October 2015 Blog Posts (32)

Q&A with Stolen Hearts -- a Carolina-based duo with their own individual approach to blues & roots music

"We feel that music can bridge the gap between races. It’s a Universal language that we all understand and can relate to, especially blues and soul. There’s something about blues music that seems to bring us all together with a deeper understanding of the human condition."

Stolen…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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

"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: Blues Bloodline…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 30, 2015 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Q&A with President/CEO of The Blues Foundation, Barbara B. Newman - dedicated to preserving of blues

"It doesn’t matter your race, religion, nationality or socio-economic position when it comes to good music. We are all part of humanity and music is that universal language."



Barbara B. Newman:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Boston based David Champagne talks about Treat Her Right, Agnostic Gospel, Jeff Beck and Bob Dylan

"Life is chaos, art gives it form. So, blues and gospel are a way to make sense of and express experience. It is music that touches me in a way that other music does not."

David Champagne: Colored Kaleidoscope…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 28, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Q&A with fingerstyle guitarist/folklorist Andy Cohen - a walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia

"Blues is not nostalgia, Blues is History, and Blues is Truth."

Andy Cohen: On The Roots Road Again

Andy Cohen is a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist who has been described as "a walking,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with songwriter/guitarist Miss Tess - grooving rock n’ roll rooted in swinging blues and throwback country

"It’s definitely a different experience as a woman in the music industry. Regardless of how much progress we make in equality it’s still a struggle at times."

Miss Tess: Soulful Burnin' Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 26, 2015 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Guitarist Brad Vickers talks about Bo Diddley, Pinetop, Odetta, Sumlin, LaBeef and the first published blues song

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

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans:

Eclectic American Roots ‘n’…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Milwaukee musician Steve Cohen talks about the Blues place where have meaningful musical dialogue

"I fear that blues is being swallowed up whole by rock music. Audiences are being presented with an inferior product that is presented with the blues label, but it’s a severely watered down version. The result being a shrinking blues audience."

Steve Cohen: Talking With The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 23, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Q&A with Iranian formed band KIOSK - stinging political satire hidden within its blues and folksy sound

"There are a lot of similarities between blues and some of our folk music, I am not educated in traditional music of Iran ... I can hear a lot of elements that were probably adopted by western music from Persian music."

Kiosk: The Universal …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago blueswoman Zora Young - one of the best and charismatic blues singers in the world

"I miss the soulful great voices but most of all some of my friends that are no longer here. My hopes and fears for the future is uncertain but long as life last and death past I have another chance."

Zora Young: The Blues of Life…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 22, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Bluesman Buddy Reed talks about Muddy, "Harmonica" Smith, Big Mama, Little Richard and Johnny Otis

"I believe the blues has been a tremendous racial healing force worldwide."

Buddy Reed: Gutbucket & Pure Blues

Ivan Elmo "Buddy" Reed got his start playing the blues in San Bernardino, California in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 20, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Swedish singer/musician Stefan Berggren, well known to classic rock fans over the past decade

"I miss character and original sounds. Drum sound. Most of today bands sound the same. Don't be afraid to form a progressive rockbound and just listen to the sea or trees."

Stefan Berggren: Keep The Soul Rockin'…

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Conversation about art with John Brantingham -- author, poet, educator, and writer in residence at east of LA

"The arts, all of them, are a collective conversation about the human experience, and they are a conversation we are having together."

John Brantingham:

The Truth of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Italian pianist Henry Carpaneto - one of the most popular European musicians working today

"Blues Music has the power to connect people. Now it just depend from people."

Henry Carpaneto: The Blues Brother

Henry Carpaneto is one of the most popular Italian pianists working today. But his popularity…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 17, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Interview with poet/musician Elliott Levin - the sound of the emotion of motion, and the motion of emotion

"I think the strains of social and political activism, along with the esthetics of the modern art world which developed into the space and atomic age, is what connects these roots to the futuristic expressions of spirit and soul."

Elliott Levin: Peace, Poetry &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 16, 2015 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Q&A with vocalist/songwriter Deb Callahan - emotional and social political messages with Blues-Soul feel

"Blues and soul music is intertwined with the racial and social political issues in the United States.  It’s always been an outlet and a way to express grief, pain, joy, humor, etc., about what was going on at various times."

Deb Callahan: Sweet Soul, Deep…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 14, 2015 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian rock-blues slinger Jimi Barbiani -- one of the best and passionate slide guitarist in Europe

"The Blues is a journey that follows the path of my life. I'm lucky, as the Blues-Rock culture has made me travel the world, meet nice people, feel great emotions. At last, what I always seek is to try and convey feelings, emotions!"

Jimi Barbiani: The Ceasar Of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 14, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Ohio bluesman Sean Carney talks about Joe Weaver, Big Joe Duskin, Johnnie Bassett, and local scene

"I would like to see more emphasis placed on the roots of modern music, so that young people would be encouraged to dig a little deeper into what they are hearing."

Sean Carney: The Blues Echoes of Ohio…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview with R&B legend Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and session drummer of OKeh and Chess Records

"Initially, music separated the races but young white kids really liked R&B music and after the white record execs noticed this, they began to exploit the cross-over aspect for increased profits."

Maurice White:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 13, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Aussie guitarist Justin Yap Band - potent blend of Deep Blues, Sanctified Soul, and Down-Home Funk

"Today’s blues and roots music hopefully continues to instill change for the better. We try to incorporate positive messages in the songs we choose to play or write in hope it makes at least a small difference for some people."

Justin Yap: Welcome To My Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 13, 2015 at 12:16am — No Comments

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