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"Space" bluesman Willie Phoenix talks about psychedelic era, Muddy Waters, Hendrix, & his dad Rev Willie J. Creagh

"I think I would love to meet Robert Johnson...but not at the crossroads."

Willie Phoenix: Excuse me while I kiss the sky?

Willie is a guitarist/ singer with  fusion of blues, soul, and rock influences- 60’s british blues…

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David Barrett the world's most published author of blues harmonica talks about... (what else) the Harmonica

"It’s hard for me to quantify what drew me to Blues music, but I followed my goosebumps…it excited me!"

David Barrett: Mr. Harmonica

David Barrett is…

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Irish guitarist/songwriter Simon McBride talks about Gary Moore, Satriani, Andrew Strong, Gallagher & PRS guitars

"Everything really stems back to the blues in some shape or form."

Simon McBride: Triquetra of Blues Belief…

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Blues master Giles Hedley talks about the British blues, Son House, Mississippi McDowell, & slide guitar's secrets

"I wish that each generation of youngsters discover the blues for themselves and re-invent it to fit their own lives."

Giles Hedley: Fly with the Blues…

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Musician/actress/model Cassie Taylor talks about her father Otis Taylor, Johnny Depp, John Oates, & her blues road

"I look at the blues as a way to tell my life story."

Cassie Taylor: Daughter of a Bluesman…

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Bassman Tod Ellsworth talks about Marion James, Johnny Jones, Willie Weeks, & EllerSoul records

"It really mirrors the struggles and joys of the people and directly or indirectly comments on the human condition."

Tod Ellsworth: I'm simply a blues guy

Bass player, producer (Marion James “Essence”…

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Professor of ethnomusicology, Dr. David Evans talks about Al Wilson, Hammie Nixon, Jack Owens, & his big road blues

"Blues speaks to the human condition, everyday life, and universal themes."

David Evans: Doctor of the Blues

David Evans has been…

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An Interview with Chris Barron & Eric Schenkman of Spin Doctors: Tight combo & natural chemistry

"Blues is the first sound a baby makes"

Spin Doctors:  Let the Good Times Roll…

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Harpman Wallace Coleman talks about Robert Jr. Lockwood, King Biscuit Blues Fest, & his label Pinto Blue music

"What is missing today is the FEEL from the old days.  They don’t play Blues with a feeling anymore."

Wallace Coleman: True Man Blues

As a…

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West coast harmonica player Brian Brazil talks about Norton Buffalo, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, & Palomino Nightclub

"The Blues is a strong feeling of knowing, but in that knowing you have to do something."

Brian Brazil:Live Wire Blues Power

At age 16, Brian Brazil discovered the blues recordings of Little Walter Jacobs,…

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An Interview with agent/manager/musician Steve Hecht, director of Piedmont Talent: Blues music is like religion

"Our agency motto says all I need to say, “As Honest as an Agent Can Be”!

Steve Hecht: Think young!

Born in 1962 in New York City, Steve graduated from the State University Of New York at Binghamton where he earned a BA in…

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Blues/rocker Dan Lawson talks about South Dakota's bike week, Jeff Beck, Mark Farner, Duane, & his guitars

"It’s dedication and passion in what you do that will be reflected in your music.  Surround yourself with positive and good people."

Dan Lawson: Music is infinite

Dan Lawson’s reputation as one of America’s premiere guitar…

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Norwegian guitarist/singer Andreas Stamnes talks about his own blues way and the local blues scene in Norway

"The blues for me is actually quality of living."

Little Andrew: Groove the happy feeling



In 1996, Andreas Stamnes entered…

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"Captain" Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad talks about Joplin, Zappa, 60s era, his Cherokee roots, and Jesus

"Follow your dreams and put your heart and soul into it because you're only going to get out of something what you craft-fully put in it..."

Mark Farner: The Captain of Free Spirit

Mark Fredrick Farner was born in Flint,…

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An Interview with Italian bluesmen Lorenz Zadro & Valter Consalvi of True Blues Band: Tifosi Blues

"I can recommend to always play what you feel inside, and fuckin’ all the rest!!!"

Lorenz Zadro & Valter Consalvi: Blues Made in Italy…

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Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall dies aged 88

The guitar amp pioneer and founder of Marshall Amplification passes away

Guitar amp innovator Jim Marshall - dubbed "the Father of Loud" for creating kit used by some of the biggest names in rock - has died aged 88.

Mr Marshall, who…

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Music journalist & liner notes writer Bill Dahl talks about the Soul, Blues, Motown, Disco, Little Milton, & Bear Family

"I miss the passion, the subtlety, the intensity, the grooves, and the musicianship of those old days!"

Bill Dahl: Ultimate Jukebox

Bill Dahl is a freelance music journalist…

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Bulgarian activist/ blues-rocker Vasil Georgiev (aka Vasko The Patch) talks about the blues from the dark side of the wall

"I got a trouble with The Blues, but The Blues got trouble with me…it’s my life…"

Vasko The Patch: Blue Jean Blues

Vasil Georgiev…

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British blues singer & DJ Connie Lush talks about Jazz FM, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, & Al Green

"Blues will never go away, it may fade but it will always be at the root of all music."

Connie Lush: No feeling, no blues…

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An Interview with Pete Farmer, multitalent musician & craftsman of foot drums: No gimmicks, no fake sounds

"It is nice to have a blues song come through me, rather than holding up inside and poisoning my emotions."

Pete Farmer: Keep Up the Beat…

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