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Q&A with Portugal guitarist/singer Vítor Bacalhau - from the early Delta Blues to big and loud Rock ‘n Roll

"In Portugal we have Fado, which in many aspects shares similarities with the Blues. It is also the people’s music, and lyrically it usually deals with heavy subjects."

Vítor Bacalhau: Saudade of Rock n' Blues

Born and raised in the deep south of Portugal, Vítor Bacalhau has dedicated his whole life to playing music. He is now fronting his own…

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Q&A with Philly-based drummer Grant Calvin Weston - lays down a ferocious groove with ecstatic shouts

"I learn about creativity and not to be afraid to make mistakes some of the greatest mistakes make good music... and Melodies means. Also with the blues is a feeling."

Grant Calvin Weston: Rhythm & Melody

American drummer Grant Calvin Weston (aka Old Man Jenkins) was born June 6, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He became interested in…

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Q&A with Kid Ramos & his son Johnny - one of the most celebrated guitarists in the past 20 years of blues

"Music is so much of everything, and the blues is the most honest music there is. Rock n roll is a lifestyle. It’s saying what you believe and sticking to it."

Kid & Johnny Ramos: Bloodline Roll

The unparalleled West Coast guitarist Kid Ramos is back with his first album in 17 years, titled "Old School" (2018) features lead…

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Q&A with Jazz-fusion composer/drummer Bob Holz - released his 3rd album “VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection”

"Jazz and blues music and culture has opened numerous windows of realization for me. It’s been a conduit for spirituality, compassion, creativity, altruism and hope. Through my involvement, I learned to obtain the discipline required to express myself creatively on the drums and in my writing. Growing as a musician is a fascinating journey that continues to teach me invaluable lessons."

Bob Holz:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 16, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with J.J. Vicars, one of the hottest Blues & Rock 'n' Roll singer/guitarist around today

"Blues will always be with us because it's at the heart of human experience. Listen to the rhythms, those are the rhythms of the Earth."

J.J. Vicars: Smokin Blues 'n' Roll

J.J. Vicars is the hottest Rock 'n' Roll singer/guitarist around today. You haven't lived until you've seen his full-throttle, rockin' show. Driven by his snarling guitar and…

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Q&A with talented French bluesman, Amaury Faivre - plays roots music with a real acoustic and sincere feel

"I think the people who love Blues and Jazz in Europe are really in love with the music, the feeling and improvisation, and the story behind it is just a background for them."

Amaury Faivre: Je Souis Blues

Young French bluesman, Amaury Faivre is a singer, a guitarist, and, above all, a brilliant harmonica player. He mets…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 11, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with multi-instrumentalist musician and singer Angel Lo Verde: Do it truly, with your heart and your soul

"Because of the fact that this music existed, there were also revolutions against racism, wars and everything. Music has united the world to come out and claim its rights. Songs have been written about every social or political reflection."

Angel Lo Verde: Soul & Mind 

Angel Lo Verde is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist musician and performs…

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Q&A with Belgium-based singer Nico De Cock (The BluesBones) - playing blues/rock with undiminished feeling and skill

"Blues is maybe not the hardest music technically but you need to put all your heart and soul into it so people understand your story and feel your pain or joy, I hear a lot of bands playing great music and singing like pitch perfectly but it ain’t got the soul."

Nico De Cock: No Boundaries Blues

Belgium-based The BluesBones…

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Conversation with Earl Thomas and Luca Giordano - the blues is a celebration of life and a mix of cultures

“The blues was designed to make you happy when you were feeling down, and if you think of where the word blues came from, a celebration is exactly what it is. Because the artists who created this music were among the most oppressed people in history — slaves. So the blues is a celebration of life, and it’s an American art form created right here, on American soil, from a mix of cultures."

Earl Thomas…

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Q&A with Estonian slide guitarist/songwriter Andres Roots - combining pre-war blues and swing with 60's rock

"I really miss the variety. There's a lot more going on rhythmically, structurally and lyrically in pre-war blues and even in the electric blues of the 1950's than in the endless 12-bar shuffles and hard-rock soloing you hear today."

Andres Roots: Feel Good On…

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Q&A with bluesman Linsey Alexander - perfecting the art of entertainment blues for the sheer and simple pleasure of it

"It’s a documentary of life, from my ancestors. You’re living a life. Blues were originally played and sung, because they were in slavery. That’s where it comes from, pain."

Linsey Alexander: The Blues Documentary

Born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Linsey Alexander discovered a down to earth city that truly understands and…

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Web content manager Akis Evenis (artXpress) talks about the rock counterculture, Christopher Lee and Frank Zappa

"Music and, in general, artistic expression within communities has a significant impact on the development of societies. Interculturalism, the development of dialogue between communities through their cultural and cultural elements, paves the way for freedom of expression, the defense of civil liberties and human rights, acceptance and integration."

Akis Evenis: Music In The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 31, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based Matt Isbell (Ghost Town Blues Band) - intimate knowledge of blues, rock and improvisational jams

"The blues is life. Good or bad, anyway you cut it. It's what you've been served."

Ghost Town Blues Band:

Backstage Pack... At The Crossroads...

Beale Street’s latest success story and 2014 International Blues Challenge 2nd Place Winner wass Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa’s blues band,…

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East Coast guitarist Tim Woods talks about Honeyboy Edwards, John Lee Hooker, Ken Kesey and Macon scene

"I would like to see the blues continue to grow and expand. I see so many young people playing an old blues song and giving it their signature - creating variations."

Tim Woods: The Alchemist of Blues

Tim Woods has been singing and playing acoustic and electric guitar for over 25 years, and has…

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Q&A with East Coast guitarist Peter V - steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time music

"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."

Peter V: Blues Train Running

Busting right out of the gate with steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2018 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Q&A with LA based singer Teresa James - roadhouse vibe with soulful music that makes you feel good

"Roots music has always had a strong impact on society by pointing out social injustice and galvanizing people to action against political and cultural situations that cause harm to others."

Teresa James: Blues In Babylon

Teresa James was…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 25, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with genuine musical journeyman, Kris Lager - brings a feel good musical experience everywhere he goes

"Music unites us and allows us to see past our differences. It allows us to articulate our thoughts and feelings and convey them to each other. Music has advanced our awareness on issues of race, gender equality, the plight of the poor and so much more."

Kris Lager: Love Songs & Life Lines

A genuine musical…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 24, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian singer and producer Luca Sapio (Blind Faith Records) - true and real lover of soul music

"No more boundaries. Nothing like the blues, the soul and the jazz crashed the thick wall of discrimination and racial prejudice."

Luca Sapio: The Blind Faith Of Soul

Italian Luca Sapio mostly known as a singer he is also a producer and an engineer. He owns a studio full of sweet vintage gear. His goal is to find the missing link between the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 23, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with The Bush League - heady mélange of funk, soul, gospel, and rock all wrapped up in the love of the blues

"When you consider the roots of the blues and the fact that there is a place in blues and blues rock for people and groups to recite the more divisive rhetoric of the day and be taken seriously, ..and are popular, …in these genres, you can see that it’s ok that you can get out of The Blues what you want nowadays."

The Bush League: RVABlues

The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 23, 2018 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Q&A with Twin Cities' singer Joyann Parker - bring the Blues, Soul and Rock n' roll in her unique hot style

"Blues and soul music have always been genres that have united people across all of the lines that typically divide. If you look back at the history of places like FAME Studios and Stax Records, you see people from all different walks of life working together."

Joyann Parker: Love American songbook

Hopeless Romantic Records is proud to…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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