June 2021 Blog Posts (15)

Q&A with Nashville-based multitalented Andy Peake, has been surrounded by music since his formative days

"Make peace with the blues. Some days are going to beat the hell out of you but it's all part of the tour. Celebrate the craziness that the music experience brings. My life would have been a hell of a lot more boring were it not for the extreme and even at times life threatening experiences I have had. Dance if you feel like it."

Andy Peake: Music City's Mood Swing…

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

Q&A with blues/rock guitarist Jeff Fetterman - aggressive style of playing is both passionate and heart-felt.

"I want my music to impact people emotionally, I want to get into their soul, I want to be in their heart and in their emotions, I want to connect with them physically and emotionally, I want them to be a part of my show and feel like they are close with the band. I want to connect with them like they know us personally."

Jeff Fetterman: Southern Son…

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

Q&A with California-based Blues Americana siren Katie Knipp - dips into a deeper music reservoir of intensity

"Music should be a healing escape that has no boundaries.  When a crowd of 10,000 people are singing a line to a song together, that's pretty special. If you feel like shedding some tears with some pizza and wine, music will help with that. If you need a mood lift, the right song will do the trick. We are in an age where all kinds of artistic inspiration can be available to us, and it's exciting."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2021 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with NYC-based Adam Schultz, focuses on jazz and blues guitar, fusing the two genres in his own unique style

"I definitely miss the grit. I’m a younger guy, so my world has always been surrounded by technology and everything has become very corporate in the world. It’s hard to create authentic music in an industry that demands accessible music no matter the cost to the message."

Adam Schultz: Soulful Distancing

Born in 2002 and raised in New York City,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter and blues activist, Debbie Bond - inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame

"Music and art are always moving. The artists who created the blues of the past lived very different lives from those today. It is truly mind blowing this awesome music that came out of such hard times, deprivation, struggle, racism, and so on. WOW. One of America's greatest art forms was created by people who were among most overlooked, oppressed, discriminated against and terrorized. I think blues music is so powerful in it's power to transcend,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Bob Cilman of Young@Heart - age, race, ethnicity, and class not be a barrier to making great music

"I think one of the keys to a life well lived is doing some of your greatest work at the end of your life."

Bob Cilman:

Wonderful Young@Heart People

Young@Heart is an entertainment group created by and for the elderly, comprised at present of people at least 70 years of age. Some have…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Baton Rouge-based guitarist Jonathon “Boogie” Long - born with the blues coursing through his veins

“The Blues means everything to me. It’s my roots, my upbringing. Some of my favorite people in the entire World were Blues performers and supporters. No matter my situation, God always provides through the Blues. I will always be a pioneer for Blues music and culture”

Jonathon Long: Boogie All Night Long

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 23, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek-born (NYC based) musician Spiros Soukis, funky grooves, shuffle beats and rock elements

"For me Music is Love, Connection, is Giving and Receiving, and Blues Music and Rock`n`Roll has been connecting people and cultures with its own universal language!"

Spiros Soukis: Sweet Rock, Blues Thing

Spiros Soukis, guitarist/singer/songwriter, creates tunes that are spiced with funky grooves, shuffle beats and rock elements enlivened with…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 22, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Sean Chambers, one of the finest guitarists in the world right now

"Blues is not only music, it's a feeling. Some people assume they don't like the Blues, but then they'll be at a gig and come up and say "I never thought I liked the Blues, but damn I love the Blues and what I'm hearing tonight." Blues may not be as popular as it once was, but I don't  think it's dying, either."

Sean Chambers:

Welcome To…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Swift Silver, songwriters Anna Kline & John Looney hail in a new era of Southern Rock and Soul

"I miss not hearing music...I’d like to stumble upon something organically that’s not forced on me by algorithms based on my past listening habits. The casual listener gets absolutely bombarded these days."

Swift Silver: Southern Soul Drawings 

Southern songwriters Anna Kline and John Looney are Swift Silver. Their collaboration spans…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse), one-man blues band from Toronto, playing original songs along with classic blues.

"In the earliest days blues was a form of communication and outlet for a group of people who were put at a serious disadvantage by society, and one thing that makes me very sad that not much has changed for the ancestors of those early African-American blues performers."

Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse): Moon Blues

Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse) has been active…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 8, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with British-based singer and songwriter Debra Susan, a classically trained in music theatre and opera

"I hope people can relate to the music and lyrics we have written whether its an upbeat hard Rock song that is riff based or whether its a song like Broken Dreams where it may trigger memories of past experiences. Our variety of songs may well trigger different emotional responses which is great."

Debra Susan: The Soundtrack of Life

Debra Susan is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 5, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with British guitarist/songwriter Ritchie Dave Porter - music from his struggles and life adventures

"I would encourage the younger generation of today to stop listening to crap like Kanye West and Justine Bieber and open their hearts and souls to real musicianship and encourage them to download Jimi Hendrix ‘Are you experienced’."

Ritchie Dave Porter: A Knight Storyteller

Ritchie Dave Porter was born on January 18th 1970 in Birmingham UK, the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 5, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with 4 Hombres & Flowery (Darko Knežević & Iva Ivanisevic), Bosnia/Herzegovina based Blues Rock band

"I think the impact of blues and rock on socio-cultural occasions is exclusively positive. Generations and generations continue to grow and form through that influence, which means reducing exclusivity and prejudice. This is especially important for the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment in which we live and operate. Nothing connects the world like music."

4 Hombres & Flowery: Peace And…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 2, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with British experienced music photographer Adam Kennedy, shooting concerts for years around the world

"In terms of affecting people, I think the biggest compliment I receive as a photographer is that one of my images moved someone enough to go and investigate the music or see live the artist who they saw in the image. In terms of socio-cultural impacts, if my work contributes to the promotion, encouragement or participation in cultural activities such as concerts or festivals, that can only be a good thing for all."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 2, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

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