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Q&A with R&B/Soul Grammy Award-winning musician Tony Lindsay - world renowned singer of Santana

"People will always listen to music that moves them and relates to whatever it is they are going through at that time."

Tony Lindsay: Feel The Music

Tony Lindsay, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro.…

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Q&A with Japanese musician Sumito Ariyoshi, aka Ariyo - recognized for his vigorous innovative piano style.

"I love blues, not only as music, but also as culture. It doesn't matter the color of the skin or the language today and Blues has become a part of my life. It is important to get to know the historical background of Blues and the origin of music. But only thing I want to do is to play hard and entertain people."

Sumito "Ariyo" Ariyoshi: Rising Sun Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 27, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Joe Edwards - blending traditional storytelling songwriting with the honesty and roots of Folk, Blues and Americana

"Hopefully to share in empathy and compassion, acceptance of each other. If it could bring any amount of help to any of those, that’s surely a good thing and there’s plenty of muso’s in this genre fighting the good cause!"

Joe Edwards: Keep on Running

The small town of Devizes in rural Wiltshire might not resonate as a place for many on the map of…

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Q&A with Soulful blues phenom Joe Louis Walker - true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer, and prolific songwriter

"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"

Joe Louis Walker: Blues Comin' On

Soulful blues phenom and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker is joined by a host of talented friends and peers on his superb new studio album, Blues Comin’ On (To Be Release June 5th…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 23, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary Cuban musician Eliades Ochoa - one of the most important Cuban soneros of all times, a remarkable defender of the Cuban traditional music

"Look, the same music brings you joy and sadness. It brings you joy and sadness. There is a word that I always say. A word of mine, very mine, that says that there are tears that come from a wound or tears that come from pleasure."

Eliades…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 22, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with multiple Blues Music Award winner Doug MacLeod - superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals

"Take your time - Taste and Space - When in doubt leave it out- less is more- only write and sing about what you know about and never play a note you don’t believe."

Doug MacLeod: Real Life Blues

Doug MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 22, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Creole musician Sean Ardoin, one of the most revered and royalty names in Creole and Zydeco music

"What I miss most about music nowadays is the lack of live instrumentation. I really enjoy live band or human played parts vs. samples. The human interaction and note play are irreplaceable for me as far how I like to experience music."

Sean Ardoin: Kreole Rock and Soul

You ever wondered what happens backstage at a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 22, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with legendary American blues master Lucky Peterson - celebrating his 50th Anniversary of career

"I want people to love each other normal wars a lot of love be nice to people or each other and stop all the killing."

Lucky Peterson: 50 - Just Warming Up!

Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3 , in 2019 celebrated his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1964,…

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Q&A with legendary Texas musician Augie Meyers - his Vox Continental has become one of music's most distinctive keyboard sounds around

"What I miss the most is the radio stations don’t play Jimmy Reed, Albert King and all them blues cats anymore and I wish they did."

Augie Meyers: The Lone Star Gentleman 

Meyers' style and his Vox Continental has become one of music's most distinctive keyboard sounds around. Augie can be heard with the Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados,…

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Q&A with Kevin Morris of Dr. Feelgood, one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.

"One of the most important lessons I have learnt is to keep everything simple on and off the stage!"

Kevin Morris: Let The Dr. Feelgood Roll

Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance…

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Q&A with British blues harmonica player Alan Glen of Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Barcodes, and Little Axe

"I love ALL roots music - and do many recording sessions for both Reggae and Blues artists."

Alan Glen: Original Barcode of The Blues

Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues Puppies. Glen started playing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 17, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with versatile saxophonist Evelyn Rubio, relates to what she identifies with the idea that “The blues has no borders”.

"I miss the real live music in concerts, everything it's about computer and I worry for the new generations that can grow up thinking this is the only way to go. My hope is to sell out major stadiums around the world and my fear is technology will continue to divide us rather than bring us together."

Evelyn Rubio: The Soul of The Blues

Evelyn…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 14, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Q&A with North Carolina-native Harvey Dalton Arnold, member of southern-rock band The Outlaws from 1976-80

"Music is maybe the most powerful tool in our world. It should be handled that way, never used to hurt or divide. Use it to uplift souls and bring hope. I do however believe in its use in forging positive social change. I’ve had an Alzheimer patient sing along with the words to a song with nurses amazed. It happened to touch where nothing else could. Music is a powerful thing."

Harvey Dalton Arnold:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rev. Shawn Amos tells The blues - and the best rock & roll - burns right through your heart into your soul

"The blues connects me completely to my past, helps me understand my present, and tells me my future."

Reverend Shawn Amos: Further Blues 

Shawn Ellis Amos is an American songwriter, singer, record producer, web personality and founder and CEO of Freshwire, a digital content creation company. Prior to founding Freshwire, Amos was an A&R…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 9, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with next generation Chicago blues artist Michael Damani, brings the infamous style of west-side soul and blues to the forefront of a new breed

"A lot of people think of Blues as sad music, and perhaps even disgraceful to black people as an art form. Nothing could be further from the truth. The blues is soul power and the blues is truth. Many times, people tell me that although they are not blues fans, that my performance touched them. I hope that every musician or performer who has a passion for the blues can experience what I have explained. There's nothing more eye opening than experiencing the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 8, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with British musician Dave Kelly (The Blues Band), acknowledged as being amongst the very finest purveyors of rhythm & blues

"Take nothing for granted. No use crying over spilt milk...."

Dave Kelly: The Music of Feeling

The individual members of The Blues Band were already held in admiration by generations of rhythm & blues fans when they formed back in 1979. Almost two and a half decades and over 16 albums later they continue to add to their growing army of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 6, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with pianist/composer Anthony Geraci, a musician with experience beside blues & jazz legends

"Blues is honest music and people the world over desire honesty in their lives and the music they listen to."

Anthony Geraci: Daydreams with the Muse

Anthony has been featured on over 50 recordings with some of the biggest names in blues music. He has recorded with blues pioneers: Big Walter Horton,…

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Q&A with Mark Wenner (The Nighthawks) - mission of recreating rock ’n’ roll from the ever-exciting roots of American Music

"Rock and Roll and the popularity of real African American music really did help change America (and other counties too). When Duck Dunn and Steve Cropper and Al Jackson and Booker T worked together at Stax, it proved that there could be joy and harmony. Still not enough to stop all the hate and fear but it did shake the walls."

Mark Wenner: The Nighthawks On The Road…

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

Q&A with southern California-based Jim Gustin and Truth Jones, share some of the wisdom they have gained on the journey.

"Music and all art reflect the culture. It is my hope that our music makes people feel like they are not alone, that others have experienced the same challenges that they have faced and are facing and overcame them. We want to be encouraging and provide some hope for people and at the least provide a distraction from life's struggles for a couple hours."

Jim Gustin & Truth Jones: Heart and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 2, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jorge "Flaco" Barral, one of the most charismatic and unique artists in Uruguay's early '70s rock and blues scene.

"I think it’s a kind of boomerang. Culture self-nourishes. Literature, especially poetry, has rhythm and rhythm is music; music is also made up of lyrics in the songs. It is almost a loving marriage. The symbiosis of music and literary tradition shook the world, something that reflects in the life and work of Kerouac."

Jorge "Flaco" Barral: The Art To Be Artist…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 31, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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