Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – March 2015 Archive (42)

Fabulous Memphian musician Danny Green talks about Albert King, Don Nix, Big Jack Johnson & Levon Helm

"Music is the universal language anyway and if it makes people feel good and come together, how can anything be wrong with that?"

Danny Green: Sweet Home Memphis

Danny Green born in Memphis,…

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Balinese producer/manager Agung Bagus Mantra talks about the local scene and the Bali Blues Festival

"Everybody has their blues because blues is the energy of expression."

Agung Bagus Mantra: Bali Dwipa Jaya

Agung Bagus Mantra is a Balinese producer/musician/founder of Bali Blues Festival and owner of…

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UK top sidemen Rod Demick talk about Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, Mojo Buford, Hendrix and the 60s

"I miss the innocent enthusiastic way that early rock and roll was played. The music nowadays is all hyped up and just business like Joe Bonamassa for instance."

Rod Demick: The Blues Therapy …

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The Last Interview of drummer Preston Ritter (of Electric Prunes) -- I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

"My hope for the future is that the music will take first place over the technology again. These days, the technology seems to control and influence the music too."

Preston Ritter: The Beat Of Storyteller (R.I.P) You will be sorely missed…

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Interview with outsider artist/cartoonist Pat Moriarity -- the problem solving, a kind of crazy cartoon art

"Change from War economy to Peace economy. Get rid of war, altogether."

Pat Moriarity: Creative Problem Solving

Pat Moriarity started out as a punk rock artist in the mid-1980′s music scene…

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Filmmaker/writer/musician Lisa Eismen who "has the blues in her soul" talks about the Women In Blues

"Blues Women are a special breed. They are talented, beautiful, soulful, passionate, interesting, intelligent and hard-working individuals doing what they love to do. People see that in them. People like integrity."

Lisa Eismen: Women Sings The Blues…

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Veteran keyboardist Lewis Stephens talks about Freddie King, Delbert McClinton, Texas scene and vinyl records

"I miss the experience of hanging out with the Blues Greats that have passed on. I have great hope for the future of Blues and Americana. I know a lot of young people that are carrying on the tradition of music first."

Lewis Stephens: Backbone Keys…

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Interview with Alabama one-man band Daniel Russell aka One Hand Dan - North Mississippi Juke Blues

"I think my favorite lesson from the blues is that real gold is found somewhere scattered and buried in the dirt, waiting to be found by the ones who seek it."

Daniel Russell: One Great Bluesman

One Hand…

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Interview with Blues DJ/historian P.W. Fenton of Digital Flotsam, On This Day in Blues History & Perfect Head

"In those days I didn't know it was called the Blues, but those were the records that I felt I understood musically. I could feel where they were going."

P.W. Fenton: Welcome To Blues Land…

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The last interview of John Renbourn, founding member of the folk supergroup Pentangle, Rest in Peace

"I love blues playing. For me it's the sense of invention in a relatively simple form."

Rest in Peace, John Renbourn

(8 August 1944 – 26 March 2015)…

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Interview with Indian blues guitarist Chandan Saxena, started his musical journey with Gazal music & poetry

"When you listen to Gazal musicians, they always repeat the first phrase and then they respond to it. It's like blues Call and Response."

Chandan Saxena:…

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Interview with multitalented Indian artist Muzammil Mullaji -- melting point of Western and Eastern music

"The folk music is a public music, which is down to earth and loved by everyone" 

Muzammil Mullaji: From Earth To Soul

Muzammil Shabbir Mullaji was born in Khed Maharashtra Dist- Ratnagiri (Konkan),…

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Interview with Bluesicana artists Dr. Izzy & Robert Morrison - autobiographical, heartfelt, and soulful music

"The Blues is always an opportunity…to try to make things better, or to try to make other people happier, or to appreciate things that we all often take for granted."

Dr. Izzy Band: Bluesrocana Vision …

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British keyboard player John Hawken talks about The Nashville Teens, Renaissance, Strawbs and Chuck Berry

"In the U.K. we had the advantage of speaking the same language as the country that gave birth to this music (Blues) whereas musicians in Europe were put at a serious disadvantage."

John Hawken: The Sheer Magic of Keys…

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Talented musician Tony Smotherman talks about the blues, Indian music, Buddy Miles and Baroque era

"The fact that two musicians from opposites sides of the world who can't even speak the same language can sit and play together without even saying one word speaks volumes to the power of music."

Tony Smotherman: East, West & Beyond…

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Interview with prodigiously artist Terry Garthwaite - reflects an awareness of the healing nature and joy of music

"The Blues is a wonderful, soul-stirring way to complain about the frustrations, injustices and pain of life."

Terry Garthwaite: Vibrational Of Healing

Terry Garthwaite is an internationally…

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Denver multicultural musician Jack Hadley talks about the fusion and international character of blues

"The blues means keeping it real. If something goes wrong, you can work it out. There is always hope."

Jack Hadley: International Blues Passport

The son of a Filipino mother and an…

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UK bassman Ian Jennings talk about Champion Jack Dupree, Carl Perkins and the blues' baby, The Rock n' Roll

"People say country music is three chords and the truth well I think that fits to the blues as well. The Blues is the bottom line,,,,it's honest. It doesn't fake it."

Ian Jennings: …

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Owner of Fillmore Trip Café in Japan, Nobuyuki Yasunari talks about Rock n' Roll and Allman Brothers

"I want music to be continuously natural in the future. Music nowadays seems to be too mechanical oriented, well formatted. I want to feel people, human, nature, grooves, souls in music."

Nobuyuki Yasunari: A Trip to Fillmore…

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Interview with Eden and John’s East River String Band - traditional American music without any labels

"Before the music industry exploded in the mid 1930’s music was made by average people for their own entertainment." 

Eden and John’s East River String Band: Old Time Music, Like Good Wine

Eden and…

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