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Texas bluesman Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones talks about Freddie King, Katie Webster, Musselwhite and Lone Star scene

"The Blues is true to life as we live it. Because it is deep rooted in the fiber of man, it is a part of living. All the situations you deal with daily are in the blues."

Andrew ‘Jr.Boy’ Jones: A True Bluesman

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his mother Gladys, who was a single parent after divorcing her husband…

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Q&A with Zoot Money, quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the 1960s

"Music MUST be used to bring people together and should be introduced to children, so they can understand what ' harmony' really means. It also helps with mental arithmetic."

Zoot Money: Let The Big Times Roll

Quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the early 1960s, Zoot Money was born George Bruno Money on…

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Q&A with Japanese amazing musician Shoji Naito - authoritatively knows the delicate nuances of the Chicago blues

"I have been playing the blues in Chicago since 1998 and even since then many things have changed. There are fewer and fewer people playing the traditional style of Chicago Blues like I like to play. I am hopeful that there will always be people who enjoy live music and I want to be playing the style I learned from the greats."

Shoji Naito: Chicago Blues Gem…

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Q&A with veteran Canadian saxophonist Pat Carey - a Maple Blues Award Winner, busy freelance musician, producer, educator

"I believe that the music that I play affects people by lifting their spirits.  Blues, contrary to some opinions, is meant to lift the spirit, not dampen it. By being 100% committed to what I do and being able to express that through music and through my passion for music I think helps raise people up."

Pat Carey: Maple Jazz & Blues Navigator…

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Q&A with veteran British musician Mick Gallagher - keeps the flame of the Animals and the Blockheads alive

"Music emphatically affects people whether I want it to or not. It’s a language that speaks through mood and emotion across all borders and even species. It stimulates, heals and informs. Music is an incomparable communicator. An expression of being human."

Mick Gallagher: Spiritual Rock n' Roll

Mickey Gallagher born 29 October 1945 in Newcastle…

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Q&A with Reese Wynans, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and world-renowned Nashville-based keyboardist

"Music, like other art forms, allows beauty and feeling out into the world. When I play, I want it to be memorable. I’m expressing my inner most feelings."

Reese Wynans: Sweet Soul Feeling

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and world-renowned Nashville-based keyboardist Reese Wynans released his first-ever solo album Sweet Release (2019),…

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Versalite artist Van Dyke Parks talks about the Beats, Horatius, Sinatra, Pythagoras, Ry Cooder; and the 60s

"The Arts are not a decoration. They are not to follow the understanding of political curves. The Arts are hear to inform the body politic—-to inform as well as entertain—and to resist authority if it doesn’t stand inspection."

Van Dyke Parks: Make The World More Beautiful

Van Dyke Parks established a recording career as artist,…

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Interview with former Youngblood, "Banana" aka Lowell Levinger - old time gem roots music and real stories

"Blues has been a guiding force in my life and without it I don’t know what would have happened to me."

Lowell Levinger: Down To The Roots

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the founding of The Youngbloods, at age 75, Lowell Levinger (aka Banana from the Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing better than ever. Penning his own…

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Legendary West Coast musician Bill Champlin (Sons of Champlin) talks about the magic and music of the 60s

"I've learned that if you focus on music as a craft, you have a better chance to have real art happen to you."

Bill Champlin: The Son of Rock n' Roll

Bill Champlin’s musical career began in 1961 when he formed a band called the Opposite Six. A year later he began writing music. After forming the Sons of Champlin in 1967 he focused his songwriting…

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Multi-talented artist Jim Schwall (of Siegel-Schwall) talks about the Blues, Sam Charters, Wolf, Joplin and Joni Mitchell

"For me, music and the other arts, along with the beauty of our planet and love for other people, ARE life. Nothing else means anything. And adventure. A life without adventure is like a meal without wine."

Jim Schwall: Peace, Love & Blues

Jim Schwall started playing several different kinds of music on several different…

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World class guitar hero Gary Lucas talks about the blues, Captain Beefheart, political satire and Paris in 20’s

"Much music seems to have lost the 'sacred' quality or aura it had in the late 60’s. I think this is through digitization and mass proliferation of it. It’s like a tap now that cannot be turned off, music."

Gary Lucas: The Sounds Of Human Psyche

Gary Lucas is a world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international…

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Q&A with multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Kurt Rosenwinkel - an undeniable impact on music in the 21st century

"Music has always had a power to change lives and even to change society. Music is a powerful social force. I think it always gives strength to people in difficult situations, much like we are experiencing now. Music gives us hope, it gives our soul relief from the struggles of the world and can be a motivator of change. I want my music to be a touchstone through which people can feel the unity of humanity and the beauty of the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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