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Interview with Canadian energic vocalist Angel Forrest - her music is an incredible canvas of influences

"The music I am exposed to today...I find lacks depth and heart. Like most of what's going in in the world...I fear the loss of human connection. Hopefully the Blues will take over for the empty music we are feed on commercial radio. People are hungry to feel and be moved."

Angel Forrest: Music Canvas With Grace

In 1988, Angel Forrest began a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based Breezy Rodio, an exciting artist and rising star of blues (and beyond) music todays

"I met many wonderful musicians in Europe and Brazil. The blues is everywhere. The audience might not be the same of the one you get in Chicago, but the blues is definitely an international language!"

Breezy Rodio:

One Love, One World, One Language

Breezy Rodio impressed Chicago Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue - all aboard to the magical music voyage into the Blues colors and beyond

"Blues and Jazz Music broke down the racial barriers between people of all races, denominations and cultures before anything else did, it brought about a common love and understanding that we are still working at, harmony is the key!!"

Sugar Blue: The Colors of The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 9, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Crescent City-based Big Mike Perez - Chicago rhythm n' blues with soul, funk and some rooted reggae

"Well I think we all know that blues was created in the south by African Americans. Using a lot of their influences and speaking of their experiences. It comes from a lot of emotions. Truth be told I stay away from politics so I really don’t know. As far as racial implications, blues nowadays is loved by every color and every ethnicity at least in my experience. Like I said before, it is a healer."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with photographer Will Jacks - documented the lively nightlife of Po’ Monkey’s, one the most famous juke joint

"Great art always reflects the sociopolitical happenings of its time. You can recognize the value of a culture based on the art being created."

Will Jacks: The Images of Mississippi

Will Jacks is a photographer, curator, storyteller, and educator of culture and relationships in the Mississippi Delta, the Lower Mississippi River region, and the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 7, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Philadelphia native Tom Craig - have a great love for the American Blues and Roots tradition

"I’m not a big fan of modern contemporary pop music; just a personal preference. As far as modern blues music, I feel like it’s in a pretty good place. The blues tent has enough room for all tastes and styles. I would like to see more younger people follow the genre as fans to ensure we all have fans to enjoy the music we create moving forward."

Tom Craig: Get Ready For The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 7, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Geoff Muldaur, one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes

“The impact has been significant of course.  Integrated bands helped lead the way… Butterfield made a huge contribution in 1965 when he showed up with and integrated band from Chicago.  Folk musicians in urban areas had an easy time crossing racial lines.  Once one sees this working (an audience), they think differently about their neighbors.”

Geoff Muldaur: The Dreamin’ Folk…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 4, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek band of Dustbowl (Panos Birbas & Nick Fysakis) - somekinda “fancier” than ever psychedelic alt. country – rock direction

"I believe that every art form is a political statement. Rock music must have this alternate view. And I have to admit that I hate every right-wing guy out there."

Dustbowl: The Story of Mother Earth Rock

Greek band Dustbowl founded in May 2006. In Sept. 2008 their 1st album “Troublebound & Lonesome” has been released and in May…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with UK guitarist Chantel McGregor - the Blues came calling first, but rock was always waiting around the corner

"I don’t think there’s anything necessarily missing in music at the moment that was there in the past, I think as a listener, there’s so much amazing music out there, you maybe have to look a bit harder for it nowadays than years ago, but the music is out there."

Chantel McGregor:

Bury'd Alive With The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 2, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with traveling Bluesman from Australia, Nigel McTrustry - traditional Blues and roots into new territory

"The Blues as we know it came out of the cotton fields of the Deep South of the US. It was born out of a clash of cultures and gave the poor a voice. Suddenly, people who had previously been unheard now had a voice and were singing about everyday things, instead of only about God."

Nigel McTrustry: Blues In The Box

Brisbane-based musician Nigel…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with versatile saxophonist Evelyn Rubio, relates to what she identifies with the idea that “The blues has no borders”.

"I miss the real live music in concerts, everything it's about computer and I worry for the new generations that can grow up thinking this is the only way to go. My hope is to sell out major stadiums around the world and my fear is technology will continue to divide us rather than bring us together."

Evelyn Rubio: The Blues of Soul

Evelyn Rubio…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based indigo artist Ivy Ford, who's gift connects those who are around her and those who listen

"So for me blues music and the people I've met in it make myself keep a sense of humility first off. Because at the end of the day, we're all people. Don't matter what race, creed color your are. We're human, we're people. So it teaches me to stay humble, grateful and I try to stay kind."

Ivy Ford: Kismet Blues in the Windy City

Ivy Ford, singer,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with UK blues/rock artist Rebecca Downes - delivering powerful, original, independently produced music.

"What is clear is the capacity of the music to lift people’s spirits and deliver a positive impact on morale and wellbeing."

Rebecca Downes: Blues Rock Kingdom

Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 28, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Screamin’ John Hawkins and T.D. Lind - British/Kentucky-based band continues on the blues path

"The people that created this music did so to express themselves and escape from the daily struggles of their lives that were made unnecessarily harsh through no fault of their own. We have a responsibility to recognize the situations that created this music and to be respectful of those of lived through it."

Screamin' John and TD Lind: Big Blues Men…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 27, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with North Louisiana-based quartet, Doug Duffey and BADD - 100% original ‘Bayou Funk’, ‘Swampadelic’, Bluesiana and Delta Soul music.

"The SOUL and organic quality of REAL music, made by humans; truly talented people playing real instruments and singing from the heart; no tricks, no bullshit, just absolutely honest and pure music... coming straight from the soul."

Doug Duffey and BADD: Play The Blues

Multi award-winning Doug Duffey and BADD are a North Louisiana-based quartet…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Leslie Bixler (aka Miss Bix), inspired by the home of the blues, the Crossroads in Clarksdale, MS

"Children are just trying to figure out how the world works, they are like little alien beings, completely innocent and excited and they are looking at everything through their eyes. This is kind of magical…"

Miss Bix: We Don’t Own The Blues

LESLIE BIXLER aka MISS BIX aka LESLIE LETVEN has been writing, recording and performing since her early…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/bandleader/producer Dave Specter - one of the premier musicians on the Chicago blues

"It’s (Blues) great and powerful music that moves people - with soulful feeling, honesty, true stories and emotion."

Dave Specter: Blues From The Inside Out

Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian duo of Wide Mouth Mason (Shaun Verreault & Safwan Javed) returning to their blues roots

"Music is a central cog in our socio-cultural identity from the individual to the global level. It helps us define ourselves and our humanity. It connects us with each other. I want it to keep doing that."

Wide Mouth Mason:

I Wanna Go With The Blues

Wide Mouth Mason is a soul power duo…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Q&A with music historian and writer, David Dann - “Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues”

"Blues and especially jazz were pivotal in breaking down the color line and overcoming prejudice in this country. Rock played that role to a lesser degree, but it still was important in introducing white audiences to black musical forms."

David Dann: The King & His Blues Life

David Dann’s book “Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Jerry Martini - original founder and saxophonist of Sly & the Family Stone

"The music of that time {Sly's} brought everybody together. The world however is constantly changing."

Jerry Martini: Soul To Soul

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jerry Martini, aka Papa J is the original founder of Sly & the Family Stone. Calling upon Sly Stone to become the leader of the first inter-racial, multi-gender…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 21, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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