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Q&A with artist Phil Goodrich subject matter is inspired by his extensive traveling, waves and music

"It seems to me that Blues and Rock music and visual art can connect with people of all races and political parties. It’s a common language that nearly everyone can understand and feel touched."

Phil Goodrich: Waves, Travels & Blues

Phil Goodrich is a Florida native artist now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego's Point…

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Q&A with trumpet player Boney Fields, part of this generation of African-American musicians born to tame the stage

"I believe Afro-American music influents a lot of other types of music but since it came from (Afro American) some people discriminate the culture, try to appropriate the music  without giving credit to the real creators."

Boney Fields: Real Music, Real Musician

“Real music by real musicians” as Prince used to say. Just like Prince, the trumpet…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Danny Lynn Wilson - after years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, sharing his “Peace of Mind”

"Life is constant change and you gotta learn to roll with it and constantly reinvent yourself."

Danny Lynn Wilson: Peace of Mind

After years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, Danny Lynn Wilson has emerged sharing his “Peace of Mind” (2019) - a personal collection of Original Roots recordings expressing his profound inner experiences. Polished…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:29am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore - blues, soul, and rock, there’s one thing that ties it all together-that voice.

"Really good blues artists write and perform from the heart. They tell stories about the human condition, often presenting complex and deep issues with startling simplicity."

Willa Vincitore: Good Choices of Music

A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee (August, 2018), Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian filmmaker artist and animator, Thomas Künstler - made a stop motion animation on rebetiko and Markos Vamvakaris

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you know. So, I really have difficulties finding the words explaining why I cannot stand 99% of the music imposed by the labels, radio etc. There’s so much randomness and lack of beauty in this word and this music is the right product of this society we live in today. What music misses is being more spontaneous and naïve as it used to."

Thomas…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 8, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with uniquely talented artist Chic Street Man - transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home his message of harmony and ethnic diversity through bluesy, funky and jazzy originals

Best advice came from my mother: "know what you are talking about in the song, it will inform the way you sing it".

Welcome to the world of Chic Street Man, a world soulful and full of wit and humor

Chic Street Man is a uniquely talented artist with an international following. His music transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home…

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Q&A with photographer & author, Rosie McGee - photos and stories of the early-days Grateful Dead and the 60’s music scene in San Francisco.

"I would zap all people who are greedy, mean, evil, territorial, power-mad, murderous, pessimistic, bigoted, stupid, depressed, or hopeless – with a magic ray that would turn them into positive-thinking, compassionate, intelligent, loving, and productive members of the human race, so they could contribute to solving the problems that threaten all of us with extinction."

Rosie McGee: Tribal…

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

Q&A with Christopher C. King, Grammy-winning producer, musicologist, and prominent 78 RPM record-collector

"Mainly I see rural folk music as a manifestation of how well a given culture resists assimilation and influence from the outside. A robust folk music can only exist if it has confidence in itself, if it esteems itself and if its purpose is embraced by the community that created it."

Christopher C. King: Lament from Epirus

Christopher C. King, is…

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

Interview with Southern gentleman of the blues Frank Bey - radiant, powerful, and generous singer and performer

"Blues music was one of the first music forms that I really paid attention to. Gospel was the first, but then on the side it was blues. And then blues became unpopular for young people, and for a young man."

Frank Bey: Back In Business

Born and raised in Millen, Georgia, Frank Bey began his singing career performing gospel at the tender age of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 24, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Band Of Friends: Rory Gallagher – Keep The Legend Alive - Tour in Greece: 21 & 22/12/2018, “8Ball” & “Kytarro”

"The reason that I enjoy playing Rory's music every time is simple… In Rory Gallagher's music you have all the styles from Rock 'n Roll, Country Swing to Jazz Folk Blues and Rock … Everything is there!! And he plays from the Heart!"

Marcel Scherpenzeel: Rockin’ Blues Friend…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 19, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Eden and John’s East River String Band - traditional American music without any labels

"I think music and art should be made mandatory in public schools for all grades. In fact, I’ll say that mandatory subjects should be English, History, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Nutrition, Music, Art, Gym, two years of Math and everything else should be elective."

Eden and John’s East River String Band: Old Time Music, Like Good Wine…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Ted Drozdowski Nashville-based successful guitar daredevil, singer, songwriter and producer

"The blues is profound, and come from so many places full of light and dark."

Ted Drozdowski: Dharma Blues Bum

The most recent album by Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, 2015’s Love & Life, was yet another leap forward for the band. It received a warm reception from press and radio, including a multi-page story on Ted in the December 2015…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

L.A based bluesman Kirk Fletcher is back and better than ever with his new studio album “Hold On” (2018)

"It’s there even if people don't know it, Blues is soul, so anything soulful has a bit of blues and emotion to it. It's pure at least the true blues is to me."

Kirk Fletcher: Hold On...I'm Back

With his new studio album “Hold On” (2018) Kirk Fletcher is back and better than ever. Having toured the world for years playing with…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with musician/actor Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, hails from Cleveland, has been playing harp for over 40 years

"Blues will continue to document the struggles and triumphs of life.  I’ve found that this very passionate music touches the soul of those who hear it and can bring complete strangers together."

Bobby BlackHat: Medal of Blues Honor

Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with guitar virtuoso Randy Casey - his original compositions push the boundaries with a rock and roots soul.

"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."

Randy Casey: Americana Blues

Randy Casey’s music career spans more than three decades of twists and twangs. From the stages of CBGB and Whiskey a-go-go to a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with guitarist Kelly Richey, her playing standing among the best rockin' blues guitarist known today

"Some musicians (and listeners) may prefer blues that is more traditional, and some may prefer more Rockin’ blues. Like the colors of a rainbow, it’s all good!"

Kelly Richey: The Spear Shakers Blues

Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray trapped in a woman’s body with Janis screaming to get out.” From Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly Richey is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with poet, teacher & musician Max Orsini - his first book titled "The Buddhist Beats Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel"

"On one hand, not as significant as it could or should be in our present global climate. On another level, literature is the net in which all of these phenomena are gently and tactfully caught. Like a net, literature is full of gaps and threaded apertures that allow us to see how issues of gender, race, culture and politics implicate and comprise our human reality. Music of certain ilks does this too."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning, triple-threat talent Dave Keller - fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music

"Be nice. Show up on time. Dress up. Give it your all. Don't get involved with drinking and drugs. Take time to hang out with your fans. It's not about showing off; it's about connecting."

Dave Keller: Soul & Electric Feeling

Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist and a talented songwriter.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Diane Durrett - one of those rare female artists that you’ll always remember as soon as you hear her for the first time

"I think that Blues, like all music, continues to evolve growing from its’ roots. But you got to have the Blues in your mind and soul to do it justice."

Diane Durrett: Soul Suga(r) Blues

“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. “One of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One, a one woman band from Kill Devil Hills, NC that generate the energy

"In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the blues was a major factor that brought black and white musicians and audiences together and allowed people to forget their racial and political differences. People found a common interest in their love of the blues. I believe now in 2018 with the division our country is witnessing that once again blues music will play a big part in helping to unit us."

Ruth Wyand &…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2018 at 10:05am — No Comments

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