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Q&A with Dan Baird, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist from the chart-topping 1980s rock band The Georgia Satellites

"That honesty, not chasing a trend. “We do what we do” attitude. I’d hope a simple and honest music raises its head up again. Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons, are young, taking what they like from older music, putting their take on it and running. Kids are listening to that again. 5% will actually go back and listen to Howlin Wolf and be astounded."

Dan Baird: Rock n' Roll…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 19, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Dutch blues band of Barrelhouse (Johnny LaPorte - Jan Willem Sligting - Bob Dros) - On the road again

"Music in general brings people together. Apart from the protest blues is about."

Barrelhouse: On The Road (Again)

Old photos are like old memories; some are bright and clear, some are vague. 'Do not Look Back' is what Van Morrison already sang. An easy advice to follow for a young Tineke Schoemaker at the time. 45 years and 12 albums later you…

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

Q&A with Greek blues/rock guitarist Sakis Dovolis - delivers and is guaranteed to rock your good jam:house

"Having in mind the fact that the Blues is actually a folk music genre, it was more than certain that it would affect some aspects of life and culture, in general. To me, Blues music managed to extirpate some ideas, some ingrained behaviours that the world had back in the day."

Sakis Dovolis: Cross The Line

"Cross The Line" by New York-based…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Billy Truitt of Vegas Strip Kings, a blues-based Americana sound band from Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Music is as much a refection of our society and it’s problems and strengths and any implications on society is usually an after effect."

Vegas Strip Kings: Eclectic Jackpot

Raised from the ashes of the acclaimed Blind Pig Records project Contino, Vegas Strip Kings is a blues-based Americana sound from Las Vegas, Nevada. With their unique…

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"Windy City" bluesman Keith Scott talks about Jimmy Dawkins, Nolan Struck, Shirley King, Hip Linkchain & Dawkins' jam with Al Di Meola

"Music was stronger in the old days more feeling"

Keith Scott: Better Blues World

Keith Scott is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 plus years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. Keith has toured the U.S. and Europe both with his band…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Guitarist and painter Rick Vito talks about Albert Collins, Mick Fleetwood, Keith Richards, Jesus, and his art

"Pure feeling, energy, expression, fun, taste, tone, life. That's all real, and that's what the Blues translates to people everywhere."

Rick Vito: Rock n' Roll Artist with Soul

The VizzTone Label Group is tremendously proud to present a new album by one of the most widely acclaimed musicians of our time, Rick Vito. SOULSHAKER will hit the…

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

Q&A with Myles Goodwyn - singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of April Wine - talks about the Blues

“Music is and always will the universal language and if people take the time to listen and to truly hear, there will greater understand and compassion for the differences between us. Peace.”

Myles Goodwyn: A Friend Of The Blues

Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

L.A. based keyboardist Ed Roth talks about the spirit of Blues, freedom of Jazz and his lifetime journey in music

"I think music is often a reflection of the time it was written, and what was going on then politically and socially. Jazz and R&B are both American forms of music, that managed to cross racial lines at a time when these lines were rarely crossed."

Ed Roth: Journey To The Jazzland

Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit, and touch have made him a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with American poet Mike James - author of twelve poetry collections - talks about his books and music

"I think good writing helps make people feel there are other people in the universe with the same worries, loves or concerns."

Mike James: Americanized Ghazals

Mike James is the author of twelve poetry collections. His most recent books include: First-Hand Accounts from Made-Up Places (Stubborn Mule, 2018), Crows in the Jukebox (Bottom Dog, 2017),…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian harmonica player Tomislav Goluban - burst with energy, passion, humor and real music

“Before fans used to come to concerts to listen to the music, to enjoy themselves, to spend time with friends and to have a memorable experience. Nowadays more and more people are coming to hang out with their smartphones, to just take pictures and videos of artists as a token, “look I was there, “instead of enjoying the live performance; especially the younger fans.”

Tomislav Goluban: Chicago…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2019 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Bangalore based poet and writer Maitreyee B Chowdhury talks about The Beats & The Hungryalists, India and music

"Throughout the world, poetry and music have been forerunners in challenging the mindsets of people. Irrespective of the genre and language both music and poetry have constantly motivated people into thinking differently, into rising in revolt against mediocre or oppressive thought processes."

Maitreyee B Chowdhury: Bangalore Blues

Maitreyee B…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

East Coast singer/drummer Big Joe Maher talks about Jimmy Rogers, Swing, Blues and Jump n' Jive era

"Yes music today is totally guitar based rock...the swing from the by gone era has left...even blues tends to be more rock then anything else my fear is there will be no one left to carry on the swing."

Big Joe Maher: Rockhouse Party

Joe Maher aka "Big Joe" started out his music career in his Maryland high school jazz band "The Starliners.”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with blues/roots musician Joe Flip - building custom oil can guitars, and teaching music for kids' programs

"I think any genre of music and art can impact those things. Sometimes you can express yourself in more subtle ways. Since I'm primarily a guitarist, I've always tried expressing myself through my guitar with those topics."

Joe Flip: Discover Real Music

Whether Joe Flip (Filipovich) is performing at popular venues around the mid-west, building…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with poet, writer, educator, and activist Nancy Mercado: Documents the beauty and the injustices of our world

"The Nuyorican Movement has enlightened other poetic and artistic movements with the raw truths of life lived in urban landscapes; whether real or imagined."

Nancy Mercado: The Passion of Nuyorican Poetry

The recipient of an American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and named among the Frederick Douglass 200 on the anniversary of Douglass'…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 28, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Poet Andy Clausen talks about the Beat Generation, Home of the Blues, Sixties, New York, and the Global Culture

"You’ve got to understand a culture quickly to get what you want or need. The earth is in a terrible fix. Water to drink is a Huge issue. There are saints and assholes everywhere."

Andy Clausen:

The Blues Stories of the Beat President

Andy Clausen was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with unique boogie-blues musician with Khalif Wailin’ Walter, without a doubt belongs to the the new generation of Blues players

"I wish that African-Americans would embrace this music in its original form more. It is our history we should keep and preserve it."

Khalif Wailin' Walter:

Flamin' Voodoo Axeman

Khalif "Wailin'" Walter without a doubt belongs to the the new generation of Blues players coming from the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with high energy Blues n' Soul artist, Will Jacobs from Chicago - known for his powerful, live performances

"Music really is Universal, and you never know where your instrument will take you."

Will Jacobs: Burnin' Windy City Blues

Known for his powerful, live performances, Will Jacobs is a modern Blues/R&B/Soul artist. from Chicago, Illinois, USA.  At 25 years old, he's no stranger to performance stages. Will honed his chops the old-fashioned way –…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based saxophonist Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff - plays music and makes people want to dance

"These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’."

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:

Let The Lone Star's Good Times Roll

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff is an…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

East Coast-based drummer Mark Teixeira has recorded and performed with a host of Blues and American music greats.

"Music is the universal language. And it does cross political and social and cultural divides. I think we can learn a lot about how to bridge the gap’s between people from studying how music bridges those gaps. You can take a great feeling piece of music anywhere in the world and people will enjoy it."

Mark Teixeira: Groove, Swing & Feel It! …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Veteran guitarist Rocco Calipari Sr. of Head Honchos talks about his son, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy and the blues

"It seems that Blues and Rock music is most listened to by people a little older these days. I don't get involved in music that is politically motivated. Music is for all people to bring us together."

Head Honchos: Big, Bluesy & Forward

"Bring It On Home" (2018, Grooveyard Records) is the debut studio disc by hard-working band…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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