July 2021 Blog Posts (7)

Q&A with multitalented award-winning artist Jennifer Porter, a musician's musician blessed with a beautiful voice

"I would hope that my music would make a lonely person feel less alone. That it would help them feel seen. Music is such a shared experience, both between the musicians playing together, and between the musicians and the audience. Even when someone is listening to my music alone in a room, I would want them to feel that they are a part of that sharing."

Jennifer Porter: Sun Come And…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with acoustic blues slide guitarist Donna Herula, passion for Deep South and Chicago blues improvisation

"My hope is that modern musicians will continue to play from their hearts and share their stories about life with their listeners. It is our job to keep this great music alive!"

Donna Herula: The Fresh Blues Blossom

Donna Herula is a Chicago-born singer and acoustic blues slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional Delta and country…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 15, 2021 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran roots multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk, a troubadour, eternal idealist and peace loving realist

"Music allows us to feel human, love, tread lightly and taste a little wisdom to appreciate the sanctity of all life. Music can turn us towards compassion."

Matt Turk: New York Roots Troubadour 

Matt Turk is a musician, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, veteran performer, troubadour, bandleader, eternal idealist, peace loving…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 15, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Tiffany Pollack, born and raised in New Orleans, where she began singing as soon as she could talk

"Music is such a universal form of expression. People have used music to express heavy emotion for ages. Think about the war cries of ancient tribes to create a sense of being connected with one another so they could operate as one. Music can unite us. In church people sing together to worship as one. Human beings need to feel connected to one another. When people come together in song it is powerful."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 14, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Minnesota based Mark Cameron - continues his mission to hone his skills as a blues storyteller

"The blues is about conflict, often times conflict that ultimately goes unresolved. I love the idea of seeing trouble as fuel: fuel for your soul, for expression and for action. The Blues is a motivating force if you let it act on you in a good way."

Mark Cameron: Let The Good Times Roll

Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Veteran bluesman Bob Angell talks about Hubert Sumlin, Ginsberg, John Mayall, Big Walter Horton, and RI scene

"The Beats really had the blues…and bopped to the beat of modern jazz. They also connected to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and Sonny & Brownie."

Bob Angell: Supernal US Classical Music

Fresh album by Bob Angell, but a main-stay in the East Coast blues scene for many years. As Angell’s longtime mentor, the fabled Hubert Sumlin said,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 9, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

4th Thrill Blues Festival - The Heartbeat of the Blues in Southern East Europe, Trilj Croatia (Photos / Part 1st)

"The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. It's better keeping the roots alive, because it means better fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues." ~ Willie Dixon 

4th Thrill Blues Festival, Trilj Croatia:

The Heartbeat of the Blues in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 8, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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