August 2013 Blog Posts (39)

A Tribute to Woodstock Music & Art Fair - August 15 to August 18, 1969 - Talking about the Woodstock

Woodstock Music & Art Fair

August 15 to August 18, 1969

I'm going on down to Yasgur's Farm,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Israeli Yaron Ben-Ami, plays music and tells stories about the connections of blues with Hasidism

"Everybody can take the blues and make it their own – or relate to some form of blues when they hear it. The Blues also have a good mythology to it, which is very important, because music isn't just sounds, it's also a context."

Yaron Ben-Ami: A Blues Poet in Middle…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 15, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Interview with multi-talented artist Neil Harpe, introduced his lifetime’s passion for the blues into his art

"I feel a lot of the blues being played today is just as pertinent and authentic as anything one can hear on an old 78 RPM Okeh or Paramount disc."

Neil Harpe: A Lighthouse of Roots Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 14, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

An Interview with harmonicist Franco Paletta, one of Portland's mainstay and a favorite Blues personality

"As long as the Blues remains the 'music of the soul', I believe that it has a healthy future. All other forms of music will continue to change, and maybe even die off. BUT THE BLUES WILL NEVER DIE!"

Franco Paletta: Catch A Blues Buzz…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 13, 2013 at 12:47am — No Comments

Interview with Texarillo, a Canadian-American band steeped in the tradition of blues, roots and rock music

"The Blues is one of the most honest and direct forms of music to express emotions and feelings."

Texarillo: Roadhouse Blues n' Roll

Texarillo is a powerhouse trio of passionate, veteran musicians. Their sound is steeped in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 12, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Talking with Tom "Bones" Malone about the Blues Brothers, Frank Zappa, Gil Evans, Blues & Jazz

"I think jazz and blues will be combined with new musical elements to create a new music."

Tom "Bones" Malone: Sliding The Wind

Tom "Bones" Malone is a multitalented jazz musician, arranger and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 12, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

Interview with artist Jim Doody, capture the heart and soul of the Blues and gives a unique dimension

"The blues were created by people who’s entire lives were spent in one extreme situation after another, immeasurable pain and hardship."

Jim Doody: Colors Blues Dimensions

Jim Doody is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 11, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Photographer Mellon Tytell talks about the Beats, Dalai Lama, music and her travels around the world

"The Beats have a youthful way of looking at life and questioning the status quo, which is why youth will always be attracted to them."

Mellon Tytell: Outside The Comfort…

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Bostonian organ player Bruce Bears talks about Big Jack Johnson, Little Milton, Lowell George and Duke

"Jazz and Blues are elemental in all vital modern music. Pop may come and go, but the Blues lives on."

Bruce Bears: The Blues of Liberty

His work with blues and jazz master Duke…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Interview with photographer Justin Thor Simenson, adds his own vision but also tips his hat to the past

"Nowadays everyone is taking photos at shows with their cell phones. This makes me hopeful and fearful."

Justin Thor Simenson: Capture the Memories 

Justin Thor Simenson (aka iminphotos) is a roaming…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Irene R. Barrett, an Aussie radio host of ‘Drivin’ Home With the Blues’ at Cairns 89.1 FM

"Let’s hope there will always be people like myself that have a real passion for the blues. Where it comes from is anyone’s guess but long live the blues."

Irene R. Barrett: Southern Cross Blues

Irene…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2013 at 8:07pm — No Comments

An Interview with Alan Mirikitani (aka BB Chung King), the Rock generation meets the Blues passion

"The blues is the easiest to learn but the hardest to master just like living life."

Alan Mirikitani: California Dreamer

BB Chung King & The Buddaheads are back on the LA scene…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Canadian Lee Palmer, his songs express the attitude and understanding of life and music

"I feel blues more than other forms and really enjoy soloing over the various major and minor patterns. Its part of me now and something I need to do to keep my own blues in check."

Lee Palmer: Greetings From Toronto…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Legendary fusion musician George Duke has died in Los Angeles

R.I.P George Duke 

January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013

The keyboard pioneer reportedly passed away last night at St. John’s Hospital in Los Angeles, one year…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 7, 2013 at 1:13am — No Comments

Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker talks about Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol and Woody Allen

"They are (Rock & Roll and Reggae) both music forms that tap into our hopes and dreams and reflect our experiences…and they make you want to dance and sing!"

Kim Gottlieb-Walker: The Lenswoman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 5, 2013 at 2:24am — No Comments

Interview with academic and writer Brian Evenson, his writing can be both literary fiction & popular fiction

"Art of all kinds help us push against the limits of what it means to be human, and allows us to explore all sorts of other possibilities."

Brian Evenson: Fiction's Brotherhood

Brian Evenson was born in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 4, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Nebraska's rhythm section Josh Bargar & Casey Hodgin talks about Zoo Bar, Magic Slim and Lil’ Slim

"Blues music through its nature has a lot to do with troubles in life and suffering." 

Josh Bargar & Casey Hodgin: 

Nebraska's Rhythm Section…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 4, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Texan one man band artist Washboard Jackson, has the freedom in mind and heart to creating Blues art

"The inherent spiritual nature of Blues as well as it's honesty, attracted me like tide to the moon. Blues is that form of music that is an honest expression of yourself and the kind of mood you're in that day."

Washboard Jackson: The Freedom of Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Artist Jay Michael talks about his posters, Chet Helms, Family Dog artists, Tommy Lee, Blues & Rock

"Blues and Rock are foundations of primal groove. They are creative outlets that allow for a wide range of expression. They allow a person to feel many different emotions and connect with other souls."

Jay Michael: The Art of Joy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 1, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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