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Q&A with LA-based guitarist Richard Lubovitch (aka “Loob”) of DogTown Blues Band - Everyday have The Blues

"Blues speaks truth to power. I believe that Blues is a place where people from all sides of the human experience can come together and enjoy and feel the power of the Blues and forget about all else for a little while."

Richard Lubovitch: Same Old Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 20, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Interview with Lisa Biales: Contemporary Folk and Blues Inspired with soul stirring voice and unique guitar

"Blues is alive and well. As long as people are on the planet, we’re gonna get the blues."

Lisa Biales: Heartbeat Roots

Lisa Biales sings with a crystal pure voice and writes music about the simple things in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with soulful southern-tinged music artist Brigitte DeMeyer - a very visible artist in the Americana movement

"Music born from adversity, has a whole different meaning than if you’re someone who grew privileged or sheltered. I’d say that still holds true today. Listen to jazz. Listen to blues. Listen to rap. Listen to hip hop. Then listen to pop. There’s an edge to some. There’s a darkness to some. And there’s a lightness in others."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with trailblazing guitarist/singer Ray Goren - combination of hip-hop n' rock which are children of the blues

"Based on my experiences, music has always transcended age and race and created special bonds and friendships that would not have existed if it were not for the power of music."

Ray Goren: Comfort & Satisfaction…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

Veteran bassist Pat Campbell talks about Big Joe Turner, Lowell Fulson, Mike Bloomfield and Jerry Garcia

"No doubt that Blues, Rock & some Country helped cross racial boundaries. This is a history question & deserves the content of a thesis which I know is out there. As we know music was a huge part of political, social & racial change in the 60’s. Young people were listing to Blues, Rock, Folk & Country which were all part of the change."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 18, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with rootsy pianist Kevin McKendree - an inherent, obsessive love of music and a lengthy career as session musician

"I miss the rawness of the old recordings. I don’t mind hearing mistakes, if the performance delivers the feeling it’s designed to."

Kevin McKendree: The Rock House Roll

Kevin McKendree was…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 17, 2017 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jimi “Chef” Patricola owner of Blues411.com, a website devoted to helping blues music thrive in US

"I firmly believe that Blues music has done more for integration of the races than any other thing ever. It has done so by allowing white audiences to be with black audiences and share a common love for the music and in doing so learn about and from each other. Knowledge is the cure for hatred, suspicion and bigotry."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 16, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Barbara Newman (The Blues Foundation) & Frank Roszak talks about the International Blues Challenge

"The Blues Foundation’s mission is partially to expand worldwide awareness of the blues. This is a great vehicle to fulfill that mission."

International Blues Challenge:

The Blues Is Alright…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 15, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Greek storyteller and musician Dimitris Mallis talks about the Blues, tales, and the blossom of folk wisdom

"Blues traces back to our roots. It is music coming from the soul. It is a dance about life and a sigh about misery. Blues is about confessing and protesting, therefore terrorizes those in charge. Songs not payed but paying."

Dimitris Mallis: Blossom Tales…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 13, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 27, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

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

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