November 2016 Blog Posts (28)

Q&A with food writer and poet Leo Racicot - writes poetry with ample doses of Catholicism and Eastern Religion

"Enlightenment, if it comes at all, comes after hundreds, thousands of incarnations. I wait for instructions from The Universe. When I feel it speaks, I try to listen. When it doesn't, I wait."

Leo Racicot: B(Eat) A Soutra…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 26, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Amanda Hardy - the grunge of Seattle met a modern twist and created a new sound

"I think music has the power to change people’s thinking, for better or for worse, and that power is crucial in times of political incorrectness. I think our generation lacks the drive to write about political, racial, and social issues because people are scared to do so."

Amanda Hardy: Rock in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 26, 2016 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ohio guitarist Zayne Harshaw - specializes in blistering blues from a variety of Rock influences

"Music is a force that can bring people together. Blues music can uniquely cross racial barriers, socio-cultural boundaries, and other hindrances that work to keep people separate because quite simply, anybody can have the blues."

Zayne Harshaw: Blue(s) Spectrum…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 24, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Australian One-Man Band, Juzzie Smith - pure musician with a great feel for the blues and nature.

"Everyone seems to connect to Blues folk and Roots so with this music we can share positive words that connect to all walks of life. Anger in music just creates more anger so people the powerful songs are the ones that say we are all the same."

Juzzie Smith: Down Under…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 23, 2016 at 11:10pm — No Comments

An Interview with electrifying guitarist and singer Jeff Chaz - well known as the Bourbon Street Bluesman

"ALL forms of American modern music has its origin in Black Gospel music. From it came Blues, and then Jazz, then Rhythm & Blues, then Rock n' Roll."

Jeff Chaz: Keep The Blues Attitude 

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

President of Black Jack Blues Association, Jacques Garcia talks about the European 'Home of Blues' in France

"The Blues is bound to the slavery, the segregation, these musicians evolved in inhuman living conditions, the White had power of life and death over this Afro-American population, How many lynchings for a badly put look or a word of fault."

Jacques "Black…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Poet/editor/poetry organizer George Wallace talks about the musicality of language and the force of music

"My hope is that each pioneering vanguard of artists and writers will have the wisdom and selfless good sense to recognize the truest horizons before them."

George Wallace: Playful As A Whip…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 21, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Brazilian illustrator Butcher Billy - fresh approach, who loves to slice up ideas and imagery in popular culture

"The War of the Worlds. Wipe out human race and then restart the whole thing."

Butcher Billy: A(RT)malgamation

Brazilian designer, cartoonist, and illustrator “Butcher Billy” is an artist with a fresh approach, who loves to…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2016 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Q&A with illustrator Alex Gamsu Jenkins - seeks to turn the 'mundane' through of surrealism, humor and color

"Comix like Zap for instance had a silliness and almost innocence about it in its humor but also an adult and disconnected undertone."

Alex Gamsu Jenkins: Keep on Surrealism

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Q&A with Philly area guitarist Dave Orban (The Mojo Gypsies) - unique blend of up-tempo blues and old-school R&B

"Life. The ups, the downs, the successes, the failures, love, loss… you name it. It’s all about the human condition. If you’ve experienced sadness, heartache, or joy, you can write a song about it."

Dave Orban: The Mojo (Philly) Gypsies…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 19, 2016 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Painter & activist Ann Cohen talks about San Francisco Oracle, Allen Cohen, Haight-Ashbury, and the Beats

"COMPASSION FOR OTHERS AND EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES is my wish for now and beyond."

Ann Cohen: The Artist of Compassion

Counterculture activist and painter Ann Cohen talks about ORACLE and her memories…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 16, 2016 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Q&A with editor John Kastanaras of Greek fanzine 'Merlin’s Music Box' -- beyond of Rock and ...further

"I believe that rock music should have a place in the social movements against xenophobia, racism, fascism, sexism, etc. One such example is Antisomata – Antibodies, an activist group made up of musicians; the fact that they managed to bring almost ten thousand people to an event about the refugee crisis speaks for itself."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 16, 2016 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Interview with multitalented Paul Nelson, guitarist of Johnny Winter and one of the most emerging producers

"The fact that blues is not just as simple as it seems. To play true blues, and correctly, it is very difficult. Less is more. Especially when you go back and listen to the traditional masters of the past."

Paul Nelson: Blues Hall of Fame…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 16, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interview with guitarist John Weeks - take the blues, ship it to Europe, mix it up, and shake it around with groove

"The simplest solution is often the best solution. The blues is my connection to what really makes me tick."

John Weeks: Groovin' Everywhere

John Weeks was born in France and got a lot of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 16, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

German filmmaker Thorsten Schütte talks about Rock counterculture and Frank Zappa with his own words

"To be honest, I think that Rock counterculture has not influenced my views of the world. But I think that I was pretty much influenced by Zappa’s work ethics."

Thorsten Schütte: The Keys of World…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Asian guitarist/singer Rohit Lalwani of Lal & The People, a Blues/Soul/Rock band based in India

"There is no doubt that Blues and Rock n' Roll are one of the most crucial reasons of the whole idea of racism and segregation being thrown in the garbage can. Since the rising of Blues and Jazz music in the North American part of the world, more and more white people have learned that there is no difference between all of us, as humans."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interview with Rock n' Blues band of Tahoma Souls Alive -- drawing experiences from a multitude of genres

"The thing I miss the most of music from the past is the analog sound."

Tahoma Souls Alive: Southern Boogie

Tahoma Souls Alive was born when guitarist Billy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with producer of Venice Beach Music Fest, Milton Rosenberg - the place to celebrate music, art, dance, and life

“Put Your Good Where It will do the Most”

Milton Rosenberg: The Oce…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 12, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with blues singer/guitarist Peach Reasoner - modern rockin’ blues for balance and happiness of life

"Blues and jazz culture has had a massive influence on American culture, and definitely on global music. Its role in the rise of hip-hop culture, now ubiquitous and appropriated everywhere, can also not be understated."

Peach Reasoner: The Blues of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 10, 2016 at 11:12am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Burlap Wolf King (aka Thomas Hentges) - a search for bare boned truth in song

"Folk music is for the people, by the people. Therefore that struggle for racial equality is certainly going to find itself inside the confines of folk music. The same can be said about political and cultural issues."

Burlap Wolf King: South Dakota…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 9, 2016 at 8:51pm — No Comments

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