July 2014 Blog Posts (37)

Interview with Brazilian Netto Rockfeller - devoted to the Blues and its aspects, R&B, Swing and Rockabilly

"From the Blues I learn that life has to be simple, just like the Blues simple and trustful."

Netto Rockfeller: Blues Globalizado

Originally from Sao Paulo Brazil, Netto Rockfeller starts his career as a guitarist and singer in 1997,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 31, 2014 at 11:02pm — No Comments

New Orleans singer/entertainer/actress Sharon Martin talks about Billie Holiday, Crescent City and Greece

"My hopes are that a lot of the profanity and disrespect is taken out of the music. My fear is that the universal language of music never gets lost."

Sharon Martin: The Jewel of NOLA

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 31, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

French harmonica player Rene Perrier talks about Muddy Waters' legendary blues band and local scene

"I learn humility, deep feeling, sincere friendship and generosity of blues people. Blues means to me music from soul, love explain and sharing instant with other musicians."

René Perrier: Tricolore Blues Chat…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 30, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Brazilian Filipe Gaeta - influences from Blues and local music has created a unique sound

"I'm afraid people call the blues only the musical aspect, forgetting all the other aspects of the culture of blues, bringing an increase in a the spectacularization or even a folklorization (in a pejorative sense) of the blues."

Filipe Gaeta: The Blues Goes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 30, 2014 at 12:22am — No Comments

Interview with Vaneese Thomas - embracing her musical legacy and carries forward the rich heritage of Memphis

"The Memphis sound continues to generate fans today because it is authentic. It is original. It is a combination of blues, folk and gospel and comes from the tribulations of African Americans through the years. People feel the real deal when they hear it."

Vaneese Thomas: Rootsy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 29, 2014 at 8:05pm — No Comments

New England native Matthew Szlachetka talks about Blues & Soul, Chris Hillman and the music of past

"Blues and Soul will always have a good following because that music has always come from the heart. Both genres are inspired from pain and hardship which is something that everyone can relate to."

Matthew Szlachetka: All About The Song…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 28, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Brazilian harpist David Tanganelli, plays with his heart and soul, all the kinds of Black Music

"I worry about the future, the Children just are listening poor music all the time here without any culture and any contents are the same songs that are educating our future. It´s really sad."

David Tanganelli: When The Man Loves The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 28, 2014 at 1:37am — No Comments

Blues-Rock harmonicist Jason Ricci talks about Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Johnny Winter, and his girlfriend

"The blues is about honesty, integrity, sincerity, loss and redemption from our human errors. Being "cool" is not what the blues is about to me. Being real is."

Jason Ricci: A Cool Blues Human Being…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 26, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with rising musician Bad Brad - the blues came natural and it's been nothing but the blues ever since!

"The Blues has given me a way to not only express my creativity, but also an outlet in which I can put all of my emotion to serve the music to its fullest."

Bad Brad: Walkin' With The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 26, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Interview with King B. King of The Tangiers Blues Band - current hits and reworking non-traditional blues

"The Blues come in all shapes and sizes, you know, you can have the blues when your woman leaves you and you can have them blues when your women won't leave you alone."

King B. King: All Music Is Blues Music!…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 26, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Interview with Chilean harp player Gonzalo Araya -- considered by many to be the best in Chile

"I think because there is a strong connection with emotional things and there is a lot of people that just love that beat and they don’t have idea why, probably is because it’s related with the heart beat in a natural way."

Gonzalo Araya: Heart…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 25, 2014 at 12:37am — No Comments

Director, writer, producer and editor Dan Chinander talks about the blues, bluesmen and Blues Man

"A bluesman to me is a gifted poet that has experienced many hardships and life lessons. He is one who knows how to take the words from his or her life and blend them poetically with his instrument."

Dan Chinander: Blues Man's Story…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Brazilian bluesman Otavio Rocha - has been playing guitar for 30 years with Blues Etilicos

"I really believe that it’s healthier for any musical form to keep going forward, the past is the past and we live right now in the present."

Otavio Rocha: Carioca Grooves The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 21, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments

French drummer Pascal Delmas talks about Otis Grant, Duke Robillard, Eddie C. Campbell and local scene

"The Blues is simple; true and deals with real emotions like love, pain, loosing your house; losing your job things that people have to face everyday."

Pascal Delmas: Monsieur Blues Explosion…

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

Interview with singer/songwriter Julie Black -- a soulful sound that is genuine and emotionally uninhibited

"Jazz and Blues music speaks to the soul. These genres have a honesty in approach that honors real life, real people, real emotion."

Julie Black: Follow The Muse & Angel

Based in Florida,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Interview with poet Dennis Formento -- a bright publisher, activist, and free-jazz/free-verse performer

"Music and art can confront and free us from the mind and spirit prison because they  get us out of the cerebral chatter of the frontal lobes and allow our feelings to change instantaneously."

Dennis Formento: Free Mind & Spirit …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 20, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Interview with Brazilian musician Jefferson Gançalves - the African roots enlarged his musical horizons

"The Blues is not just a music style but a way of living."

Jefferson Gançalves: Under The Baobab 

Jefferson Gançalves, native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began his musical career in the 1990's…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Rest In Paradise, Johnny Winter -- friends and collaborators remember moments from the late bluesman

John Dawson Winter III (February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014)

Rest in Paradise…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Interview with The Raisin Cain' Band - hitting the British and Southern Blues Rock created a unique sound

"Southern rock was the inevitable spawn of blues. If blues was born out of the hardships of the sharecropper, then southern rock was born out of the poor white folk who lived right beside them."

The Raisin Cain' Band: Keep on Rockin'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Producer/writer/activist Rick Congress (of Random Chance Records) talks about the mission of Jazz & Blues

"I can’t imagine living without blues (and Jazz…real jazz is blues based too) in my head, and listening to recorded or live music. And for me it was a soundtrack to my political activities."

Rick Congress: Give Blues & Jazz A Chance…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 18, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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