November 2011 Blog Posts (26)

Columbia Records executive Don DeVito dies

Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums "Blood on the Tracks" and "Desire" and also worked with artists including James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith, has died. He was 72.

DeVito died Friday after a 16-year battle with prostate cancer, according to a statement released by Columbia on Monday.…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The West Coast Blues Guitarist Dan Hayes Talks About the 60's Blues Explosion & His Memories From the "Hippie" San Francisco

Blues mean freedom to express what and how you feel.

Dan Hayes was born and raised in Marin County, California during the 50s and 60’s. He became a professional Musician in the mid 60s and soon formed the Dan Hayes Group, and the Dan Hayes Blues Band, which opened for such acts…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

15th Annual Maple Blues Awards 2012 - Toronto Blues Society

The Toronto Blues Society will hold its 15th annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony on Monday night, January 16th, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.

The Canadian blues scene has long rivaled its south-of-the-border neighbor in international status, the country hosting a thriving, vital blues community with many artists of note and more than a few fast-rising up and comers. The annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony honors excellence among Canadian blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Susan Lanier - Bramlett: The BLUES lets you know you're not alone on the "down" part of the ride

SUZE LANIER-BRAMLETT has been on stage since the early age of 11, when she won Best Young Actress in Dallas, starring in the play “Winnie, The Littlest Witch.” Her one woman show, “SWAMP CABARET” has been playing to packed houses in the LA area. The recent release of her new CD, “SWAMP CABARET,” integrates her love for singing, songwriting, stand-up comedy &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with the Legendary Producer & Musician Paul Hornsby: Never Quitting

"Music that I like to hear does.  I want to hear about something I can feel and can relate to."

Paul Hornsby:

The South's Gonna Do It…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Toscho of Blues Company: I Definitely Created Something Different, with a Lot of Balkanesque Feeling.

Toscho & Blues Co.

The Blues Company from Osnabrück, Germany is neither a hodgepodge of rank beginners nor – to borrow business lingo – a group of new business starters. Rather, they are a team of artists who have made their mark, musicians with experience and know-how…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power talks about Fillmore, King Curtis, Sly & his relationship with God

"The thing I miss most about the 60's is the freedom and inspiration we had musically. Everywhere you looked people were trying new and exciting things and it was very stimulating and creative."

Tower of Power: The Power of Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 18, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

An Interview with Larry Garner a swamp blues philosopher: Everyone Has a Shade of Blues in Their Life

"In my opinion blues is life. Some people have a harder life than others and everyday is the blues for them but I believe that everyone has a shade of blues in their life."

Larry Garner …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

2012 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards

Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.

The Blues Foundation will present the 2012 KBA Awards during a recognition brunch Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The KBA ceremony will be part of the International Blues Challenge (IBC) weekend of events.

Unlike the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Blues great Doyle Bramhall dies

Doyle Bramhall, a Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator who wrote or co-wrote some of the most recognizable blues songs of the '80s including The House is Rockin', has died. He was 62. A friend of Bramhall’s said the Dallas-born singer, drummer and songwriter had been suffering from pneumonia recently, but no official cause of death has been released.

Bramhall’s career spanned more than 40 years, during which he provided the beat and the lyrics for a modern sort of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 14, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

An Interview with guitarist/singer Ana Popovic: Blues is Unconditional. Maybe the most CONSERVATIVE style of all

"This is how I see  the blues: the beauty of less, "don't make it too tidy" kind a thing.. beauty of the basics and an instrument."

Ana Popovic: Belgrade Blues Storm

Ana's career…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna: The Folkies Love the Blues

"I miss the musical camaraderie of the past… the music is alive and well!"

Jorma Kaukonen: Living, Learning, Loving…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 12, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

GREEK BLUES SCENE: Q & A with Daddy's Work Blues Band

DADDY'S WORK BLUES BAND

The Daddy's Work is a blues-rock band based in Athens. The first name was Bluesburger, with several appearances in Athenian scene and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 11, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Η πρώτη σελίδα των events πρέπει να παρουσιάζει της τρέχουσας ημέρας τα gigs , ενδεχομένως κάποια μελλοντικά αλλά σίγουρα όχι τα περασμένα .

Η πρώτη σελίδα των events πρέπει να παρουσιάζει  της τρέχουσας ημέρας τα gigs , ενδεχομένως κάποια μελλοντικά αλλά σίγουρα όχι τα περασμένα .

Added by Talking blues on November 11, 2011 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

Joe Bonamassa Releasing Live DVD with Paul Rodgers and John Hiatt

During a two-night stand at Beacon Theatre in New York last weekend, Joe Bonamassa performed with special guests Paul Rodgers (Bad Company and Queen) and John Hiatt.

The two night show at the Beacon Theatre will be released as Bonamassa's fourth live concert DVD in early 2012.

Bonamassa collaborated with John Hiatt on the album Dust Bowl…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 10, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Fito de la Parra of Canned Heat: Living the Blues

"The Boogie is one of the maximum expressions of joy in the blues genre. It's the happy side of the blues."

CANNED HEAT: Don't Forget the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with the British "Blues Knight" Miller Anderson: The Blues is a Real Life

Miller Anderson was born in Houston near Glasgow in Scotland i 1945. Miller is a Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist who has worked with many well known musicians over his long…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 9, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

interview

Hi blues people of the world. Check below, hope you like it!

 

http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/blues-in-balkan-vasja-ivanovski-talks-about-skopje-blues-scene?xg_source=activity

Added by Vasja Ivanovski on November 9, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

An Interview with Travis "Moonchild" Haddix: Have a Passion for What You Are Doing

"Playing and singing the blues turns me on plus making other people happy and keeping them that way for the duration of my show".

Travis "Moonchild" Haddix began playing the piano at the age of seven in his home town of Walnut, Mississippi, located thirty miles south…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

GEORGE AND THE DUKES 11/11 LIVE @ LAZY

Ένα δυναμικό ηλεκτρικό blues rock trio της σύγχρονης Αθηναικής σκηνής που βασίζεται στο συναίσθημα και τη δύναμη του αληθινού blues. Η μπάντα ξεκίνησε τη διαδρομή της στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του '90, σημειώνοντας μεγάλη επιτυχία σε όλες τις εμφανίσεις της, καθώς γινόταν εύκολα αντιληπτές οι ατομικές ικανότητες των μελών, ο αυθεντικός ήχος και τα ταιριαστά vocals. Τώρα το real αυτό σχήμα αποδίδει αυθεντικά, επιτυχίες της ηλεκτρ. Blues σκηνής του chicago καθώς και της blues rock, με σύντομες… Continue

Added by Talking blues on November 8, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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