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Chicago-born bluesman Vince Agwada talks about Lefty Dizz, Muddy, Wolf, Koko, and the blues of West Africa

"Music is truly the universal language recognizing no language, social, racial, ethnic, class or political boundaries. Music is or at least can be a powerful force for healing and uniting people."

Vince Agwada: The Blues Bloodline

Vince Agwada, ace guitarist, composer, producer, and recording artist got his start in music at the world-renown Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Cincinnati based Dudley Taft - a tour de force artist - brings raucous and righteous Rock n' Blues

"Well, blues along with jazz was invented by African Americans, so in a way, it has done good things for black people in the US. This music brings whites and blacks together. That was especially important in the 1950’s and 60’s here. But now blues inhabits a very small community and has little social implications."

Dudley Taft: Simple (Rock n' Blues) Life…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 3, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Veteran drummer & producer Twist Turner talks about the legends of Chicago Blues and the Battle of the Blues

"Blues is real, that’s why it’s always with us.  One wish? I wish that they never ever use drum machines on blues records like they are doing on Southen Soul records now."

Twist Turner: The Blues Creator

During the course of his 54-year musical career songwriter, producer and drummer Twist Turner has worked with over 40 Grammy Award…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Legendary drummer Harold Brown talks about WAR, Hendrix, New Orleans, Turbulent 1960's & Devil's music

"I learned from the early Pioneers of the Devil's Music, I had to be True to Myself and Others. They know when you are Faking It!"

Harold Brown: The Beat of Spirit

Harold Ray Brown was born (1946) in Long Beach, California is a founding member of War, an American funk band in the 1970s and 2000s. Harold had a number of roles over the years, acting…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 24, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

East coast-based acclaimed guitarist Paul Gabriel talks about B.B. King, Duke Robillard and the Blues roads

"Blues comes from inside you – and it has to have feeling, not just the right notes. Real blues comes from inside the individual, not out of a book."

Paul Gabriel: Man Of Many Blues

Paul Gabriel is a Blues Music Award-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter. In March, 2018, Gabriel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Minnesota based Mark Cameron - continues his mission to hone his skills as a blues storyteller

"The blues is about conflict, often times conflict that ultimately goes unresolved. I love the idea of seeing trouble as fuel: fuel for your soul, for expression and for action. The Blues is a motivating force if you let it act on you in a good way."

Mark Cameron: Let The Good Times Roll

Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 21, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago veteran guitarist Jeff Dale - unique sound having learned and played with the blues masters

"As long as people feel the range of emotions from joy to sadness, grief to elation, blues will remain timeless."

Jeff Dale: Blues Spirit & Blues Power

Jeff Dale is an award winning songwriter and performer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Having played all over the United States, he now reaches international audiences with shows…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price - new album 'Dog Eat Dog', will be released on Gulf Coast Records in August, 2019

"African-American music, including blues, soul, jazz, and gospel, may be the greatest artistic achievement of American culture. Its influence has spread throughout the world, and continues to do so. It is hard to quantify or speculate on the ways in which this music has affected race relations, politics, and societies."

Billy Price: The Voice of The Soul…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown - their fortieth album titled “City Night” on Quarto Valley Records

"Blues is a music form that enables to express my feelings and express my deepest emotions."

Kim Simmonds: (Rock) City (Blues) Night

Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England. Savoy Brown fans might be the luckiest fans in the world. No other blues rock act alive today has delivered so much excellent music for so…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with photographer/writer Linda Wolf - founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth

"The most important thing that I have learned from my world travels is that no matter our differences there is more that bonds us to our common humanity than separates us."

Linda Wolf: A Humanistic Photographer

Linda Wolf is an American-born photographer and writer, and founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth. …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 5, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit born renegade frontwoman Eliza Neals - the voice of the ‘new blues’ for this generation

"I think it (Soul, Blues & Rock music) continues forward because it speaks to the hearts and souls of people it's a mixture of the classics and it’s not perfect imperfections are perfection!"

Eliza Neals: Detroit Blues & Rock Diva

Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 4, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Israeli Blues artist Dov Hammer, embody the spirit of the Blues with intense and passionate

"The Blues is a language, a means of expression. It's a way to tell your story, to unload all the troubles that are on your mind, the frustrations, anger and happiness."

Dov Hammer: Dr. Harpman plays the Blues

Singer, harmonica player, songwriter and band leader, Dov Hammer has been a major force on the Blues scene in Israel for over 20 years,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 3, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with bluesman Zac Harmon, an ambassador of this great American classical music art form called the Blues

"The Blues is pure emotion. As long as people have souls, they will feel the"

Zac Harmon: Keeping The Blues Alive

Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style continues the lineage of American Blues Music. Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a…

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

Q&A with veteran Blues legend Joe Louis Walker - released a brand-new CD/DVD "Viva Las Vegas Live"

"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"

Joe Louis Walker: Viva Blues World

On May 10th, 2019, Cleopatra Entertainment - in association with Cleopatra Blues - released a brand-new concert film Viva Las Vegas Live from Grammy Award-nominated Blues legend Joe Louis…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 29, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson - his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of his career

“People Mover” demonstrates Scott’s striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an even more authentic, seamless and musical way than any of his previous work.

Scott Henderson: On The Planet Music

Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson will be released (July 1st, 2019) his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 28, 2019 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jack Spann - impossibly fast hands on the keyboard and a storytelling songsmith with a warm vocal tone

"I think Beethoven was brilliant, but like Chuck Berry said, “Roll Over Beethoven.” Black American culture has been the shit since way before I was born. I kind of worry about that with the Kanye West’s of America having so much influence. Kanye West is the Pat Boone of 2019. Also, I look at sexual freedom, LGBTQ issues, reproductive health issues, as being a matter of civil rights. No blues and rock and roll, and all we'd have is Frank Sinatra crooning…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 28, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with NYC Blues Hall of Famer Billie Williams - rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country.

"When I hear music these days from commercial radio, I miss the human touch. It seems like everything is being ironed out and auto-tuned."

Billie Williams: Peace, Love and Music

A professional vocalist since her teens, Billie Williams has a rich repertoire that includes blues, rock, soul, jazz, and country. Ms. Williams is a native of the Boston…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 27, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based Cheyenne James, a young, multi-faceted entertainer with a deep passion for blues music.

"Our world has been shaped by the blues. Our Music evolved from it. Slang, attitude, lifestyle. Blues is a catalyst and it should be treated as sacred. The black community gave the world an incredible gift in the Blues and it should be honored as such. I think Blues and the story telling it inherently brings can change the world."

Cheyenne James: Burnin' Americana Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with marvelous Mindi Abair - one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today

"Jazz was born out of the Blues as well. They just widened the harmonic structure and put a different swing on it. But the basis for everything that became jazz is Blues."

Mindi Abair: Jazz-elicious & Funk-bulous

Mindi Abair is one of the most recognizable saxophonists on the music scene today. In a career that spans eight solo albums and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 14, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran musician Bruce Brookshire (Doc Holliday) - returning to his Southern Rock and Blues roots

"Music can be such a driving force for good. Because it plays on a person's emotions, it can also make evil attractive. It's a decision we all make every day in so many little and big ways. Are we on the side of good for the world, or are we angry and on the side of destruction? Young people many times don't understand the power of the music they listen to."

Bruce Brookshire: Southern. Rock.…

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