November 2014 Blog Posts (28)

Greek Blues Scene: Interview with Stelios Saridakis (aka Lese Majeste) - vintage sound as the old wine

"The blues about love and passion are the most impactful, since you can overcome or buy almost everything in life except the love of a woman or other human being."

Stelios Saridakis: The Law Of Blues

Lese Majeste (aka…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 30, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interview with Greek guitarist Markos Papasifakis - his musical journey has given him a wealth of experiences

"The legacy lives on through the people that were adventurous enough to cross borders and expand their boundaries, have a need to 'spread the word' and teach the fundamentals to the next generation."

Markos Papasifakis: Cosmic Filters…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Italian blues duo of Warm Gun (Freddy Ghidelli & Max Pieri) - sunk roots in the delta waters

"The blues is having in Italy the same crisis that is affecting all the popular music in the world: lack of renewal; pervasive and self-referential orthodoxy; general shortage of good ideas."

Warm Gun: The Blues Matrix World …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 28, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Interview with founder of Versoul, Kari Nieminen - further the development with strong respect for tradition

"I think that people do not understand that new machines do not have the creativity of the human mind."

Kari Nieminen: Instruments With Soul

Kari Nieminen is the founder of Versoul instruments. He holds…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 25, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Interview with Argentine Jazz/Blues singer Greta Kohan - promising young voice, a great future is coming

"The Blues are like a way to live, to say what you feel in your soul."

Greta Kohan: Sentir Que Tu Alma …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 24, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Interview with British storyteller Ian Siegal - one of the most innovative and gifted blues performers today

"The blues to me is simply a very pure expression of the human condition. It can be found in all folk music from around the world. I guess I’ve learned it's a great leveler since everybody can relate on some level."

Ian Siegal: The Man & His Guitar…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 23, 2014 at 12:46am — No Comments

Interview with multi-talented artist Lady Rogo - draws passion from activism and spirituality to creates music

"Blues isn’t about being sad, it’s about connecting with your soul. When other listen to you connect with your soul, there is a mutual understanding of life and what it means to be alive."

Sarah Rogo: Spiritual Transformation…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 21, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with singer-songwriter & fiddle player Anne Harris - has been crafting and evolving unique sound

"Music is a living library. The lines of connection between genres are deeply intertwined."

Anne Harris: Journey To Dimensions

Chicago-based singer-songwriter and fiddle player Anne Harris has been…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 21, 2014 at 1:10am — No Comments

Talking with the rockstar of tomorrow, Jimmy - a fictional “No KIDing” freewheeling character by Ki.tsos

"Happiness is… moments, Freedom is… well, Inside you, Rock n’ Roll culture is… freedom, Friend is… good company, Girlfriend is… better company"

Jimmy (by Ki.tsos): Rocking Out Loud!…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Twin Cities-based jazz guitarist Reynold Philipsek with a career spanning nearly five decades.

"The best advice I know of is - Don't fret over things beyond your control."

Reynold Philipsek:

Brevity, Clarity & Concision …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 18, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Interview with singer/multi-instrumentalist Ray Greene - brought up with the Soul/R&B legends of our time

"The blues represent all of the different emotions contained in the human spirit: joy, pain, heartache, redemption, sadness, happiness, love going good and love gone bad."

Ray Greene: Hope, Inspiration & Joy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 17, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Interview with bass player Ivan Stepic from Serbian blues band of Cotton Pickers -- The Blues is life

"Every culture has its own sense for the Blues... Blues is packed with emotions so, every music, if it's strong enough can be called Blues no matter where it comes from... As long’s it comes from the heart."

Cotton Pickers: Balkan Blue(s) Cotton…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 15, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Interview with Linda Cain founder/editor of Chicago Blues Guide - keep the blues alive and well in Windy City

"The blues is about universal truth, the human condition and human emotions."

Linda Cain: Blues Mission In Chi-Town 

Linda Cain is the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 14, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Interview with multi-instrumentalist Andy Buckner from North Carolina - true grit outlaw with a Southern soul

"I'm consider myself lucky to have grown up in the south. Good cookin' and good music!"

Andy Buckner: The Southern Soul

If an artist is described as playing Southern music it’s fair to ask…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2014 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Interview with storyteller Stacy Mitchhart -- blues with a splash of soul and real life stories and emotions

"Blues is honest—it’s about life, good and bad."

Stacy Mitchhart: Live My Blues Life

Stacy Mitchhart’s musical journey began in his native Cincinnati, Ohio, in a home where jazz guitar…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2014 at 12:37pm — No Comments

World class guitar hero Gary Lucas talks about the blues, Captain Beefheart, political satire and Paris in 20’s

"Much music seems to have lost the 'sacred' quality or aura it had in the late 60’s. I think this is through digitization and mass proliferation of it. It’s like a tap now that cannot be turned off, music."

Gary Lucas: The Sounds Of Human Psyche…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Interview with uniquely multi-instrumentalist The Mighty Orq - focus in the American Roots Music genres

"The Blues, to me, represents honesty and integrity. Blues has helped teach me those values more fully."

The Mighty Orq: Soulful Roots

Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 12, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Guitarist/songwriter Jon Lawton, aka Little Jonny talks about the blues as an elemental building block of music

"The blues is an elemental building block of music and, like water, not much else can exist without it. The blues has been (as with many other artists) a method of escape from the difficulties I face."

Jon Lawton: Celebration Shuffles…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 10, 2014 at 5:10pm — No Comments

The Story of Leo “Bud” Welch by Wolfgang Almer - Interview with the legend, the manager and the filmmaker

"I am Leo Bud Welch people say I am a bluesman I was born in the blues 1932"

The Story of Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch

Leo “Bud” Welch Sr. was born in Sabougla, Mississippi in 1932. Bud picked up a guitar for the…

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10 + 1 Q&A with Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan of WAR - one of the most popular funk groups of the '70s

"Blues to me is an expression of the streets."

Lonnie Jordan: The Funk Warrior

Singer/keyboardist, Lonnie Jordan is best known as a founding member of WAR. One of the most popular funk groups of the '70s,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 9, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

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