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Q&A with Hawaiian-Based Roots Singer/Guitarist John Akapo - Delivers "Paradise Blues" on Debut CD Coming October 19th

"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,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 24, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Q&A with Crazy Horse's drummer Ralph Molina - has performed on all releases by the band from 1969's

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 22, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Scott Sharrard (bandleader for the late Gregg Allman) a mission that resumes with his new album “Saving Grace”

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 19, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian renowned blues guitarist Colin James - remains at the top of game with his 19th album Miles to Go

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter Lino Muoio, has been a part of the Italian Blues music scene

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 16, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Blue Largo (Eric Lieberman & Alicia Aragon) - traditional 40’s-50’s era blues, jazz and swing band

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with SoCal-based Andy Doty, owner of Old Town Blues Club and Producer of Temecula Blues Festivals

"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…

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Q&A with storyteller and songwriter Michele D'Amour - make music that reflects the moments of joy amid times of struggle

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 4, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning photographer Steve Manheim - traces the history of the blues, rock and roll, through today's music.

“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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Czech musician Matej Ptaszek - one of Europe's top harmonica players in the field of traditional blues.

"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

Czech harmonica…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

6Q&A with Rockwell Avenue Blues Band - Steve Freund & Ken Saydak part of the "last of the golden age" of Chicago blues

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with harmonica player and singer Russ Green - journey into the blues different than those of most musicians

"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.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 11, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Finnish bluesman Micke Bjorklof (& Blue Strip) - one of the most popular roots & blues act in Scandinavia

"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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 26, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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

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

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