"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,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 24, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 22, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 19, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 16, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 15, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 4, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I most regret that I could never meet the fathers of Blues such as Howlin Wolf, Sonny Terry, or Muddy Waters. Regarding the future, my philosophy as an adventure and blues enthusiast is to perceive present and refuse to worry about my existence in future. I live in the present and I enjoy it!"
Matěj Ptaszek: Blues Around The World
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"I miss the old days when I used to hang around mother Blues in Old Town when 7 nights a week you could go and hear Howling Wolf and Magic Sam, Otis Spann just to name a few... At that time in the sixties I had no idea how big and powerful and well known all these guys were in Europe..."
Billy Prewitt: Chicago Blues Winds
Billy Prewitt is a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 13, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"At one time, blues music was very close to the bone, very much a part of the civil rights movement, the awakening and resistance of black Americans, and the coming together of young white idealists and their black counterparts in the parallel cultures which existed in America."
Rockwell Avenue Blues Band
Rockwell Avenue Blues Band is made up of 5…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"I truly believe that Blues has had a tremendous impact on many people in many parts of the world, not just the U.S. Actually, I know it as a fact!"
Russs Green: Windy City Soul
Harmonica player and singer Russ Green’s journey into the blues is different than those of most musicians. Russ was born in Chicago and grew up on the city’s west side.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 11, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments
"Blues music connects and brings people together on many levels all around the world. Learning about the history of the music you also learn about the culture. You should never underestimate the power of music."
Micke Björklöf: Dr. Blues Healer
Bandleader and singer Micke Björklöf founded Blue Strip with bass…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 26, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Music is an emotional catalyst. It can soothe or incite the soul. I see music as a way to break down boundaries and stereotypes. Music is supposed to make you happy. It’s truly the universal language that crosses all barriers."
Melody Trucks: The Melody of Trucks
Melody Trucks is a life-long student of music. Being born into a musical family, she…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 24, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 22, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"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…
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 20, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
"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…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments