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Q&A with D.C. Soul-Blues band Vintage#18 (Robbin Kapsalis & Bill Holter) - classic 60’s Soul n' hot Blues

"Blues and Soul music is the theme song for a lot of what’s going on in the world; just watch a documentary of movie, you’ll hear a Blues or Soul song conveying the mood."

Vintage#18: Movin’ & Groovin’

D.C.-based Soul-Blues band…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 4, 2017 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Q&A with poet, artist, writer Hilary Krzywkowski - she draws vibrant, self-empowering and healing images

"The socio-cultural implications must be seen firsthand in this inexhaustible collection of work, in the messages of our artists. You won’t see narrow themes; you’ll see bursts of color, a wide spectrum of shadow, a deep ocean of nuance and symbolism."

Hilary Krzywkowski: The Art of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 3, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas guitarist Gary "Gator" Millhollon (Ray Reed & Gator) world-class musicians living and playing the Blues

"Blues brings people together and it always will."

Gary "Gator" Millhollon: Real Blues

Ray Reed & Gator are two world-class blues musicians living and playing in the DFW area of Texas. Between the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 2, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit area bluesman Chris Canas - Blues n' Jazz are fused together with fresh Funk and tall glass of Soul

"Well Blues and Jazz has always been pretty influential when it comes to race, politics, and socio-culture. I mean just the creation of this genre alone was an act of defiance and rebellion from the old plantation workers in the cotton fields."

Chris Canas: The Soldier For The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

British veteran musician Gary Fletcher (The Blues Band) talks about the Blues, racing cars and Nat Adderley

"I hope that music retains some sort of value to people - both emotional of course but also regains some fiscal value too. The business model for recorded music is broken - too many people no longer pay for music."

Gary Fletcher: On The Blues Roads…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Pacific Northwest bassist Polly O'Keary - catchy songs, scorching vocals and riotous bass

"I think the biggest change vis-à-vis women in the music scene, and in the blues scene, is that that people really and genuinely want to see us excel at things that are not traditional for us."

Polly O'Keary: Blues Fusion Callin'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Brett Berns, director of BANG: The Bert Berns Story and son of songwriter/music producer Bert Berns

"The music of my father’s era was foundational – a Renaissance age that will never be repeated again. Of course, great music continues to be made. But I fear that the attention to craft and commitment to art have been diminished by technology, and it’s going to get worse before it ever gets better."

Brett Berns:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 24, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Idaho-based artist Ken Zabel - his paintings explore a relationship between pop art, outsider art & surrealism

"I think the impact of rock and roll and blues music had on the culture are, the music brought blacks and whites together through their music in a way that had never happened before. Jazz music started it in the 40s' but it really changed in a bigger way when kids discovered all of the great blues artists for the first time. It was a revelation!!"…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Lawrence based blues/rock musician Brody Buster - one of the greatest harmonica players of our time

"I miss the raw sound and emotion of old blues records the new blues today lacks the feeling to me there are a few acts that can pull it off nut not many..."

Brody Buster: Kansas City Blues

Brody Buster…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Q&A with New York-based David "Doc" French plays a wide variety of styles, all firmly rooted in the blues

"To me the blues has always been about commentary and story telling. Speaking up and speaking out. Truthfully. It was a force in reporting on social, personal and political situations and still can be. Times have changed, so the blues specifically, has a greatly reduced impact compared to what it was."…

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California saxophonist Albert Quon Wing talks about Frank Zappa, Johnny Guitar Watson and Shuggie Otis

"The musical ramifications of said implications are subjective to the listener. I am only the humble messenger- my mission as a performing musician is, communicate to the listener, encourage them to take flight in their own mind, while they are experiencing my improvisations."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hugh Holmes (aka Professor Harp) has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins.

"The Blues and the socio-racial-politico ramifications....the Blues is first and foremost the ORIGINAL protest music against a corrupt racist system in North America since at least 1619. It is and will always be Black History regardless of commercialism and/or appropriation."

Hugh…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 8, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented bluesman Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child" will be the next “King of the Blues”

"Music has no color and I as stated previously, music is universal."

Mr. Sipp: Living Loving Bluesman

Castro Coleman, a.k.a. Mr. Sipp “Mississippi Blues Child” was born August…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian musician Chris Antonik - innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar

"My hope for the genre is that artists will continue to innovate. You can only play 1,4,5 blues so many times. I think there is an unnecessary pressure on artists from the blues establishment to remain traditional."

Chris Antonik: Blues Monarch…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 4, 2017 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Q&A with talanted guitarist/singer Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues-he lives and breathes the blues

"I do think music is a direct reflection of what’s going on in the world yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I also believe with a powerful song you can sway the direction of a culture, but few have ever done that."

Hector Anchondo: All Directions Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Australian Hammond organ trio Lazy Eye Band -- Soul touch drenched in the Blues feeling

"The wonderful thing about the blues is it transcends race, gender, age and other social barriers. It brings people together."

Lazy Eye Band: Midnight Crossroads 

Lazy Eye is an Australian band full of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 22, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek musician Eva Atmatzidou - without words and limits of language to feel free to express musically

"Music has a very special way to get directly in peoples’ hearts. In the racial, political and social areas though, there is still much work to be done, that goes over the impact that music can have on our lives."

Eva Atmatzidou: No Limits, One Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Storyteller/guitarist Sunny Lowdown talks about John Lee Hooker, Paul Oscher, R.L. Burnside and KFFA

"A lot of blues today is basically a rhythm section backing a screaming guitar. The dynamics have been lost. I’m not saying every modern blues player is like that, but the ones that move me are few and far between."

Sunny Lowdown: The Blues Volume Low…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 14, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Q&A with North Mississippi blues musician Trenton Ayers - deep knowledge of the deep blues

"My opinion, all music are connected with physical philosophy.... through the lines of Blues... Understand most of music we listen to is basically Blues music in another form of music. Like I said my opinion..."

Trenton Ayers: Fusion Blues Journey…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 9, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Q&A with bassist Billy T Troiani, a veteran New York musician who disseminates the Blues fever in Europe

"I learned that money isn’t everything, because your probably not gonna make much playing the blues. You gotta love it, and I do."

Billy T: Hot Blues from Arctic Circle

Billy T was born and raised in New York City, and played…

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