October 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Greek photojournalist Zoiss Louvaris talks about the Rock counterculture, photo-art, and socio-cultural implications

"Art is here, alright. It just works in more subtle ways than a pamphlet. But is here when is needed, sometimes leading, sometimes walking along, but always present."

Zoiss Louvaris: Athens City Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 21, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with prolific blues-rocker Popa Chubby - has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world

"When rock 'n' roll first happened it was a threat to the mainstream. When Chuck Berry happened it was a threats white America. When the bad brains happened it was a threat to rock 'n' roll."

Popa Chubby: Wake Up Calling…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 21, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Blues Hall of Famer, Liz VanHouten talks about Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Big Mama Thornton and 60's counterculture

"Blues has its roots in the African-American culture dating back to the time of slavery.  It has had a huge impact on the music of our time not only in America, but all over the world.  Blues music crosses racial, political and socio-cultural lines."

Liz VanHouten: Sacramento…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 16, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with multi-talented Greek musician Nikos Giousef - created an unique baritone upright musical saw

"Historically music has always been connected to social and political movements. As I said before the Pagliacci should alert the audience. The song must protect the heart from freezing. It's your friend when you are alone, it gives you power to move, it covers your back when you fight, it gives the pulse to the crowd."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 14, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Soul/R&B singer Kelly Z - weaves a variety of styles and speaks to the audience about her feelings

"Sad but true. I think the blues genre is a world of opportunity for women. Even older artists. It’s about Soul, you know. Just wear your heart on your sleeve and don’t worry so much about the wrinkles."

Kelly Z: The Soundtrack of Rescue…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 13, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with virtuoso guitarist Randy Jacobs - The Blues, Rock, Funk and Soul are aspects of his life and journeys

"Everyone is the same on this planet when music has a great message, strong melody and a killer groove that touches them. I've seen it. Sun Ra once said "Music is Language" I believe that, it is a universal one."

Randy Jacobs: Shake The Planet…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 12, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Vassilis Athanassiadis of Terrapin - explore the fields of folk rock, acid folk, psychedelia and beyond

"There was a time when we almost believed that music, or art in general, would be able to change the world – or, more correctly, to change humankind. Well, it definitely has played its part in many of the issues you mentioned, there have been positive steps, but this is not enough."

Vassilis…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 12, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with marvelous Mindi Abair - one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today

"Jazz was born out of the Blues as well. They just widened the harmonic structure and put a different swing on it. But the basis for everything that became jazz is Blues."

Mindi Abair: Jazz-elicious & Funk-bulous…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 12, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Veteran producer/musician Tim Abbott talks about The Chocolate Watchband & Kingdom Voice Productions

"Rock music is a huge cultural influence and it sets trends and moves people in interesting new directions. Our hope is that the music that our group is writing and other groups like us can speak to people to open their minds to be more accepting of all people. And not just be thinking about business and money but what's right for the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 8, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

British singer Allan Atkins talks about Judas Priest, Jug Blues Band and Metal, Blues Counterculture of UK

"The best advice anyone gave me was be yourself and never give up."

Allan Atkins: Dawn Of The Metal Gods

Allan John Atkins is an English heavy metal vocalist, best known for his association…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Buffy Sainte-Marie, one of Canada's most renowned Indigenous singers, activists and icons anchors

"Our music and our actions helped to end the Vietnam War and put Lyndon Johnson out of business. We also developed the changes that led to the Civil Rights Movement, the American Indian Movement, and the feminist movement."

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Healer of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 5, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Biographer/Journalist Jimmy McDonough talks about Andy Milligan, Link Wray, Al Green and James Booker

"Music moves people emotionally. That bypasses a lot of bullshit. But music can also be used to sell you a car or a candidate. Who knows."

Jimmy McDonough: Literary Blues

Jimmy McDonough is a biographer…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 4, 2017 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Interview with Joe Mazzari & Dixie Deadwood of 61 Ghosts - primal Rock n' Roll with Blues at the roots

"The simplicity of playing music without the added fluff. If you feel you have to be a graduate of Berkeley to play blues so you can wow the audience with your skills of subdividing. Perhaps jazz would be better suited for you."

61 Ghosts: To The Edge ... and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 2, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with acoustic duo of Likho Duo - blues standards, original music, and a couple of traditional Italian songs

"Music has been at the forefront of social change and it remains that way today. Bands are more integrated between race, gender and nationality than ever before. That is the way forward."

Likho Duo: Blues And The World Beyond…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 2, 2017 at 10:38pm — No Comments

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