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Q&A with Blues Caravan 2018: Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, Ally Venable - the blues titans of nowadays and tomorrow

"Ruf Records is a proven home of Blues and New Blues and has been for almost 25 years, Thomas Ruf is a true believer in the genre."

Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018: Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, and Ally Venable

This is no ordinary club tour. This is the Blues Caravan 2018. If you’ve followed Ruf’s rolling revue since it started life in 2005, you’ll…

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Interview with Mika Vandborg, known as one of the most talented and respected guitarists in Denmark

"The music defines some cultures and racial groups, I think it has always been that way. And there are still people making political songs, my feeling is however that it is not near what happened in the 1960-70´. But when that is said and I think about it, things are actually changing in that direction these years with the climax changes and the politic vibe in the world."

Mika Vandborg: Rock n'…

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Q&A with Melbourne-based Pierre Baroni - primarily as a radio announcer and DJ but also as a photographer.

"Obviously black music in the 60s was a soundtrack to much of the segregation and some of its dismantling, but black people today don’t care about the blues... That’s ‘old people’s music’ to them. You very rarely see any black people at the rhythm and blues music festivals in the States."

Pierre Baroni: The Soulgroove of Image

Australian Pierre…

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Q&A with Hadden Sayers - raised on a steady diet of Texas Roots and Blues music, has become a Blues Rock Master.

"I miss the idiosyncrasies in peoples playing and singing. Nowaday's any quirks that an artist has can be smoothed over with a couple of pro-tools edits. I miss the weirdness. Carolyn Wonderland once told me that people's goofiness is their most interesting quality. I believe that."

Hadden Sayers: Dopamine Machine

Veteran…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hawaiian-Based Roots Singer/Guitarist John Akapo - Delivers "Paradise Blues" on Debut CD Coming October 19th

"Samoa and Hawaii both have an open tuning style of guitar picking that translates perfectly into the blues. Each has different tunings depending on what region they are from, not unlike the blues. But I feel that the biggest similarities are the stories we tell."

John Akapo: Aloha! Paradise Blues

Taumei “Big John” Akapo is a presence in Hawaii,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 24, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Q&A with Crazy Horse's drummer Ralph Molina - has performed on all releases by the band from 1969's

"That music, the arts in any form, are not a platform for political rants...we all know what’s going on in the world around us...fans go to be entertained, not to be reminded of what we already know..."

Ralph Molina: Crazy Horse's Beat

Ralph Molina is an American musician, best known as the drummer for Neil Young's backing band Crazy Horse. Born…

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Q&A with Scott Sharrard (bandleader for the late Gregg Allman) a mission that resumes with his new album “Saving Grace”

"You can’t play Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, or Folk without being able to play the blues."

Scott Sharrard: Interpreter of the Blues

Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up…

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Q&A with Canadian renowned blues guitarist Colin James - remains at the top of game with his 19th album Miles to Go

"Blues has informed and influenced jazz, rock and roll, soul and pop music. It is in the fabric of almost all musical culture in one way or another."

Colin James: (Blues) Miles To Go

Canadian, Juno award-winning singer-songwriter and renowned blues guitarist Colin James will release his 19th album, Miles to Go, releasing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter Lino Muoio, has been a part of the Italian Blues music scene

"The freedom of playing without rules…No fears for the future, only hopes: that music can be considered more than a mainstream business but and art like painting, poetry, and dancing."

Lino Muoio: Mandolin Blues of Med Sea

Guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter Lino Muoio has been a part of the Italian Blues music scene for over 25 years, playing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 16, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hammond master Raphael Wressnig talks about Larry Garner, Phil Guy, Deitra Farr, and Hammond's secrets

"I think blues will always be there because it’s about LIFE! Blues talks about all aspects of life.Blues is about love, hate, anger, sex, frustration, joy, fun, hard times, good times! The whole spectrum!"

Raphael Wressnig: The Soul of Groove

Throughout the years Raphael Wressnig has created a unique organ style that is both elegant and explosive.…

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Q&A with Blue Largo (Eric Lieberman & Alicia Aragon) - traditional 40’s-50’s era blues, jazz and swing band

"I believe that good music is always an expression of the times, and that it is a great catalyst to help bring the world together."

Blue Largo: Let The Good Times Roll

Blue Largo was formed by guitarist Eric Lieberman and vocalist Alicia Aragon in 1999. Eric recruited his old music partner, saxophonist Jonny Viau from as far back as…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with SoCal-based Andy Doty, owner of Old Town Blues Club and Producer of Temecula Blues Festivals

"Music is perhaps the best example that we should point to in proving that we can all get along."

Andy Doty: Under The SoCal Sun

Announcing the SoCal Divas of Blues Festival, taking place outdoors at Civic Center Plaza, 41000 Main St., in Old Town Temecula, Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 12 noon till 8pm (gates…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 15, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Lawrence Lebo, an artist who is enthralled with and dedicated to Blues & Roots Music

"It seems, I could be wrong, but that the Blues are better appreciated outside of America. If that’s true, I’d like to see that turn around."

Lawrence Lebo: Old School Girl

Daughter of a Sears & Roebuck shoe salesman, Lawrence grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, far away from the entertainment industry. She worked into the business the hard…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 12, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with storyteller and songwriter Michele D'Amour - make music that reflects the moments of joy amid times of struggle

"I think that poetry is great training for a songwriter. You learn to use the right word not just for what you are trying to say, but also for the emotion of the song, and for the meter of the song. The lyrics are definitely an important part of my songs. As a child, I loved the lyrics of so many songs I heard, and today I still appreciate a well-written lyric."

Michele D'Amour: The (Music) Love…

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Q&A with award-winning photographer Steve Manheim - traces the history of the blues, rock and roll, through today's music.

“Photography has always been important in the documentation of social, political and cultural situations. A good photograph can tell more about the human condition than words. Like music, it is visceral and direct, a truly universal language.”

Steve Manheim: The Essence of Blues Pic

Steve Manheim is an award-winning photographer in Cleveland. His…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Scott Sharrard (bandleader for the late Gregg Allman) a mission that resumes with his new album “Saving Grace”

"You can’t play Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, or Folk without being able to play the blues."

Scott Sharrard: Interpreter of the Blues

Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 1, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Blues Legend Junior Wells “Box of Blues” 6CD Set To Be Released By Cleopatra Blues

Blues Legend Junior Wells “Box of Blues” 6CD Set To Be Released By Cleopatra Blues

Includes vintage studio recordings from 1953 to 1979 of Wells' best loved tracks PLUS never before released live material from 1983 to 1997!

Los Angeles - Cleopatra Blues is releasing a gorgeous 6CD box set celebrating a true blues legend, the “Sexy Bitch” himself, Junior Wells!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 31, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

UK bluesman Mick Pini talks about Mojo Buford, Peter Green, Mike Vernon, Luther Allison, BB King and his artwork

"Great blues songs inspire great interpretations (the blues ‘tradition’ again)"

Mick Pini: Painting The Truth of Blues

If you’re lucky enough to catch veteran British bluesman Mick Pini live you are guaranteed the real deal; no pedals, no effects, just a (rare) 54 Strat…

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Q&A with Italian photographer Adriano Siberna - who has always been attracted by nature and the Blues

"What do I miss most? Surely not being able to be in the Mississippi, the birthplace of the delta blues, but also in the clubs of Chicago and New Orleans, where the blues has then developed with its different facets."

Adriano Siberna: Pics with Passion 

Adriano Siberna aka zioAdri is an Italian freelance photographer who has always…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interview with LA based guitarist Dennis Jones - a hurricane that changing the blues landscape in his path

"Blues music is my therapy. Writing songs has a way of helping me understand, and deal with, life, love, and loss."

Dennis Jones: Blues Rock Power X3

Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Jones was born in Baltimore, Maryland.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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