nothing But The Blues

Long renowned as a blues harmonica wailer and forceful vocalist, Rob Stone combines tough Chicago blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 11, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian musician Rob Lutes - tackles the realities of the world with depth, humour and a unique style

"The tradition is so big and the history so long, there is so much honesty and connection within the songs and stories, the blues holds it all. It's really a kind of gift. A means by which we can recognize and acknowledge whatever is happening and find the way forward."

Rob Lutes: Journey Into The Unknown

Since the release of his first album…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 7, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with female blues musician Cathy Grier, plays a fundamental style, channeling the great artists of the past

"Music has always been a place for people to find common ground. And to also point out where things aren’t going so well. We still have so far to go, and yet music is a fantastic bridge that brings people together. Think of protest songs, sea shanty’s, certainly gospel songs that preach unity. It has and always will be part of our culture."

Cathy Grier: Buried Alive In…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 7, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Americana and Blues pianist Clint Morgan - old gospel songs slides between blues and country

"Roots music was the original protest music. While it spoke on an individual level about the challenges faced by everyday people, it also spoke on a societal level about injustice in all areas."

Clint Morgan: Under The Blues Law

Americana singer/songwriter and Blues Pianist Clint Morgan, a charter member of the International Blues Foundation, has…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 1, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 1, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

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