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Q&A with UK guitarist Chantel McGregor - the Blues came calling first, but rock was always waiting around the corner

"I don’t think there’s anything necessarily missing in music at the moment that was there in the past, I think as a listener, there’s so much amazing music out there, you maybe have to look a bit harder for it nowadays than years ago, but the music is out there."

Chantel McGregor:

Bury'd Alive With The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 2, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with traveling Bluesman from Australia, Nigel McTrustry - traditional Blues and roots into new territory

"The Blues as we know it came out of the cotton fields of the Deep South of the US. It was born out of a clash of cultures and gave the poor a voice. Suddenly, people who had previously been unheard now had a voice and were singing about everyday things, instead of only about God."

Nigel McTrustry: Blues In The Box

Brisbane-based musician Nigel…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with versatile saxophonist Evelyn Rubio, relates to what she identifies with the idea that “The blues has no borders”.

"I miss the real live music in concerts, everything it's about computer and I worry for the new generations that can grow up thinking this is the only way to go. My hope is to sell out major stadiums around the world and my fear is technology will continue to divide us rather than bring us together."

Evelyn Rubio: The Blues of Soul

Evelyn Rubio…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based indigo artist Ivy Ford, who's gift connects those who are around her and those who listen

"So for me blues music and the people I've met in it make myself keep a sense of humility first off. Because at the end of the day, we're all people. Don't matter what race, creed color your are. We're human, we're people. So it teaches me to stay humble, grateful and I try to stay kind."

Ivy Ford: Kismet Blues in the Windy City

Ivy Ford, singer,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with UK blues/rock artist Rebecca Downes - delivering powerful, original, independently produced music.

"What is clear is the capacity of the music to lift people’s spirits and deliver a positive impact on morale and wellbeing."

Rebecca Downes: Blues Rock Kingdom

Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 28, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Screamin’ John Hawkins and T.D. Lind - British/Kentucky-based band continues on the blues path

"The people that created this music did so to express themselves and escape from the daily struggles of their lives that were made unnecessarily harsh through no fault of their own. We have a responsibility to recognize the situations that created this music and to be respectful of those of lived through it."

Screamin' John and TD Lind: Big Blues Men…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 27, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with North Louisiana-based quartet, Doug Duffey and BADD - 100% original ‘Bayou Funk’, ‘Swampadelic’, Bluesiana and Delta Soul music.

"The SOUL and organic quality of REAL music, made by humans; truly talented people playing real instruments and singing from the heart; no tricks, no bullshit, just absolutely honest and pure music... coming straight from the soul."

Doug Duffey and BADD: Play The Blues

Multi award-winning Doug Duffey and BADD are a North Louisiana-based quartet…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Leslie Bixler (aka Miss Bix), inspired by the home of the blues, the Crossroads in Clarksdale, MS

"Children are just trying to figure out how the world works, they are like little alien beings, completely innocent and excited and they are looking at everything through their eyes. This is kind of magical…"

Miss Bix: We Don’t Own The Blues

LESLIE BIXLER aka MISS BIX aka LESLIE LETVEN has been writing, recording and performing since her early…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/bandleader/producer Dave Specter - one of the premier musicians on the Chicago blues

"It’s (Blues) great and powerful music that moves people - with soulful feeling, honesty, true stories and emotion."

Dave Specter: Blues From The Inside Out

Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian duo of Wide Mouth Mason (Shaun Verreault & Safwan Javed) returning to their blues roots

"Music is a central cog in our socio-cultural identity from the individual to the global level. It helps us define ourselves and our humanity. It connects us with each other. I want it to keep doing that."

Wide Mouth Mason:

I Wanna Go With The Blues

Wide Mouth Mason is a soul power duo…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Q&A with music historian and writer, David Dann - “Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the Blues”

"Blues and especially jazz were pivotal in breaking down the color line and overcoming prejudice in this country. Rock played that role to a lesser degree, but it still was important in introducing white audiences to black musical forms."

David Dann: The King & His Blues Life

David Dann’s book “Guitar King: Michael Bloomfield's Life in the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Jerry Martini - original founder and saxophonist of Sly & the Family Stone

"The music of that time {Sly's} brought everybody together. The world however is constantly changing."

Jerry Martini: Soul To Soul

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jerry Martini, aka Papa J is the original founder of Sly & the Family Stone. Calling upon Sly Stone to become the leader of the first inter-racial, multi-gender…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 21, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Spanish artist Pedro Villarejo, has illustrated comics, children's books, poetry, posters and TV series among other things.

"I don't know if it's a state of mind but I do think it's more than a musical genre. There is a lot of passion and truth in the blues."

Pedro Villarejo: The Art of Music

Pedro Villarejo is an artist from Spain who has illustrated comics, children's books, poetry, posters and television series among other things. His artistic training is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Jersey-based singer & harmonicist Rob Paparozzi - far from being strictly a blues musician

"Blues is a Feeling, it’s Music that describes how you FEEL. The Black Musicians discovers how to put these feelings into song. But today the genre and art form are for everyone to express how they FEEL. Keep it real and enjoy the audience will love and respect that."

Rob Paparozzi: Harmonica Master

New Jersey-based frontman, singer, &…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with filmmaker/illustrator Joerg Steineck - new upcoming project is a film about jazz legend John Scofield

"Every musical generation has its own interesting peaks to offer."

Joerg Steineck: Art, Film & Music 

Joerg Steineck is a freelance filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Over the last 10 plus years he has produced independent documentaries and fictional short films which have been well received by international…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, one of the Jazz world’s most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen.

"African American music, Art and literature all tell the story of black people’s journey from then being taken from Africa, enslaved though present day. Black art and literature are an integral part of telling the American story in an honest way."

Wayne Escoffery: Rising Jazz Star

Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy Award winning tenor…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Nepali blues musician Prakash "Slim" Pokharel - Delta, Country, Gospel and Roots from Kathmandu

"Blues music as the voice of an oppressed and exploited people. Blues developed from the urge of the slaves to express their culture, heritage and mostly their emotions. The blues developed as a response to African Americans deeply traumatizing experience of slavery and the dehumanization."

Prakash Slim: Crawling In The Blues

Nepali blues musician…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Barcelona-based Johnny Big Stone & the Blues Workers - diferents genres inside the Blues & Rock n' Roll

"I believe in American, European and African history of the twentieth century, it has been greatly influenced by black music and movements against racism and in favor of human rights and has gone in parallel with the growth and transformation of the blues from its origins, from cotton fields to industrialization in large cities such as Chicago, New York, LA where it evolved to reach all corners of the world by way of Rock or Rock & Roll like Chuck…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary American blues master Lucky Peterson - celebrating his 50th Anniversary of career

"I want people to love each other normal wars a lot of love be nice to people or each other and stop all the killing."

Lucky Peterson: 50 - Just Warming Up!

Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3 , in 2019 will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally. Born in Buffalo, NY…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 5, 2019 at 12:13am — No Comments

Q&A with figurative sculptor Zenos Frudakis - portraits of living and historical individuals and poetic/philosophical sculpture

“Eleftheria” (Freedom) has always been important to me, as it has been for Greeks, and for people in general. I realized that down deep everyone wants to be free of something; that the more personal a feeling is, the more universal it is. I wanted to express in sculpture a more philosophical idea. My love of philosophy also began with Greek philosophers."

Zenos…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 4, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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