August 2019 Blog Posts (17)

Q&A with legendary Texas musician Delbert McClinton - odyssey across the American Roots map and beyond

"I think it’s an indispensable part of our lives. We couldn’t be here, if it wasn’t for all of the music that came out of the south, the music that came into this country through Louisiana to the North Coast. That’s where the blues music came in."

Delbert McClinton: Ulysses Of American Roots Music

Tall, Dark, & Handsome (2019, Thirty…

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Q&A with Tweed Feat. Gervis Myles: a band of the “soul-revival” movement with their own style of Memphis flavored music

"I can say this without prejudice that Blues music is essential to ones life. Weather they like it or not, weather a person actively listens or not, in some way it will influence them or impact them. We can say Blues music is a Black music born out of White oppression. One would not exist without the other."

Tweed Feat. Gervis Myles: Love Strong…

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Q&A with Texas blues-rock guitarslinger Sparky Parker - writes quality songs, sings with feeling and plays with ferocity

"Music is very powerful and can make people forget their differences and shake their booty together."

Sparky Parker: Blues n' Rock In The Dark

Eric “Sparky” Parker wears his Texas blues-rock guitarslinger credentials on his sleeve, possessing the grit, drive and talent needed to stand tall in the eternally-competitive Texas music scene. His guitar…

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Q&A with charismatic artist, songwriter and singer Dana Gillespie, a real force of nature with real musical passion

"I've never really noticed much of a difference between men and women in the music biz although I had to deal with what we us Brits call 'tossers and wankers' along the way, but that's just part of growing up and you learn just by dealing with this."

Dana Gillespie: Global Blues Ambassador

Charismatic English blues singer Dana Gillespie…

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Q&A with master of the diatonic harmonica Howard Levy - his musical travels have taken him all over the world

"I want my music to affect people emotionally in a deep way, and to make them think as well. I also like to make people appreciate the full potential of the diatonic harmonica, and hopefully play well enough to be asked to come back."

Howard Levy: Notes From The Heart

Multiple Grammy- Award Winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 27, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview with veteran musician Adrian Byron Burns - rare performer who is dedicated to keeping music as an art

"I’ve learned a common humanity and that we all basically are looking for the same things. Blues is an expression of the desire we all have to be understood."

Adrian Byron Burns: A Blues Torch

Adrian Byron Burns is considered to be one of the most exciting performers around today. Singer-songwriter Adrian speaks a variety of musical…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Nashville-based artist Meg Williams; guitar-driven songs, soulful vocals, and lyrics exploring heartbreak

"Whether it is a smaller personal or inter-personal issue, or a large world-wide problem, music is another way to spread the message of hope and perseverance. It lets us know that we are not alone in how we feel, however it is we may feel, and gives us an outlet and platform to discuss issues and solutions."

Meg Williams: Love, Life & Moving On…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran UK Roots & Blues artist Ged Wilson - honest, rootsy, and energetic acoustic performances

"Draws people together from all walks of life. Music unites us."

Ged Wilson: The 21st Century Blues

Ged Wilson describes his act as blues for the 21st Century. Raised along the Irwell Delta in Manchester and now relocated in Cheltenham, Ged is a veteran of the British Blues boom of the 60's. He cuts his original tunes from the world around him…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with classically-trained guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Bloom - the poetic voices of the Blues

"Socio-cultural really incudes both the racial and the political, as well as the personal and broader cultural environment. In that context, I think the blues, with its message of triumph over adversity, has universal appeal that can speak to and voice the hopes and dreams, the losses and struggles, the love, the success that comes from not giving up, of anyone who will listen and submit to the power of the blues."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Aussie-based McNaMarr Project - combine the powerhouse voices of multi-award winning blues artists

"Probably a bit of both, there a certain thing you can play or sing to make it sit within the blues 'genre' but without the 'state of mind' it's probably not going to translate to the listener with any authenticity. Same with any Soul music. The most important thing is to make the listener believe what you're singing."

McNaMarr Project (John McNamara & Andrea…

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Q&A with Nashville-based veteran musician Rob Robinson, has created the blues-soul outfit HeavyDrunk

"Southern music is the music of the world. Blues, Soul, Jazz, Country, Zydeco, Rock & Roll, R & B. Improvisational music of any kind. We owe it all to the Mississippi River."

Rob Robinson: Southern Holywater

HeavyDrunk is headed up by Rob Robinson, a veteran songwriter, musician and artist who has created the smoking nine piece…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead) - opened up awareness of many kinds of artistic expression

"Boundaries are for the media reporters, not for the participants. There’s a tradeoff between perspective and objectivity. When you’re in the game, the game is invisible to you."

Tom Constanten:

Awareness of Artistic Expression

Phil Lesh was standing in line at Cal Berkeley's music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Earwig owner Michael Robert Frank talks about his project “Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection”

"Blues music origins and the concept of a 'Bluesman" or "Blueswoman" originated within the folk tradition within local communities with a shared cultural, historical social, economic and political experience."

Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records:

Music, Wisdom & Life Experience…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Tampa-based Alex Lopez, an acclaimed musical artist quickly taking the blues/rock scene by storm

"I think blues brings people of all backgrounds together as everyone can relate and honestly, I believe that it's a very open accepting genre. I've seen where other traditionally rooted African-American music has remained in the black community where as in blues it's become a wonderful blend of all people."

Alex Lopez: Alter Blues/Rock Mixology…

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Chicago-born bluesman Vince Agwada talks about Lefty Dizz, Muddy, Wolf, Koko, and the blues of West Africa

"Music is truly the universal language recognizing no language, social, racial, ethnic, class or political boundaries. Music is or at least can be a powerful force for healing and uniting people."

Vince Agwada: The Blues Bloodline

Vince Agwada, ace guitarist, composer, producer, and recording artist got his start in music at the world-renown Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Cincinnati based Dudley Taft - a tour de force artist - brings raucous and righteous Rock n' Blues

"Well, blues along with jazz was invented by African Americans, so in a way, it has done good things for black people in the US. This music brings whites and blacks together. That was especially important in the 1950’s and 60’s here. But now blues inhabits a very small community and has little social implications."

Dudley Taft: Simple (Rock n' Blues) Life…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 3, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Veteran drummer & producer Twist Turner talks about the legends of Chicago Blues and the Battle of the Blues

"Blues is real, that’s why it’s always with us.  One wish? I wish that they never ever use drum machines on blues records like they are doing on Southen Soul records now."

Twist Turner: The Blues Creator

During the course of his 54-year musical career songwriter, producer and drummer Twist Turner has worked with over 40 Grammy Award…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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