Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – January 2013 Archive (33)

An Interview with singer/songwriter Alicia Maxwell from Delaware, a truly blues diamond in the rough

"As far as I’m concerned this is still “a man’s world”!  I don’t think there’s any secret to being a Blues woman, you’ve just got to keep your head up and keep going."

Alicia Maxwell: Blues Happiness…

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Claude Nobs, Montreux Jazz Festival founder, dies

R.I.P Claude Nobs

Claude Nobs, who founded the world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, has died after a skiing accident.

The 76-year-old…

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An Interview with drummer Bill Ray, his afire passion for the beat has done popular as musician & teacher

"With Blues, it was literally beaten out of the people who created it; expressing themselves in song was a way to calm their nerves from the hell they lived in at that time"

Bill Ray: Raise the waterline 

Bill…

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Japanese blues musician Tsuyoshi Kato talks about his experience in Chicago, and local blues scene

As Willie Dixon said, 'the blues is fact of life.' I think the blues is really simple and universal so that everybody can feel it.

Tsuyoshi Kato: Rising Sun’s Blues

Tsuyoshi Kato was…

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An Interview with singer Hazel Miller: When I sing the blues I am healing a hurt that goes to my soul

"Blues people are so connected to each other. We are dedicated to spreading the music to the world."

Hazel Miller: Makes the Blues world better

The city of Denver singled out Hazel as one of 150 people who make Denver a better…

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An Interview with blueswoman SharBaby, singing and playing with her own way and keep the Blues Alive!

"The feel I miss nowadays is that the Blues is not as Authentic sounding.  It has been more of a Rock sound. We seem to have lost the soul and spirit of the Blues."

SharBaby: Ultra Original Blues Soul…

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An Interview with Alan Shacklock of Babe Ruth, a marvelous guitarist who left his sign in rock music

"Listening, believing you’re never the best but may make a difference in someone’s life."

Alan Shacklock: The Lord of the Guitar 

Alan Shacklock is an…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with the Muddy Sons, a two-man blues band where respect the past with perception of today

"The blues isn't something you can learn. It's something that just has to happen to you." - Madman Sam

The Muddy Sons: Cross Railroads

The Muddy Sons were created when a South bound train out of Chicago collided…

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Poet and activist Eliot Katz talks about Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, music, poetry and activism

"As humans, we need insights and provocative questions in so many different areas of life, including desires, fears, dreams, loss, love, physical and psychological health, ..."

Eliot Katz: Howlin Soul…

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An Interview with storyteller Nick Charles, one of Australia’s premier Roots and Blues finger pickers

"Too many so-called blues players now mistake a barrage of guitar licks, a growly voice and even a stomp box for the blues feel."

Nick Charles: Into the Blues

It’s no surprise that the…

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An Interview with artist-poet Hedwig Gorski, a multifaceted avant-garde artist of "American futurism"

“Blues is an affirmation of life while acknowledging and empathizing with the living conditions caused by poverty.”

Hedwig Gorski:  

Rhymes and Rhythms of…

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An Interview with Greek American Jeff Pitchell, a dynamic Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist from Boston

"The two main things I can point out is the blues taught me the truth. To me the blues cannot be contrived or fake."

Jeff Pitchell: American Blues dream

Jeff Pitchell…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

An Interview with Texan Paul Orta, a harpman with master degree from Antone’s "University of the Blues"

"There is a brand new generation playing blues these days and not just in the States. I heard bands from Brazil, Germany etc."

Paul Orta: Mr. Feelgood Blues

Paul Orta born in Port Arthur, Texas was first influenced by Louis Armstrong at the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 1, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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