Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – February 2013 Archive (35)

Talking with legendary Mark Lindsay, the former lead singer and co-founder of Paul Revere & the Raiders

"Every experience and all of the input from my environment that I have received on a daily basis over the years have been an invaluable resource."

Mark Lindsay: Coolest Songs in the World…

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Visual artist Paul “Satch” Sachtleben talks about the Blues legends, Native Americans, and his projects

"There are similarities between the Native Americans and the Blues artists. Both races had similar obstacles to overcome to try and assimilate into the American culture. Each race had to fight prejudices, racism and segregation."

Paul “Satch” Sachtleben: Native…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 26, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

"Dangerous" Dan Toler – former guitarist for the Allman Brothers – died today at age 65

R.I.P Dangerous" Dan Toler, Have a Nice Trip !

Dan Toler, a southern rock guitar great who was part of the Allman Brothers family, has died near his hometown of Sarasota, Fla. He was 65.

In 2011, Toler…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Aussie Claude Hay, a fusion artist forging his sound on the back of looping technology

"Music stops me from going mad. It’s definitely a form of release."

Claude Hay: Back to the Future 

Hailing from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide…

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Poet Roxie Powell talks about Wichita Vortex, Frisco's memories, Jazz, poetry, his travels, and Lil Huk

"Poetry is free-form chaos brought into a modicum of control and direction.  Poetry is the explorer...I’m only the vehicle. I could be replaced by a toilet plunger."

Roxie Powell: A Primitive Poet…

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An Interview with bassman Bill Stuve, was fortunate to have played and met with the great Blues artists

"The whole reason that stuff back then sounds so cool, even on the records, is because you can hear the wood of those old guitars & basses and the reeds of those saxophones. It was all about the approach. The feel!"

Bill Stuve: Let's Hard Swing…

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An Interview with guitarist Ray Fuller, who has electrified audiences with his unique take on Rockin Blues

"I feel it is necessary that we embrace, encourage and support all shades/forms of "blues" from acoustic to modern electric to ensure we  keep the blues alive so that it enjoyed by future generations."

Ray Fuller: Smokin Hot Slide Guitar…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Talking with Jerry Schatzberg, who captured intimate portraits from the most notable artists and thinkers

"The image offers many things to do with emotions. Image offers humor, irony. It offers me a possibility to chronicle a combination of my eye and my emotion."

Jerry Schatzberg: Poetic Images…

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An Interview with Son Lewis, a faithful, and loving interpreter of pure Blues talks about his journey in music

"I think Blues is a way of getting the poison out of your system when you are down and making sure you don’t get too impressed with yourself when things are going well." 

Son Lewis: Silky Soul Bluesman…

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Chicago bluesman Morris “Magic Slim” Holt, passed away - He will be missed. May he Rest in Peace !

R.I.P Morris "Magic Slim" Holt (August 7, 1937 – February 21, 2013)

Magic Slim, passed away at 1am this morning after weeks in the hospital. He was 75. He will be missed !!

A big man, with a warm…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Dana Ali & Dave Hewitt, a project has taken old sounds and rhythms and made it new

"Blues and Soul music in the old days seem to have more feeling and depth coming from the soul of the heart. Nowadays it seems that some Blues and Soul music is just throw away, catchy but forgettable."

Dana Ali & Dave Hewitt: Music is Love !…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with family group of Lee Boys, one of finest African-American sacred steel ensembles

“Everyone has the blues sometime and music is a perfect way to ease the blues. If you’re a music lover or a musician the blues or music in general grabs you...”

The Lee Boys: Sacred Steel Nation

The Lee Boys are one of America’s…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 20, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Sculptor, photographer & writer Bruce Louis Dodson talks about acid Frisco and his travels on planet Earth

"Don’t go with the flow. The majority is usually wrong."

Bruce Louis Dodson: Citizen of the world

Bruce Dodson is a sculptor, photographer and writer of fiction and poetry in Seattle, WA. He was born in Alton,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 19, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fingerpickin' storyteller Juke Joint Jonny talks about his hard way studies on the streets of Blues

"It’s not just about playing a million notes to a measure loudly or wearing two tone shoes.  The Blues is about coming from the heart and soul."

Juke Joint Jonny: The Blues chose him

Juke…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 18, 2013 at 11:41pm — No Comments

An Interview with visual artist David Lynch, a Memphis-based painter who feels the heart & soul of city

"Everything about Memphis and the South are unique.  Every Person, every corner that you turn, Every door you walk in, Every taste that you put in your mouth...It is SPECIAL!"

David D. Lynch: Memphis Feeling…

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An Interview with Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen of Trampled Under Foot, a new Blues dynasty rising

"Blues will always live inside of other styles of music and it will never go away!"

Trampled Under Foot: Right Place, Right Time …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 16, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q & A with David Barsamian, one of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists

"Don't be afraid. Take risks. Be bold. Practice compassion and mindfulness. Read poetry. Take hikes. Drink lots of water."

David Barsamian: Alternative Voice…

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Visual artist Eric Dee talks about Stevie Ray, Tom Waits, Cash, Rock n' Blues, and his travel in Greece

"The Blues, like Rock, are great vehicles for conveying emotions, strong often powerful emotions."

Eric Dee: Oil paints, brushes, and Rock n' Roll 

Eric…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

An Interview with singer Lisa Cee, the embodiment of energy, passion and soul, a true amazing entertainer

"Blues is a state of being. Once you hear it, it stirs something up and then you are hooked!"

Lisa Cee: When the music has Soul

Singing since the age of 4, Lisa discovered her passion early on. Born into a multi-talented,…

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An Interview with poet, author and activist Sean Thomas Dougherty: Poetry is the opposite of barbed wire

"Blues and Jazz are connected through the idea of improvisation, which is the life force."

Sean Thomas Dougherty: Power to the People

Sean Thomas…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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