Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – February 2016 Archive (23)

Filmmaker Scott Rosenbaum talks about the Long Road To Glory of Blues & The Perfect Age of Rock n' Roll

"The music is so elemental (blues and blues based rock ‘n’ roll) that no matter how far popular music gets away from the roots,  a guy or girl with a guitar playing and singing, the desire for that fundamental connection will never die."

Scott Rosenbaum: Long Live The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Interview with roadhouse guitar player Sonny Moorman -- balance of Blues emotions with Rock energy

"The Blues fathered Rock & Roll, and Rock & Roll changed the world."

Sonny Moorman: Blues Revival

More than just a Blues-Rock artist, award-winning guitar player Sonny Moorman balances his…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 25, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas guitarist/singer Jackie Venson - makes music into a giant bluesy melting pot for a new generation

"I believe in the USA, Blues music (and all forms of it) have brought the races and social classes together. Music is about community and nobody, no matter what they look like or where they come from, can deny a good groove. This is why music has and will always unite people."

Jackie Venson: Freedom…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2016 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas guitarist Mason Ruffner - his lineage can be traced to modern rock back to post-war origins

"The blues to me is a soulful way of expressing yourself and playing blues style music is the ultimate for guitar playing."

Mason Ruffner: Keep It Real!

Mason Ruffner’s musical roots begin in the late…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 23, 2016 at 3:04am — No Comments

Q&A with musician/poet Dale Peterson - blurring the lines between Blues/Rock and other forms of American Music

"My fear in today’s pop culture is that serious musicians and songwriters are starving and struggling while young 'beautiful people' get all the attention. This is not the fault of common people and music fans."

Dale Peterson: The Roots of Routes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 22, 2016 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Q&A with drummer/producer Jon Otis -- African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms to his strong Rhythm & Blues roots

"Blues and Jazz 'ARE' the 'impact' and commentary on our American racial, cultural and socio-political experiences."

Jon Otis: The World of BluBeatz 

Darrell Jon Otis was born June 12th 1953 in Tulsa,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 22, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with storyteller Giotis Kyttaris - a counterculture 'Blues Quixote' of local scene

"I learned that the blues is not a sign. It's a way of life. You never think that now my life is blues. Just live."

Giotis Kyttaris: I Put A Spell On You 

Athens Greece based musician and tattoo artist,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with indie-blues-rock band of Minor Cabinet -- a dynamic, true and authentic German rock n' roll band

"Music connects people from all over the world, independent of their origin, religion or race."

Minor Cabinet: Blues Rock Breakers

Minor Cabinet is a young five piece indie-blues-rock band…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2016 at 12:52am — No Comments

Interview with guitarist/singer Matteo Sansonetto, one of the most active bluesman on the Italian scene

"The difference between European blues scene and American blues scene, in my opinion, is that in Europe the people think more about 'old' blues, in USA you can find more 'contemporary blues' I guess."

Matteo Sansonetto: Blues Revue…

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

Romanian guitarist Alexandru Cismaru talks about his journey on Blues/Jazz/Rock roads and local scene

"I’d like to change dramatically the music from the 80% of TV channels and radio stations."

Alexandru Cismaru: Blues Soul, Jazz Heart

Romanian blues-rock,…

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Greek comic artist/Illustrator Nicolas Stefadouros talks about his colorful heroes, music and literature

"Comics are a popular art in countries like the US and it's a way to pass strong messages to the public especially kids. Yes, Spiderman can be African-American. Yes, Thor can be a woman. Yes, gay is normal too. Comics can be a very powerful visual 'weapon' against prejudice."

Nicolas Stefadouros: Colorful…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 17, 2016 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Australian Griot and Blues Shaman Steve Tallis talks about the powerful healing and spiritual force of music

"The devaluation of music as a true profession. The attitude and philosophy that music should be free…recorded and live - totally ridiculous. I value what I do in every way."

Steve Tallis: A Shaman of Freedom

Steve Tallis…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 15, 2016 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Q&A with Twin Cities' front-woman Joyann Parker - bring the Blues-Soul-Rock n' roll in 'Sweet Tea' unique style

"Blues and soul music have always been genres that have united people across all of the lines that typically divide. If you look back at the history of places like FAME Studios and Stax Records, you see people from all different walks of life working together."

Joyann Parker & Sweet Tea: Indie…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 14, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Mixed-media artist, illustrator and author Janie McGee talks about history, emotions, soul, spirit, and truth

"Blues and Jazz were birthed out of the Black experience in America. The notes themselves came on the ship with the slaves. It is the re arrangement of the notes to the soul, mind, and spirit that formed the music. The music came from broken spirits, determined hearts, and hope the wailed in the fields."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 13, 2016 at 12:33am — No Comments

Powerhouse singer Shaun Murphy talks about the 60s, Clapton, Seger, Little Feat and 1st Ann Arbor Blues Fest

"Being in the music business has afforded me a tremendous outlet, for energy, writing, touching peoples’ hearts and hopefully leaving lives in a better place. The Blues is such an all-encompassing soul search, which I’m so glad t be a part of."

Shaun Murphy: Rhythm & Blues…

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

Saint Louis-based artist Paul Lapusan talks about comics, music, literature, Freak Brothers and Karl Marx

"I hope that there continues to be a thriving species of comics that deals in more substantive and subversive adult content as showcased in the alternative and/or underground comic movement and an interest and support in that sort of sequential art."

Paul Lapusan: Creepy & Grotesque…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tuvan musician Albert Kuvezin talks about the connection of local music with the Blues and human feelings

"Tuvan music mainly in pentatonic scale with some alterative and therefore melodies sound very much like blues ones. The rhythms remind country-and-western. Plus singers use a lot of improvisation with lyrics too."

Albert Kuvezin:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 9, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Veteran musician Tim Gorman talks about Papa John Creach, Duane Eddy, San Francisco and H.G. Wells

"Music as an art form should always lead and never follow. Rock n’ Roll was a leading art form because it was one of the first modern social medias. It was invented to get people together."

Tim Gorman: The Keys of Music…

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Southern Roots & Blues musician Scott Holt talks about the loud and his no limits paths on Rock n roll music

"The Blues is the basis for everything that excites me about music. When I’m listening to the Blues or playing the Blues, I am the most “at home” and the most natural."

Scott Holt: Nothing Is Off Limits!…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 6, 2016 at 7:52pm — No Comments

British writer Dr. Simon Warner talks about The Beats and Rock Culture - Text and Drugs and Rock n' Roll

"There are always new generations of young people – it used to be principally young men but it is increasingly, of course, young women, too – who want to shake off the shackles of convention and travel is a great way to physically and psychologically release yourself from those ties, discover unfamiliar cultures and even yourself."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 4, 2016 at 2:17pm — No Comments

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