June 2014 Blog Posts (36)

Interview with drummer/singer/songwriter J. Hansen - one of the top Blues and Roots drummers in the US

"Blues and jazz will always be around because both styles are too human to overlook for long. As long as people laugh and cry, there will be the blues."

J. Hansen: A Nightcat Keeps the Beat

Drummer,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Mexican harmonica player Abiel Mascareñas - soulful music and poetic lyrics with feeling

"The blues can be used as a very effective way to express the joy and pain that is in your soul."

Abiel Mascareñas: The Power of Blues Soul

Abiel Mascareñas is a strange case of human being, he…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 28, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Author Sherill Tippins talks about Chelsea Hotel, Dylan, Ginsberg, Bowles, Harry Smith and Andy Warhol

"The original utopian ideals resonating in the Chelsea’s halls are the same ideals that informed the creation of the artistic communities downtown."

Sherill Tippins: The Blues of Chelsea Hotel…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 28, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Brazilian guitarist Marzio Lenzi talks about the true meaning of the blues that came from past masters

"While much of the blues be done in three chords, a blues never repeats twice, there is much interpretation and feeling there and I think that is what fascinates people today."

Marzio Lenzi: Companheiro do Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 28, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Interview with harmonicist John "Honeyboy" Turner - Just pure tone from the gut, throat and embouchure

"People identify with it (Blues). It’s personal. The songs are about hard times, relationships, sex, having no money, or having a lot of money."

John "Honeyboy" Turner: Candy Harp 

John "Honeyboy" Turner…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 26, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Poet & musician Steven Gray talks about the Beats, Bukowski, Valaoritis, Ferlinghetti and ruth weiss

"Jazz had a liberating momentum for the Beat writers, with its long-winded improvisation."

Steven Gray: The Barrio of Pagan Socialist

Steven Gray has been living in San…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Texas-based guitarist Pat Boyack - one of most talented blues musicians of his generation

"I miss the older Blues artists who were teachers and mentors to me and many others. We need them badly."

Pat Boyack: Always About The Groove

Pat Boyack was born in a small coal mining…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 23, 2014 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Interview with radio host Jim McGrath - well known to the blues community from the Living Blues Playlist

"I would make Blues a bigger part of the radio landscape on commercial radio. Not necessarily Blues Radio but more Blues and Blues related music (Blues-Rock) on the radio to entice listeners to listen and support this kind of music."

Jim McGrath: The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Iranian musician Iman Rahimipour - The ecumenicity of music touch the human souls

"About jazz and blues, I think those are like living, I experienced to be free in jazz music and learned to be strong and powerful and also effective in blues."

Iman Rahimipour: Persepolis Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 21, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Interview with Finnish roots singer/guitarist Pertti Puusaari - expressing his blues with gospel feeling

"The Blues is very primitive music. It generates feelings that rise from very inside me. Music, its rhythm and simple words let me have words and expression of basic feelings."

Pertti Puusaari: Blues Of 1000 Lakes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Jazz singer Ariana Savalas - continues the legacy of mutual love between artist and audience

"To me, jazz music is complete freedom. Sure there are rules, but it reminds me of that movie the Matrix…some rules can be bent, others can be broken."

Ariana Savalas: The Lady Sings The Jazz

Born the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 20, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Interview with blues & bluegrass musician John Crampton - a powerful and dynamic solo artist from UK

"Blues music speaks to all people of all languages."

John Crampton: Talking With The Blues

John Crampton is the UK’s top slide guitarist and a powerful and dynamic solo blues and bluegrass musician. This…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Soulful multi-talented Tad Walters talks about Bob Margolin, Robert Lockwood Jr, and John Jackson

"It’s almost like an affliction, but a GOOD affliction, because the Blues is about life, and having your eyes and your ears open, and that poor thing that’s in between them..."

Tad Walters: North Carolina…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 19, 2014 at 1:52am — No Comments

Interview with fabulous musician Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry - with an amazing career in the music industry

"Jazz and Soul always was, and will always be around, because it takes great musicians to create both genres, and the music's timeless."

Rob Parissi: Play That Fusion Music

Songwriter, singer, and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 18, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Interview with British Blues Rock trio of Blacktop Deluxe - Tim Chapple, Alan Ibbotson & Keith Howe

"The Blues is all about Truth. Believing in yourself and playing music from the heart is the soul of The Blues."

Blacktop Deluxe: British Blues Passion

Blacktop Deluxe formed in March 2013…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 18, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Guitarist Bob Welsh talks about Elvin Bishop, Roscoe Gordon, James Cotton and Greaseland Studios

"I think because good blues is really uplifting, you can depend on it to make you feel better...and there are so many great characters in the blues, it’s just entertaining on so many levels."

Robert Welsh: Blues in Many Levels…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Brazilian guitarist Rick Boy Slim talks about the universal language and roots of the Blues tree

"The Blues is a pure feeling, if you don’t feel, you can’t play the blues...the language of blues is the same, but the influences change  your way to sing the blues."

Rick Boy Slim: Talking With The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 17, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Interview with Austrian Norbert Schneider - his fascination with the blues bridged the gap between the music

"In most of the new blues productions I miss the soul, the story and the fun."

Norbert Schneider: House Built Around The Blues

Norbert Schneider was born in Vienna and grew up in Prottes in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 16, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Interview with Buffalo-based David Michael Miller - anchored deeply in a roots gospel, blues & soul foundation

"I believe that Blues music reached people at their core. I know it does for me. It can simply and easily connect in such a deep and intimate way without judgment that you can’t help but be devoted."

David Michael Miller: Roots Foundation…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 15, 2014 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Interview with "The Empress Of The Blues" Sandra Hall - singing the blues for audiences around the world

"You feel the blues throughout times in life and when you take the stage you share the feeling with everyone in the room."

Sandra Hall: Empress Of The Blues

Sandra Hall has been preaching, teaching and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 15, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

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