Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – February 2013 Archive (32)

Austrian singer/songwriter & pianist Otmar Binder talks about the Boogie Woogie story of his music

"I know a blues when I hear one, and I get very comfortable whenever there’s good music: So whatever the label may be, it’ll always be the music that matters."

Otmar Binder: Boogie Woogie Turnaround

Vienna-based…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Poet, writer and photographer Mark Weber talks about poetry and his experiences in Jazz & Blues world

"As long as there is human life on the planet there will be blues & jazz."

Mark Weber: Jazz For Mostly

Mark Weber was born October 21, 1953 in Covina, California. His family came to West coast from Kansas in 1940 as part of the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Gerard Malanga, poet, photographer & filmmaker who has received worldwide recognition

"I go on with my life as if none of this has ever happened.  I do what I do to make my life in the present tense as simple as possible."

Gerard Malanga: Under the Muse's Spell

Poet,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 12, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

An Interview with brilliant bluesman Lewis Cowdrey, one of the original founders of the Austin scene

"Blues is hard but cheap. Challenging and available?"

Lewis Cowdrey:

The Best keep diamond of Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Irish Johnny Gallagher, one of the finest guitarist in Europe and explosive live entertainer

"The blues is an expression of good and bad in very living man, woman and dog, its with us everyday, all year round, we carry the blues everywhere we go."

Johnny Gallagher: Kiss me, I'm Bluesman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Q & A with Kenny Lavitz, an artist and rhythmic explorer who blurs the lines between jazz/rock & blues

"I believe the Blues evolves with us!"

Kenny Lavitz: Flip side of the Blues

Kenny is a gifted artist and rhythmic explorer who blurs the lines between jazz, rock and blues. Along…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments

The legendary jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away on February 4

R.I.P. Donald Byrd

This is a sad for Jazz and rhythm & blues music.

The legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away on February…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

New York poet Frank Messina talks about David Amram, Gil Scott-Heron, and his Spoke n' Roll memories

The prison of the spirit is often self-inflicted. As I say in my poem, Disorderly Conduct, "You have the right to overthrow the king, whose castle's walls your own hands built."

Frank Messina: New York Poetic…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Writer/ poet Peter Conners talks about Grateful Dead, Leary, Ginsberg, and his trips with the Deadheads

"The beauty of both poetry and music – and all art forms – is that once you tap into their power they never cease influencing you."

Peter Conners: Don't be afraid the Deads

Peter Conners is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 5, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Talking with guitarist/songwriter Tommy Talton, a gifted musician and authentic Southern creator

"Any musical genre that is based on spirit from the heart and soul will continue to move audiences and listeners."

Tommy Talton: Soulful Southern Rider 

Tommy Talton is one of the best…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 4, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

An Interview with editor/poet Joan Jobe Smith, a long-time confidante and co-conspirator of Bukowski

"I am a literary anthropologist who loves people and wants to know their souls and hearts and tell their tales."

Joan Jobe Smith: Tales of West Coast Pearl

Joan Jobe Smith, founding editor…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 2, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Talking with Ricky & Micol Davis (Blue Mother Tupelo), a soulful songwriting team like the good old times

"My wish for the BLUES is that the blues "purists" would allow cynicism to leave their hearts."

Blue Mother Tupelo: Southerners Knights

Ricky & Micol Davis are a soulful husband-and-wife…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

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