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Q&A with talented musician Dianne Davidson - music that moves the soul and escape any categorization

"Absolutely nothing matters except the love of the music and a pure heart. I can continue to hope I can reach at least one person per listen with love and hope and acceptance."

Dianne Davidson: Always The Dreamer

There are a lot of good singers around today and a lot of talented musicians. There are performers who draw large crowds wherever…

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Q&A with Nevada-based blues guitarist Rick Berthod - high energy and soulful blues with Peripheral Visions

"The Blues, (as is all music) is artistic expression. Some think of the Blues as sad and lonely music, but it can bring joy and happiness as well. Music can take people to a place where they forget about their everyday problems & make people smile more often."

Rick Berthod: Peripheral (Blues) Visions

Rick Berthod is a well known blues…

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Q&A with Scottish award-winning songwriter, composer Wily Bo Walker, regarded as one of the top blues vocalists in Europe.

"However, these days I feel that there is a wonderful mix of what the ‘blues’ has now become and I feel there is a refreshing artistry evoked by artists the world over who aren’t afraid to mix influences but who still operate in the realms of what we understand as a modern ‘blues’ genre. I find that exciting. New sounds and new ways to express your own ‘blues’; that very essence of human emotion."…

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Veteran bluesman Bob Angell talks about Hubert Sumlin, Ginsberg, John Mayall, Big Walter Horton, and RI scene

"The Beats really had the blues…and bopped to the beat of modern jazz. They also connected to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and Sonny & Brownie."

Bob Angell: Supernal US Classical Music

Fresh album by Bob Angell, but a main-stay in the East Coast blues scene for many years. As Angell’s longtime mentor, the fabled Hubert Sumlin said,…

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Q&A with Peggy James, desert “Americana” flavor influences all of her songs allowing her song writing style to be both unique and eclectic

"Class, style, melody and originality - that’s what I liked about most of the music in the past - and that’s what I look for in the music of today. It’s not that it’s missing today, it’s just a little harder to find."

Peggy James: Skip The Desert Boundaries

Peggy James was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent her formative years in the…

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Q&A with UK-based singer songwriter Tom Gee - relaxed, funky, bluesy music with thought-provoking lyrics

"Music is not a competition. I entered lots of battle of the band style contests as a young musician and it builds an unhealthy view of what music should be like."

Tom Gee: Say It Loud... Blues, Soul & Rock

Tom Gee is just about starting again. The 30 year-old singer songwriter from Bradford has been playing across the UK since the age of 16…

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Q&A with legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown - their new album titled “Ain’t Done Yet” on Quarto Valley Records

"Blues is a music form that enables to express my feelings and express my deepest emotions."

Kim Simmonds: Rockin' The Blues

Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England. Savoy Brown fans might be the luckiest fans in the world. No other blues rock act alive today has delivered so much excellent music…

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Q&A with "underground goddess" Miss Mercy of the GTO's - rock n' roll girl group from Haight-Ashbury era

Miss Mercy: The Priestess of Rock n' Roll 

Miss Mercy, a.k.a. Mercy Fontenot, was born Judith Edra Peters in Burbank, California. Mercy was a member of the GTO's. The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) were a girl group from the Los Angeles area, specifically the…

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Q&A with musician and poet Al Basile - falling comfortably between blues, jazz and the story of American roots music

"Writers try hard to put into words what musicians express through their voices and instruments – a lot of them wish they could play, and since they can't they try to get close to the power of music with their words."

Al Basile: Words, Music & Rhy(th)ms

Al Basile grew up in a park in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He graduated from Phillips Academy…

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Chicago-based pianist Johnny Iguana talks about Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Delmark Records, Van Morrison, Jeff Healey and the Claudettes

"Blues will always reach SOME people because it's so immediate, simple and human."

Johnny Iguana: The Keys of King Lizard

Johnny "Ig" Iguana - born Brian Berkowitz - grew up in Philadelphia, where he studied piano from age eight and played piano and organ in blues bands from age 16. He moved to New York City at age 22, where he met one of his…

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Q&A with NYC Blues Roots-Rocker Jon Paris: toured and recorded with an impressive list of legendary artists

"The blues is the common ground, the music of the blues throughout all styles, and the feeling of the blues throughout all peoples."

Jon Paris: The Blues Had A Baby and They Named It Rock & Roll

Jon Paris…

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Q&A with Eric Hughes, embodies the sound of Memphis through his live shows and award-winning recordings

"I miss the value and attention that music once had, when people really listened deeply to a recording or to a live show. I miss crowds of people dancing, and I miss talking to audience members- shaking hands, conversation between sets- without fear of getting sick. I miss performing for people who actually came to hear live music, instead of playing with their phones and talking loudly. I miss traveling."…

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Q&A with saxophonist Doug James - one of the all-time greats of rhythm & blues horn players, backing various legends

"It (music) has always been helping yourself and the people who listen to you to forget for as long as possible all the troubles that surround us all."

Doug James: Mr. Low & His Bari Sax

Baritone sax specialist Doug James was born in Turlock, California in 1953. An early interest in music was encouraged by his mother, an organist in his…

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Q&A with multi-talented artist Kevin Godley, one of the most important pioneers of the pop music

"Re music’s impact sociologically…Its hard to define how and when music actually changes things. It certainly doesn’t work immediately, and it doesn’t work on everyone. What it tends to do is seep into the fabric of society and through popularity, controversy, discussion or its very presence make a difference."

Kevin Godley: Instinctive & Intuitive Music…

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Q&A with world-renowned musician David Sancious, an original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band

"The impact of music on the socio-political, racial, spiritual environment is that it makes people think, and feel, and consider a different way of looking at things and feeling about things. That can lead to action which can then make an actual positive change in whatever the situation is."

David Sancious: Eyes Wide Open

World-renowned performing…

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Texas-based fabulous guitarist Mark May talks about the Blues, Joe Hughes, Dickey Betts, and Southern Rock

"The blues is music about deep feelings and emotions that can bring back memories, good and bad. It’s a healing music that helps us all get through life’s ups and downs so I think that’s why it will never die."

Mark May:

Music Crossroads, Southern Gumbo

Texas-based veteran…

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Q&A with legendary electric violinist & vocalist L. Shankar - an ethereal musical bed transports the listener on a spiritual journey

"Music can be so influential in all levels cultural, social, spiritual and make people realize that changes can be made for the betterment of the world and also personally. A song with a positive message can reach all over the world simultaneously now with the social media times."

L. Shankar: The Sounds of Our World

Indian…

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Q&A with North Carolina-based Derek Wesley Arnold, a talented touring performer, songwriter, and music instructor

"I hope it gives cause for many more people to "do music brain." Access to these levels of knowledge, wisdom, and creative potential are unmatched in our human timeline. To waste them would be a great tragedy."

Derek Wesley Arnold: Daydreams In Music

Derek Wesley Arnold is an American songwriter and performer from Clayton, North Carolina. He began…

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Q&A with the Northwest’s best kept secret CD Woodbury, an award winning contemporary blues, roots, rock, and multi-genre musician

"I guess my hopes and fears surround whether artists outside of the mainstream, most successful, can survive and live. That the art of making organized noise is valued enough that people can dedicate their life to that craft."

CD Woodbury: World’s Gone Crazy

From a reputation as an ace sideman and “The Northwest’s best kept secret” in the Pacific…

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Q&A with blues troubadour Pete Thelen - the Blues have always been a part of his life, pushing his limits and ours

"Make the best of the situation you’re in. Keep an open mind. No matter how many miles you travel, it’s a small world after all."

Pete Thelen: Musical Journeys

A few years after the Second World War, Pete Thelen was born into the American Midwest’s cradle of blues: Chicago. He spent his first seventeen years there, listening to rock and roll and…

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