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Austin guitar phenom Jake Andrews talks about the Lone Star blues scene, Antone's, Buddy Guy & BB King

"Blues and rock music has shaped and changed culture and history, starting in this country but influencing the entire globe in it’s reach. All modern rock and pop music is originally rooted in blues and roots music."

Jake Andrews: Livin' With The Blues…

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Fabulous guitarist Mark May talks about the Blues Heaven, Joe Hughes, Dickey Betts, and Southern Rock

"The blues is music about deep feelings and emotions that can bring back memories, good and bad. It’s a healing music that helps us all get through life’s ups and downs so I think that’s why it will never die."

Mark May: Welcome To Blues Heaven…

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Interview with photographer Rob Amberg - his work characterized by human conditions and the nature of time

"Finding your spot in the world and living the life you’re supposed to live. I once had a psychologist tell me I had my feet planted very firmly in the clouds. I’m glad I was able to follow those clouds."

Rob Amberg: The Human Soul of Lens…

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Interview with singer/saxophonist Gus Spenos - knows how to make the listeners to want to move and groove

"What I miss about music of the past is the musicianship, style and character of the musicians. Music relied less on engineers, over dubbing and electronic wizardry."

Gus Spenos: Let The Fun Times Roll!!…

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Q&A with the gentleman of Boogie Woogie, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne -- rollicking blues of yesteryear

"Blues is roots and roots are always the same. When leaves on the tree die, they are part of the fertilizer that feeds the roots".

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne:

Exciting, Creative &…

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Mississippi's best-kept secret Stevie J Blues talks about the passion, unity and the future of the blues world

"The impact of the blues took place from the 1920-70s to the sound will always be prevalent there has been little to no attempts to take the blues to mainstream. 'Thrill Is Gone' was the last blues song to reach mainstream to my knowledge..."

Stevie J Blues: Keepin' The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2016 at 12:49am — No Comments

Q&A with British artist Richard Day - focuses on the relationship between colour, expression and movement

"Music takes me to another place; free from doubt, worry and frustration. A place that only exists for an instant, where I am completely lost in whatever sounds I am listening to- it’s a great feeling!"

Richard Day: Feel The Colors & Notes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 20, 2016 at 12:52am — No Comments

Mexican blues harmonica player Oscar Ivan Pintor aka Smokey Fields talks about his paths to blues roads

"The Blues is the Life, all the passion, joy, pain, sex, fun, is a window to the soul and if you can play or sing you can share that moments with the world."

Oscar Ivan Pintor: Smokey Blues Fields

Mexican…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 15, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments

Interview with storyteller Bill Phillippe - a musical journey channeling the spirit of the Mississippi Delta

"The Blues will be here as long as humans exist. We get the blues, we have the blues we play or listen to the blues to find common ground and exorcise our troubles."

Bill Phillippe: Parade Blues Ghosts…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 13, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with frontman Mike Moore (of Fire In The Field) - standard blues progression with spacey riffs

"The blues is the sounds and stories that honestly shows the range of emotion of what it is to be an individual in a world that is constantly changing and full of mystery. It taps that vibe with immediacy not found elsewhere."

Mike Moore: Burnin' Rock & Roll…

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Stony Plain Records founder/president Holger Petersen talks about the 40th Anniversary of Canadian label

"That blues music is full of insights into the human condition. I love continuing to learn about its regional styles and history. There is no end to collecting blues records and books to enjoy and learn from." 

Holger Petersen:…

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Q&A with New Yorker Russell Alexander - honoring the past greats and bringing the blues into the future

"The Blues is a healer, because no matter how bad the situation you find yourself in, you can take heart in knowing that somebody else has gone through that."

Russell "Hitman" Alexander: The Blues World Moves On

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Veteran bluesman Ray Brooks talks about Floyd Dixon, Freddie King, 'Gatemouth' Brown and South Africa

"I think the impact of blues soul is a good thing because it help to bring us together and I think it can help keep us together because everybody loves good music."

Ray Brooks: The Blues of Expression…

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Interview with Canadian poet of blues, Paul Reddick: The search for expression of the mystery through art

"Everything has its affect, especially pain, pleasure and desire."

Paul Reddick: Ride Like The Wind

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 8, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Israeli band of Blues Rebels (Andy Watts & Dov Hammer) - Hipshakin', heartbreakin', earthquakin'

"I think that as time goes on, it's harder and harder to survive playing live music (not just Blues) – People used to go out to dance to live music, and now people bring a DJ and recorded music for that, there are fewer and fewer venues and lower pay for performing musicians."

The Blues…

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Q&A with California-based Diana Rein -- saturated Blues at core, infused with Rock n' Roots under her spell

"Blues Music spreads the message of Unity, Love and a knowing that we are all in this thing called life, struggling, doing the best we can and ultimately we have each other. No matter what age, color or size, you are accepted in the Blues World. When you listen to the Blues it lifts your spirit."…

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Q&A with Mexican Cecilia Pérez Urias - Latin American folk music and influences of different genres and arts

"The best advice, well, it´s a bit trite, but was to keep going on besides the difficulties, and to keep always learning and studying new things."

Cecilia Pérez Urias: Folk Panamericana…

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Bassist Bob Wray talks about the legend of Muscle Shoals, Rick Hall, Ray Charles, BB King and Johnny Cash

"Music to me should be soothing, have positive effects on ones thoughts and not involve aggressive lyrics. Cultures change and so does music."

Bob Wray: Walk On Muscle Shoals Line

Bob Wray…

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Q&A with musician/storyteller David Holt - dedicated to preserving traditional American music and stories

"I feel the music is in good hands now. There are lots of fine young players. I just hope they can find a way to making a living playing music."

David Holt: Roots And Blossoms

Four-time Grammy Award…

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Multifaceted filmmaker/writer Emily D. Edwards talks about her books, Blues, Southern Folklore, and Deadheads

"Live your life so that when people think of fairness, consideration, reliability and integrity, they will think of you. And don’t overlook an opportunity just because it looks like a lot of work."

Emily D. Edwards: Southern Comfort…

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