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Q&A with fingerpickin' storyteller Steve Howell - old blues & folk tunes with authenticity and new approach

"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."

Steve Howell: Deep Roots Aesthetic

When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately knew that…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with pianist/composer Anthony Geraci, a musician with experience beside blues & jazz legends

"Blues is honest music and people the world over desire honesty in their lives and the music they listen to."

Anthony Geraci: The B/W Keys of Soul

If you were to think of any modern Blues Legend chances are that Anthony…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Director, writer, producer and editor Dan Chinander talks about the blues, bluesmen and Blues Man

"A bluesman to me is a gifted poet that has experienced many hardships and life lessons. He is one who knows how to take the words from his or her life and blend them poetically with his instrument."

Dan Chinander: Blues Man's Story

Daniel W. Chinander serves as the director, co-writer, producer and editor of HIDING VICTORIA. Dan has operated his…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Rod Prince & David "Fuzz" Fore of Bubble Puppy, the 1966 legendary Texan Psychedelic Rock Band

"I don't think modern music would be the same without the music and philosophies of the Psychedelic culture. Psychedelic culture has influenced music still to this day."

Bubble Puppy: Rockin' (Lone) Star

Bubble Puppy, the 1966 Texan Psychedelic Rock Band best known for their hit song, Hot Smoke and Sassafras, are back with original…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 22, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Renato Dias, the soul and mind of Dream Sessions talks about the Blues and Portuguese scene

"There are a lot of similarities because our Fado that has the same roots then Blues. Same state of mind, same sadness, same sound crying in the voice."

Renato Dias: Dream Sessions

Renato Dias is a hard-working music lover of Portugal, he's the soul and mind of Dream Sessions. Renato says: "My name is Renato Dias, I'm 43, married with two…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 20, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with blues/rock guitarist Billy Hector - a New Jersey state treasure and one of the best shows you'll ever see

"The whole reason blues music exists is because of its social cultural implication. Slavery. Music of dysphoria that has been changed and adapted in America for over a hundred years and gave birth to the Ragtime, Jazz, Gospel Blues Boogie-woogie, Rock'n Roll, and now Rap. The platform for social change now is Rap."

Billy Hector: Funky Rockin’ Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented musician & luthier Travis Bowlin - got great notoriety in the Blues, Rock, and Roots music world

"Music for sure can bring people together with the right message. there's a bunch of Roots songs that speak good messages and try to break down barriers... they speak about injustice and wrongs needing to be right."

Travis Bowlin: Music City Roots

In 1988, Travis Bowlin was born in a little river town just off the Ohio River called Aurora, IN near…

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

Q&A with The Little Red Rooster Blues Band -- high energy brand and passion of blues from Pennsylvania

"I believe Blues is a musical art form that exposes raw, human emotion. It is an unfiltered, extremely powerful sound that connects to almost all life situations."

The Little Red Rooster Blues Band

Like a fine wine, The Little Red Rooster Blues Band just seems to get better with age. Founded back in 1988 the band has successfully developed their…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 7, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Norwegian guitarist/singer Peer Gynt - magnificent musical charm and radiant performances

"I guess the world just go on and, and people adapt to it their own way. The blues today is probably more commercially (speaking of the business side of it), but still if you play with your heart and soul you are always able to touch people. And that’s what it is all about I think. For the future I sincerely hope that blues music will still please and touch people. The world is changing drastically and so are the music and other…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 3, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian singer Marija Gasparic - distinguishes through a powerful and convincing performance

"That kind of music definitely has the potential to touch hearts and that is how societies change - people being drawn into positivity, into matters of your inner life, not living on the surface of things. This is the potential that the blues has."

Marija Gašparić: Lady Sings The Blues

B# is a blues rock band from Zagreb Croatia, formed in January…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 1, 2018 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Kat Riggins - bluesy songstress with rockstar flair and a hip-hop heartbeat

"To me, the Blues is a living thing. It has the ability to soothe souls, ignite relationships, break and mend hearts… The Blues is vintage and timeless all in one."

Kat Riggins: Eclectic Things Of Blues

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 20, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou - words, notes, drumsticks, beat, rhythm, and beyond

"Sociocultural but also political aspects come out of the way that music and poetry influence the listener-reader. To make the long story short, through the human transmitter or receiver the information is exploited and then transmitted into his everyday life."

Christos Yermenoglou: Musical Speech

Christos Yermenoglou started his music studies in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2018 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Italian Bluesman Mike Sponza talks about European scene, Roman literature, Bob Margolin and Louisiana Red

"I think it’s not important how you PLAY the music, but how you LIVE it."

Mike Sponza: Made In The Sixties

Blues, soul and rock’ n’ roll are the key words to describe Mike Sponza, guitarist, singer and composer, on the European blues panorama since early 90’s. A lifetime commitment to develop a personal style, contemporary and rich of different…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 13, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with fiery lead guitarist and vocalist Laurie Morvan - high energy, rockin’ blues from Long Beach, CA

"Music is one of the most powerful healing forces in the universe, and in my opinion blues-based music is the most healing of all! When people have a shared musical experience, their hearts open up, and that helps bridge the divides that may exist between different groups."

Laurie Morvan: Intergalactic Blues Rock

The Laurie Morvan Band is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 12, 2018 at 12:06am — No Comments

Q&A with Houston based, Keeshea Pratt - possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of old school Motown

"Music has always and continues to be a universal language. At my shows and the festivals we’ve played you can see people of all nationalities, religions, age, ethnicity and class grooving and moving together. And for those few minutes, we are what we were intended to be… humans-loving individuals. "

Keeshea Pratt: (We) Believe (Her)…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 8, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter, Ripoff Raskolnikov - one of the most idiosyncratic figures on the European scene

"Blues is a feeling, it is all about the expression of human emotions..."

Ripoff Raskolnikov: Lost & Found

Both an accomplished blues guitar player and a prolific singer/songwriter, Austrian born Ripoff Raskolnikov must be considered one of the most idiosyncratic figures on the European blues scene. Like thousands of his colleagues, he admires and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with David Steinhart (The Furious Seasons) - acoustic music with folk, Americana and “kind of jazz overtones”

"Certainly, folk music has always been a way to address social injustice of all types. Not to mention that it's also just beautiful and soulful and incredibly varied. Of course, the music of the 60's gave voice to the concerns and desires of a whole generation and the impact was huge. Today, rap music reaches that large group and chronicles the issues of the day in much the same way that folk has for generations. In a lot of ways it's the new…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Big Harp George - San Francisco Bay Area singer and harmonica player plays his artisanal blues

"Music is a different, but very powerful medium for reaching people - for giving ourselves hope, purpose, a sense brother/sisterhood, and just having a hell of a good time! Which we sorely need, all of us, in a challenging world."

Big Harp George: The Artisanal Blues

Big Harp George/George Bisharat is a San Francisco Bay Area blues singer,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

An Interview with bluesman Paul Filipowicz, one of the last that were brought up with legendary bluescats

"The blues lives on. The Blues touches our inner self (soul). It's a universal language."

Paul Filipowicz: The Tales of Bluesland 

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and harmonica player Paul Filipowicz is a blues hero of the world scene todays. He is one of the last blues guitar players that literally were brought up on Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 5, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with British musician Clare Free, a passionate songwriter and a fabulous singer and guitar player

"It certainly helped to gain social acceptance for black performers in the USA during the Civil Rights Movement and it also helped to bring the issues to the fore with songs like ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ helping society to understand the issues that were needing addressing. Blues also offered a wider voice to those members of society who were not able to attend the rallies and marches and helped by enabling them to feel involved by listening to the new…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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