June 2019 Blog Posts (15)

Q&A with veteran Blues legend Joe Louis Walker - released a brand-new CD/DVD "Viva Las Vegas Live"

"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"

Joe Louis Walker: Viva Blues World

On May 10th, 2019, Cleopatra Entertainment - in association with Cleopatra Blues - released a brand-new concert film Viva Las Vegas Live from Grammy Award-nominated Blues legend Joe Louis…

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Q&A with guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson - his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of his career

“People Mover” demonstrates Scott’s striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an even more authentic, seamless and musical way than any of his previous work.

Scott Henderson: On The Planet Music

Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson will be released (July 1st, 2019) his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 28, 2019 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jack Spann - impossibly fast hands on the keyboard and a storytelling songsmith with a warm vocal tone

"I think Beethoven was brilliant, but like Chuck Berry said, “Roll Over Beethoven.” Black American culture has been the shit since way before I was born. I kind of worry about that with the Kanye West’s of America having so much influence. Kanye West is the Pat Boone of 2019. Also, I look at sexual freedom, LGBTQ issues, reproductive health issues, as being a matter of civil rights. No blues and rock and roll, and all we'd have is Frank Sinatra crooning…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 28, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with NYC Blues Hall of Famer Billie Williams - rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country.

"When I hear music these days from commercial radio, I miss the human touch. It seems like everything is being ironed out and auto-tuned."

Billie Williams: Peace, Love and Music

A professional vocalist since her teens, Billie Williams has a rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country. Ms. Williams is a native of the Boston…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 27, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based Cheyenne James, a young, multi-faceted entertainer with a deep passion for blues music.

"Our world has been shaped by the blues. Our Music evolved from it. Slang, attitude, lifestyle. Blues is a catalyst and it should be treated as sacred. The black community gave the world an incredible gift in the Blues and it should be honored as such. I think Blues and the story telling it inherently brings can change the world."

Cheyenne James: Burnin' Americana Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with marvelous Mindi Abair - one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today

"Jazz was born out of the Blues as well. They just widened the harmonic structure and put a different swing on it. But the basis for everything that became jazz is Blues."

Mindi Abair: Jazz-elicious & Funk-bulous

Mindi Abair is one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today. In a career that spans eight solo albums and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 14, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran musician Bruce Brookshire (Doc Holliday) - returning to his Southern Rock and Blues roots

"Music can be such a driving force for good. Because it plays on a person's emotions, it can also make evil attractive. It's a decision we all make every day in so many little and big ways. Are we on the side of good for the world, or are we angry and on the side of destruction? Young people many times don't understand the power of the music they listen to."

Bruce Brookshire: Southern. Rock.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 13, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with California-based Diana Rein -- saturated Blues at core, infused with Rock n' Roots under her spell

"Blues Music spreads the message of Unity, Love and a knowing that we are all in this thing called life, struggling, doing the best we can and ultimately we have each other. No matter what age, color or size, you are accepted in the Blues World. When you listen to the Blues it lifts your spirit."

Diana Rein: Queen of Blues Rock Castle

There’s…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian multi-instrumentalist bluesman Al Lerman - an engaging and skilled artist, was founder and leader of FATHEAD

"Good blues players have a way of squeezing life's emotions out of each note by the the way they phrase, bend, slur etc. Blues often tells of woes and adversity, but it also rejoices in feeling good. That's a state of mind."

Al Lerman: Blues With a Whole Lot of Soul

Bluesman AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. He was…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit blues guitarist and songwriter Kenny Parker - "Hellfire" Motor City hard-driving blues rocker

"I mostly miss all the characters, the old timers, the real deal blues guys and all the craziness that we all experienced together. The situations we all found ourselves in the good and the lousy gigs. The cool clubs and the shithole clubs.  As for the blues music of the past, I miss the simplicity, the grooves, the soul."

Kenny Parker: Motor City's Hellfire Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with John Dimitriou (owner of Dimitriou's Jazz Alley) - a Seattle jazz music venue that is recognized throughout the US

"True music is a tool to heal and to bring joy to the world."

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley: The Joy of Music

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley is a Seattle institution, but it's really legendary across the United States for its amazing ambiance and the incredible roster of musicians who've graced the stage for 40 years. John Dimitriou went on to open Jazz…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 4, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with storyteller and songwriter Michele D'Amour - make music that reflects the moments of joy amid times of struggle

"I think that poetry is great training for a songwriter. You learn to use the right word not just for what you are trying to say, but also for the emotion of the song, and for the meter of the song. The lyrics are definitely an important part of my songs. As a child, I loved the lyrics of so many songs I heard, and today I still appreciate a well-written lyric."

Michele D'Amour: The (Music) Love…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 4, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Odds Lane (Doug Byrkit and Brian Zielie), uniquely blended mix of driving blues-rock riffs and solid grooves

"Blues music is in everything not just music, but everyday life. It was the first American musical art form to develop and the first real world music developed in a new country by immigrants and slaves struggling to improvise and survive but also make a life."

Odds Lane: The Tower of Blues Rock

Odds Lane is a uniquely blended mix of driving…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 3, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/harmonicist Jon Gindick - one of the most exciting players and teachers on the international scene

"My greatest hope is that I miraculously start getting physically younger while retaining all of my long developed skills and wisdom."

Jon Gindick: The Karma of Music

Jon Gindick is an American best-selling musical instruction author. He puts on 'Blues Harmonica Jam Camp,' a traveling seminar for harmonica players of all levels. Gindick is also a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 2, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with storyteller J.P. Reali: a musical road trip across genres of blues, country and good old rock n' roll

"Blues music is a universal truth, everyone gets the blues.  I would like to see ALL the stereotypes associated with the blues disappear."

J.P. Reali: Highway Cruise Blues

A veteran of the D.C. music scene for almost thirty years, J.P. Reali has played in numerous venues throughout the city. From his days as the lead guitar player in the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 2, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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