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Q&A with saxophonist Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (The Texas Horns) - plays music and makes people want to dance

"These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’."

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (The Texas Horns):

Let The Lone Star's Good Times Roll…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Swiss band of Ellis Mano Band (Chris Ellis & Edis Mano), a right colleagues with Blues/Soul/Rock

"Blues... is a bridge, it connects. As I said I believe in a musical universal language that can overcome barriers, and I think the blues is part of that."

Ellis Mano Band: Rockin' The Blues

To use a label such as "Supergroup“, especially in the rather small European Blues and Rock music scene (Switzerland) is indeed something to be carefully…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Buffalo Music Hall of Famer singer Patti Parks - creator of the Nurs'n Blues Music Fest

"My hopes are that  Blues music remains as pure as possible and that performers are listen to based on their talents...not their age, where they live, culture, sex or size."

Patti Parks: Oh, Pretty Woman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

British artist & printmaker Gini Wade talks about her artwork, rock counterculture, the folk tales of world, and King Crimson

"Music and dance brings humans together, so I see it as profoundly unifying - transcending race."

Gini Wade: Music of Art, Art of Life

Gini Wade studied printmaking and graphic design at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (now Central St Martins) and worked as an illustrator and childrens’ book author for many years. She was a post-graduate…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 22, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cultural critic, academic and musician Casey Rae talks about the Beat Generation and the cult of Rock n' Roll

"Actually, the nature of freedom has long been debated, and I’m not going to solve it here. But I do believe the Beats advanced a more universal notion of freedom, a kind of animating spirit. And that spirit inhabits more than literature—music is also key to its transmission. That spirit has dimmed in our current times. But existence is cyclical, and there is always renewal."

Casey Rae: Let The Rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 20, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with German guitarist Jimmy Reiter - firmly rooted in the tradition of Blues and R&B, but with a fresh style

"The Blues is incredibly great at connecting people of different generations, origins and cultural backgrounds, so it can help to integrate people. All music can do that, but what I keep noticing about the Blues especially is that it touches people no matter if they’re 8 or 80 years old - everybody can relate to it."

Jimmy Reiter: Blues Is The Key…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with UK harp player Liam Ward - bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues

"I don't fear especially for blues, but the music scene as a whole is having a tough time - both recorded and live music are not valued as they once were. Let's write a blues song about it!"

Liam Ward: British Uprising of The Blues

The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues! Dance the night away to…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with West Coast harmonica player John Clifton, one of those rare musicians that has dedicated himself to the Blues

"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."

John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues

Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere (Release Date April 19th), the latest album from John…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Veteran harmonica player Mark Adams talks about the Blues, Nick Gravenites, Bloomfield and the 1960s

"The blues is not just music; it is a point of view, a friend, a source of humor.  In the day-to-day world it can be a constant companion. It brings with it a relationship for the self, and the ability to make the best of things, whatever, come what may."

Mark Adams: Blues Breaths

Mark Adams was raised and where he honed his craft. Influenced by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 5, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with St. Louis guitarist Tony Campanella - raw talent and experience gained the respect of fellow artists

"I feel that Blues can provide us all a means to transcend all of these boundaries. As musicians, we also have the responsibility to honor the history and roots of the music that we hold dear. Through that, we all can have a better understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our racial and cultural differences. Hopefully that will lead to an elimination of our divisiveness and unite us."

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian Hammond B-3 player Luca Kiella Chiellini - high energy describes the approach to his music

"The racial discrimination and socio-cultural differences go away with the music, and it’s the best part of it in my opinion. It equalizes everything and everyone, and it is extremely important in a world like the one with have today, where both in Europe and the USA old racial and social discrimination is coming back."

Luca Kiella Chiellini: The Caesar of Keys…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Boston-based guitarist Peter Ward talks about his experiences and journeys in the Blues and Western Swing paths

"At a blues symposium in the ‘90s, someone described blues as a river that flows forever. But in my view, if blues is a river it finally released into the ocean."

Peter Ward: Train to Key Biscayne

Peter “Hi-Fi” Ward's brand new album "Train to Key Biscayne" on Gandy Dancer Records hit the road on March 29th. Along for…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 15, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Interview with versatile Greek musician, Chris Stassinopoulos - one of the pioneers of Prog Rock & Jazz Fusion scene

Chris Stassinopoulos: Light In The Dark 

Versatile Greek musician, Chris Stassinopoulos is one of the pioneers of the European Prog Rock & Jazz Fusion music scene of 1970s. Chris was born in Athens Greece at 1951. He's drummer, pianist, keyboardist and composer. Shared the stage and recorded with AXIS, ZAO, CLEAR LIGHT, CATHERINE LARA, FRANCIS MOZE (ex GONG, MAGMA), JANNICK TOP (ex MAGMA), JOEL…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 11, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Tiffany Pollack, born and raised in New Orleans, where she began singing as soon as she could talk

"Music is such a universal form of expression. People have used music to express heavy emotion for ages. Think about the war cries of ancient tribes to create a sense of being connected with one another so they could operate as one. Music can unite us. In church people sing together to worship as one. Human beings need to feel connected to one another. When people come together in song it is powerful."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Writer, poet, and publisher, Tosh Berman talks about the Beats, music, and his new book “Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World”

"It’s hard for me to believe that one can’t live without culture - especially art - which to me is music, poetry, literature as well as the visual arts. I think without the appreciation of the arts, then one is lost within their culture. Art is just as important as food."

Tosh Berman:

Growing Up in Wallace Berman's…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Spanish artist Miquel Antonio de Padua Aguiló talks about the artistic journey and paths of his art, life, and music

“Blues music is perhaps one of the most influential with racial problems, which I only know from the history of the same musicians who had to live and that the British blues musicians made known to the rest of Europe and the world.”

Miquel Antonio de Padua Aguiló:

The Paths & Passion of Creation…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with music ambassador of Macon GA, Joey Stuckey - rolls his progressive Americana energy into Memphis

"The arts, not just music, has an impact on so much from a better outlook on life, to better cognitive skills to building up the local economy. If you have artists in your area, then when people come to see or hear or taste or feel that amazing art, they will also stay in your hotels, eat in your restaurants and so on."

Joey Stuckey: In The Shadow Of The Sun…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 24, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with drummer Kenny Smith, son of Willie 'Big Eyes" Smith: was unquestionably born into blues royalty

"I learn to keep myself disciplined, to have fun and enjoy the people around me."

Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith:

Keeping The Blues Alive & Well

Kenny Smith was unquestionably born into blues royalty. He grew up in the same house where Muddy Waters once lived in Chicago, the home of the blues.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-born piano man Glen Clark - blend of honky-tonk, blues, soul, country, gospel and rock ’n’ roll music all his life.

"Music reflects society and hopefully it informs and educates people encouraging them to act in the best interests of our little planet in our little universe."

Glen Clark: The Soul of Lone Star

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Glen Clark (keyboards, guitar, vocals) studied music at North Texas State University. He moved to L.A. in the seventies where…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with NY-based singer, songwriter and actor Jann Klose, ambassador for Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign

"Helping others and doing good through your own success is very rewarding. It’s also complicated as there’s a whole set of issues and other people’s expectations can play a huge role. However, I think it’s a responsibility of success and the rewards come from within."

Jann Klose: Lyrics, Melody & Style

Jann Klose is an award-winning pop…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

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