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Q&A with Chicago bluesman Matthew Skoller - based deeply in the tradition but firmly planted in the present

"Back to a time when the people who inhabited this Earth treated it like it was there mother. Where people used what the earth provided and lived in harmony with the natural cycle of life. I would love to see that."

Matthew Skoller: Blues Immigrant…

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Q&A with roots/blues artist Martin Harley - supremely talented musician with a burgeoning global reputation

"I like to think that music can bring about social and political change but it's only one part of a much bigger picture."

Martin Harley: Southern Roots Ground

Martin Harley is a supremely…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 9, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Q&A with Suzy Starlite & Simon Campbell - seasoned songwriters and musicians with a whirlwind musical romance

"Without the blues (and jazz), the music scene as we know it now would not exist. It’s clear that the music has had a massive impact in easing the struggle of African Americans (and their brothers and sisters worldwide) for equality."

Starlite Campbell Band: Heartbeats …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Estonian avant-garde blues duo Ringhold (Kalle Tikas & eleOnora) minimalistic guitar with vocal art

"Blues is one of the warmest musical genres – it just feels so friendly, even if the subjects it touches happen to be heavy."

Ringhold: Avant-garde Blues Travelers

Ringhold is an avant garde…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 2, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Q&A with outstanding jazzman Allan Harris - sums up his personal perspective on music in clear and straightforward terms

"Jazz has always been political and I feel that it needs to continue to be a platform for artists to express their beliefs and their support for the kinds of political policies they believe in."

Allan Harris: A Protean Jazzman…

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Q&A with British R&B saxophonist Howie Casey - started the connection between Liverpool and Hamburg

"The Second World War had only been over for 15 years, so during the Fifties in the UK we started to hear R&R which had a great influence on young people after the hard times the country had suffered, the music was a release a new horizon of hope for us."

Howie Casey: Sax in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 30, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

Q&A with German guitarist Lars Kutschke - dexterity on his fret board and passion for Blues & Jazz sounds

"Music is bringing people together. It’s the greatest thing about art."

Lars Kutschke: Right Here, Right Now

Lars Kutschke is a guitar player and composer between R&B, Blues, Jazz and Rock. As…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 28, 2016 at 10:51am — No Comments

Q&A with Lena Lindroos & Matti Kettunen (Lena & The Slide Brothers) - a Finnish blues and roots band

"I am sure the blues has brought people together like any good music does."

Lena & The Slide Brothers: Blues Roads

Lena & The Slide Brothers was formed in 2009 in Helsinki, Finland.…

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Q&A with Greek drummer Alex Apostolakis - collaborated with an impressive array from great blues artists

"Black music is what brought us jazz, blues and rock. Being honest, truthful and expressive, that music naturally attracts people who aspire to be the same. For a time, it was the voice of change which once seemed imminent. Now it is infected with corporate greed, but the roots are still unspoiled. It just takes a working brain to see through the hype and someday maybe we won’t be fooled."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 21, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Lee Shropshire & Andy Scheinman (Eight O’Five Jive) -- swingin’ blues and early rock ‘n roll

"The blues is the soundtrack of American history, even though the style of music has found its way to so many musicians in the rest of the world."

Eight O’Five Jive: Back to Nostalgic Era…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 21, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Roots-based artist Cary Morin - brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond

"The music is hard! It requires continual practice and creativity."

Cary Morin: The Great Spirit of Music

Roots-based singer/fingerstyle guitarist Cary Morin was born in Billings, Montana,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 20, 2016 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Q&A with dynamic singer Gina Sicilia - throws down a music gauntlet of soul, power, grit and energy

"My wish is of course that a new generation of music lovers will learn to appreciate blues and attend live shows, but also that the music remain soulful and genuine."

Gina Sicilia: Heart & Soul…

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Artist, lecturer, and teacher Sharon McConnell-Dickerson talks about the dimensions and faces of Blues

"To me the blues means being able to talk about life’s struggles in song. It is tempered sometimes with lively lyrics and rhythm. Blues encompasses everything into one song: spirit, life, work, darkness, sadness, joy, and hope. And it always comes from the heart."

Sharon…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 17, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with alternative comics artist/musician Mary Fleener - derives from the cubist aesthetic and other artistic traditions

"Music and art is freedom of the mind."

Mary Fleener: AMERICAN…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 15, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with New Yorker Popa Chubby - has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world

"When rock 'n' roll first happened it was a threat to the mainstream. When Chuck Berry happened it was a threats white America. When the bad brains happened it was a threat to rock 'n' roll."

Popa Chubby: Regal and Delicious…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 14, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with vocalist/drummer Donald Ray Johnson - spent a lifetime dedicated to music and well respected artist of the Blues

"The audience dynamic is predominantly white and many white artists have picked up the mantel and are doing great things with these blues."

Donald Ray Johnson: Bluesin' Around

Donald Ray Johnson (also…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 12, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with LA based singer Teresa James - roadhouse vibe with soulful music that makes you feel good

"Roots music has always had a strong impact on society by pointing out social injustice and galvanizing people to action against political and cultural situations that cause harm to others."

Teresa James: Bonafide Music…

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Q&A with St. Louis based artist Carol Boss - musician portraits, to still lifes, to landscapes and mural work

"Music and visual art definitely reflect what is happening with the times."

Carol Boss: St. Louis Art n' Blues

Carol Boss is a St. Louis based artist who paints mostly in acrylic. Paintings vary from musician portraits, to…

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Band Of Friends: A Celebration of the Music of Rory Gallagher - Tour in Greece: 9-10/12/2016, “8Ball” & “Kytarro”

"I think Rory's music is still current today because its good, Rory was a one off, A great guitarist (If not one of the best) A great song writer and performer. So it doesn’t surprise me that people still want to hear his music!"

Band Of Friends: A Celebration of the Music of…

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Q&A with Corey Lueck & Mike Stubbs of Smoke Wagon Blues Band - The Canadian boogie blues smokin' gun

"Blues can never be a fad, as it speaks to basic human conditions and emotions that never change."

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band

Featuring funky blues harmonica, whisky stained vocals; slick guitar work and a solid rhythm section…

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