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Q&A with Michigan-based J R Clark, a high energy band put a smile on your face and a groove in your step

"This music brings people together from all walks of life. From the poor to the rich. From all ethnicities and countries. It is a universal language. Everyone can connect on some term with this music because of the passion and feeling. No matter your color, sex, race etc....We all feel something and that is what the blues is, an expression of your feelings."

J R Clark: Windy Rollin'…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with DJ/producer Elektro Horse, from the south side of Chicago who has created a new sound: Country Dance Music

"No one is perfect and any day it can all be over so appreciating the gift."

Elektro Horse: Country Dance Music

Elektro Horse is an artist, DJ, and producer from the south side of Chicago who has created a new sound: CDM (Country Dance Music). He was one of the few to depart from such a harsh city after he gained the opportunity to perfect his…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, over half a century and encompasses producing, performing and song writing

"What I’d like to change is change the radio back to what it was and turning people to new music. It’s very hard for an artist such as myself to get new music heard. So that would be the biggest thing that I would want to do."

Dave Mason: The Legend Feelin' Alright!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Jeremiah Johnson - the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life

"Blues music brings people of all kinds, together and helps one realize that we are more alike than not. I hope my music makes you want to dance, close your eyes and forget what troubles you."

Jeremiah Johnson: Southern Heaven Gate 

Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with education chairman/director Steve Vasquez of Central Iowa Blues Society - Hawkeye Blues mission

"My feelings lean towards calling Blues a destination, a Mecca if you will, for healing, rejuvenating and discovering. After all, the roots of Blues comes to me through field hollers. It is what gets me through my work day and leads to praise the release of burden."

Steve Vasquez: A Journey With The Blues

Central Iowa Blues Society…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Award-winning Canadian bluesman Steve Strongman - versatile talent, pushing himself in new directions

"Blues is a blank canvas for an artist. There are so many ways to express yourself through blues music."

Steve Strongman: Pushin' Boundaries

Award-winning bluesman Steve Strongman has joined forces with Canada’s Linus Entertainment in a multi-faceted deal that sees the company globally representing his music publishing catalog, the distribution of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with California-based Beano Mojohand, one of the young talents driving blues/rock guitar, the next great blues sensation

"Music that made you think, that took you on a journey, that made you look within yourself, or just inspired you to make a change."

Beano Mojohand: Born Under A Blues Sign

Beano (aka Ernie Ocampo) is one of the young talents driving blues/rock guitar. Beano has formed LA’s hottest new blues/rock band, Beano Mojohand in 2018, while competing at a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with teen blues musician Liam Docherty - he's already garnering attention from the Canadian blues establishment

"As for fears for the future of the blues, so long as people keep playing it, and I mean acoustic blues here because Chicago blues style music seems to be doing just fine, then there is no need to fear anything. The only fear would be that people stop playing it and it disappears."

Liam Docherty: The Red-Headed Blues Boy

Vancouver Island blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 9, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Lucifer’s Friend guitarist Peter Hesslein, a new studio album of rock instrumentals called Night Drive

"I would like to see the world in a way where people would again feel like taking the time and interest in all sorts of different music and directions. To also learn to distinguish between well and poorly made music."

Peter Hesslein: Night Drive Soundtrack

In the 50th Anniversary year of Lucifer’s Friend, the band’s guitarist Peter…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jazz musician and philosopher Ben Sidran - A Life in the Music and the American Dream

"Be yourself. Trust the inner voice. Listen closely. Be kind."

Ben Sidran: An American Success Story

Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock & roll having played keyboards with or produced such artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with New York-based virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy, intoxicating blend of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues, and R&B

"I think music (or any form of art really) is for people to enjoy so as long as the audience enjoy your art you’ve done your job. If you make them happy or make them think you did your part, the rest is out of your control."

Oz Noy: Let The Boogaloo Groove Roll

Constantly seeking untapped musical terrain, New York-based…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 4, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Greek virtuoso soloist of the bouzouki and guitar, Michael Paouris talks about the Jazz and Greek music

"Everyone in the whole planet knows that the structure of the jazz harmony is the philosophy and the use of the Modes Scales. Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, Locrian. The seven ancient Greek scales... In Greece, in our traditional folk music, we use these scales but from different perspectives. So, the spot of the connection is the same "language" but with different uses in every different genre in Greek music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 3, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Powerhouse singer Shaun Murphy talks about the 60s, Eric Clapton, Pete Seger, Little Feat and the 1st Ann Arbor Blues Fest

"Being in the music business has afforded me a tremendous outlet, for energy, writing, touching peoples’ hearts and hopefully leaving lives in a better place. The Blues is such an all-encompassing soul search, which I’m so glad t be a part of."

Shaun Murphy: Flame Still Burns

Shaun Murphy is an American Blues and R&B singer songwriter, best…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Aussie Griot & Blues Shaman Steve Tallis - a passionate musician who in his own way evokes the universal values of life

"Music is my life, my calling, my essence, the way I express myself fully. I am a very private person - I value my privacy but I hold nothing back with my music. I live a very quiet life no matter where I live. Anything anyone wants to know about me is in my music, my songs - if you are prepared to listen deeply. I don't believe in "targeted audiences" - I believe any human being no matter what age, gender, sex, culture can enjoy my music - both live and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Multi-talented artist Marc Bonilla talks about Keith Emerson, and his journeys in the music and Rock culture

"Music is an incredibly powerful and versatile creation. It's in everything if we just take the time to listen. To sharpen our ears. It's been used to rally armies and instill unity in nations. It's been used to sooth people's fears and anxiety and sung as lullabies to make our children feel safe and secure."

Marc Bonilla: The Knight of Music

Marc…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q&A with fine artist and musician Todd Westover, the founder of Toothpick Elbow, based in Los Angeles

"Art and music can help people grow. My hope is that they can grow in a positive way and love life and each other more."

Todd Westover: Flower Power & Vibes

Fine artist and musician Todd Westover, the founder of Toothpick Elbow (Los Angeles, CA) is one of those incategorizable masterpieces that comes along only once in a while to trance us out…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Manny Wolfe of Banging Colours, the legendary pioneers of the London Psychedelic Underground

"Music has - perhaps most of all arts - the ability to touch you unconsciously. You don't have to understand it, you don't have to analyze it, and yet it penetrates into your inner being."

Banging Colours: Imaginative Brain Music

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. On this occasion, many rare finds from the London…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 26, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based artist Patricia Panopoulos - painting blues and jazz musician’s past and current

"Blues, Soul and Jazz music appeals to a wide variety of people. It can bring people together on a common ground. Although our concerns may be different, music brings us together on a human level."

Patricia Panopoulos: Music Colors Feelings

Artist Patricia (Trish) Panopoulos says:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 25, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Los Angeles-based Sonny Green, one of the most underrated soul singers alive

"I miss the blues entertainers that have passed away. Now it’s a lot of Rap and the music is not the same. My hopes are to complete my heart desires through music, generating wealth a living a successful lifestyle."

Sonny Green: One Soul Singer, One Love

New release from Los Angeles' own Sonny Green, titled “Found! One Soul Singer” (Little…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 24, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian guitarist Jack de Keyzer - driven blues around the globe, an artist at his peak powers

"I miss authenticity, I miss blues with a feeling. There’s way too much importance put on how many guitars you have on stage, and what vintage they are, and how fast you can play and  which fancy venue in which country you toured. It’s just faking it- there’s no real feeling there. Rich people playing and buying their way into the blues - I can’t go for that!  No can do."

Jack de Keyzer: Tribute To…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 23, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

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