July 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with multitalented John Trik (Trikopoulos) from Blues and Folk to Bluegrass and beyond

"Get all the knowledge you have to absolve from listening to the Masters and then take that and transform it into what you' re really are. Blues are a living thing. It’s like a companion to your everyday life."

John Trikopoulos: Americana…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Gregg Sutton, one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters and musicians of his generation.

"I hope music gets back to a more rock ‘n roll and soul music type of flavor instead of the pre-recorded beats of today…"

Gregg Sutton: Experiences & Dreams

Gregg Sutton is one of the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 20, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Dutch comic artist Evert Geradts - one of the main representatives of underground comix movement of the '70s

"Music and comics can help realize changes that are floating in the air, as they reach a big public. Nowadays these changes will start more on the internet, which is much faster than other media. But music, books or comics can produce reference points. They last longer than a Facebook discussion."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 17, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist Chris “Kid” Andersen - a blues fan since childhood, one of the best blues guitarist todays

"Blues is a musical language. It’s one that I fell in love with as a young man, and it has defined my life ever since then. Almost every human being in my life is there because of the path my love for blues music led me down."

Kid Andersen: Scandinavian Blues Cat…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 16, 2017 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Q&A with producer/composer Alan Lorber - leading arranger in the early '60s, having made over 2,000 recordings

"I believe all genre in one way or another reflect the social and political mood of the time. I’d say less with Jazz which evolved and changed not because of the time but because of the players who expanded the creative envelope. Blues is always the soul of the people. But rock ‘n roll had the greatest impact on the socio-politico-cultural."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary bassist Jerry Jemmott, one of the pre-eminent session musicians of the late '60s & '70s

Two time Grammy Award-wining bassist was one of the pre-eminent session bassists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, working with an impressive cross section of the era's finest soul, jazz and blues artists.

Jerry Jemmott: The Groovemaster…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore - blues, soul, and rock, there’s one thing that ties it all together-that voice.

"Really good blues artists write and perform from the heart. They tell stories about the human condition, often presenting complex and deep issues with startling simplicity."

Willa Vincitore: Better Days of Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 12, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman (Focus), did almost anything a musician could possibly do

"Blues has always been the most important ingredient for me, specially the passion and the drive to create something out of nothing. It’s this thing which you can’t calculate but when it falls into place and works for everyone then these are the moments ...freedom."

Jan Akkerman: The Wizard of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 10, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with bluesman Lightnin’ Willie, an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous creativity, with deliciously groove

"If you look at the world and see where music has taken us, surely you will see that changed in the fifties with the likes of Bill Haley, Elvis, and Carl Perkins. Color barriers were slowly being broken down."

Lightnin’ Willie: The Blues of Iris…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 9, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with composer/guitarist Anthony Phillips (Genesis), a prolific writer of music for film/TV as well as a recording artist.

Interview with British composer/guitarist Anthony Phillips (Genesis) - a prolific writer of music for film/TV as well as a recording artist. Anthony Phillips gained prominence as the founder member and lead guitarist in the English rock band Genesis, which formed in 1967. After Phillips recorded From Genesis to Revelation and Trespass with the band, he left in July 1970 and learned to play more instruments before he…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 9, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek drummer-composer George Trantalidis - one of the major figures of the European jazz scene

George Trantalidis is the living history of the Greek jazz: one of the major figures of the European jazz scene.

George Trantalidis: Global Jazz

George Trantalidis is the living history of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 6, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Eamonn McCormack a heartfelt passion artist synonymous with true Irish music legends

"The Blues is all about expression. Exposing your inner feelings, good or bad."

Eamonn McCormack: Shamrock Blues

Irish Eamonn McCormack's earliest influences included Slade, Cat Stevens,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 5, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarit Jinx Jones, an impressive career he has visited nearly every conceivable style and genre

"The sincerity, honesty, and integrity of American Blues, Rock n’ Roll, Country, Gospel, and Jazz touches upon the human experience. In doing so, many barriers have been overcome."

Jinx Jones: Imagination Rock n' Roll …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 3, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview with veteran pianist Jimmy Smith - the Hammond organ rose up and it was love at first listen

"Music has always influenced the world. Blues certainly has."

Jimmy Smith: A Life of Music

Jimmy Smith is a veteran keyboard player based in San Francisco Bay area. Shortly after…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on July 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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