December 2020 Blog Posts (20)

Q&A with guitar virtuoso Randy Casey - his original compositions push the boundaries with a rock and roots soul.

"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."

Randy Casey: Americana Blues Time

Randy Casey's new 11 all-original tracks album titled Record Time (2020). The album recorded in just 24 hours of studio time with Randy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 31, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran saxophonist Brad Jenkins - from Criteria Studios in the early 70s to the San Francisco Rock & Roll scene of the 60s

"Music has a huge impact on everyone’s lives. A song can ease a tear down your cheek as well as bring a smile at the same time. It can take you to a time and place long ago and far away. It can remind you of the calm you desire. Imagine a romantic movie without music to inspire the emotion ahead or a scary movie with dissonant chords that don’t resolve."

Brad Jenkins: Peace, Love &…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 31, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Greek guitar hero, Tommie Bouzianis - his most characteristic feature is his thick oriental sound

"Music in general has a transferable relationship between humans conveyin' messages, incentives, moods, sentiments etc. Therefore, is visible also in this new social-community with exactly the same implications as they were conducted within' the media. In the old days we had a transistor. Nowadays we are facin' a screen."

Tommie Bouzianis: Rock On The Astrodot …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 30, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with true songwriter’s songwriter, Steven Keene honed his music in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Greenwich Village

"The most important lesson I've learned is not to be married to any belief. We change; it's in our DNA to."

Steven Keene: New York Troubadour

A true songwriter’s songwriter, Steven Keene honed both his music style and songwriting craft in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Greenwich Village, while playing many of New York's most legendary…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 23, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Illustrator/artist Fred Carlson talks about his journeys in the art and music, the blues and the impact of art & music

"Art and music affect people emotionally, and in evaluating socio-cultural movements and change emotion almost always trumps rationality. Truth comes from fact and policy results (rational argumentation) but also truth comes from human feelings that come out in song and art (emotional argumentation). In every day life, people act on their emotional levels most of the time, thus art and music are important to this…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 22, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented John Fusco, returned to his musical stomping grounds: blues, soul jazz, and swamp boogie.

"I have always loved Plato's warning that 'Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, so do the laws of the State' -- or something like that. Music can have a powerful influence on people and can help make or break a culture. Sometimes in big sweeping ways."

John Fusco: Travelling With The Blues

While best…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 22, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Finnish singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen: voted #2 on Total Guitar’s "10 World's Best Guitarists Now” poll

"Music really crosses all the boundaries. Music is a language, that everyone can learn and when you speak the same “language”, you can share emotions."

Erja Lyytinen: Lightning Future of Blues

Born into a musical family in the town of Kuopio/Finland, Erja Lyytinen quickly emerged as an artist to watch in her native country. She recorded her…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist Andrea Braido, one of the most talented, multidimensional, and adaptable musicians

"I hope that politics also remembers the good and positive things that created the history of humanity and not just thinking about business and profit! The fear may be the fact of not having a live freedom lived in all these years and that the bad "music" takes people's minds!"

Andrea Braido: Golden (Music) Touch

Andrea Braido born in Trento in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 19, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Michigan-based J R Clark, a high energy band put a smile on your face and a groove in your step

"This music brings people together from all walks of life. From the poor to the rich. From all ethnicities and countries. It is a universal language. Everyone can connect on some term with this music because of the passion and feeling. No matter your color, sex, race etc....We all feel something and that is what the blues is, an expression of your feelings."

J R Clark: Windy Rollin'…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with DJ/producer Elektro Horse, from the south side of Chicago who has created a new sound: Country Dance Music

"No one is perfect and any day it can all be over so appreciating the gift."

Elektro Horse: Country Dance Music

Elektro Horse is an artist, DJ, and producer from the south side of Chicago who has created a new sound: CDM (Country Dance Music). He was one of the few to depart from such a harsh city after he gained the opportunity to perfect his…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, over half a century and encompasses producing, performing and song writing

"What I’d like to change is change the radio back to what it was and turning people to new music. It’s very hard for an artist such as myself to get new music heard. So that would be the biggest thing that I would want to do."

Dave Mason: The Legend Feelin' Alright!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Jeremiah Johnson - the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life

"Blues music brings people of all kinds, together and helps one realize that we are more alike than not. I hope my music makes you want to dance, close your eyes and forget what troubles you."

Jeremiah Johnson: Southern Heaven Gate 

Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with education chairman/director Steve Vasquez of Central Iowa Blues Society - Hawkeye Blues mission

"My feelings lean towards calling Blues a destination, a Mecca if you will, for healing, rejuvenating and discovering. After all, the roots of Blues comes to me through field hollers. It is what gets me through my work day and leads to praise the release of burden."

Steve Vasquez: A Journey With The Blues

Central Iowa Blues Society…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman - versatile talent, pushing himself in new directions

"Blues is a blank canvas for an artist. There are so many ways to express yourself through blues music."

Steve Strongman: Pushin' Boundaries

Award-winning bluesman Steve Strongman has joined forces with Canada’s Linus Entertainment in a multi-faceted deal that sees the company globally representing his music publishing catalog, the distribution of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with California-based Beano Mojohand, one of the young talents driving blues/rock guitar, the next great blues sensation

"Music that made you think, that took you on a journey, that made you look within yourself, or just inspired you to make a change."

Beano Mojohand: Born Under A Blues Sign

Beano (aka Ernie Ocampo) is one of the young talents driving blues/rock guitar. Beano has formed LA’s hottest new blues/rock band, Beano Mojohand in 2018, while competing at a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with teen blues musician Liam Docherty - he's already garnering attention from the Canadian blues establishment

"As for fears for the future of the blues, so long as people keep playing it, and I mean acoustic blues here because Chicago blues style music seems to be doing just fine, then there is no need to fear anything. The only fear would be that people stop playing it and it disappears."

Liam Docherty: The Red-Headed Blues Boy

Vancouver Island blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 9, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Lucifer’s Friend guitarist Peter Hesslein, a new studio album of rock instrumentals called Night Drive

"I would like to see the world in a way where people would again feel like taking the time and interest in all sorts of different music and directions. To also learn to distinguish between well and poorly made music."

Peter Hesslein: Night Drive Soundtrack

In the 50th Anniversary year of Lucifer’s Friend, the band’s guitarist Peter…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jazz musician and philosopher Ben Sidran - A Life in the Music and the American Dream

"Be yourself. Trust the inner voice. Listen closely. Be kind."

Ben Sidran: An American Success Story

Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock & roll having played keyboards with or produced such artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with New York-based virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy, intoxicating blend of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, and R&B

"I think music (or any form of art really) is for people to enjoy so as long as the audience enjoy your art you’ve done your job. If you make them happy or make them think you did your part, the rest is out of your control."

Oz Noy: Let The Boogaloo Groove Roll

Constantly seeking untapped musical terrain, New York-based…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 4, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Greek virtuoso soloist of the bouzouki and guitar, Michael Paouris talks about the Jazz and Greek music

"Everyone in the whole planet knows that the structure of the jazz harmony is the philosophy and the use of the Modes Scales. Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian. The seven ancient Greek scales... In Greece, in our traditional folk music, we use these scales but from different perspectives. So, the spot of the connection is the same "language" but with different uses in every different genre in Greek music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 3, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

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