September 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Interview with The Kingsize Boogiemen, a Czech blues band that plays the blues with their own style

"The Blues music and music in general makes people happy and join them."

The Kingsize Boogiemen: Czech Blues

The Kingsize Boogiemen band is a Czech blues band, formed around 2000,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 29, 2013 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Interview with harpman Billy Watson, an artist whose performances and art exhibitions go hand in hand

"Blues should be improvised and not over rehearsed. Humility makes a good bluesman."

Billy Watson: Human Blues Being

Billy Watson is an artist and entertainer whose live performances and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 27, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Canadian virtuosos David Gogo talks about Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Thorogood and Albert Collins

"Blues is an international language. I think we all respect each other whether you're from Canada, the US, the UK ... or Greece!"

David Gogo: Talking with the Blues

As one of Canada's hardest…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 26, 2013 at 12:03am — No Comments

Bostonian singer-songwriter Barbara Kessler talks about her songs, folk rock scene and Ritchie Havens

"Music is so universal, it's a language that we all speak, from before birth." 

Barbara Kessler: Songs of Humanity

Barbara Kessler feels…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 24, 2013 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Veteran blues-rocker Mike Reilly talks about Elvin Bishop, Allman Brothers, B.B., Hooker; and his Harley

" (Blues) It’s a culture. It’s truly a genre that no matter what country you’re from, you get it. You move to the groove, it all translates."

Mike Reilly: Blues & Rock Rider

B.B. King once said that…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 23, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Poet, editor and publisher Pat Nolan talks about the Blues, Jazz, Beats and Black Bart Poetry Society

"Beat writing was to a certain extent influenced by Black music and speech patterns in the manner of its composition which could be compared to oral improvisation, a kind of lively street corner jive."

Pat Nolan: Nualláin Roadhouse Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 23, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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

"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: The Snakeshaker of Ocean

Bob Angell's Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Poet Norbert Krapf talks about his Mississippi Blues trail, Amiri Baraka, David Amram and Bob Dylan

"We always attack what we fear. Reading good poems and listening to good songs can make us more gentle. Being gentle is a great strength."

Norbert Krapf: Catholic Boy Blues …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 19, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Burnin' Mike Vernon talks about Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Link Wray and the 3 Balls of Fire

"It’s getting harder and harder to find and hear great rock and roll players these days. It’s mostly Rock with no Roll." 

Mike Vernon: Let the Good Times Roll…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Soul Blues entertainer Ritzy Lee talks about the Dell Vikings, Apollo Theater, Double Trouble and his Co.

"Soul and Blues tells the stories of the heart that everyone can relate to, and those who can play this music reaches deep down into their instruments to bring out sounds that make the soul relate to what the ear is hearing."

Ritzy Lee: Deep Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 16, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Join The Chicago Blues Society Group ! ! !

If You Love Muddy, Wolf, Elmore & Koko . . Be Sure To Join The Chicago Blues Society Group ! ! !
https://www.facebook.com/groups/chicagobluessociety/

Added by Joze Ozzmak on September 16, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Interview with artist PONZ (aka Robert Ponzio), an activist blues lover, educator, and citizen diplomat

"The Blues is an universal expression of humanity. The Blues rises above the difficulties of life and finds a way to celebrate it."

Robert Ponzio: The Blues Art of Peace

Robert Ponzio…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with musician, poet, artist and playwright Neil Oram: Only the NOW is real

"The psychedelic era grew out of the jazz-Beat-blues energies."

Neil Oram: Highlands Notes

Neil Oram is a British musician, poet, artist and playwright, best known as the author of The Warp,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 16, 2013 at 7:31am — No Comments

Chicago Blues All-Stars new album Red, Hot & Blue now available on iTunes

Chicago Blues All-Stars new album Red, Hot & Blue now available on iTunes :)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-hot-blue/id668825124

Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is…
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Added by Joze Ozzmak on September 16, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Interview with musician/director/writer Warren Leming, a member of American counterculture movement

"The poets need music and music needs poetry as a way of grounding itself in human life: consider that dance and movement-are connected to music in subtle ways."

Warren Leming: Aristophanes Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 15, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Poet/songwriter klipschutz talks about San Francisco, Dylan, Chuck Prophet, Jazz & Blues, and Elvis

"The Blues can cut so deep, and Jazz has that magic mixture of chaos and harmony. The Beats tried to emulate Jazz in their poems."

klipschutz: Satire & Skepticism

klipschutz (pen name of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 13, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Bruce Brookshire of Doc Holliday talks about the Blues, Southern Rock and Ronnie James Dio

"The best blues to me always came from older black men who lived either in the countryside of the South, or in the Chicago blues clubs."

Bruce Brookshire: Southern Mission

Bruce Brookshire and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 12, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

New Orleans native trumpet player Charlie Miller talks about the Blues and Jazz of Crescent City

"Blues and Gospel are the roots of jazz. For jazz to be vital it must have its roots. Sometimes I now hear academic sounding 'jazz' with no roots. A technical exercise."

Charlie Miller: When the Saints go Marching In…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Israeli Blues artist Dov Hammer, embody the spirit of the Blues with intense and passionate

"The Blues is a language, a means of expression. It's a way to tell your story, to unload all the troubles that are on your mind, the frustrations, anger and happiness."

Dov Hammer: Dr. Harpman plays the Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 11, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Interview with Norwegian multistrumentalist JT Lauritsen: Music is like the medicine for living my life

"Blues is something you live and is about your life and whatever is around you."

JT Lauritsen: Arctic Heat & Southern Feeling

Jan Tore…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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