Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – January 2019 Archive (18)

East Coast singer/drummer Big Joe Maher talks about Jimmy Rogers, Swing, Blues and Jump n' Jive era

"Yes music today is totally guitar based rock...the swing from the by gone era has left...even blues tends to be more rock then anything else my fear is there will be no one left to carry on the swing."

Big Joe Maher: Rockhouse Party

Joe Maher aka "Big Joe" started out his music career in his Maryland high school jazz band "The Starliners.”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with blues/roots musician Joe Flip - building custom oil can guitars, and teaching music for kids' programs

"I think any genre of music and art can impact those things. Sometimes you can express yourself in more subtle ways. Since I'm primarily a guitarist, I've always tried expressing myself through my guitar with those topics."

Joe Flip: Discover Real Music

Whether Joe Flip (Filipovich) is performing at popular venues around the mid-west, building…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with poet, writer, educator, and activist Nancy Mercado: Documents the beauty and the injustices of our world

"The Nuyorican Movement has enlightened other poetic and artistic movements with the raw truths of life lived in urban landscapes; whether real or imagined."

Nancy Mercado: The Passion of Nuyorican Poetry

The recipient of an American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and named among the Frederick Douglass 200 on the anniversary of Douglass'…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 28, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Poet Andy Clausen talks about the Beat Generation, Home of the Blues, Sixties, New York, and the Global Culture

"You’ve got to understand a culture quickly to get what you want or need. The earth is in a terrible fix. Water to drink is a Huge issue. There are saints and assholes everywhere."

Andy Clausen:

The Blues Stories of the Beat President

Andy Clausen was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with unique boogie-blues musician with Khalif Wailin’ Walter, without a doubt belongs to the the new generation of Blues players

"I wish that African-Americans would embrace this music in its original form more. It is our history we should keep and preserve it."

Khalif Wailin' Walter:

Flamin' Voodoo Axeman

Khalif "Wailin'" Walter without a doubt belongs to the the new generation of Blues players coming from the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with high energy Blues n' Soul artist, Will Jacobs from Chicago - known for his powerful, live performances

"Music really is Universal, and you never know where your instrument will take you."

Will Jacobs: Burnin' Windy City Blues

Known for his powerful, live performances, Will Jacobs is a modern Blues/R&B/Soul artist. from Chicago, Illinois, USA.  At 25 years old, he's no stranger to performance stages. Will honed his chops the old-fashioned way –…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based saxophonist Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff - plays music and makes people want to dance

"These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’."

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff:

Let The Lone Star's Good Times Roll

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff is an…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

East Coast-based drummer Mark Teixeira has recorded and performed with a host of Blues and American music greats.

"Music is the universal language. And it does cross political and social and cultural divides. I think we can learn a lot about how to bridge the gap’s between people from studying how music bridges those gaps. You can take a great feeling piece of music anywhere in the world and people will enjoy it."

Mark Teixeira: Groove, Swing & Feel It! …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Veteran guitarist Rocco Calipari Sr. of Head Honchos talks about his son, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy and the blues

"It seems that Blues and Rock music is most listened to by people a little older these days. I don't get involved in music that is politically motivated. Music is for all people to bring us together."

Head Honchos: Big, Bluesy & Forward

"Bring It On Home" (2018, Grooveyard Records) is the debut studio disc by hard-working band…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with blues legend Paul Oscher - the first Caucasian member of the great Muddy Waters Blues Band

"I think the impact of the blues in the ‘60s was tremendous. Because it not only was a different kind of music, but it was a new culture. Totally."

Paul Oscher: Original Blues - Cool Cat

Paul Oscher is a blues legend. A blues singer and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar and piano), who while still in his teens, became the first Caucasian…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 16, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with artist Phil Goodrich subject matter is inspired by his extensive traveling, waves and music

"It seems to me that Blues and Rock music and visual art can connect with people of all races and political parties. It’s a common language that nearly everyone can understand and feel touched."

Phil Goodrich: Waves, Travels & Blues

Phil Goodrich is a Florida native artist now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego's Point…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 15, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with trumpet player Boney Fields, part of this generation of African-American musicians born to tame the stage

"I believe Afro-American music influents a lot of other types of music but since it came from (Afro American) some people discriminate the culture, try to appropriate the music  without giving credit to the real creators."

Boney Fields: Real Music, Real Musician

“Real music by real musicians” as Prince used to say. Just like Prince, the trumpet…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Danny Lynn Wilson - after years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, sharing his “Peace of Mind”

"Life is constant change and you gotta learn to roll with it and constantly reinvent yourself."

Danny Lynn Wilson: Peace of Mind

After years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, Danny Lynn Wilson has emerged sharing his “Peace of Mind” (2019) - a personal collection of Original Roots recordings expressing his profound inner experiences. Polished…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:29am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore - blues, soul, and rock, there’s one thing that ties it all together-that voice.

"Really good blues artists write and perform from the heart. They tell stories about the human condition, often presenting complex and deep issues with startling simplicity."

Willa Vincitore: Good Choices of Music

A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee (August, 2018), Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building…

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Q&A with Italian filmmaker artist and animator, Thomas Künstler - made a stop motion animation on rebetiko and Markos Vamvakaris

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you know. So, I really have difficulties finding the words explaining why I cannot stand 99% of the music imposed by the labels, radio etc. There’s so much randomness and lack of beauty in this word and this music is the right product of this society we live in today. What music misses is being more spontaneous and naïve as it used to."

Thomas…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 8, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with uniquely talented artist Chic Street Man - transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home his message of harmony and ethnic diversity through bluesy, funky and jazzy originals

Best advice came from my mother: "know what you are talking about in the song, it will inform the way you sing it".

Welcome to the world of Chic Street Man, a world soulful and full of wit and humor

Chic Street Man is a uniquely talented artist with an international following. His music transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home…

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Q&A with photographer & author, Rosie McGee - photos and stories of the early-days Grateful Dead and the 60’s music scene in San Francisco.

"I would zap all people who are greedy, mean, evil, territorial, power-mad, murderous, pessimistic, bigoted, stupid, depressed, or hopeless – with a magic ray that would turn them into positive-thinking, compassionate, intelligent, loving, and productive members of the human race, so they could contribute to solving the problems that threaten all of us with extinction."

Rosie McGee: Tribal…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Christopher C. King, Grammy-winning producer, musicologist, and prominent 78 RPM record-collector

"Mainly I see rural folk music as a manifestation of how well a given culture resists assimilation and influence from the outside. A robust folk music can only exist if it has confidence in itself, if it esteems itself and if its purpose is embraced by the community that created it."

Christopher C. King: Lament from Epirus

Christopher C. King, is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 1, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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