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An Interview with Michael Arlt of B.B & the Blues Shacks: The blues comes from real emotions and transports them

B.B. & The Blues Shacks

They are firmly based on the roots of traditional R´n´B – playing good music that entertains, delivers fun and captivates the listeners. That´s just one of the reasons why they trade as Europe´s best Blues band.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Nominees announced for the 33rd Blues Music Awards presented by the Blues Foundation

A mix of familiar names and up-and-comers are among the nominees for the 33rd annual Blues Music Awards. Nominations for the awards - presented by the Memphis - based Blues Foundation - were announced today. The ceremony will be held on May 10 at the Cook Convention Center.

BLUES.GR's BLOG wishes to congratulate all the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with K.K. Martin, One of America’s True, Blues Traditional Players

"The world and everything in it are what have been offered to me by the Blues"

K.K. Martin is a fourth generation Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Musician born in West Monroe, Louisiana.…

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An Interview with legendary photographer Dick Waterman: The Blues will never die but it will never be popular

"I like that ‘blues’ is not racial between black and white. It is an economic level. Any poor person with misery in their life has the blues."

Dick Waterman: Focus on the Blues Myths

Photographer, agent, manager,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Javier Vargas: Play with passion and enjoy yourself.

"Music gives a way of expressing what’s in my soul and allows me to bring out all my experiences and turn them into sounds".

Javier Vargas was born in Madrid shortly after his parents had left Buenos Aires where they had migrated some years before. Nine years later, the family…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 12, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

An Interview with Chris Spedding, one of the UK's most versatile session musician

Chris Spedding should need no introduction for any fan of British rock . One of the most gifted and versatile guitarists of his generation he has straddled pop, rock, jazz and punk for almost half a century. He’s done this with ease whilst finding time to play with many major figures of music scene such as Roxy Music, Elton John, John Cale, Little…

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Paul Karapiperis of Small Blues Trap talks about the Greek Blues Scene & the Ocean of Blues Tales

The Small Blues Trap is a well known Greek blues band formed in August 2004, consisting of  Paul Karapiperis, on steel and slide guitar, keyboards, harmonica and vocals, Panagiotis Daras guitar, slide and acoustic guitar, Lefteris Besios, bass and Stathis Evangeliou drums. S.B.T. is a band with…

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An Interview with Soul Blues Legend Roy Roberts: I could go back to when music was real

Roy Roberts became hooked on music while growing up in a small town in Tennessee, listening to blues and R&B on radio stations WLAC out of Nashville. Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me to Do” was the clincher and at the age of 14, Roy worked on a nearby farm to earn the money for his first guitar, a mail order Sears Silvertone.…



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An interview with the poet Yannis Livadas: Jazz offered me a faith in permanent innovation in poetry.

"Inspiration comes from life, from all its aspects. I don’t have mentors; I have only a grandfather, Blaise Cendrars."

Yannis Livadas:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 10, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Texas Bluesman Denny Freeman talks about the Lone Star Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Antone's club

DENNY FREEMAN

As an adolescent and young teen in Dallas, Texas in the late1950's, Denny Freeman heard on the radio the radical new sounds of people like Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Chicago and Louisianna blues artists like Muddy waters and Slim Harpo. Freeman would go to concerts…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jimi Hendrix Park to Open in Seattle

Guitar great Jimi Hendrix will be honored next year when the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park opens in his hometown of Seattle.

The park will cover 2.5 acres and be in the shape of a guitar and feature “lyrical stepping stones, rain drums, a sculpted…

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An Interview with Washington's Best Kept Secret of Blues, Linwood Taylor

Linwood Lee Taylor is tuned in to Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters, as well as Freddy King, Albert King, and Albert Collins, just to name a few.

In fact, Taylor often played with Collins on the East Coast and treats fans to “Frosty”, a Collins…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Blues legend Hubert Sumlin dies

Hubert Sumlin, who gained blues fame as a guitarist for the legendary Howlin' Wolf from about 1954 to 1976, and in more recent years as a solid performer on his own, died at Sunday 4 December. His death closes yet another window into blues history.

Hubert…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Blues Club, Athens Greece - 30th Anniversary

THANX BLUES !

"Blues" is a club-bar in the centre of Athens - Greece (20 Panormou Str.) that first opened in November 1981 and is still going strong with steady customers of all ages. There, you can listen to all sorts of Blues. From Leadbelly and Robert Johnson to North Mississippi All Stars, R.L.Burnside, Otis Taylor and Red Devils. Located in an old two - storey…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with bluesman Jimmy D. Lane: I consider myself a lifelong student of the blues

"Blues can be considered a way of life and it definitely is a feeling. The feeling has many shades...from low, dark blue to electric, fiery red."

Jimmy D. Lane

In the Name of  the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 1, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

R.I.P J. Blackfoot

J. Blackfoot (born John Colbert, November 20, 1946 – November 30, 2011), was an American soul singer, who was a member of The Soul Children in the late 1960s and 1970s, and subsequently had a moderately successful solo career. His biggest hit was "Taxi", which reached the charts in both the US and UK in 1984.

John Colbert was born in Greenville, Mississippi, moving to Memphis, Tennessee with his family as a child. Generally known as "J." or "Jay", he acquired the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 1, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Columbia Records executive Don DeVito dies

Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums "Blood on the Tracks" and "Desire" and also worked with artists including James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith, has died. He was 72.

DeVito died Friday after a 16-year battle with prostate cancer, according to a statement released by Columbia on Monday.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The West Coast Blues Guitarist Dan Hayes Talks About the 60's Blues Explosion & His Memories From the "Hippie" San Francisco

Blues mean freedom to express what and how you feel.

Dan Hayes was born and raised in Marin County, California during the 50s and 60’s. He became a professional Musician in the mid 60s and soon formed the Dan Hayes Group, and the Dan Hayes Blues Band, which opened for such acts…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

15th Annual Maple Blues Awards 2012 - Toronto Blues Society

The Toronto Blues Society will hold its 15th annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony on Monday night, January 16th, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.

The Canadian blues scene has long rivaled its south-of-the-border neighbor in international status, the country hosting a thriving, vital blues community with many artists of note and more than a few fast-rising up and comers. The annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony honors excellence among Canadian blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Susan Lanier - Bramlett: The BLUES lets you know you're not alone on the "down" part of the ride

SUZE LANIER-BRAMLETT has been on stage since the early age of 11, when she won Best Young Actress in Dallas, starring in the play “Winnie, The Littlest Witch.” Her one woman show, “SWAMP CABARET” has been playing to packed houses in the LA area. The recent release of her new CD, “SWAMP CABARET,” integrates her love for singing, songwriting, stand-up comedy &…

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