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Q&A with veteran musician Charlie Souza, bass player, vocalist, performer, writer and producer in the music over five decades

"I’ve learned that the hardest thing to do when you’re an artist/musician/writer, is to get outside of yourself and listen to others to help understand what makes the music work and flow even better. Some of us haven’t been able to do that since our own level of talent keeps us self -involved."

Charlie Souza: Live Your Dream…

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Q&A with multitalented Paul Moran - his unique artistry is heard in both the R&B, Jazz, and across into film and TV

"I just want my music to lift people, take them on a journey, leave them feeling like they have experienced something great. Music is the food of the soul."

Paul Moran: The Jazz Geordie

Paul Moran is a Hammond organist, pianist, trumpeter, composer and arranger. Paul Moran’s unique artistry is heard in both the R&B, Jazz, and…

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Q&A with Texas-based photographer and cattlemen Watt M. Casey Jr. his work appears in numerous albums and books

"I hope that music and the many images I have will resonate with people from all walks of life, encourage them, cause folks to think about what they see and hopefully have a lasting positive impact that helps them view then climb new horizons."

Watt Casey, Jr.: My Guitar Is a Camera

Watt M. Casey Jr. is a professional photographer and cattlemen…

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Professor of French & Francophone studies, Mary Gallagher talks about the Creole Culture and Lafcadio Hearn

"I think Hearn would tell us to cherish both the diversity and the interdependence and oneness of both natural and cultural life, human, non-human and transhuman, to respect the planet, and to take care of all its creatures and forms, especially the most modest and vulnerable."

Dr. Mary Gallagher:

The Creole Blues of Lafcadio…

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Q&A with jazz-fusion guitarist Gerald Gradwohl - working at the highest international level of quality, jazz meets rock

"Music should not be available for free! Spotify for example should pay at least 1 cent per stream. If that doesn’t change, most of us will not be able to produce further records. The record business is down so there has to be a solution for this. Streaming is fine but there has to be a proper payment for the artists - They are the main reason that people can listen to cool music-not the companies!!"…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary singer of The Buckinghams, Carl Giammarese - songs to chronicle the highlights of life

"To be successful always be honest and true. Whether it’s recording or playing live, you cannot fool your audience. You have to make your music honestly and hope that is what they want to hear and see. Also, that it takes a lot of focus and sacrifice. Always give your best, because you’re being given the opportunity to do what you love every day of your life. Respect and appreciate your fans."…

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Q&A with versatile guitarist Jimmy Warren who pushes beyond his limits, and sharing the stage with music legends

"You have to be yourself. You cannot let others dictate who or what you have to say musically. Some will dig what you do, others not so much. Once you discover your path, you blaze it! There are so many voices that can be negative or detrimental, simply ignore them and press on. The other big thing I've learned is to treat others with 100% total respect. I've learned how important it is to invest in others and how to value them."…

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Q&A with Moroccan-Canadian multi-talented musician Othman Wahabi, has carved out his own niche in blues

"Music has no border and I hope that people will tend to search more the history behind the music they listen too many of them will discover that their music was born or come from a culture that they despise or hate out of Ignorance of course exactly like the blues lot of people are not aware of the Impact of Islam on the American blues and Afro-American music as a whole."

Othman Wahabi:…

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Q&A with multi-award-winning producer/musician Alec Fraser Jr. toured and worked with many world-class artists

"Roots based music is a favorite genre of mine because the songwriting speaks to me. It has those wonderful elements of truth, vulnerability, and hope that I inject in my songs."

Alec Fraser, Jr: On The Wings of the Wind

Multi-award-winning producer/musician Alec Fraser, Jr. has, at long last, released his first solo recording, On The…

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Q&A with Pittsburgh-based trio Aris Paul Band, influenced by blues, funk, soul, folk, alt. country, and hard rock

"Real music can’t help but reflect the social climate in which it was constructed. I feel that this band sets out to either tell a story or unpack a problem. That may sound depressing, but truth is, singing about these problems and flawed characters allows us to come together and make that a joyous occasion."

Aris Paul Band: Red-Eyed, Road Rock…

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Q&A with Nashville-based songwriter/musician Doug Jones, reflection of listening to classic blues from all eras

"There is a stigma of race when it comes to the blues. The color of your skin has nothing to do whether you have the blues or not, everyone has the blues one way or another."

Doug Jones: Music City Emotions

Doug Jones is songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. Doug says: "My sound is a reflection of listening to…

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Q&A with legendary drummer Roger Earl of Foghat, one of the hardest working musicians in Rock n’ Roll history

"I feel a lot more American than English because I grew up in London listening to American music. This is all I wanted to do. I had the chance to play with my musical heroes. America was the place to do this. It’s a wonderful place and it’s an incredible opportunity to be here with such generous people. I can tell you a number of stories when I first came over here. Yes, this is home and I love this land."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 8, 2021 at 6:31pm — No Comments

World class guitar hero Gary Lucas talks about the blues, Captain Beefheart, political satire and Paris in 20’s

"Much music seems to have lost the 'sacred' quality or aura it had in the late 60’s. I think this is through digitization and mass proliferation of it. It’s like a tap now that cannot be turned off, music."

Gary Lucas: The Sounds Of Human Psyche

Gary Lucas is a world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international…

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Q&A with Grammy Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard, his music has touched audiences all over the world

"One of the most important things I have learned playing music to people is that music often has a much greater impact than I have realized. I have received many messages from people who told me how deeply my music has affected them and helped them through difficult times."

Ed Gerhard: The World of Roots Music

Performing on 6-string, 12-string,…

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Q&A with Italy-born blues musician Luca Giordano, has emerged as one of the outstanding talents on the world Blues scene

"Music brings people together, and art in general. But today the main word is "divide". We are divided by social issues and different points of view on social media, creating an amplificated hate effect. And it’s sad to see this happening inside the worldwide blues community too."

Luca Giordano: Let's Talk About The Blues

Guitarist, bandleader,…

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Q&A with British ‘60s Psychedelic Legends Nirvana, Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Alex Spyropoulos

"It’s always the People who decide on the shock music has in our everyday lifestyle. Today it’s impact is with rap and dance: “let’s get loose man…tomorrow may not be there again”. The music is much more physical than cerebral. The body is rolling loose. Sex is the epicenter. I would like to hear a fairer repartition of both."

Nirvana: The Music Bliss of Mind &…

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President of the Lafcadio Hearn Society/USA, Steve Kemme talks about Lafcadio Hearn's legacy and his open mind

"Lafcadio Hearn’s legacy in terms of race and social consciousness is demonstrating the need for tolerance of people of different races, nations and religions. And not just to tolerate them, but to learn about them and get to know them as fellow human beings. He also displayed the importance of helping those in need."

Steve Kemme: Lafcadio Hearn's Open Mind…

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Q&A with avant-jazz musician Brandon Ross, crafted a personal approach to guitar, music and improvisation

"Music’s impact on anything, is to connect us to the essential nature of ourselves; our freedom; our unique sovereignty as Human Beings. True love, is the ultimate ‘revolutionary’ act/choice. Unconditional love."

Brandon Ross: Global Music Roots

Brandon Ross is an American avant-jazz guitarist, composer, band leader, vocalist, and…

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Q&A with drummer Jonathan Schang of District 97 - one of the most musically adventurous Prog Rock band

"If you put something of a high enough quality out into the world, there WILL be people out there with whom it resonates. That can lead to a wonderfully symbiotic relationship with people and places you would never have otherwise encountered."

District 97: Expect The Unexpected

Chicago prog rock band District 97 will be releasing a new live album…

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Q&A with multi talented musician Joe Macre - the original bassist for the progressive rock band “Crack The Sky”

"Believe in yourself and pursue music and not fame."

Joe Macre: American Garage Dream

Joe Macre is best known as the original bassist for the progressive rock band “Crack The Sky”, whose debut was voted album of the year in Rolling Stone Magazine and is still included in the top 50 progressive rock albums of all time. The new release from Joe…

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