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Q&A with Chicago pioneer Studebaker John - emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues

"The Bluesmen they lived it they didn't think of it as being political or what the socio - cultural implications were. It was a way of life to them their job, what they were good at their thing."

Studebaker John: The Blues of Eternity…

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Q&A with veteran musician Thomas Bingham - a hardworking multitalented artist in entertainment industry

"My Hopes are that music escapes from the Quagmire that it is in and true artistry is returned. My fears are that virtual music will become the norm."

Thomas Bingham: The Magic Of Music

Toney Moneye Music…

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Mexican blues guitarist Alejandro 'El Pato' Pascual of Estación Monrovia talks about the local blues scene

"Music will always be one of the best means to make changes and to spread it everywhere."

Alejandro Pascual: Blues Railroads

Estación Monrovia Blues Band from Mexico City starts in 2012 with variety of influences and…

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Q&A with bassist David Givens talks about the 60s, Zephyr, Hooker, Hendrix, Candy Givens & Tommy Bolin

"Today’s blues people seem more interested in striking a pose and keeping to the old forms more than they are in the qualities that made the earlier artists so unforgettable. My fear is that the blues will turn into a competition to see who can do the best imitation of the greats of days gone by."…

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Q&A with artistic director, Gianni Melis of Narcao Blues Festival in Sardinia, Italy - get in touch with Blues culture

"Blues has a strong impact on the life of people who loves it, because it reduces a lot the distance between people of different origins and political thoughts."

Gianni Melis: Narcao Blues Festival…

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Q&A with Southern Blues/Soul musician Ra’Shad The Blues Kid - keepin' the blues tradition alive as genuine

"Blues music is a genre of music that can genuinely bring all kinds of people together. Blues was born in the Southern states and grew beyond it. The music is continually enjoyed by people of all races and it's something that many can relate to."

Ra’Shad 'The Blues Kid': Original &…

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Q&A with British powerful trio, Trident Waters - bridge between vintage and contemporary Rock and Blues

"I think Blues Rock as a whole has become a multi-cultural community."

Trident Waters:  Tales Of Rock n' Blues

British powerful blues rock trio, Trident Waters formed in 2014…

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UK musician/songwriter Del Bromham talks about the yesterdays and nowadays of music and his experiences

"I miss the excitement and the atmosphere which seemed to be going on all around. Like I said before, not just the music, but the culture and changes going on also. Music seems to have little originality."

Del Bromham: The Ballad of Knight…

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Interview with Charles Baty - the masterful "Little Charlie" of the Nightcats - one of most inspirational figures

"The blues is a way of communicating through music, showing your emotions – whether happiness or sadness – in a musical manner and hopefully entertaining the audience while doing this."

Charlie Baty: Skronky Tonk Grooves…

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Q&A with Americana and Blues pianist Clint Morgan - old gospel songs slides between blues and country

"Roots music was the original protest music. While it spoke on an individual level about the challenges faced by everyday people, it also spoke on a societal level about injustice in all areas."

Clint Morgan: Under The Blues Law…

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Interview with Follaje Blues Band (Jorge Garcia Ledesma & Adrian Nunez) - a legendary Mexican band

"The Blues is a tremendus impact because the blues has racial, political and social implications which prevents this music to penetrate other cultures in other countries and it can be mistaken in the global comercial business. It has been manipulated, whitened-up and masked to comply with the commercial ends."…

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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."

MattyTWall: New Sound, Vintage Soul

The blues is music…

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Q&A with multitalented musician, Fabrizio Grossi - collaborations with the all-star team of Blues n' Rock

"Blues and subsequently RNR, hold a very important role, because were the sound track of the years of change, in good and in bad, anti war, anti racism, equality with a love message."

Fabrizio Grossi: Supersonic Machine …

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Q&A with renowned Jazz pianist and composer David Punshon -- well-known as part of band 'Babe Ruth'

"The social-cultural implications of jazz could be seen as a melting pot of black and white on both the stage and in the audiences of the 50s and 60s, at a time when racial discrimination was rife. Jazz musicians played from their hearts, which might be seen as being spiritual."

David…

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British blues musician and artist Pete Gage talks about the harmony, beauty and peacefulness in the world

"Taoism tells me to “go with the flow”, and see the misery and violence as well as the beauty and peacefulness in the world. Zen Buddhism shows me a way to live that brings peace and harmony within, and helps me to be more thoughtful of others."

Pete Gage: Blues Mandalas &…

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Texas guitarist Freddie Cisneros talks about everything about the Lone Star's Blues scene and his experiences

"I’ve seen a lot of young Blues players who play circles around me, but they are mostly Stevie Ray Vaughan clones who play faster than a bum eating a baloney sandwich." 

Freddie Cisneros: Lone Star's Knight…

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Greek singer Elena Falirea talks about the Blues, Rembetika and the legendary 'outlaw' artists of Pre-War

"The Rembetiko is in a sense a multicultural creation. It belongs to the same period of time with the Blues. Its origin of inspiration is the same. If you compare, for example, a Blues recording of 1930 with a recording of Markos Vamvakaris, you can find many similarities. Love, pain, slavery, the hardships of the emigrates are common subjects in both cases." …

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Interview with Belgian singer/songwriter Sarah Carlier - moves along folk, pop, soul, afro and world music

"Music can make people become closer even if they are totally different it breaks all the barriers."

Sarah Carlier: Emotion & Elegance 

Sarah Carlier is above all a voice: warm and captivating, full…

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An Interview with Milwaukee band of Tweed Funk: Blues & Soul a great chemistry mixed together that is unique

"If you live long enough you will have the blues, that is the way it was then and the way it is now."

Tweed Funk: A Blues & Soul Blender

Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk's national ascent has been driven by their horn-fueled,…

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Interview with harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue - all aboard to the magical music voyage into the Blues and beyond

"Blues and Jazz Music broke down the racial barriers between people of all races, denominations and cultures before anything else did, it brought about a common love and understanding that we are still working at, harmony is the key!!"

Sugar Blue: Voyage Into The…

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