"I feel that Blues can provide us all a means to transcend all of these boundaries. As musicians, we also have the responsibility to honor the history and roots of the music that we hold dear. Through that, we all can have a better understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our racial and cultural differences. Hopefully that will lead to an elimination of our divisiveness and unite us."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"The racial discrimination and socio-cultural differences go away with the music, and it’s the best part of it in my opinion. It equalizes everything and everyone, and it is extremely important in a world like the one with have today, where both in Europe and the USA old racial and social discrimination is coming back."
Luca Kiella Chiellini: The Caesar of Keys…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"At a blues symposium in the ‘90s, someone described blues as a river that flows forever. But in my view, if blues is a river it finally released into the ocean."
Peter Ward: Train to Key Biscayne
Peter “Hi-Fi” Ward's brand new album "Train to Key Biscayne" on Gandy Dancer Records hit the road on March 29th. Along for…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 15, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Chris Stassinopoulos: Light In The Dark
Versatile Greek musician, Chris Stassinopoulos is one of the pioneers of the European Prog Rock & Jazz Fusion music scene of 1970s. Chris was born in Athens Greece at 1951. He's drummer, pianist, keyboardist and composer. Shared the stage and recorded with AXIS, ZAO, CLEAR LIGHT, CATHERINE LARA, FRANCIS MOZE (ex GONG, MAGMA), JANNICK TOP (ex MAGMA), JOEL…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 11, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"Music is such a universal form of expression. People have used music to express heavy emotion for ages. Think about the war cries of ancient tribes to create a sense of being connected with one another so they could operate as one. Music can unite us. In church people sing together to worship as one. Human beings need to feel connected to one another. When people come together in song it is powerful."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"It’s hard for me to believe that one can’t live without culture - especially art - which to me is music, poetry, literature as well as the visual arts. I think without the appreciation of the arts, then one is lost within their culture. Art is just as important as food."
Growing Up in Wallace Berman's…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
“Blues music is perhaps one of the most influential with racial problems, which I only know from the history of the same musicians who had to live and that the British blues musicians made known to the rest of Europe and the world.”
Miquel Antonio de Padua Aguiló:
The Paths & Passion of Creation…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"The arts, not just music, has an impact on so much from a better outlook on life, to better cognitive skills to building up the local economy. If you have artists in your area, then when people come to see or hear or taste or feel that amazing art, they will also stay in your hotels, eat in your restaurants and so on."
Joey Stuckey: In The Shadow Of The Sun…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 24, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I learn to keep myself disciplined, to have fun and enjoy the people around me."
Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith:
Keeping The Blues Alive & Well
Kenny Smith was unquestionably born into blues royalty. He grew up in the same house where Muddy Waters once lived in Chicago, the home of the blues.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Music reflects society and hopefully it informs and educates people encouraging them to act in the best interests of our little planet in our little universe."
Glen Clark: The Soul of Lone Star
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Glen Clark (keyboards, guitar, vocals) studied music at North Texas State University. He moved to L.A. in the seventies where…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Helping others and doing good through your own success is very rewarding. It’s also complicated as there’s a whole set of issues and other people’s expectations can play a huge role. However, I think it’s a responsibility of success and the rewards come from within."
Jann Klose: Lyrics, Melody & Style
Jann Klose is an award-winning pop…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I hope people never forget about the Blues as the 'root' of it all, and I hope people continue to 'grow' within the Blues, and use it for their own creativity, not just to copy…."
Arlen Roth: Eclectic Tele(master)
Acclaimed guitar master Arlen Roth has teamed up with a host of fellow Telecaster greats released his new album, “Tele Masters” (2019,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
"My fear is that authentic blues, which is pure American music, will be lost completely in future generations as it has already started to be lost today."
Benny Turner: Going Back Home
Benny Turner was born in Gilmer, Texas and grew…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"Just like that old Jazz musician says to the young rocker in the film THAT THING YOU DO “You got to watch your money!” I protect myself with copyrights and filings for music publishing (in my case BMI). And scrutinize contracts like my life depends upon it."
Andy Bernstein: Let The Roots Roll
Andy B. AKA Andy Bernstein has been the primary…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"There is no Blues past. Or future. It just is. And if I want, there are plenty upon plenty of films and recordings."
Allen Finney: Walkin' With The Roots
Allen Finney is an American (Michigan) born, multitalented musician, based in Sweden. Steeped in the roots traditions of American folk, rock, country, blues, and jazz, Allen Finney emerges with…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 20, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"That honesty, not chasing a trend. “We do what we do” attitude. I’d hope a simple and honest music raises its head up again. Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons, are young, taking what they like from older music, putting their take on it and running. Kids are listening to that again. 5% will actually go back and listen to Howlin Wolf and be astounded."
Dan Baird: Rock n' Roll…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 19, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Music in general brings people together. Apart from the protest blues is about."
Barrelhouse: On The Road (Again)
Old photos are like old memories; some are bright and clear, some are vague. 'Do not Look Back' is what Van Morrison already sang. An easy advice to follow for a young Tineke Schoemaker at the time. 45 years and 12 albums later you…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Having in mind the fact that the Blues is actually a folk music genre, it was more than certain that it would affect some aspects of life and culture, in general. To me, Blues music managed to extirpate some ideas, some ingrained behaviours that the world had back in the day."
Sakis Dovolis: Cross The Line
"Cross The Line" by New York-based…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"Music is as much a refection of our society and it’s problems and strengths and any implications on society is usually an after effect."
Vegas Strip Kings: Eclectic Jackpot
Raised from the ashes of the acclaimed Blind Pig Records project Contino, Vegas Strip Kings is a blues-based Americana sound from Las Vegas, Nevada. With their unique…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
"Music was stronger in the old days more feeling"
Keith Scott: Better Blues World
Keith Scott is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 plus years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. Keith has toured the U.S. and Europe both with his band…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments