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An Interview with legendary bassman and producer Leo Lyons of Ten Years After

"Everybody at some time feels sad, angry, happy, in love or lost and in despair. That's why the blues appeals."

Leo Lyons: Τen Υears Αhead Of Ηis Τime

Leo Lyons…

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An Interview with legendary bass player Max Bennett: Play what you believe in at every opportunity

"The music business as I know it has changed in many ways in the last few years & not for the better."

Max Bennett: Bass Rhapsody…

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Whitney Houston, R&B Superstar, Dies at 48

She will always be with us...

R.I.P Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown,…

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An Interview with the Belgian photographer Michel Verlinden: If the music’s good, the pictures are good

"If people sometimes tell me they can almost hear the music by looking at the photos, it’s the nicest of compliments."

Michel Verlinden: Emotions & Music Captured in the lens

Michael Verlinden is a Belgian…

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The British blues phenomenon, Oli Brown talks about John Fry, Ardent studios, Mike Vernon, John Mayall, Jimi Hendrix, and his experience in USA

"Blues motivated me to be someone and to aspire to be something different.It’s important to me as is other genres of music. Well music has affected everything about my life."

Oli Brown: Here I Am…

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An Interview with the British "gumbo groove" band of Lyndon Anderson: Imagine Little Walter meets The Meters and you get the feeling

"I hear the same emotions expressed in so many different styles of music but it’s the way those emotions are expressed in the blues that connects to me in the most direct fashion."

Lyndon Anderson Band masterfully mix up a musical hot sauce of blues influenced soulful funk rock that takes the listener on an auricular…

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Blues organist Melvyn "Deacon" Jones talks about John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, B.B.King, Willie Dixon & Jimmy Smith

"Be remembered as the guy that made me smile"

Deacon Jones:

The Bluesman and the Legends…

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An Interview with novelist Ken Babbs of Merry Pranksters: Answers from a Muse, about Further, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Vietnam & Acid Tests

Ken Babbs: Vi Viendo El Sueno

"Pranksters definitely are a collective but it is a collective of the spirit and that American spirit has been passed on from the founding fathers through the literature of Melville, the transcendentalism of Emerson, the elusiveness of Whitman, the…

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28th International Blues Challenge - Memphis, TN

The International Blues Challenge honors artists with awards in three categories: band, solo/duet, and "Best Self-Produced CD."

And the Winner is...…

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An Interview with the British bassist/singer Colin Hodgkinson of Alexis Korner, Whitesnake, Backdoor, Rocket 88 & Jon Lord

"Blues to me is truth, it can be happy or sad, but you must be sincere in what you play, there's nowhere to hide when you play that music!"

Colin Hodgkinson

Bassist/singer Colin…

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An Interview with Pittsburgh blues guitarist Jimmy Adler: Listening to blues is a spiritual experience.

"Blues music expresses the emotions of the human condition and makes one feel good."

Jimmy Adler: Absolutely Blues !

Jimmy Adler is a live-wire entertainer who packs passion and…

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The God of Hellfire, Arthur Brown talks about Emile Zola, Gurdjieff, the Crazy World, painting, the music business and his generation

"Let's face it, we all know about love, but most of us prefer to live in dreams."

Welcome to the Crazy Wisdom of Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown first came to…

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Canadian guitarist JW - Jones talks about Hubert Sumlin, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Wilson, European tour, Gibson guitars & his samoyed, Dallas

JW - Jones: Canada's Top Touring Blues Act

JW - Jones has one of the most energetic and exciting live shows on the scene. It is no surprise that this young man has played throughout the world and some of the biggest names in blues today, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rod Piazza, Anson Funderburgh with Sam…

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The journalist/manager Renee Pappas talks about Jerry Wexler, Beach Boys, Dennis Hopper, Anthony Burgess & Indiana Jones

"The worst thing that can happen is that they say no…so always pursue your dreams..."

Renne Pappas: Wonderful World, Wonderful People…

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The slide/finger-picking guitarist Brian Kramer talks about Junior Wells, Eric Bibb, resophonics, Mali music & Swedish blues scene

"Music is a deeper, more complex language than what we can process or understand with just the mind alone."

Brian Kramer: Deep Blues from the…

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The bluesman Bob Margolin talks about Freeborne, Muddy Waters, Bill Graham, the globalization & the new generation of blues

"Older Blues musicians helped me and I want to do that for younger ones I meet."

Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin:

Honesty & Passion…

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An Interview with the Chicago singer/poet/writer/painter Deitra Farr: Love whatever you decide to do and just do it !!

"I was a soul singer first. I am still a soul singer. I also sing gospel music. It’s blues, soul and gospel for me."

Deitra Farr: Divine Gift

Deitra Farr is considered one…

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The Southern blues/rock guitarist Chris Simmons talks about Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman, Texas bars & Freddie King

I think blues music in it’s evolution was like “the wheel”.

Chris Simmons: Hallelujah - Blues - Man!…

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The New Yorker singer/guitarist Christine Santelli talks about Bessie Smith, Steve Cropper, Popa Chubby, Alvin Lee & the "Big Apple's" musicians

"Willing to take the plunge and not knowing where your gonna end up"

Christine Santelli

What a rarity it is to find an artist who can blend elements of blues, soul, country and folk…

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Trevor "BabaJack" Steger talks about the African name of band, the early bluesmen and his homemade "wine box" guitars

"Blues is the basis from which other music is made. It is simple, passionate and very real, very human.  When it is played well, it has a rhythm and tone that touches you to your very soul."

BabaJack is an acoustic blues/…

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