August 2021 Blog Posts (12)

Q&A with iconic multitalented artist Hugo Race, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock.

"The relationships between musicians are delicate and critical. Keeping your ego in check and your mind open to new patterns and pathways helps you to survive in a very difficult business. Staying true to your personal vision and ignoring the power of the market helps you retain authenticity. Respect the intelligence of your audience. Three little words – no sell out!"

Hugo Race: The Soundtrack of an…

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

Q&A with Stevie J Blues of Urban Ladder Society, all star band with the most diverse and unique musical style ever

"Music plays a huge part in everyday culture, it is important to have music that speaks and relate to a person's everyday situations, sometimes you can be having a very bad day or even dealing with a situation in life and all it takes is the right song at the right time to turn things around, encourage, or even shine light on a total different perspective on the issue at hand, that's another reason why writing is so important."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 29, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist Davide Pannozzo, described as one of the most interesting artists of contemporary Blues guitar

"The music business is becoming a nightmare for everyone, but for the new generation will be tougher and tougher if A&Rs don’t take the risk to bet on new things. People are hungry for new music!"

Davide Pannozzo: Modern Blues Artist

Davide Pannozzo has been described by critics as one of the most interesting artists of contemporary Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 28, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with blues-rock musician Bill Markos, old school roots with modern notes and vibes

"Blues is truth. Blues is life itself. This has an impact to everyone. Everybody has the Blues like the great Albert King said. I think Blues music continues to generate a devoted following worldwide for the same reason. Not only in Greece. Blues will always be around!"

Bill Markos: Troublemaker Blues

Greek musician Bill Markos (Vasilis Markos)…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran blues legend Johnny Tucker, sings from his soul, and never do it the same more than once

"I see my life through the eyes of a blues man and I react to the people in the crowd. My music heals and sends a message of hope, and love. I see people loving music - all colors, all different - but most just want to groove, just like me."

Johnny Tucker: Keeping The Blues Alive 

Johnny Tucker is the tenth child born of nineteen siblings to a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Ev Gold & Paul Claro of CINEMA CINEMA, a New York experimental art punk duo with no rules

"I want people to recognize that music is a universal language that we are blessed to share. It breaks barriers and brings strangers together, all around the world."

CINEMA CINEMA: Art Punk ...and Beyond

New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA continues their partnership with Nefarious Industries for the upcoming August 20 release…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 10, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Clarence Spady, the Pennsylvania guitarist has followed the footsteps of the soul-blues pioneer

"People who know how it feels to run the other way when they see the cops or risk discriminatory behavior; and that whole feeling of panic when you see the red and blue lights turn on behind you. The music itself is a part of the blues, but blues is also a feeling and an experience that’s expressed through music. Some express it through dance. Others through poetry."

Clarence Spady: The Soul of The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Iowa-based Avey Grouws Band, deep connection to the Quad Cities and the music of the Mississippi River

"When I found blues, I found freedom. Freedom to sing the pain, to wail, to moan, to feel. And with that ability to feel and to release also comes joy and celebration and humor, which you can also find in this music. Freedom to experience the pain and the joy of life. Blues is life."

Avey Grouws Band: Heartbeat Music

With a deep…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2021 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Mike MacDonald & Tyler Pantlin of Shakey Trill, an original, gutsy and raw blues/folk duo based in Ontario

"I miss the rawness of the old blues recordings. As time has went on I feel like things have become overproduced and in turn may have lost sight of the true meaning of what this style of music should be. Music is always evolving and the best thing for the future of the blues in my opinion is to try and get back to the roots. That being said there are many talented acts and blues musicians out there today, you just have to dig a little deeper to find them.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 4, 2021 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with soul/blues singer Lisa Mills, melodic and soulfully-honest way with blues, gospel and soul influences

"An obvious, historical example in the US was how music broke down the barriers to race divisions—Fans, white and black mingling at early Rock n Roll shows. I just want people to feel what I am singing, to get some kind of healing and truth from it."

Lisa Mills: Southern Royal Soul

Lisa Mills is a soul/blues singer who belts out her music in a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2021 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary Italian singer Bernardo Lanzetti of PFM/Acqua Fragile, released a new solo album “Horizontal Rain”

"Today there is no such an impact. Music is mostly just layered sounds in the background endured to avoid facing menacing Silence… I already wrote about making music which, in the end, should always be fun while listening to music other mechanisms come into action with no filter whatsoever for all humankind. To answer your question about “affecting people” I see organized sounds and silences, along with verbal poetry,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Milwaukee based, Altered Five Blues Band - bringing all the blues power they could generate in their new album

"Blues doesn’t have many boundaries. There are common forms but also other ways to express the sound and feeling.  The irony is that most blue music make people happy when they hear it. The music is always evolving but the roots of the sound are simplicity and emotion."

Altered Five Blues Band: Blues Power!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

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