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Interview with bluesman Kirk Fletcher - widely considered one of the best blues guitarists across the globe

"It’s there even if people don't know it, Blues is soul, so anything soulful has a bit of blues and emotion to it. It's pure at least the true blues is to me."

Kirk Fletcher: The Blues Dreamer

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the…

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Q&A with one-man band Lone Bear - Early Blues and Country Rag from the '20s to the '60s as well as his compositions

"A lot of the blues songs were written at a time when racial inequality was prevalent. There are many protest blues songs about hard times and injustice, Black, Brown and White by Big Bill Broonzy is a great example of it. Once I heard that the blues is the African/American revolution music, and I agree with that. Through the Blues and music in general you can touch people's heart and change or contribute to society."…

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Q&A with NY-based singer, songwriter and actor Jann Klose, ambassador for Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign

"Helping others and doing good through your own success is very rewarding. It’s also complicated as there’s a whole set of issues and other people’s expectations can play a huge role. However, I think it’s a responsibility of success and the rewards come from within."

Jann Klose: Lyrics, Melody, Style & Light

Award-winning artist Jann Klose’s…

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Q&A with Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse), one-man blues band from Toronto, playing original songs along with classic blues.

"In the earliest days blues was a form of communication and outlet for a group of people who were put at a serious disadvantage by society, and one thing that makes me very sad that not much has changed for the ancestors of those early African-American blues performers."

Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse): Pure Blues

Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse) has been active…

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Q&A with Grammy winning artist Paul Avgerinos - music full with Love, Peace, Joy, Bliss, Wisdom & Grace

"Music truly does have magical powers to unite, inspire, calm, heal and uplift peoples of vastly different backgrounds and it is very gratifying to see my own music reaching such a wide and diverse audience."

Paul Avgerinos: The Sky Traveler

Greek descent, Paul Avgerinos is a Grammy winning artist, composer and producer whose music is broadcast…

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Photographer, manager and producer Cherie Nutting talks about Paul Bowles, and Master Musicians of Jajouka

“The image stops time. It is the first primordial thought. We are here. Music is pre - image...It’s vibrations form both the image and all parallel realities...”

Cherie Nutting: The Perfume of Morocco

Cherie Nutting was born under the Taurus sign in Massachusetts, USA. She is a photographer and musical…

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Q&A with young saxophonist and composer Melina Paxinos - combines modern jazz with her Greek roots in her pieces

"Music, as a universal language, has so much power and I hope that my music will touch a lot of people because this is the best gift for me as an artist."

Melina Paxinos: Modern Jazz, Greek Roots

Melina Paxinos is a young saxophonist and composer who combines modern jazz with her Greek roots in her pieces. Born in Hamburg and living in Berlin for…

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Q&A with Long Beach based artists Kenny & Anna McBride - pop surrealism in fine art, murals, and live painting

"I think the impact of art and music is incalculable. When we see a beautiful genius such as John Lennon be killed or even an outspoken band like Pussy Riot be arrested for protest, we unfortunately see the darkest impacts of the power of truth. In instances that are few and far between, Art and Music will gather the masses and inspire greatness and possibly change."…

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Interview with bassist Dave Post of Swingadelic, a jazz/blues & neo-swing ensemble founded in New Jersey

"Blues and jazz is a bit outside the commercial realm so it is relatively fad free and will be with us a long time, and folks keep hiring us so we will keep plugging away."

Dave Post: Swingadelic “Little Big Band”

Swingadelic is a jazz/blues ensemble founded in 1998 in Hoboken, New Jersey by bassist Dave Post. Initially, the group played jump…

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Q&A with Moroccan musician Bachir Attar, the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka: The primordial echo of rock ‘n’ roll

"People who love and know music, poets and writers and musicians, it touches them. They understand it."

Bachir Attar: The Master Musician of Jajouka

Bachir Attar was born in Jajouka, Morocco, is the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. He is the son of Hadj Abdesalam Attar who led the group Master Musicians of Jajouka at the…

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Q&A with Latin America's rising blues star, Jose Ramirez - blend Blues with soulful genres such as Soul and R&B

"Blues started as a racial and socio-cultural protest but with time, it has evolved, and we all live the Blues in our lives one way or another. We all have struggle and we all experience pain, so I believe it’s safe to say the we all have the Blues whether we know it or not."

Jose Ramirez: Here I Come, Soulful Blues

At 31 years old, Jose Ramirez…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 14, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian pianist/singer Michael Kaeshammer, a window into one of the greatest musical minds in the world today

"Music for a listener is a vehicle to let emotions come out and run free."

Michael Kaeshammer:

Boogie On The Blues Highway

Born and bred in Germany, Michael Kaeshammer began performing club, theatre, and festival stages throughout Europe in his early teens and continued on that…

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Q&A with Mike Stern - one of the great jazz guitarists of his generation, comfortably occupies both rock and jazz worlds

"To me, Jazz is music, and music is a language of the heart. And I think that helps people in so many ways."

Mike Stern: The Sound of Jazz Heart

One of the great jazz guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven…

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Q&A with guitarist Conrad Warre of Bees Deluxe, an Bostonian transatlantic acid blues - funk - rock collective

"Everything is the blues - the blues is what you want to hear when you’re down in order to accompany you in your misery, and then when you want to lift yourself up..."

Bees Deluxe: Royal Jelly Blues

Bees Deluxe is an anything-but-basic blues band. They are hell-bent on a mission to drag the electric-analog blues of Chicago in the 60’s, the Blue Note…

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Q&A with filmmaker/illustrator Joerg Steineck - new upcoming project is a film about jazz legend John Scofield

"Every musical generation has its own interesting peaks to offer."

Joerg Steineck: Art, Film & Music 

Joerg Steineck is a freelance filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Over the last 10 plus years he has produced independent documentaries and fictional short films which have been well received by international…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 9, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian band of Dirty Trainload (Bob Cillo & Livia Monteleone), the dirtiest rock n’ roll meet the ‘suffering’ blues

"The impact of Blues was nothing short of revolutionary, back then, for a reason, born as the honest voice of oppression and segregation. Rock' s birth brought a revolution as well, in a different way, reflecting social and cultural changes... What about today? Both blues and rock have seen a myriad of different expressions of their evolutions."

Dirty Trainload: Rock’n’Blues…

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Q&A with Ava Grace & Big Earl Matthews (Gravel & Grace), an innovative R&B Blues group that has taken the stage by storm.

"Music has the ability to bring people together regardless of any sort of status. I love watching that happen."

Gravel & Grace: Bringing the Blues

Gravel & Grace is an innovative R&B Blues group that has taken the stage by storm. The seven piece band is fronted by Big Earl Matthews, a twenty plus year Blues legend, and Ava Grace, a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 8, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented artist Sir Rod Patterson, "A Man On A Mission" motivational speaking force to be reckoned with

"That is my hope and dream is we can bring people together with our music."

Sir Rod Patterson: A Man On A Mission

Sir Rod Patterson is a driven multi-talented man has his eye on the prize and more importantly a solid master plan on the verge of becoming a dream come true that will make Sir Rod Patterson a…
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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Christine Ohlman, The Beehive Queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, she will set your souls on fire

"Happiness for me is just producing something every day, you know, the more things I can produce whether it’s music, nowadays my gardening has taken up a lot of my soul. It makes me feel better, it makes me feel calm."

Christine Ohlman: The Lady of Our Soul 

Christine Ohlman (aka "The Beehive Queen" for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 3, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with British rhythm and blues guitarist Steve Walwyn, best known for his playing with Dr. Feelgood

"Impact of music on racial and socio-cultural implications: Good, real music bridges any divide and should always bring people together. In my musical world there is no racism, prejudice or discrimination…"

Steve Walwyn: Let The Good Times Roll

Steve Walwyn is a British rhythm and blues guitarist, best known for his playing with Dr. Feelgood, but…

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