Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog (20)

Q&A with St. Louis based artist Carol Boss - musician portraits, to still lifes, to landscapes and mural work

"Music and visual art definitely reflect what is happening with the times."

Carol Boss: St. Louis Art n' Blues

Carol Boss is a St. Louis based artist who paints mostly in acrylic. Paintings vary from musician portraits, to…

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Band Of Friends: A Celebration of the Music of Rory Gallagher - Tour in Greece: 9-10/12/2016, “8Ball” & “Kytarro”

"I think Rory's music is still current today because its good, Rory was a one off, A great guitarist (If not one of the best) A great song writer and performer. So it doesn’t surprise me that people still want to hear his music!"

Band Of Friends: A Celebration of the Music of…

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Q&A with Corey Lueck & Mike Stubbs of Smoke Wagon Blues Band - The Canadian boogie blues smokin' gun

"Blues can never be a fad, as it speaks to basic human conditions and emotions that never change."

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band

Featuring funky blues harmonica, whisky stained vocals; slick guitar work and a solid rhythm section…

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Q&A with Canadian guitarist Steve Costello - British Blues with elements of Rock, Grunge and signature sound

"I think Rock and Blues are both the best ways of expressing yourself musically, they both have so much emotion behind them."

Steve Costello: Grunge Rock n' Blues

Hard-hitting original rock songs driven…

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Poet Roxie Powell talks about Wichita Vortex, Frisco's memories, Jazz, poetry, his travels, and Lil Huk

"Poetry is free-form chaos brought into a modicum of control and direction.  Poetry is the explorer...I’m only the vehicle. I could be replaced by a toilet plunger."

Roxie Powell: A Primitive Poet…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with multi talented Trey Gunn -- photography, painting, language and film play inspires his musical experiences

"Multi-dimensional artworks are combinations of already very complex languages. Just the combination of two languages (let’s say animation and theater) unleashes a super rich storm of meaning that doesn’t exist in either of the individual forms."

Trey Gunn: The 7 Dimensions Of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 28, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist/singer Roberto Morbioli - the blues flow so naturally and sounds as if he grew up to US

"The Blues helped the white and black people get closer. The white brought the Blues to Europe and the UK and in the whole world which is an incredible thing!"

Roberto Morbioli: Mississippi via Verona…

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Q&A with food writer and poet Leo Racicot - writes poetry with ample doses of Catholicism and Eastern Religion

"Enlightenment, if it comes at all, comes after hundreds, thousands of incarnations. I wait for instructions from The Universe. When I feel it speaks, I try to listen. When it doesn't, I wait."

Leo Racicot: B(Eat) A Soutra…

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Q&A with singer/songwriter Amanda Hardy - the grunge of Seattle met a modern twist and created a new sound

"I think music has the power to change people’s thinking, for better or for worse, and that power is crucial in times of political incorrectness. I think our generation lacks the drive to write about political, racial, and social issues because people are scared to do so."

Amanda Hardy: Rock in…

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Q&A with Ohio guitarist Zayne Harshaw - specializes in blistering blues from a variety of Rock influences

"Music is a force that can bring people together. Blues music can uniquely cross racial barriers, socio-cultural boundaries, and other hindrances that work to keep people separate because quite simply, anybody can have the blues."

Zayne Harshaw: Blue(s) Spectrum…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 24, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Australian One-Man Band, Juzzie Smith - pure musician with a great feel for the blues and nature.

"Everyone seems to connect to Blues folk and Roots so with this music we can share positive words that connect to all walks of life. Anger in music just creates more anger so people the powerful songs are the ones that say we are all the same."

Juzzie Smith: Down Under…

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An Interview with electrifying guitarist and singer Jeff Chaz - well known as the Bourbon Street Bluesman

"ALL forms of American modern music has its origin in Black Gospel music. From it came Blues, and then Jazz, then Rhythm & Blues, then Rock n' Roll."

Jeff Chaz: Keep The Blues Attitude 

Jeff…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

President of Black Jack Blues Association, Jacques Garcia talks about the European 'Home of Blues' in France

"The Blues is bound to the slavery, the segregation, these musicians evolved in inhuman living conditions, the White had power of life and death over this Afro-American population, How many lynchings for a badly put look or a word of fault."

Jacques "Black…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Poet/editor/poetry organizer George Wallace talks about the musicality of language and the force of music

"My hope is that each pioneering vanguard of artists and writers will have the wisdom and selfless good sense to recognize the truest horizons before them."

George Wallace: Playful As A Whip…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 21, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Brazilian illustrator Butcher Billy - fresh approach, who loves to slice up ideas and imagery in popular culture

"The War of the Worlds. Wipe out human race and then restart the whole thing."

Butcher Billy: A(RT)malgamation

Brazilian designer, cartoonist, and illustrator “Butcher Billy” is an artist with a fresh approach, who loves to…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2016 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Q&A with illustrator Alex Gamsu Jenkins - seeks to turn the 'mundane' through of surrealism, humor and color

"Comix like Zap for instance had a silliness and almost innocence about it in its humor but also an adult and disconnected undertone."

Alex Gamsu Jenkins: Keep on Surrealism

Alex Gamsu Jenkins…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Q&A with Philly area guitarist Dave Orban (The Mojo Gypsies) - unique blend of up-tempo blues and old-school R&B

"Life. The ups, the downs, the successes, the failures, love, loss… you name it. It’s all about the human condition. If you’ve experienced sadness, heartache, or joy, you can write a song about it."

Dave Orban: The Mojo (Philly) Gypsies…

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Painter & activist Ann Cohen talks about San Francisco Oracle, Allen Cohen, Haight-Ashbury, and the Beats

"COMPASSION FOR OTHERS AND EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES is my wish for now and beyond."

Ann Cohen: The Artist of Compassion

Counterculture activist and painter Ann Cohen talks about ORACLE and her memories…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 16, 2016 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Q&A with editor John Kastanaras of Greek fanzine 'Merlin’s Music Box' -- beyond of Rock and ...further

"I believe that rock music should have a place in the social movements against xenophobia, racism, fascism, sexism, etc. One such example is Antisomata – Antibodies, an activist group made up of musicians; the fact that they managed to bring almost ten thousand people to an event about the refugee crisis speaks for itself."…

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Interview with multitalented Paul Nelson, guitarist of Johnny Winter and one of the most emerging producers

"The fact that blues is not just as simple as it seems. To play true blues, and correctly, it is very difficult. Less is more. Especially when you go back and listen to the traditional masters of the past."

Paul Nelson: Blues Hall of Fame…

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