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Q&A with Rock n' Roll band from Croatia, The Red Roosters (Ljudevit Laušin) - 60's beat group kind of sound

"Rock music definitely had a big impact on the whole society throughout history. Take March on Washington and all the happenings in 1968 as an example. Take all those great gatherings of people and all those big charity concerts. Music was so important that it had the power to move the masses, to provoke them and make them use their brains."

Ljudevit Laušin: Let The Good Times…

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Legendary Finnish Blues & Rock musician Jim Pembroke talks about the Rock n' Roll counterculture

"Hopes... Peace and Happiness, Liberty for All Goodwill Throughout All Nations of the world A Brothers'/Sisters’ hood A Global Backyard Need's to be Kept Clean A Coming of Together and rock n'roll 4 ever!!! Fears…That all the above doesn't work out."

Jim Pembroke: Peace, Rock & Happiness

The titled album "If The Rain Comes" (2014, TUM Records)…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 17, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with fingerpickin' storyteller Steve Howell - old blues & folk tunes with authenticity and new approach

"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."

Steve Howell: History Rhymes

When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 16, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Greek/American Drummer Jim Christopulos talks about Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Van der Graaf Generator, and Junior Wells

"It’s just so pure. If you alter it too much, it’s not blues anymore."

Jim Christopulos: Feel The Blues Beat

Jim Christopulos is a Greek American drummer from the Windy City, who has followed the blues "dream" with his band, Howard and the White Boys. The members of Howard & the White Boys first met at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 16, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with David Goldflies - A Brother's Revival, an exciting new Allman Brothers Band tribute in celebration of the 50th Anniversary

"The Allman Brothers sound was based on many styles of music that were brought to the band by the backgrounds and abilities of the band members. Rock, blues, jazz, and country influences are apparent in the group’s sound."

David Goldflies: A Brother’s Revival

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band, two former members of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 14, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary boogie-rock pianist George Frayne: The adventures of Commander Cody and the Pop Art

"All art and the making of all art magnifies and illuminates the soul ... makes you feel good too!!"

George Frayne: Welcome to the Ozone

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with George Frayne taking the stage name Commander Cody. The band’s name was inspired by 1950s film serials featuring the character…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 13, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with storyteller Jesse Cotton Stone, a heart-wrenching boutique of vintage-toned American blues music

"It is a gift of Medicine for all who will hear it. It has transcended so many barriers of difference and brought so people together. There is a philosophy found in the heart of True Juke Joint Culture: "No Black. No White. Just Blues.""

Jesse Cotton Stone: Hell Country Blues

Jesse Cotton Stone weaves together the stylistic threads of definitive…

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Q&A with bluesy, jazzy and soulful "singer's singer" Paula Harris: This San Francisco lady is on her way!

"I miss the creative explosion that is evidenced in all American music around the midcentury. Where Jazz and Blues were allowed to evolve into R&B, Soul, Country, Pop and all the musical niches we have today. Now, there are so many genres and micro genres that everyone seems to be too busy trying to fill their miniscule niche instead of just creating great music."

Paula Harris: "Speakeasy" Tells…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 11, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with singer Kelly Zirbes - West Coast Soul with a Texas Heart, speaks to the audience about her feelings

"Sad but true. I think the blues genre is a world of opportunity for women. Even older artists. It’s about Soul, you know. Just wear your heart on your sleeve and don’t worry so much about the wrinkles."

Kelly Zirbes: Can’t Take My Soul

Kelly’s Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes (likes to go by Kelly Z), a folk singer & songwriter with a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 10, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with saxophonist Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (The Texas Horns) - plays music and makes people want to dance

"These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’."

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (The Texas Horns):

Let The Lone Star's Good Times Roll…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Swiss band of Ellis Mano Band (Chris Ellis & Edis Mano), a right colleagues with Blues/Soul/Rock

"Blues... is a bridge, it connects. As I said I believe in a musical universal language that can overcome barriers, and I think the blues is part of that."

Ellis Mano Band: Rockin' The Blues

To use a label such as "Supergroup“, especially in the rather small European Blues and Rock music scene (Switzerland) is indeed something to be carefully…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Buffalo Music Hall of Famer singer Patti Parks - creator of the Nurs'n Blues Music Fest

"My hopes are that  Blues music remains as pure as possible and that performers are listen to based on their talents...not their age, where they live, culture, sex or size."

Patti Parks: Oh, Pretty Woman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

British artist & printmaker Gini Wade talks about her artwork, rock counterculture, the folk tales of world, and King Crimson

"Music and dance brings humans together, so I see it as profoundly unifying - transcending race."

Gini Wade: Music of Art, Art of Life

Gini Wade studied printmaking and graphic design at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (now Central St Martins) and worked as an illustrator and childrens’ book author for many years. She was a post-graduate…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 22, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cultural critic, academic and musician Casey Rae talks about the Beat Generation and the cult of Rock n' Roll

"Actually, the nature of freedom has long been debated, and I’m not going to solve it here. But I do believe the Beats advanced a more universal notion of freedom, a kind of animating spirit. And that spirit inhabits more than literature—music is also key to its transmission. That spirit has dimmed in our current times. But existence is cyclical, and there is always renewal."

Casey Rae: Let The Rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 20, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with German guitarist Jimmy Reiter - firmly rooted in the tradition of Blues and R&B, but with a fresh style

"The Blues is incredibly great at connecting people of different generations, origins and cultural backgrounds, so it can help to integrate people. All music can do that, but what I keep noticing about the Blues especially is that it touches people no matter if they’re 8 or 80 years old - everybody can relate to it."

Jimmy Reiter: Blues Is The Key…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with UK harp player Liam Ward - bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues

"I don't fear especially for blues, but the music scene as a whole is having a tough time - both recorded and live music are not valued as they once were. Let's write a blues song about it!"

Liam Ward: British Uprising of The Blues

The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues! Dance the night away to…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with West Coast harmonica player John Clifton, one of those rare musicians that has dedicated himself to the Blues

"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."

John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues

Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere (Release Date April 19th), the latest album from John…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Veteran harmonica player Mark Adams talks about the Blues, Nick Gravenites, Bloomfield and the 1960s

"The blues is not just music; it is a point of view, a friend, a source of humor.  In the day-to-day world it can be a constant companion. It brings with it a relationship for the self, and the ability to make the best of things, whatever, come what may."

Mark Adams: Blues Breaths

Mark Adams was raised and where he honed his craft. Influenced by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 5, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with St. Louis guitarist Tony Campanella - raw talent and experience gained the respect of fellow artists

"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."

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian Hammond B-3 player Luca Kiella Chiellini - high energy describes the approach to his music

"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…

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