November 2015 Blog Posts (35)

Q&A with guitarist/singer Michael Tafoya - new genre music that can only be described as New Classic Rock

"It's (Rock n' Roll) a voice of a certain demographic or range of individuals who have something to say to those that listen to those individuals."

Michael Tafoya: New Classic Rock Mission…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 30, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Q&A with Rick Skol of Gadsby & Skol -- heavy blues/psychedelic/rock trio formed in the late 60's in Toronto

"Perhaps if more people played real instruments, the world would be a better place. If world leaders could sit down and jam, maybe they would finally 'listen' to each other, instead of fighting with one another."

Rick Skol: Loud & Heavy Rock n' Roll…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 29, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Wichitan musician/writer Pat O'Connor talks about Kansas 'Outlaw' blues scene, Charles Plymell, and his books

"Blues lyrics are a folkloric story in a form borrowed from European folk music. The African American treatment of this form became the blues and the inherent moan mirrored the anguish of modern times when technology threatened extinction rather than neighboring tribes or natural catastrophe."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with UK singer/guitarist Andy Martin - based in Thailand and Europe shared the stage with great bluesmen

"The humility and natural growth of the blues...nothing manufactured but created out of necessity for some kind of escape. On a personal level, respect for others and acknowledgement of the conviction of anybody playing blues, regardless of their ability. We are all on the same road."

Andy Martin:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 27, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Promoter Mischa Ballard talks about Shakedown Street Festival, Grateful Dead, Wavy Gravy and San Francisco

"The Dead has a huge impact on the young people of the time, and part of the impact was socio-cultural. These people have gone on to be major players in the world and have even influenced governmental policy based on their experiences back in the 1960’s."

Mischa Ballard: Shakin' On The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 27, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Interview with Polish blues harmonicist Michael Kielak -- one of the well-known local blues rock musicians

"Blues is a lifestyle. Blues means 'emotions'. Not only those sad. From my perspective we are born with blues. We cannot learn blues. You can learn only theory of the blues, its history."

Michał Kielak: Blues Emotions…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 26, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Southern musician Alan Moe Monsarrat talks about the Blues, Roots music, Reggae and Japanese scene

"Most popular music now days owes a lot to the blues. You can hear it in almost everything if you know what to listen for. And of course, blues owes everything to African music from which it was derived. Blues is the thread that sews all that music together."

Alan Moe Monsarrat: Roots Rock…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 24, 2015 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran powerhouse vocalist Corte' - universal sound and songbook with a wide template of music

"I have found that of all the different music genre’s the Blues R&B and Soul music is the music that bridges the gap between all people. It is the expression of feelings in the music that brings people together."

Corte': Soulful Seasoned Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 24, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Q&A with Mississippi Bigfoot - wild ride through the Delta with a modern flavor and lot's of Heavy Blues

"The blues comes from the soul and core of our emotion and to be able to express that and have a roomful of people or more actually receive that and be affected is really meaningful to me."

Mississippi Bigfoot: Swampape Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 23, 2015 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Illustrator/cartoonist Drew Friedman talks about Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Three Stooges & Superman

"As far as satire, I’m not sure, not much of what passes as satire, now or ever, is funny or clever to me or even works on any satiric level. I think hands down the best satire ever created were those first 26 issues of MAD edited and written by Harvey Kurtzman."

Drew Friedman: The Art of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Phil May of The Pretty Things - true survivors of the first wave of British R&B and never look back

"Writing itself is a form of self-therapy, sometimes unearthing some deep issues from your subconscious ...as for the blues, that’s a strong emotion to work with, to express through music life's frustrations and pains."

Phil May: The Pretty Things of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Q&A with one-man band Bob Log III - one of the best, fastest and strangest Blues slide guitarist of today

"All over the world I notice how much the same everyone is. Of course there are differences, but everyone speaks music. Everyone speaks guitar and drums. I can communicate in a country where I am unable to speak the language. I should say my guitar communicates."

Bob Log III: The Guitar Party...…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Alabama musician Joe Breckenridge -- performances with artists from many different genres

"Music itself sees no color and it sees no ethnicities – it can however be used as a bridge to create ideas, questions, and to get conversations started."

Joe Breckenridge: Sweet Soul Alabama…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 19, 2015 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Q&A with cartoonist/illustrator Peter Kuper - best known for autobiographical, political, and social observations

"Counterculture is the various artistic endeavors that are ahead of their time, often unrecognized, marginalized and resisted especially when they have a political subtext."

Peter Kuper: Capturing Experiences…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins -- share his love and knowledge of old-time American music

"Every experience that the Black American has endured can be found in the Blues."

Hubby Jenkins: The Roots of Black Rose 

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 17, 2015 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas musician Randy McAllister - roadhouse soul by one of America's true blues/roots originals

"In a perfect world, the quality of the music would come first and the packaging and hype would take a back seat."

Randy McAllister: Texas Roadhouse

He's been flying in the face of convention his whole…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Swiss musician/scholar Walter "Wale" Liniger -- has made the traditional blues idiom his own

"The blues often points towards the contradictions in the American democratic landscape. Willie Dixon has been quoted to say, 'The blues is life'; if we believe this, blues becomes a mirror."

Walter "Wale" Liniger:  Blues Professor…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 16, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

Q&A with the wizard of keyboards Ross Rice - feeling balancing the upper and lower chakras via the music

"I miss the raw energy of rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, and blues from the past, there seems to be less risks taken in live performance in these digital times."

Ross Rice: Seven Notes on Seven Chakras…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with bluesman Clarence Turner - experienced the heart, truth, authenticity and origin of the blues

"Blues is therapeutic. It’s like when you have gone through some difficult things and you need a friend to talk to, the Blues will be that friend."

Clarence Turner: Blues-caster Blaster

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Interview with Pablo van de Poel of DeWolff -- a psychedelic rock band from the Netherlands’ deep south

"My fear is that this will become a rarity and all music will be made by computers. If that happens I’ll fucking move to Mars."

DeWolff: Grand Southern Electric

DeWolff are a psychedelic rock band from…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 12, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

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