Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – January 2018 Archive (13)

Q&A with Sarah Benck and Rex Granite - Omaha's powerhouse boogie swing group of The Rex Granite Band

"Blues music is communication on an elemental level."

The Rex Granite Band featuring Sarah Benck: The True Spirit of Blues Rock

Winners of the 2017 OEA "Best Blues" award, Omaha Nebraska’s Blues/Rock original, The Rex Granite Band draws it’s fresh/retro sound from a variety of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Philadelphia stellar musician Greg Sover - blues and rock with a dash of everything else

"I realized how much we have in common from our passion, struggles, heartbreaks and love. The blues express those feelings the most."

Greg Sover: Philly Soul Express

Greg Sover is starting out 2018 on all cylinders! Greg’s new…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with artist Danuta Matysik, inspired by her travels, as well as the music and culture of the American South

"Music is very powerful in creating good or bad mood and I personally like to avoid any  loud and aggressive sounds. Instead I tend to choose easy, calming music which encourages contemplation."

Danuta Matysik: The Colors of Blues

“Pictures from the Road. People and Places” titled the project of Polish artist Danuta Matysik, will be presented as…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Συνέντευξη με τον δημοσιογράφο Γιάννη Αλεξίου για την Rock Counterculture, τον Elvis και το Vinyl is Back

"Η καλύτερη συναυλία που είδα ποτέ ήταν ο Β.Β. King στο Βεάκειο τον Ιούλιο 2000. Τα βιβλία της εφηβείας μου είναι το “Σύντομο Καλοκαίρι της Αναρχίας” του Χ.Μ. Ετσενσμπέργκερ και το “Do It” του Jerry Rubin. Η πρώτη φράση που μου έρχεται στο μυαλό από τη βιβλιογραφία είναι το "ω, τι θλιβερό να πεθαίνει ο άνθρωπος" από την Αγωνία του Μάξιμ Γκόρκυ. Η αγαπημένη μου ταινία είναι το If του Lindsay Anderson με τον Μάλκολμ Μακ Ντάουελ. Αγαπημένος σκηνοθέτης είναι ο…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Johnny Fink - The Best Kept Secret in the Midwest Scene among blues and classic rock enthusiasts

"I hope blues as a genre can continue to evolve while still staying true to its roots…if not it may become extinct over time."

Johnny Fink: Modern Twist to Old Sounds

Award winning blues band, Johnny Fink and the Intrusion announces the release of their long-awaited debut Cd entitled simply JFI (2017). JFI is the band’s first cd containing 9…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with ElectroBluesSociety (Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp) - bunch of junk with a broad taste and an open mind

"People trying new things like Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Howlin Wolf, They really created something new. Most modern blues bands try to sound like an old record. In that case I’d rather listen to the old record."

ElectroBluesSociety: Organic Dance music

ElectroBluesSociety are a Dutch-based "Organic Dance music" duo mixing electronics with raw,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Guitarist Ian McDonald of Monophonics talks about the band, Hendrix, Syl Johnson, and psychedelic soul

"I think the feel of people has change because now it has become more materialistic. Back then it was more about the people."

Ian McDonald: Soul with Psyche…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Muddy Waters sons: Mud & Big Bill Morganfield – The legacy of legend "Live At Rockpalast" 1978

“My Dad was the Father of the blues and one of its founding members. His music has affected generations of musicians and he will ways be my musical hero.”

“Mud” & Big Bill Morganfield: Muddy Waters Legacy

Larry “Mud” Morganfield eldest son of the undisputed king of the Blues Muddy Waters has been delivering his charismatic Chicago blues of the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interview with roots artist Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK

"I think it’s just reinforced my view that we are all equal, all human and all spinning on the same giant rock, we all share the same hopes, dreams and problems after all."

Half Deaf Clatch: Blues Roots Tales

Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Multitalented Leon Rodriguez talks about the Blues, Jazz, Frank Zappa, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and SRV

"I miss the sense of feeling connected to that larger thing that goes all the way back. It may because we are just naturally losing our revered icons that brought us this far. I may be completely wrong but it seems to me that our young talent could embrace the past and add their contribution to pay the blues forward."

Leon Rodriguez: The (Lone) Star of Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with NYC singer Lex Grey - her power and passion blaze a primal fire fusing old school blues and rock

"Music is the answer to all of these problems. Great music addresses these issues by illustrating our emotional makeup as humans. The things that bring us joy, the feelings of pain and isolation, these feelings have no race, no economic status, no gender."

Lex Grey: The Madam of Urban…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Steve Portolesi (Kings & Associates) - one of Australia's most uniquely new and exciting blues acts

"My fear for music is that it looses its ability to speak for people who need to be heard and becomes simply a marketing tool for big corporations. This isn’t a new development but it is intensifying without question."

Kings & Associates: Down Under Tales

Since their humble beginnings winning the 2014 Adelaide Roots & Blues Association…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Photographer Michael Mastro talks about his photo-art, music, Freddie King, Frank Zappa and Rock culture

"The world can be a scary place. I want to surround myself with beauty, and my music photography would fit that bill. My thought is that one should have art around that makes them smile or is inspiring."

Michael Mastro: Images of Music

Photographer Michael Mastro based in Mobile, Alabama says: “Following an education in Photolithography at Don…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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