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Q&A with Jay Gordon, moved the blues forward to the 21st century, infusing the music with the fire and power of rock

"Blues is all about Freedom, there are no rules, music doesn't lie to you when it sounds good it is good and when it's bad is bad. No matter what you think or what anyone else thinks in every generation the counterculture just changes with the way the world."

Jay Gordon: Slide Rules & Blues Party

Jay Gordon grew up in Chicago, the center of…

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Q&A with Canadian singer Kellylee Evans - everything from jazz to R&B and pop in such previous tasty classics fight

"I think music on a whole has the power to distract, to uplift, to enlighten, to soothe. It’s so amazing. I’m happy to be a conduit of that light and sound."

Kellylee Evans: Jazz With Soul

Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything…

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Q&A with Algerian born (France-based) Karim Albert Kook - born with the blues, the adventures in music of peace

"For my part, the blues contribute to the mixture of communities they come from Europe (French Huguenots and Calvinists, German Lutherans, Irish Catholic, Askhenaz Jews or Greek Italian Sephardim) from Africa by human trafficking by deporting ethnic groups who weren't brought together so quickly ... the blues turned into a universal musical playground."

Karim Albert Kook: The Blues…

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Q&A with Italian musician Max Arrigo, the founder of the Nandha Blues a classic rock band with a southern flavour

"Rock in the 60s had the important task of generating the consciousness of young people who until then did not exist as such. It represents a form of rebellion that slowly, over the decades, has been taken away from young people who are currently without the tools they need to change the world. Rock and its philosophy must return to the heritage of young people if we wish for real change."

Nandha…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 3, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Australian blues musician MattyT Wall -- ignite his imagination and give power to his art

"Blues is really the strongest connection in music between black and white and goes to show that music does not discriminate, neither should we."

Matty T Wall: Transpacific Blues Under The Southern Cross

The career of Australian blues-barnstormer, Matty T Wall, has been on a rising path since his debut album, 2016’s Blue Skies, was…

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Q&A with Canada-based Mike Mackey, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and band founder, KINGS

"It's impact is massive. It brought cultures together in a positive fashion during a troubling 20th and 21st century I would say."

Mike Mackey: Renfrew County Rural Blues

Mike Mackey, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and band founder, describes KINGS' approach as “Renfrew County rural blues”, a form that “mixes blues elements with…

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Q&A with Mexican musician, Roberto Rivelino (Los Blueserables) - one of the obligatory references of blues in Latin America

"In my opinion, the blues goes beyond being a mere structure, or a musical genre; it is an essence. An essence that is in the heart of the human being; so, in the experiences, the blues is present."

Roberto Rivelino: The Poetic Blues

Roberto Rivelino, originally from Mexico City, with more than 12 years of residence in San Luis Potosí, he is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 31, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Japanese blues woman, Nacomi Tanaka - deep and natural voice, laid-back guitar, and warm personality

"That means Blues has more impact to express your feeling to people. Blues is delivery. Easy to dance, easy to clap, easy to make noise, it is the music for everyone. I want Blues to tie all people together. It could be a common language all over the world."

Nacomi Tanaka: The Blues of Rising Sun

Nacomi Tanaka is a Japanese leading blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 29, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with supremely gifted artist Maya Rae - one of Canada’s top new Jazz musicians, with a soul that belies her age

"Jazz is definitely a specific genre and sound but something I love to do is cross genres by mixing various sounds. Jazz as a genre has definitely broadened over the past 50 years."

Maya Rae: A New Jazz Star Is Born

Vancouver-based, 17 year-old singer, musician and composer, Maya Rae, is an incredibly gifted artist with a soul that belies her age.…

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Q&A with cosmopolitan musician Kleopas - Greek origins melodies as well as his deep love for world music.

“Music is one of the strongest ways to unite humanity beyond boarders. We have also to consider music as a medicine which helps the soul to feel better and that leads to a healthier human and therefore a healthier society.”

Thanasis Kleopas: Cultural Crossroads

Kleopas is a self-taught Greek cosmopolitan musician. He has traveled, lived and played…

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Q&A with Florida-based Bill Blue, one of the original blues road warriors, crackles with energy and edgy guitars

"Blues was Black people's music. It brought Black people's struggles into the consciousness of White America. I think it was Keith Richards who said that Blues was America's greatest gift to the world."

Bill Blue: The King of Crazy Town

Bill Blue born in Aberdeen N.Carolina and raised in Yorktown VA, Bill first picked up a guitar when he was at…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with LA-based Brazilian composer and guitarist Edi Roque, too bluesy for the die-hard heavy rock fans

"Unfortunately, I feel like rock music is becoming too much of a cliché and has lost his primal purpose. There’s always the good and the bad, but I don’t see a movement of any kind anymore."

Edi Roque: Rock Blues Life's Soundtrack

Composer and guitarist Edi Roque comes to Los Angeles as a transplant via fertile musical ground -- Sao Paulo, Brazil,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with committed singer-songwriter Bai Kamara Jr. - music with soul, blues, funk, R&B and jazz influences

“I have learnt to be patient and try to be a good student in life and to never stop learning. Appreciate the life lessons and stories of people we meet. There is always a lesson to be found in them.”

Bai Kamara, Jr.: World Roots Music

A warm, funky voice, but just as sober and intimate. Bai…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with vocalist, writer & sacred community curator Chanda Rule - powerfully, peacefully and bathed in Spirit

“It can be challenging and also fulfilling. Women have always been a force in music. More people are beginning to acknowledge it.”

Chanda Rule: Like Water Music

Vocalist, writer and sacred community curator Chanda Rule brings the energy and discipline of a performer to the leading of music and story in ways that encourage all people to use their…

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Q&A with Austria-based blues musician Marius Dobra, has been on the road with his guitar for more than 40 years

"I think music plays a big part in our everyday life and it helps people to be more cheerful and brave."

Marius Dobra: On A Mission From God

The bandleader and songwriter Marius Dobra has been on the road with his guitar for more than 40 years. Music and lyrics are, with a few exceptions, all written by local lower Austrian artists . You can…

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Q&A with British charismatic blues rock guitarist Dave Ellis - delivers blues that is gritty and straight up

"Blues music is now a universal language which is a great thing. While real Feeling and expression is often hard to find it is easy to recognize and the same goes for music. In a world where truth seems to be hidden, authenticity is often overlooked. But we continue to believe truth will out, thankfully."

Dave Ellis: Blues From the Heart

Dave…

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Q&A with multitalented musician and writer Dennis Marcellino - a former member of many top bands

"I miss how important and ground breaking music was culturally. It doesn't seem like there has been anything new and exciting for many years."

Dennis Marcellino: Music On The Clouds

Dennis Marcellino has an extensive history in the music business as a musician who plays sax, flute, guitar and other instruments, as well as being a vocalist,…

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Q&A with NYC based Sid Whelan, blues-influenced Americana musician with an unapologetically old-school vibe

"Almost All-American music composed and/or arranged after 1900 sits on a three-legged stool. One leg is African; one leg is European and one leg is Native American. We lean more heavily on one leg or another at different times but they are all always there."

Sid Whelan: The blues & Country had a baby and called it Rock n Roll

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Elmore Magazine co-founder, Suzanne Cadgene - with the motto, “Saving American Music,” covers a wide variety of genres

"The impact is incalculable. Blues and rock cultures have not only influenced culture and social relations, but the music has memorialized it, documented it for history."

Suzanne Cadgène: Saving American Music

Elmore magazine is an American music publication founded in 2005 by Suzanne Cadgène and Arnie Goodman. With the motto, “Saving American…

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Q&A with veteran singer, songwriter, guitarist Forrest McDonald - earthshaking, soul-stirring music distilled in the blues

"It’s time to all join hands. We’ve got to live together. It’s time to stand up united as one through the hard times and stormy weather. I say hey, hey, the Blues is all right!"

Forrest McDonald: Blues In A Bucket

Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Forrest McDonald has been performing and recording earthshaking, soul-stirring music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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