October 2014 Blog Posts (35)

Talented soulful singer Annika Chambers talks about the hospitable and comfortable home of Blues

"My hope for the future of the blues is that the young people latch on to the history of the blues. My fear is that pop culture will take over."

Annika Chambers: Trade Mark Of Blues

Talented Annika…

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Rock's legendary guitarist Mike Pinera talks about Blues Image, Iron Butterfly, Tom Down and Thee Image

"I learned that the blues are a good vehicle to bring out passion and emotion from within."

Mike Pinera: Ride Rock n' Blues Ride

Mike Pinera was born in September 29, 1948 and started professionally in…

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Mexican Juan Avila talks about the Blues, Robert Johnson, local scene, revolution songs and Aztecs

"There are many similitudes between the blues and the Mexican 'Norteña' music, particularly the music that resulted from the Mexican Revolution. They both surge from the people, from peasants, and they are hymns to freedom and love."

Juan Avila: Tengo El Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 29, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Interview with C.P. Love & Mark Domizio of New Orleans-based Blues, R&B and Funk band of Fo’Reel

"Music from the past stopped too sudden. Keeping it alive."

Fo’Reel: New Orleans Grooves

The New Orleans-based Blues, R&B and Funk Band Fo’Reel was born out of a studio project that Mark Domizio…

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Harmonicist Hank Mowery talks about Pinetop Perkins, Mike Morgan, William Clarke, and Mississippi Sax

"Blues will always be around because it is honest music. It connects with people in a very deep way. It will change from decade to decade but if it stays honest it will always be supported."

Hank Mowery: Nothing But The Blues…

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Interview with Brazilian harmonica player Val Tomato - one of the greatest musician of South America

"The blues is simple but inspires deep feelings. The blues is played with soul, it can be good or bad. But you can´t lie playing the blues."

Val Tomato: Blows At Crossroad

Val Tomato has…

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Polish editor/promoter Andrzej Matysik talks about Your Blues (Twój Blues), the Blues, and the local scene

"Like many other blues lovers of my generation and younger who were born in Europe I first heard the compositions of Chester Burnett and McKinley Morganfield played and sung by The Rolling Stones in the 60's."

Andrzej Matysik: I Write The Blues For U …

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Interview with Blind Lemon Pledge (aka James Byfield) - sophisticated styles of old-time country blues & folk

"Blues, Folk and Roots gives people an opportunity to connect with tradition and to experience their music in an unvarnished form."

James Byfield: Livin' With The Blues

James Byfield formed Blind…

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Interview with musician/writer & humorist Kenny Kosek - one of the most recorded fiddlers in USA today

"There was a folk movement long before the 60s. It was often associated with “lefties”. In a way folk music was a rebellious reaction to the conformity and “white bread” culture of the 50s."

Kenny Kosek: Make Music, Not War…

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Mexican harmonica player Marcelo Escobar Fernandez talks about the Blues soundtrack of his life

"Without body language, one person's words would feel empty; feeling is blues' body language, with no feeling, even the correct notes have not essence."

Marcelo Escobar Fernandez: …

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Turkish musician/videographer Bugra Ozbek of Los Bosphorus Surfers talks about the waves of Rock n' Roll

"The main theme of Rock’n roll is “fun”. But there are lots of sub texts inside of this genre. Like love, rebellion, hate, happiness."

Buğra Özbek: Surfin' Bosphorus

Bugra Ozbek was born 1983…

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Historian & musician Scott Ainslie speaks about the Blues the way he plays them: with authority & passion

"American Roots music is a strong hybrid made of elements from the variety of cultures that are represented in the people of America."

Scott Ainslie: Talking With The Blues

Scott Ainslie was…

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The Son of McVouty, Mark Gaillard talks about Bulee Slim, Marvin Gaye, Jack Kerouac, Fillmore & Greece

"Bohemians were outside the box as well as the young people today following Slim (Gaillard) and speaking the Vout."

Mark Gaillard: Vout-O-Ree-Nee Cool Cat!

Mark Gaillard is the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 21, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Wisconsin-based guitarist/singer Dave Potter talks about the way of life and his road trip with the blues

"It’s such a special thing, many people are not in touch with deep emotions, and the Blues has a way of connecting to those feelings many times without words, it’s an unexplainable thing."

Dave Potter: American Blues Dream…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 20, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Hypnotherapist and sound-healer Peter Blum talks about the 60s and the sacred healing force of music

"Music/art, prayer and healing all take us inward into our inner world, the world of imagery and emotions, of visions and feelings."

Peter Blum: Sacred Echo Of Universe

Peter Blum lives in Woodstock, New…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 19, 2014 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Iranian guitarist Daryosh Shiri Aghghaleh talks about the music as spiritual, physical, emotional, need of humans

"America is birthplace of the blues, indigenous music never goes waste, and always will be fan, if you look carefully, you will notice that the blues is a form of Indigenous music, without a doubt..."

Daryosh Shiri Aghghaleh: Open Horizon…

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Interview with multi-talented Rachelle Coba - innovative and soulful music help get her blues out to be heard

"The blues is the truth. It is an honest look at the world through the blues artists’ eyes. The blues deals with all subject matter, serious and fun, but it is blunt and honest."

Rachelle Coba: New School Of Blues…

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Argentine artist Marcelo Ponce talks about his experience with the greats of Blues and Afro American music

"The blues is full of mystery. The stories, the musicians, the crossroad, and of course the music. If you want to play blues you must cross a line and put your soul in risk."

Marcelo Ponce: Afro Pan-American Blues…

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Veteran guitarist Bobby Flurie talks about Roy Buchanan, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and The Fish

"The Blues means there is a way to not only tell a story, but also to convey those emotions that can only be achieved with the use of notes."

Bobby Flurie: Music Kaleidoscope …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with jazz pianist Neil Cowley - creates deeply engaging music with mightily and sheer emotions

"Jazz teaches you to expand yourself musically and excel in technique and listening skills, so it is something that every true musician surely has to explore. Improvisation is an important element of Jazz."

Neil Cowley: Touch & Feel The Jazz…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 17, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments

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