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Veteran roots & blues musician Jim Koeppel talks about Cash McCall, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, and Les Paul

"Roots and Blues is world music. Everywhere in the world people are the same. Though the music may be different, it serves the same purpose in each culture."

Jim Koeppel: Puzzles To Paradise

Jim Koeppel is…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

NY-based graphic artist Fred Caputi talks about the Blues, R.Crumb, the ‘60s underground comics and culture

"Music could play a larger role in today’s political scene but that remains to be seen. Art also plays a big role by visually defining the contradictions in society."

Fred Caputi: Pencils, Colors & Stings

Fred Caputi is a freelance…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 4, 2017 at 12:24pm — 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: Menu with Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 2, 2017 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Q&A with Austin-based acoustic duo Howard & Skye (Jonathan Howard & Blueflower Skye) - Grassroots Americana music

"Throughout their existence, blues and folk music have always offered a means for social commentary, the transfer of oral history, and both covert and overt communication. From social protest to national anthems, these musical forms and derivatives thereof have influenced and permeated social structure on every level (racially, politically and socio-culturally) as a whole, and they continue to do…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/harmonicist Jon Gindick - one of the most exciting players and teachers on the international scene

"My greatest hope is that I miraculously start getting physically younger while retaining all of my long developed skills and wisdom."

Jon Gindick: The Karma of Music

Jon Gindick is an…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 30, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Producer, drummer & guitarist Larry Goad talks about Johnny Cash, Southern Rock and the summer of Love

"The reasons that made the Southern states to be the center of Roots/Rock researches and experiments...I think it was the lifestyle, more laid Back, more freedom of movement."

Larry Goad: Southern Roots …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 30, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

Frank Zappa’s younger brother Bob Zappa talks about his book “Frankie & Bobby: Growing Up Zappa”

"I miss his humor, his insights into so many things and his friendship."

Bob Zappa: Growing Up Zappa 

Charles Robert “Bobby” Zappa was composer and rock musician Frank Zappa’s younger brother by three…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 28, 2017 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Italian blues musician Marco Da Rold talks about local scene, British blues boom of the 60s and Stan Webb

"I can say music links up a lot of people, and it’s important as a lifestyle, and it has impacts on socio-cultural implications for sure. No matter where you from, music has no language or nationality."

Marco Da Rold: Ghost Train Running…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 26, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist/singer Roberto Morbioli - the blues flow so naturally and sounds as if he grew up to US

"The Blues helped the white and black people get closer. The white brought the Blues to Europe and the UK and in the whole world which is an incredible thing!"

Roberto Morbioli: Mississippi via Verona…

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Canadian blues musician Joel Poluck talks about Bo Diddley, Robert Lockwood Jr., Floyd Lee and Sam Carr

"I think Blues music should always remind you of how people felt living under oppression in a racially segregated society. To be disadvantaged and looked down upon."

Joel Poluck: One Love, One Blues

The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 24, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with L.A. band of Jack Mack (Mark Campbell, Bill Bergman & Andrew Kastner) - sweet and funky soul music

"Music is language ... therefore, music is a form of communication."

Jack Mack: Back To Sweet & Soul Music

LA's Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns have just celebrated their 36th…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 23, 2017 at 1:09am — No Comments

Q&A with LA-based guitarist Richard Lubovitch (aka “Loob”) of DogTown Blues Band - Everyday have The Blues

"Blues speaks truth to power. I believe that Blues is a place where people from all sides of the human experience can come together and enjoy and feel the power of the Blues and forget about all else for a little while."

Richard Lubovitch: Same Old Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 20, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Interview with Lisa Biales: Contemporary Folk and Blues Inspired with soul stirring voice and unique guitar

"Blues is alive and well. As long as people are on the planet, we’re gonna get the blues."

Lisa Biales: Heartbeat Roots

Lisa Biales sings with a crystal pure voice and writes music about the simple things in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with soulful southern-tinged music artist Brigitte DeMeyer - a very visible artist in the Americana movement

"Music born from adversity, has a whole different meaning than if you’re someone who grew privileged or sheltered. I’d say that still holds true today. Listen to jazz. Listen to blues. Listen to rap. Listen to hip hop. Then listen to pop. There’s an edge to some. There’s a darkness to some. And there’s a lightness in others."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with trailblazing guitarist/singer Ray Goren - combination of hip-hop n' rock which are children of the blues

"Based on my experiences, music has always transcended age and race and created special bonds and friendships that would not have existed if it were not for the power of music."

Ray Goren: Comfort & Satisfaction…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

Veteran bassist Pat Campbell talks about Big Joe Turner, Lowell Fulson, Mike Bloomfield and Jerry Garcia

"No doubt that Blues, Rock & some Country helped cross racial boundaries. This is a history question & deserves the content of a thesis which I know is out there. As we know music was a huge part of political, social & racial change in the 60’s. Young people were listing to Blues, Rock, Folk & Country which were all part of the change."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 18, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with rootsy pianist Kevin McKendree - an inherent, obsessive love of music and a lengthy career as session musician

"I miss the rawness of the old recordings. I don’t mind hearing mistakes, if the performance delivers the feeling it’s designed to."

Kevin McKendree: The Rock House Roll

Kevin McKendree was…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 17, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jimi “Chef” Patricola owner of Blues411.com, a website devoted to helping blues music thrive in US

"I firmly believe that Blues music has done more for integration of the races than any other thing ever. It has done so by allowing white audiences to be with black audiences and share a common love for the music and in doing so learn about and from each other. Knowledge is the cure for hatred, suspicion and bigotry."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 16, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Barbara Newman (The Blues Foundation) & Frank Roszak talks about the International Blues Challenge

"The Blue Foundation’s mission is partially to expand worldwide awareness of the blues. This is a great vehicle to fulfill that mission."

International Blues Challenge:

The Blues Is Alright…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 15, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Greek storyteller and musician Dimitris Mallis talks about the Blues, tales, and the blossom of folk wisdom

"Blues traces back to our roots. It is music coming from the soul. It is a dance about life and a sigh about misery. Blues is about confessing and protesting, therefore terrorizes those in charge. Songs not payed but paying."

Dimitris Mallis: Blossom Tales…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 13, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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