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An Interview with the owner of Cat Head in Clarksdale, MS, Roger Stolle: The Blues is real. It’s truly “authentic”

Roger Stolle: Mission for Mississippi

Few people can claim to have had a bigger impact on the Delta blues scene in recent years than Roger Stolle. In addition to owning and operating his famed blues store Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale,…

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Q&A with bassist Preston Hubbard - one of the hottest musician on the second-generation rock & blues scene

"When I first heard Muddy and Willie Dixon, it hit me like a bullet"

Preston Hubbard: Riffin’The Bass

He had played and/or recorded with: Big Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge,…

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An Interview with Reuben Vigil: My wish is that it keeps evolving while maintaining a high level of tradition.

"Blues to me is taking a bad situation and getting some good from it". 

Big Shot Reub & The Reloaders

There is a quality guitar slinger on the Blues horizon, and you should know his…

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‘Barefoot Diva’ of Morna Blues, Cesaria Evora dies at age 70

The Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, known as the "barefoot diva,” died Saturday, according to the culture minister of the country.

The Portuguese weekly, Expresso, reported she died in hospital in her native country. Cape Verde, a country comprised of of 10 islands, is located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Often compared to American blues singer Billie Holiday, Evora sang in a rich…

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Tom Lavin of Powder Blues talks about his Band, John Lee Hooker, Montreux Jazz Festival & his favor ES 345

"Blues is like violin.  It’s easy to play it badly and very hard to get it right".

Tom Lavin: "Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ!"…

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Interview with John Fry of Ardent Studios, Memphis TN: Perhaps our secret is that we do not have a fixed sound.

"Good music is emotional communication, and it offers all the range of human emotions."

John Fry: Hold Fast To Your Roots…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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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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

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