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Swiss photographer Christophe Losberger talks about the Blues, Montreux Jazz Festival, and local scene

"Unfortunately, the impact of music on politics is null, otherwise we would probably live in a better world. Music has an impact on people’s personal life, and can probably help them to become better people, more tolerant, more open to differences, but globally I’m not convinced it makes a big change."

Christophe Losberger: The Images of Music…

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Q&A with Brazilian rising star of the blues Artur Menezes - winner of the "Albert King Award" at the IBC 2018

"The blues is made with soul, love and anger at the same time. And It’s truthful. People identify with something truthful. And of course, it’s so good to listening to!"

Artur Menezes: International Blues Tattoo

Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur…

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Professor of Architectural Marie-Paule Macdonald talks about landscapes & soundscapes, Hendrix, and architecture

"Italo Calvino and his invisible cities continue to inspire science fiction writers – Hendrix read pulp science fiction – the psychedelic lyric, purple haze was inspired by a story of a purple fog- weather event, a strange night on a strange planet."

Marie-Paule Macdonald: Sound-tectural

Marie-Paule Macdonald is Professor of Architectural and…

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Greek singer Maria Stefanidakis talks about the Blues n' Rock counterculture, local scene, Woodstock, and muses

"I surely miss the optimistic lyrics which embraced the glory of love and life itself. The music which was written by the whole band spending time together. I fear the universal misery and the easy way getting in music. I hope for something original reminding me of the good old pattern."

Maria Stefanidakis: Rock, Peace & Love

Known for her…

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Indonesian guitarist/singer Kongko Bangun Pambudi talks about the Blues, Charlie Musselwhite and local scene

"The blues made me to learn to be more mature in life. Blues for me is not just the music but it was like a fuel that makes my life more living."

Kongko Bangun Pambudi: Blues Way

Kongko Bangun Pambudi was born on June 4th 1982 in…

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Q&A with Jazz drummer, Noam David - recognised by his creative style and his distinctive, complex rhythms

Noam David: Beat & Rhythms

Noam David, born 1971 in Jerusalem, is a drummer and a composer. Performing with his Trio (Omri Mor/Shai Bachar-Piano, Oriental keyboards and Avri Borochov -Bass and Oud) and with the International AVISHAI COHEN'S TRIO.

Recognised by his creative playing style and his distinctive, rich, complex polyrhythmic rhythms. Noam's…

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Rev. Shawn Amos tells The blues - and the best rock & roll - burns right through your heart into your soul

"The blues connects me completely to my past, helps me understand my present, and tells me my future."

Reverend Shawn Amos: Further Blues 

Shawn Ellis Amos is an American songwriter, singer, record…

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Q&A with Sarah Benck and Rex Granite - Omaha's powerhouse boogie swing group of The Rex Granite Band

"Blues music is communication on an elemental level."

The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck: The True Spirit of Blues Rock

Winners of the 2017 OEA "Best Blues" award, Omaha Nebraska’s Blues/Rock original, The Rex Granite Band draws it’s fresh/retro sound from a variety of…

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Interview with Philadelphia stellar musician Greg Sover - blues and rock with a dash of everything else

"I realized how much we have in common from our passion, struggles, heartbreaks and love. The blues express those feelings the most."

Greg Sover: Philly Soul Express

Greg Sover is starting out 2018 on all cylinders! Greg’s new…

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Q&A with artist Danuta Matysik, inspired by her travels, as well as the music and culture of the American South

"Music is very powerful in creating good or bad mood and I personally like to avoid any  loud and aggressive sounds. Instead I tend to choose easy, calming music which encourages contemplation."

Danuta Matysik: The Colors of Blues

“Pictures from the Road. People and Places” titled the project of Polish artist Danuta Matysik, will be presented as…

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Συνέντευξη με τον δημοσιογράφο Γιάννη Αλεξίου για την Rock Counterculture, τον Elvis και το Vinyl is Back

"Η καλύτερη συναυλία που είδα ποτέ ήταν ο Β.Β. King στο Βεάκειο τον Ιούλιο 2000. Τα βιβλία της εφηβείας μου είναι το “Σύντομο Καλοκαίρι της Αναρχίας” του Χ.Μ. Ετσενσμπέργκερ και το “Do It” του Jerry Rubin. Η πρώτη φράση που μου έρχεται στο μυαλό από τη βιβλιογραφία είναι το "ω, τι θλιβερό να πεθαίνει ο άνθρωπος" από την Αγωνία του Μάξιμ Γκόρκυ. Η αγαπημένη μου ταινία είναι το If του Lindsay Anderson με τον Μάλκολμ Μακ Ντάουελ. Αγαπημένος σκηνοθέτης είναι ο…

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Q&A with Johnny Fink - The Best Kept Secret in the Midwest Scene among blues and classic rock enthusiasts

"I hope blues as a genre can continue to evolve while still staying true to its roots…if not it may become extinct over time."

Johnny Fink: Modern Twist to Old Sounds

Award winning blues band, Johnny Fink and the Intrusion announces the release of their long-awaited debut Cd entitled simply JFI (2017). JFI is the band’s first cd containing 9…

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Q&A with ElectroBluesSociety (Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp) - bunch of junk with a broad taste and an open mind

"People trying new things like Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin Wolf, They really created something new. Most modern blues bands try to sound like an old record. In that case I’d rather listen to the old record."

ElectroBluesSociety: Organic Dance music

ElectroBluesSociety are a Dutch-based "Organic Dance music" duo mixing electronics with raw,…

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Interview with "Michissippi Mick" Kolassa, a hardcore blues fan and active participant in the Blues scene

"A genuine bluesman (or woman) also has a sense of humor that goes deep – they don’t take themselves or much of anything except their music too seriously." 

Mick Kolassa: The Heart of Blues…

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Guitarist Ian McDonald of Monophonics talks about the band, Hendrix, Syl Johnson, and psychedelic soul

"I think the feel of people has change because now it has become more materialistic. Back then it was more about the people."

Ian McDonald: Soul with Psyche…

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Q&A with Muddy Waters sons: Mud & Big Bill Morganfield – The legacy of legend "Live At Rockpalast" 1978

“My Dad was the Father of the blues and one of its founding members. His music has affected generations of musicians and he will ways be my musical hero.”

“Mud” & Big Bill Morganfield: Muddy Waters Legacy

Larry “Mud” Morganfield eldest son of the undisputed king of the Blues Muddy Waters has been delivering his charismatic Chicago blues of the…

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Interview with roots artist Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK

"I think it’s just reinforced my view that we are all equal, all human and all spinning on the same giant rock, we all share the same hopes, dreams and problems after all."

Half Deaf Clatch: Blues Roots Tales

Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK…

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Multitalented Leon Rodriguez talks about the Blues, Jazz, Frank Zappa, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and SRV

"I miss the sense of feeling connected to that larger thing that goes all the way back. It may because we are just naturally losing our revered icons that brought us this far. I may be completely wrong but it seems to me that our young talent could embrace the past and add their contribution to pay the blues forward."

Leon Rodriguez: The (Lone) Star of Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with NYC singer Lex Grey - her power and passion blaze a primal fire fusing old school blues and rock

"Music is the answer to all of these problems. Great music addresses these issues by illustrating our emotional makeup as humans. The things that bring us joy, the feelings of pain and isolation, these feelings have no race, no economic status, no gender."

Lex Grey: The Madam of Urban…

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Q&A with Steve Portolesi (Kings & Associates) - one of Australia's most uniquely new and exciting blues acts

"My fear for music is that it looses its ability to speak for people who need to be heard and becomes simply a marketing tool for big corporations. This isn’t a new development but it is intensifying without question."

Kings & Associates: Down Under Tales

Since their humble beginnings winning the 2014 Adelaide Roots & Blues Association…

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