July 2013 Blog Posts (31)

Photographer Indra Tamang talks about Charles Henri Ford & Ruth Ford, Ira Cohen, Greece and Nepal

"When I take a good picture, it’s a very satisfying feeling and I feel that my efforts have paid off."

Indra B. Tamang: 

The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hard-living, old-school blues guitarist and singer ‘T-Model’ Ford dies at home in Mississippi

R.I.P. Taildragger T-Model Ford

James Lewis Carter Ford (1924 – 2013)

James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 17, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Versatile bluesman Shad Harris talks about the legacy and magic of Blues, Etta James and Amiri Baraka

"The writers, poets, dancers, and painters, all contribute to the overall development and continuity of the cultural artistic community by way of media that are all mutually complementary."

Shad Harris: Keep it Simple and Groove!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 15, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Lap steel guitarist Sterling Koch talks about the truth of blues, Kim Simmonds and Campbell Brothers

"I think the creativity is what I miss. Everything today is so pre-fabricated, pre-packaged, market tested and made for commercials to sell other products. The blues will always exist."

Sterling Koch: The Ruler of Slide…

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An Interview with Memphis-based Jeff Jensen -- The real face of a genuine bluesman beyond of music

"Blues can be a great unifier, and a great equalizer. Age, race, religion, it doesn’t matter, it’s all about soul."

Jeff  Jensen: The Blues Reality

Growing up listening to 50’s, 60’s and 70’s Rock-N-Roll,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with harmonicist Wingnut Adams, a bluesman who delivers the Blues and captures heart & soul

"All blues is real. Either Real good, or Real bad. You have to have lived it to feel it. And, if you do feel it, the people will accept it."

Wingnut Adams: Feel The Groove

Honored by The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Interview with Portland artist Lloyd Jones, the best-kept secret on the blues / roots / Americana scene

"I think blues music continues to generate a following because of its simple direct route to life. Popular music will go out of fashion by nature. Blues will remain connected to reality."

Lloyd Jones: Funky & storytelling…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments

VA-based singer/guitarist Cathy Ponton King talks about her experiences and friends in the Blues world

My mom, made me a needle point, which says:“For Heights and Depths No Words May Reach, Music is the Soul’s Own Speech”. I love that, and I think it says it all.

Cathy Ponton King: Tough & Tender Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Memphis harpman Brandon Santini, a worthy artist to keep the blues alive the next decades

"According to researchers, blues music is listened to mainly by people in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s and we don’t have a strong younger audience and I am fearful that the blues audience won’t 're-generate' itself fully."

Brandon Santini: Memphis Breath…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 7, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Interview with The Planetary Blues Band - start from the blues and expandings into the musical universe

"Blues is both the natural and the spiritual element from which the musical expressions burst forth."

The Planetary Blues Band:

A Journey to the Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 3, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Blues poet & artist Tony Moffeit, co-founder of Outlaw Poetry Movement talks about the Outlaw Tribe

"Outlaw is about bringing something new to the word, the poem, the lyric, or the music. Robert Johnson was an outlaw because of what he invented."

Tony Moffeit: Shaman of Outlaw's Tribe

Tony…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 1, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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