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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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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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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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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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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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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

Interview with Australian blues musician MattyT Wall -- ignite his imagination and give power to his art

"Blues is really the strongest connection in music between black and white and goes to show that music does not discriminate, neither should we."

Matty T Wall: New Sound, Vintage Soul

The blues is music that traveled on trains and steamboats from the Mississippi Delta to the neon streets of Memphis, Chicago and St. Louis. For MattyTWall - a…

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Q&A with Texas-based drummer and record producer Tony Braunagel - make everyone in the band sound good

"Blues people are basically very friendly and mostly enjoy celebrating to this music. The Blues is one of the greatest American art forms.  I’ve made a lot of friends in the Blues Community from the Blues Cruises, which I’ve done 15, to the Blues Foundation and it’s awards, which I’ve attended probably ten or so, to all the great festivals all over the world."

Tony Braunagel: Rhythm &…

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Q&A with one-man band from Paraguay, Gustavo Sánchez Haase - the roots and branches of the Blues

"The impact of the Blues in all those aspects is great. As it is a musical style of African-American origin, and it has been gradually expanding throughout the world, people from other cultures that have been trapped by the Blues sounds, have begun to be interested in its history, geography and culture, and these factors have contributed enormously in reducing the racial prejudices of the past. And I think that all this in turn caused a positive effect also…

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Q&A with Greek writer Giannis Goranitis about his book "24", literature, Rock counterculture and music

"I’m afraid it’s not that big and crucial. Most artists choose the path of political apathy. Only a few seem determined to publish their views on the modern world, and influence people, but I truly don’t know if they have any real and meaningful impact."

Giannis Goranitis: Suburban Railway Blues

Giannis Goranitis was born in Athens Greece, were he…

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French blues writer Eric Doidy tells the story of American blues rock in his book “Buried alive in the blues”

"I wish the music industry had given blues musicians what they deserved. Most of them died in poverty while their music made the fame and fortune of others. And I do wish that Magic Sam had not died that young."

Éric Doidy: Buried Alive In The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 1, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hungarian guitarist Little G Weevil - authentic style heavily influenced by vintage blues, funk and soul music

"I would stop free online music streaming. These corporations came up with a way so they don`t have to pay the artists. It is a total rip off."

Little G Weevil: The Blues Of Adventure

Little G Weevil is a Hungary born guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer living in the United States. He is known for his authentic style heavily influenced by…

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Q&A with Greek guitarist Spiros Pazios - one of the most well-known musicians of local Blues Rock scene since 1980s.

"I miss the spontaneity of playing and the ability of writing superb songs. I’m afraid that today everything is manufactured and the only interest is how we’ll sell more and not if we get some good songs. I hope that in the future will become a big revolution, a big change and new musicians and bands will arise with the character and the ιimagination of the older ones."

Spiros Pazios: Let The Good…

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Q&A with Greek guitarist Tolis Zavaliaris - based in U.K. developed a unique style incorporating jazz, rock, ethnic and orchestral elements

"For me music doesn’t have styles, borders, rules, race or religion. If you go to space and look down the earth, you don’t see borders, countries, etc. You see the earth as a whole. The music industry is responsible for all these labels and unfortunately, if you want to be a musician, you have to belong in one of these markets."

Tolis Zavaliaris: East, West, North &…

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