November 2018 Blog Posts (11)

Q&A with Chicago pioneer Studebaker John - emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues

"The Bluesmen they lived it they didn't think of it as being political or what the socio - cultural implications were. It was a way of life to them their job, what they were good at their thing."

Studebaker John: The Art of Life Blues

John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. He is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary British blues knight Chris Youlden - savour the vintage, original, pure, and authentic

"Where would I go…On a human level leaving music aside, being interested in archeology, prehistory and all that I think I would rather go back to 40,000 years ago, and see Neanderthal man first, Homo Sapiens and go from there. On a musical level I would like to go back to probably the late forties, early fifties where one of my heroes Muddy Waters was making it."

Chris Youlden: Savour The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Greek radio broadcaster Elvira Bura Lavou - secret journeys to other dimensions: melodic, poetic, electric, acoustic.

"Beat literature is based on the authenticity of those it describes. It talks about all that is not obvious but exists. In the dark alleys of the city, in the seedy bars, in the prison deals. Where the vagrants roam, where the drugs are. If you are not a part of that world, you cannot write about it."

Elvira Bura Lavou: Ataraxia Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Orleans-based Sean Riley - the history of Southern Blues with contemporary themes throughout

“Culture is everything in New Orleans, from the food to the music to the architecture. New Orleans is and shall always be a celebration of African American culture and it wants everyone to be involved and join the celebration. There is always a fear that the growth and gentrification of any city will hurt the culture, but if you live in this city you should already know you’re here to be part of it and help preserve it.”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Ohio-based veteran Blues & Jazz guitarist Gaetano Letizia talks about the gourmet dinner of music genres

"It’s an expression of God’s love for mankind, a reflection of his creativity through us. When a jazz or blues artist composes a tune or plays a solo, it’s from their heart."

Gaetano Letizia: Beatles Blues Blast

Gaetano Letizia, known as Tom by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 9, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based singer, songwriter and keyboardist Sandy Carroll - back to her comfort zone with Blues & Angels

"The blues teach me to be open, authentic, a warrior for freedom of ideas and voices to be heard ... a path for stories of life, warts and all, to travel. Although all genres are a door to those voices and stories, the blues are raw and shake bones and soul."

Sandy Carroll: Blues & Angels

Catfood Records released “Blues & Angels”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with blues guitarist and a former executive at Microsoft, Jim Allchin: how to live life authentically

"Blues is foundational. I think the blues tells emotional stories in a context that lets players communicate freely with their voice or instrument."

Jim Allchin: Pallet of Colors & Sounds

Jim Allchin grew up in a one-room house on a dirt farm in the Deep South. After living the life of a starving musician, he left to earn Masters/Doctorate…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with East Coast guitarist Peter V - steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time music

"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."

Peter V: Blues Train Running

The veterans of the NY and NJ scene Peter V Blues Train Peter Veteska, aka Peter Vhit…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Mark Johnson of Delta Moon -- rootsy, bluesy, and soulful sounds from all kinds of music

"Art and music makes us human and as artists, we want to share our art with other folks."

Delta Moon: Sliding To The Roots

Atlanta swamp rock and blues quartet Delta Moon returns with their tenth studio album “Babylon Is Falling” (2018). The titans of tone deliver a set of infectious grooves laced with a double-barreled shot of greasy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Kentucky’s rising blues sensation, Laurie Jane & The 45’s - heartfelt and wistful drive down to roots

"Music is one area in society where people can have different opinions and preferences but still get along. A real music connoisseur could go to any genre show and still enjoy the experience. They wouldn’t focus on the differences but instead enjoy the new melodies and beats that define the other styles."

Laurie Jane & The 45’s: The Blues Elixir…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 3, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Greek radio broadcaster and Dj Eva Zevgoula talks about radio, local scene, the Blues and Rock n' Roll culture

"Definitely it's (Blues) a state of mind! If you got the blues, you got it and you got it even if you're listening to heavy metal! From the other hand it is a huge genre and artistic movement too...it's a combination of the two. It can't be otherwise."

Eva Zevgoula: Rock n' Blues on Radio

Greek radio broadcaster and Dj Eva Zevgoula talks about…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 3, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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