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An Interview with photographer Reed Radcliffe: I like to think I feel the music in a way that I can relate in a photo.

"The blues are something that is for everyone in the world to enjoy with no restrictions, no boundaries, no government influence."

Reed Radcliffe: The man behind the lens…

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An Interview with Dona Oxford: Music is like life. It's always more fun to play with other people than to play by yourself.

"Blues is a feeling. It's not about the melody or the type of drum beat or the tone of the guitar."

Dona Oxford: A deep funky groove!!

In a dramatic scene reminiscent of the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 26, 2012 at 10:40pm — No Comments

The Blues/R&B legend Mac Arnold talks about Muddy, John Lee Hooker, Otis Span, A.C Reed and his homemade gas-can guitar

"When Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues hit the stage…now that’s happinest."

Mac Arnold : The real deal in blues…

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An Interview with Blues/R&B/Soul/ Guitarist, Singer Dave Widow: I play the blues, because it’s just a natural expression, to me

Dave Widow: Funky, Soulful, Backbeat

Dave, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, currently living in the Los Angeles area. He and his band, "The Line Up", have appeared on a regular basis at such L.A. venues as The House Of Blues, The Mint, The Langham, B. B. King's Blues Club, The Lighthouse, and many…

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An Interview with the brilliant guitarist John Paiva: I have learned from everyone including my students. You never stop learning.

“Blues is the simplest art form. It speaks to everyone through the chordal simplicity and often through wonderful text.”

John Paiva’s Guitar Experience

John Paiva born in Bristol, R.I., USA, John based himself in Boston, where he worked as…

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The Philly guitarist/drummer/singer Sister Blue talks about Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Janis Joplin and the Greek food

"Blues is music to get rid of the blues, not to give you the blues."

Sister Blue: A Deeper Shade of Blue-S

A Philly native, Sister Blue fronts a driving blues band, with powerful vocals…

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An Interview with British blues harmonica stylists Steve Baker: Music can be a liberating force.

"Try to speak from the heart with your own voice rather than copying other people"

Steve Baker is one of today's most influential harp players and an integral part of the modern harmonica scene. He was born and raised in London,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

The "Jump Blues Cat" Flattop Tom talks about the Swing, William Clark, Greece, John Travolta & his passion for the harmonica

"That you play for the love of music, not the money. There really is no money to be made unless you’re somebody big like B.B. King."

Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats is a versatile and dynamic…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

An Interview with the virtouso Israeli guitarist Oz Noy: Blues is a very clear and emotional way of expression

"Music is like air to me, I need to breath it to be alive."

Oz Noy: Blues & Jazz are the Roots of all Modern Music

Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns: You must use your entire heart and brain with soulful intentions

"The music that I enjoy and play is Sweet Medicine to me."

Wayne Jackson: The Soul of Music

The Memphis Horns are the quintessential…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Los Angeles-based Blues Rock band of The Forty Fours: Tex Nakamura & Johnny Main

"Blues is a feeling  and it puts me in a excited state."

The 44's: Raw, Rough and Tough

The 44’s are a Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music. They first made their mark on the Los Angeles blues scene in 07’…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Greek filmmaker, writer and poet Robert (Roviros) Manthoulis: "Do not insult your fate"

"I realized that the real story of the blues is life experiences. In other words you have to give life to the words and to the feeling behind them."

Robert Manthoulis: Blues Under the Skin…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Guitarist & Harpman Richard Ray Farrell: I've heard guys call the blues the "truth."

"Keep an open mind. Don't expect to learn the blues from Eric Clapton or Stevie Ray - dig deeper!"

Richard Ray Farrell: I Sing The Blues Eclectic…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 22, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Prince of Skiffle Peter Donegan talks about his father Lonnie Donegan, Van Morrison and the relation between Skiffle & Blues

"Music is for me the ultimate form of expression which can inspire others and change our moods."

Peter Donegan & The Lonnie Donegan Band …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

An Interview with the craftsman and musician Joe Filisko: Blues has certainly offered me a lifetime of study.

"I play because it soothes my soul and is the perfect outlet for what rages within me." 

Joe Filisko: The Thunderbird of Harmonica

Joe Filisko has been known as craftsman, performer, teacher and historian of the harmonica for quite some…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 22, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

R.I.P Etta James - Blues Singer Etta James Dies Aged 73

Etta James: Soul Blues Legend dies in California

Etta James, the sultry, powerful blues, R&B and jazz singer who infused her work with a depth of emotion culled from hard-fought experience, died today (Friday 20 Jan) in Riverside, Calif.  She was 73. In 2010, Ms. James was diagnosed with leukemia. The singer also suffered from…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with the country blues musician Charlie Carr: Blues brings me joy - that’s what it’s for.

"Play all the time - life is short, play the blues even when no one’s there to listen to you."

Charlie Carr: Authentic & Original Country Blues

It must be…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Godfather of rhythm and blues Johnny Otis dies at 90

Have a Nice Trip Johnny Otis...

Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, who is best known as Johnny Otis, was one of the true bedrock figures of blues, rhythm & blues & early rock & roll. He died at age 90 at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena after years of decreasing…

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The nomadic bluesman Eugene Hideaway Bridges talks about his Blues memories on the road

"Go Back to Yesterday, Learn How and What to Say, and Make Your Statement"

Eugene Hideaway Bridges

Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Tim Elliott of Blues 'N' Trouble talks about the British Blues, Mike Vernon, Lazy Lester, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy & Robert Cray

"The Blues offers me LIFE and makes me a whole person."

Tim Elliott & Blues 'N' Trouble: Rough, Untutored & progress, Slow…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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