September 2019 Blog Posts (13)

Q&A with Myles Goodwyn - singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of April Wine - talks about the Blues

“Music is and always will the universal language and if people take the time to listen and to truly hear, there will greater understand and compassion for the differences between us. Peace.”

Myles Goodwyn: A Friend Of The Blues

Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 28, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran bluesman Brad Vickers: the music traveler on the great American highway of roots ’n’ roll

"Blues has made me more centered, and playing it has mellowed me and evened me out."

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans:

Eclectic American Roots ‘n’ Roll

Guitarist/songwriter BRAD VICKERS learned on the job playing, recording, and touring with America's blues and roots masters:…

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

Q&A with North Carolina-based Roots Rock artist, Brad Heller - a socially-involved, profound songsmith

"Music has always been a major force in tackling social, and political issues."

Brad Heller: Eclectic Rock Sentence

Whether with his backing band, The Fustics, or performing as an acoustic artist, Brad Heller has established himself as a credible force among current songwriters. Honing his craft for over a decade and a half the Wilmington, North…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with musician & craftsman JP Soars: diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences

"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"

JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues

Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 17, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran musician Jimmy Carpenter - gained a reputation as a master Blues, Rock n' Roll and R&B saxophonist

"But the fact is that musicians have always been at the front of social and political issues. Because of the nature of our creativity we are sensitive to racial and social issues, and I believe it is up to us to speak out for what we believe: for me it is Equality, Respect, and Social Justice."

Jimmy Carpenter: Soul Doctor & His Sax

Jimmy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 12, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with DC-based Moonshine Society - fresh music school grads to deliver soulful blues and old-school R&B

"I miss hearing music on the radio that was performed 100% by humans.  I personally get excited by new music that makes you question if it was recorded in the 60’s or 70’s.  There is a warmth, an ease, a human approach to that sound."

Moonshine Society: Sweet Thing

Locally in Washington, DC, the band of Moonshine Society gives a big nod to Aesop’s…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 7, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview with Vaneese Thomas - embracing her musical legacy and carries forward the rich heritage of Memphis

"The Memphis sound continues to generate fans today because it is authentic. It is original. It is a combination of blues, folk and gospel and comes from the tribulations of African Americans through the years. People feel the real deal when they hear it."

Vaneese Thomas: Rootsy & Gospely …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 5, 2019 at 9:30pm — 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, Ten Thousand…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 5, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Austria-based bluesman Al Cook, a living legendary musician and one of the pioneers of the continental European scene

"The blues is in fact a state of mind. Otherwise you just play music."

Al Cook: Nothing But The Blues Roots

Al Cook (born Alois Koch) grew up in Vienna, Austria. The visit of the Elvis movie Gold from a hot throat at the age of fifteen awoke in him the desire to make music. He started teaching himself guitar, piano and singing. After first…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 3, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Writer and archivist Todd Swindell talks about the Beat Generation, Harold Norse, Counterculture and the music

"Poetry’s roots are lyrical and this continues to expand and illuminate as can be seen in the cultural preeminence of hip-hop. Music is the blood flow of our cosmic existence on terrestrial earth."

Todd Swindell: Harold Norse Blues

Todd Swindell is writer and archivist based in Sonoma County, California. As a close friend of Beat poet Harold…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 3, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with archivist, poet and photographer, Tate Swindell, the founder of San Francisco-based Unrequited Records

"Destroy all egos and attain emptiness."

Tate Swindell: The Sūtra of The Beats

Archivist, Poet and Photographer, Tate Swindell is the founder of Unrequited Records, which specializes in poetry records released on the vinyl format. The latest release was an album of rare Gregory Corso readings from the late 1970s that included previously…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 3, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Wisconsin native artist Martel Chapman - deeply inspired by jazz, translates auditory energy into visual energy

"Jazz is a black artist music. There are monumental messages in the history of the music. The artists behind these sounds stand tall over the history of the world. Jazz always has reaction and perspective on the days events. Jazz is always going to be an important part of the changing world we live in."

Martel Chapman: The Art of Jazz

Heavily…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 3, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with UK-based Deep Blue Sea, blend retro senses and sounds from the heyday of the Blues Rock Boom

"Music was shown to have power. It could speak to the world more clearly and more honestly than most politicians. It showed us, from the early days of the 60s blues boom to the Live Aid event, that people could come together to effect change, to enjoy love and peace, to communicate all over the world."
Deep Blue Sea: Power & Passion…
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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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