Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – January 2016 Archive (21)

Q&A with young Native American, Lakota John - an old soul with a love for traditional blues roots styles

"There are a number of components that connect Native American music with the Blues. For example, in both genres harmonization, rhythm, and powerful vocals are necessary to create an authentic sound."

Lakota John: Native Blues Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 31, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist Johnny Branchizio - based in Barcelona mixes Jazz, Mediterranean and World sounds

"At the beginning of this genre, especially the blues, the impact was huge, as we know, a real revolution on many levels, and the deep meaning of a music whose roots were involved in slavery during 200 years, is unrivalled in the history of human species."

Johnny Branchizio:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 28, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

Q&A with co-founder of Timbre Group, Danny Loong -- The Asian home of Blues, Rock n' Roots music

"The blues is a very unique form, perhaps due to the deep history of racial divide, which also enables people to come together and have mutual respect. That’s why I adore blues and roots, as I have experienced myself the power of music and how it helps society and cultures become better."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 27, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Q&A with Sweden based Homesick Mac (aka Dragan Ružić Macan) - Blues and Folk with Balkans colors

"My hopes are that the blues will be played by more musicians in the future, especially acoustic stuff. My fears are none, there will always be a place for blues."

Homesick Mac: Global Blues Roots…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Patrick Rosenkranz, one of the leading scholars of the underground comix movement of the 60s/70s

"The main reason is that all the best stuff happened in the 1960s and 1970s. It was stimulating to live through it and see everything unfold. It’s another thing altogether to read them for the first time now and try to appreciate that excitement."

Patrick Rosenkranz: A Wonderful…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 22, 2016 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Musician, poet/visual artist Peter Kraemer of Sopwith Camel talks about literature, music & counterculture

"Is for 'counterculture'. I right clicked on it and the example given was: 'the idealists of the sixties'. I suppose they could have said: 'the nihilists of the seventies'."

Peter Kraemer: Originality Of Art…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 21, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with fingerpickin' storyteller Steve Howell - old blues & folk tunes with authenticity and new approach

"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."

Steve Howell: Deep Roots Aesthetic…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Spanish one-man band Fernando Neris -- settled in Belgium explores the pre-war repertoire

"It (Blues) was part of the folk oral tradition. But they turned their backs on the Blues, long ago. The Blues seems to be too low class and to carry a message from the segregation days no one wants to listen to."

Fernando Neris: Pure Original Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 20, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

Q&A with Budda & Nico Guedes of Budda Power Blues - a Portuguese trio that plays the blues from the guts

"Music is always a sharing process. It’s a celebration!!! That’s why world music is so popular these days."

Budda Power Blues: Don't Stop The Boogie

Budda Power Blues are a Portuguese Power…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with French harmonica player Marko Balland -- Blues sounds with Rock culture from the heart and soul

"Blues and Rock music is still the only things that bring people, cultures there is no real racism in the music."

Marko Balland: Rock Blues Experience

From French blues harmonica player,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dutch guitarist Mischa den Haring talks about Byther Smith, Roscoe Chenier, Boo Boo Davis and local scene

"I think without music things would have been worse and at the same time I wish that music could connect people even more. "

Mischa den Haring: Acid Blues Groove

BLu ACiD is Mischa den Haring and Jan…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 17, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Interview with British music photographer John Bull aka Rockrpix -- Shooting Live Music, Keep Music Live!

"I hope that people wake up and stop wanting overnight manufactured ‘X Factor’ or reality TV bands and instead go out and listen to real music instead."

John Bull: Rock n' Roll Live Pix 

British music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 12, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Q&A with Blue Largo (Eric Lieberman & Alicia Aragon) - traditional 40’s-50’s era blues, jazz and swing band

"My hope for the future is that there is somehow a resurgence of interest for what we do. My fear is that this won’t happen."

Blue Largo: Let The Good Times Roll

Blue Largo was formed by…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 11, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Interview with Italian composer and pianist Professor Bones - his music celebrates the Blues and its Masters

"I'm not afraid for the future because there is no future, only the present exists. My hope is that in this eternal present the consciences of everyone could be released and reunited. Only then can the future exist."

Professor Bones: Blues From Underground…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with harmonicist/singer JD Taylor of Little Boys Blue -- delivers Boogie Blues with An Attitude!

"I feel that Blues and the love of blues is continually bridging any all gaps of divide. Whether it be racial or political or socio-cultural, the one thing that binds us together is humanity."

Little Boys Blue: Feel it & Play it!…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 8, 2016 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Interview with Norwegian Berdon Kirksaether - a veteran musician on local scene working in several genres

"Blues is real, honest and emotional music and you have to put your soul into every note you play to breathe life into it."

Berdon Kirksaether: On Music Canva…

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Q&A with Singapore harmonica player Kelvin Ng, recognized as a major blues talent in South East Asia

"I believe that when humans first found expression in music, melancholia has always been around in the earliest music forms. And these forms, be they from India or Africa or China or elsewhere, predated blues music by literally, thousands of years."

Kelvin Ng:…

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Interview with Romanian guitarist George Baicea - one of the most powerful Blues Rock guitarists of Balkan

"There are indeed some lines that connect Blues from US to Romania. In what we call old traditional Romanian music we really have similarities: message, rhythm, balance, somehow the same story of people bondage."

George Baicea: Electric Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 7, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Interview with progressive Jazz guitarist Marc Galea - one of Malta's leading guitar tutor and session musicians

"Blues is a unique style where it lets you close your eyes and play without thinking about theory and other stuff that makes your playing sounds too technical."

Marc Galea: Mediterranean Dreams…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 6, 2016 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Q&A with British multi-talented Pistol Pete Wearn -- traditional Hill Country blues with bluegrass influences

"Music is music. It’s possible to over-think these things. It can make a political point, or help to bridge gaps between peoples’ experiences, but fundamentally its entertainment and first of all it exists to make people tap their feet. The rest is incidental."

Pistol Pete Wearn: Bluegrass…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on January 5, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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