October 2018 Blog Posts (15)

Q&A with Cole and Logan Layman (In Layman Terms) - They are young, passionate, and all about the blues

"Blues music not only gives you knowledge about the horrendous experiences that occurred back then, but also teaches you how to sing soulfully."

In Layman Terms: Strong Roots & Blossoms

Cole and Logan Layman (In Layman Terms) have grown up making music together. They are both multi-instrumentalists and write original music. They…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 31, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Turkish music writer Cenk Akyol, one of the most interesting persons in Jazz and Blues scene of Istanbul

"I think all authentic local genres are similar to each other as they cover genuine, rural sentiments and feature one or two acoustic instruments. However urban it might be, Rebetiko is a case in point. Bozlak and Hoyrat forms in Turkish folk music should also be cited here."

Cenk Akyol: Jazzalcoholic ...And More

Turkish music writer Cenk Akyol is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — 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: The Beast From The East

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with New York Blues Hall Of Famer soul-blues diva Regina Bonelli - her new album is a blues-meets-R&B tsunami

"Blues, and all music, has always had a major impact on racial, political and socio-cultural situations. Artists are responsible for getting there messages out to the world, to have people feel their pain and joy. We have a responsibility to send out the word."

Regina Bonelli: Love Letter to Blues

Regina Bonelli Brooklyn born, New York Blues Hall…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 26, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with label owner and manager Manfred Plötz of Rockville Music and drummer of Plavlov's Dog

"Give more fairness to the artists. Make consumers & the music industry aware that musicians are humans who need to eat, raise their kids, buy a car and rent a house. Music cannot be for free."

Manfred Plötz: The Passion of Rockville 

ROCKVILLE MUSIC is a Music Management company founded in 1996 by Manfred Plötz. By this time, label working…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 24, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Baton Rouge-based guitarist Jonathon “Boogie” Long - born with the blues coursing through his veins

“The Blues means everything to me. It’s my roots, my upbringing. Some of my favorite people in the entire World were Blues performers and supporters. No matter my situation, God always provides through the Blues. I will always be a pioneer for Blues music and culture”

Jonathon Long: Boogie All Night Long

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Bryan Lee has been playing the Blues consistently for over 50 years now to fans all over the world.

"The Blues encompasses ALL people in the world, no bias as to race, creed or wealth. The blues brings people together, the feeling, the beat, the message, moves the soul."

Bryan Lee: Sanctuary Blues Dream

Bryan Lee has been playing the Blues consistently for over 50 years now to fans all over the world. He is referred to by his peers as a “Living…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Orlando-based musician Dale Bandy - an inspired artist with more than 40 years of experience

"Music is 'The' universal human language and should be shared equally with all."

Dale Bandy: The Blues Shades of blue.

Dale Bandy is an inspired artist with more than 40 years of experience. He wears many hats, including lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. Based in Orlando, Florida, Bandy can be characterized as a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 13, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jamison Passuite of Handsome Jack - powerful and emotional fusion of boogie soul rock 'n' roll

"Music has been a powerful unifying force since the dawn of man. The fact that a newborn baby knows to dance to music unprompted proves it’s something that’s ingrained deep in our brains and that we’re all the same and have the same needs regardless of whether that music has a political message or not."

Handsome Jack:

Everything's Gonna Be…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier - funk, soul, and blues into every powerful performance

"Blues, rock, and soul music is truthful music and is about the good times and the bad times. I want the world to be a fair and equal place for everyone and I live life that way too in song and in daily life."

Vanessa Collier: Earth, Wind & Fire

Soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier's most recent album, "Honey Up", released…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with illustrator and designer John Seabury - his visually addicting works of art have been featured in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame

"I'll try to keep this from getting overly long. In the 60s Rock n' Roll was almost inseparable from the rest of the counterculture movement."

John Seabury: Rock Around The Art

John Seabury is a Grammy nominated illustrator and designer. His visually addicting works of art have been featured in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, internationally…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 9, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with rising Mexican-American teen idols Johnny & Jaalene - Roots, Chicano Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Americana

"To be Chicano means to be proud of being Mexican, as well as to be proud of being American. That’s who I am. Chicano rock is music that combines these two worlds."

Johnny & Jaalene: Rock n' Roll Caliente

19-year-old singer, guitarist Johnny Ramos is making the scene all over Orange County, LA and beach cities alike. Even hitting Viva Las…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 7, 2018 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Q&A with Roots-based artist Cary Morin - brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond

"The music is hard! It requires continual practice and creativity."

Cary Morin: The Great Spirit of Music

Award-winning blues/roots singer-songwriter Cary Morin will release his new album, When I Rise, October 26 from Maple Street Music. Morin’s sixth release, When I Rise, follows close on the heels of an international tour that spanned…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 4, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Interview with "Michissippi Mick" Kolassa, a hardcore blues fan and active participant in the Blues scene

"A genuine bluesman (or woman) also has a sense of humor that goes deep – they don’t take themselves or much of anything except their music too seriously." 

Mick Kolassa: The Heart of Blues

Mick "Michissippi Mick" Kolassa…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 4, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Q&A with acclaimed guitarist Eric McFadden - great musical pedigree that has allowed him to master many styles and genres

"The blues was born on slave ships, in cotton fields, on chain gangs. As the saying goes, the blues had a baby and they called it rock n roll. Rock n Roll has long been a platform for speaking out against authority, against inhumanity, corruption, racism, sexism, and injustice."

Eric Mcfadden: Therapeutic Musical Experiences

Eric McFadden is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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