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An Interview with the Canadian swing singer Sabrina Weeks: Blues is still with us because it’s music about heart

"I feel like music has given me a way to experience true reciprocity with people – heart to heart."

Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce…

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Interview with author/journalist/stand-up comedian/editor Paul Krassner: Don’t take yourself as seriously as your causes

"The '60s. There was an evolutionary jump in consciousness around the globe."

Paul Krassner: The Alchemy Of Transforming Fantasy Into Reality

Paul Krassner is an author, journalist,…

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An Interview with the British producer and owner of JSP Records, John Stedman: I think that people recognize a label run by a fan.

"Years before I started a label someone I knew who had a jazz label in London said to me - 'the best way to lose a friend is to release an album on them'."

John Stedman: The London Bridge of Blues

JSP Records is…

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Boogie-Woogie pianist Axel Zwingenberger talks about Big Joe Turner, Champion Jack Dupree, Alexis Korner, Charlie Watts, & Sippie Wallace

"You’re a good musician if you can integrate all your life experiences into your music."

Axel Zwingenberger: “Boogie Woogie Be With Me”

Axel Zwingenberger is a blues and…

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An Interview with guitarist/singer Paxton Norris: My one wish would be for blues guys to quit wearing bowling shirts.

"I've learned that I can express whatever I'm feeling through bending guitar strings. The blues is a great medium for that and I feel it suits me."

Paxton Norris: Heavy Hittin' Detroit Blues…

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An Interview with Utah blues band of Urban Bleu: You can play blues until the day you die and you will never be out of style.

"Blues is more about escaping your problems and making something positive out of something negative than it is about feeling sorry for yourself."

Urban Bleu: Experience the lightnin' Blues!…



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Blues/Rock journeyman Forrest McDonald talks about Roy Gaines, Jimmy Page, Muscle Shoals, Jimmy Reed & Duane

"Blues music gives me the opportunity to connect and convey my feelings on a pure emotional level."

Forrest McDonald: Human Condition…

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An Interview with the cult blues-rocker Big Shanty: Blues is expressing your inner feelings without fear of being judged.

"My best songs come to me in dreams and then when I wake up, I can’t write them down fast enough."

Big Shanty: The Blues of Dreams

Renegade blues-rocker Big Shanty’s sonic rain of acid…

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An Interview with the Texas bluesman Richard Cagle: We burn it down from the moment we get on stage and strike the first note.

"The Blues allows me to express my emotional being in short stories of the joys and pain of everyday life."

Richard Cagle: Voodoo Child…

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One of Canada's top harp blowers Dave "Hurricane" Hoerl talks about Bloomfield, Big Mama Thornton, Albert Collins, Pee Wee Crayton & the Twisters

"Blues is truth. It comes from deep down in your soul and it can’t be denied."

Dave Hoerl: The Hit of Hurricane Blues

Born and raised in San Francisco, David was originally tutored…

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An Interview with Welsh slide guitarist/singer Gwyn Ashton: The slide kinda imitates the human voice. It has a vocal quality.

"I’m a white guy from a bunch of places, I’ve never picked cotton or been a slave but I’ve been through enough shit to know what MY blues is." 

Gwyn Ashton: Living With The…

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An Interview with guitarist/singer/songwriter Patrick Sweany: I love the economy of language and subtlety of the Blues, Soul & Country

"I am not a Bluesman. I am not a Soul Man, I’m not a Country Boy, I’m Patrick Sweany."

Patrick Sweany: Southern Comfort…

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White House to Host the Blues: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Mick Jagger, Shemekia Copeland, Warren Haynes, Jeff Beck to Perform

Mick Jagger, Keb Mo, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and more, Celebrating Black History Month, Blues At The White House

As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History…

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The swing/blues guitarist Chris "Big Papa" Thayer talks about Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, T-Birds, Rod Piazza and his band TCB

"The blues has given me a lot of experiences I wouldn’t have had otherwise."

Chris "Big Papa" Thayer: Cool Jump

BIG PAPA AND THE TCB was born in the back alleys and seedy after hours parties in juke joints. It's the…

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An Interview with British music photographer Noel Buckley: I guess looking at other peoples work and always I'm ready to take advice

"Deborah Bonham the sister of Led Zepplins John Bonham...As a encore she did the Zepplin classic Rock n Roll. She deceived the song with such passion, it bought a tear to ones eye. To me only rock n roll and blues can do this..."

Noel Buckley: RU Ready 2 Rock?…

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An Interview with guitarist Jim Armstrong of Them: The music retains its original honesty and hits you straight in the heart.

"The music business hasn’t changed much.  Manager’s still look for artists for a free ride."

Jim Armstrong: Blues straight from the heart

Armstrong's musical career started while he…

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Producer/manager Marty Angelo talks about The God, Hendrix, Raven, Grass Roots, George Harrison, music business, and the connection Disco - Rhythm & Blues

"I really always equated disco with rhythm and blues.  If it had a dance beat… it was called disco, during disco’s heyday. Before that… it was rhythm and blues through and through."

Marty Angelo: Once Life Matters

Marty Angelo worked in the entertainment…

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Acoustic blues slide guitarist/singer Catfish Keith talks about Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines, Henry Townsend, Honeyboy Edwards & his own blues way

"I think acoustic blues just by it's uniquely personal nature, can be freer and more wide open."

Catfish Keith: …

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An Interview with legendary bassman and producer Leo Lyons of Ten Years After

"Everybody at some time feels sad, angry, happy, in love or lost and in despair. That's why the blues appeals."

Leo Lyons: Τen Υears Αhead Of Ηis Τime

Leo Lyons…

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An Interview with legendary bass player Max Bennett: Play what you believe in at every opportunity

"The music business as I know it has changed in many ways in the last few years & not for the better."

Max Bennett: Bass Rhapsody…

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