July 2015 Blog Posts (20)

Greek guitarist Dimitris Rousopoulos talks about the poetry and freedom of Blues, Rembetiko & local scene

"Blues is salvation, freedom, a standard in many things, primitive rhythm, wandering, love, dedication, inspirational, poetry."

Dimitris Rousopoulos: Feelin' The Blues

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Avant-garde Greek artist Andreas Mouzakitis talks about counterculture and counter-tradition of music & art

"Consciously or unconsciously, Rock 'n' Roll is a revolutionary movement. It carries the message of the beatniks, hippies, feminism, sexual liberation... Despite its transformation to a commercialized form, it still carries its revolutionary ideas and expresses comparable trends of next generations."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Piedmont musician Josh Preslar - continues the tradition of bringing the joy of music to people’s lives

"One of the things I love about blues is that you can play the songs a little differently each time depending on how you feel. You're really able to 'let it out' with that kind of freedom in your playing."

Josh Preslar: The Party Started…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 28, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Basque luthier/photographer Endika Ussia Apraiz (Dusty Road) talks about Cigar-Box guitars and Blues

"Old instruments were much better built than now, are made one by one with best materials, now things have changed and big industries produce often and not very good and expensive instruments."

Endika Ussia Apraiz: Smokin'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Multi-talented musician Micheal Smotherman talks about Captain Beefheart, Willie Nelson and music industry

"My hope for the future is that all types of music will go back to being judged on what it sounds like, but my fears are that it won't..."

Micheal Smotherman: Storyteller Blues …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 22, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

Q&A with alternative musician Andy Macintyre -- defies genre and preconception with rich environments

"Ironically, I feel that the blues had a more consistent public attraction than it does now. This new ‘Pop’ world could use some more Soul and Blues in it, I feel."

MacINtyre: Slash & Burn Axe

Growing up in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 18, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Mississippi native musician Kern Pratt - brings the Blues alive with deep-rooted Delta sound

"I think that Blues music bridges a racial barrier that no other genre can do, and as far as the rest of your question, I just don’t see the implications at all. i.e We’re bridging the Blues, not black, not white, just the Blues. I’m going to leave it at that."

Kern Pratt: Mississippi…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 16, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Austin musician Kevin Sekhani - entertains with heartfelt enthusiasm and poignant lyrics

"Blues, Country, Rock and Roll, Gospel and Americana are so closely related and it's influence pull from one another. The Delta of the Mississippi River is such a fertile area land wise, music wise and culture as well."

Kevin Sekhani: Holy Ghost Honkytonk…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 15, 2015 at 4:25am — No Comments

Q&A with Aussie FunkinBluesRock-er Kevin Borich -- mixture of generations and attitudes without borders

"The Blues to me is the “Peoples Music” with all the emotional colors we all go through in our lives. Lyric’s about the human condition that was born and stylized out of the slave trade many years ago."

Kevin Borich: Southern Cross-roads…

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Q&A with Jim Elwyn and Gary Gordon of late '60s band, Farm --- bluesy country rock from Southern Illinois

"If I could change anything it would be reducing the onslaught of overproduced cookycutter meaningless garbage on the radio."

FARM: Going Up The Country Blues

Farm was a late '60s band from…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 12, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Lee Harris, Ben River & Daevid Allen (The Moonlight Orchestra) - journey of sonic and aural fusion

"Music, poetry and activism have been the mainstay of my life, the fabric that has been woven into the relationship of these forms of artistic and socio-political expression."

The Moonlight Orchestra: Ancient Visions…

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Rock n' Roll philosopher Greg Anton talks about Robert Hunter, John Cipollina, John Lee Hooker and Stephanie

"The Blues is as expressive as any music ever created. The profound struggles and challenges of human existence, being in our fragile bodies, is a universal experience. The feeling of blues music is innate, transcends history, and is understood by everyone."

Greg Anton: The Spiritual…

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Q&A with singer/songwriter David Michael Miller - anchored deeply in a roots gospel, blues and soul foundation

"I have no fears for the future of the blues at all. Its in all the American Roots music we make and thats gaining popularity all the time. Its all good."

David Michael Miller: American Music

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Interview with Chicagoan Breezy Rodio, an exciting artist and rising star of blues (and beyond) music todays

"I met many wonderful musicians in Europe and Brazil. The blues is everywhere. The audience might not be the same of the one you get in Chicago, but the blues is definitely an international language!"

Breezy Rodio: So Close To... One Love, One World and One…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview with Steve Riley of the Mamou Playboys - widely acknowledged as master of the Cajun accordion

"Everyone experiences the blues every day. The way we deal with the blues can make us deeper, stronger people or weaker, victims of life’s hardships."

Steve Riley: Bienvenue en Louisiane 

Steve Riley, of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 8, 2015 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Interview with Cajun fiddle musician David Greely - French Louisiana music in new level of sophistication

"The most obvious connection between these forms of music is the blend of cultures, African and European, that occurred naturally through living and working side by side. It is a slow process, but it produces quality."

David Greely: Under the Cajun Moon…

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Canadian guitarist Anthony Gomes talks about Jeff Healey, BB King, Robert Plant, & Big Jack Johnson

"Blues is the ability to play music from an emotional perspective rather than an intellectual one."

Anthony Gomes: Electric Blues Passion

Singer-guitarist Anthony Gomes lives by that credo of truth as an…

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An Interview with guitarist/singer/songwriter Michael Falzarano: Stay true to it, it won’t work if you don’t

"I think blues stays around because it’s real feeling. One wish is that there’s always an audience for it."

Michael Falzarano: The New Rider of American Roots & Blues…

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Q&A with the Lysergics (Fabio Mongelli & Sarah Gonputh) - psychedelic atmosphere of swinging London

"Rock n' Roll is music for the body, 3 minutes of energy, fun and it makes people dance. Psychedelia instead is music for the mind and for stoned people."

The Lysergics: Electric Music for Mind and Body…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 7, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Interview with charismatic musician Danilo Cartia - introduced the American Roots music in Italy

"In fact, what I really miss most from the music of the past is the artists’ capability to create gorgeous original music. It was deep, touching, and skilled. In my opinion, today’s music cannot be compared to that one, as too often it lacks deepness and originality."

Danilo Cartia: Blue(s)grass…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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