Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – March 2016 Archive (24)

Q&A with Canadian musician Bill Bourne - veteran of blues scene, life on the road is reflected in his music

"Folk and blues rarely enjoys the massive popularity of mainstream pop music, but people trust folk and blues at a very deep level. People literally ingest the music because it is about real life experiences that they do relate to intimately."

Bill Bourne: Welcome To…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 31, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based guitarist Guy King -- fresh & unique while maintaining a strong link to the blues masters

"Blues music, like all music, can bring people together, and can also be a means to call attention too many of the implications in our world today. It can serve many purposes and send many messages."

Guy King: Chicago’s Latest Truth…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 30, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments

Q&A with West Coast musician Andy Santana - eclectic, smooth, dynamic R&B with sophisticated style

"You can look at blues as sort of a Zen meditation. In real life we struggle with the day to day aspects of who we are and how we present ourselves to the world at large. Living this life we deal with daily problems, the sufferings of loss, and the joys of love and happiness."

Andy Santana:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 28, 2016 at 11:21am — No Comments

Canadian writer/poet/traveler Brian Hassett talks about the rock n’ roll, counterculture and Beat movement

"In the counterculture at large it's the idea of independence — thinking for yourself  — expressing yourself — being yourself — in a long line from Neal & Allen to flower children to green hair to sex changes to hugely popular stoner films."

Brian Hassett: The Beat State Of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 25, 2016 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Q&A with one-man band Leonard Solomon - interprets the musical classics on his bizarre, homemade instruments

"Music and humor are for the healing of the nations. "

Leonard Solomon: Bellowphone Blues

Leonard Solomon proves that they are born from a love of music and a passion for invention. Since he…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 25, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with LA band of The Blind Lemon Peel Blues All-Stars - high octane entertainers and jet fuelled performers

"Blues was one of the first real cultural crossovers... Young white kids were listening to 'race music'. It began a dialogue of understanding... one that we're still working on today…"

Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars: Put on your dancin' shoes…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Bill Grisolia & Chap Cooper (New Blues Revolution): Helps to lead the vanguard of the New Blues in US

"Hooker said, Blues is a Healer. It is a universal language. It is our life blood."

New Blues Revolution: US Soundtrack

New Blues Revolution is the brain child of singer Bill Grisolia from Spain…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 23, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Balkan virtuoso guitarist Gele Vaso - sound oriented toward to dynamic and fierce rockin blues

"In Rock n' Roll culture can demonstrate not only their experiences in love, but also social problems, policies, ecology, uncivilized driving on the roads ... Blues is the basis of everything, musical forms and the topics covered in the texts."

Gele Vaso: On The Rocky Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 22, 2016 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Rock n' Roll guitarist Terry Clemson talks about the 60s in UK, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and his book "Sect Appeal"

"I think what I miss most is the “spirit” of the post war 1960's. It was an exciting time. A time of discovery, discovering the Blues and hearing great American music for the first time. I guess that for me there's nothing new or exciting anymore."

Terry Clemson: TNT Rock n'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 22, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Brothers Brown (fronted by two musicians named Paul Brown) - a dynamic presence in American roots music

"I’d like to believe there’s a lot more Love and racial equality now because of how the Blues and American roots scene has evolved and brought us all a little closer over the past 50 years."

Brothers Brown: American Roots Road…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Powerful and soulful guitarist Corey Dennison talks about Carl Weathersby, Bob Koester and Delmark Records

"I fear that the music is dying. That it is not as deeply rooted and taught or talked about like it should be. I hope that in the future, it will be a staple in early educational programs."

Corey Dennison: Blues From The Soul…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 18, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Latino musician and humanist Jeff Espinoza - blend of all the great music and expiriences

"I believe that Blues and Roots music and culture are important as a statement about the living conditions and experiences of past generations. It is essential in understanding what we are and where we've come from and in helping us understand each other."

Jeff Espinoza: El Blues de…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 16, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interview with fusion rock guitarist Joe Berger - a veteran New York City musician, engineer and producer

"Throughout history music has been a vehicle for political and socio-cultural influence. Now more than ever the message is even more prominent than the music it is delivered in. I believe that music stands on its own as art."

Joe Berger: Fusion Rock At The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 16, 2016 at 12:14am — No Comments

Q&A with Portuguese one man band Fast Eddie Nelson - carries the muddy banks of Mississippi in Europe

"Music is an international language that transcends nationalities. The Blues, being a popular music, usually dwells on issues concerning people everywhere. That’s what I find the greatest thing. You can have someone in the States, or Portugal or Greece, and you feel there’s a connection there."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 15, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Interview with Finnish band of Wentus Blues Band - the supernatural heartbeat of Nordic blues explosion

"I think music is the best way to make friends over all barriers... music can heal and you can connect with people you not can even talk to... I would say it´s the strongest power we have and can share..."

The Wentus Blues Band: Nordic Explosion…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 13, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

New York photographer/artist Phil Scalia talks about poetry, music, the 60s, Roxie Powell & Charles Plymell

"Water your art with your vital juices. When counterculture became a mass movement in the 1960’s that was the end of counterculture. Now, nerds are the outlaws but even that is becoming co-opted by the advertisers."

Phil Scalia: Art Valley Pixels…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 11, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with poster artist Nels Jacobson, a.k.a. Jagmo -- has been creating rock posters for 30 years

"In its purest form, rock music – and art – is a celebration; it’s a rebellion against the status quo, a challenge to complacency. And I believe that sometimes it has the power to break down negative racial, political, and religious boundaries."

Nels Jacobson (Jagmo):  Music For…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 10, 2016 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ohio fingerstyle storyteller Chris Yakopcic -- inspired by pre-war delta and piedmont blues legends

"My simple understanding of the term freedom will never be comparable to that of these founding blues artists. However, I believe the freedom present in this music is the thing that has kept me so close to it."

Chris Yakopcic: The Blues I Leave…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 9, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

Q&A with Grammy winning artist Paul Avgerinos - music full with Love, Peace, Joy, Bliss, Wisdom & Grace

"Music truly does have magical powers to unite, inspire, calm, heal and uplift peoples of vastly different backgrounds and it is very gratifying to see my own music reaching such a wide and diverse audience."

Paul Avgerinos: The Sky Traveler…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago underground artist Adam Wojtanek - also known by '60s stage name "The Polish Hippy"

"The Hippie Movement and 1960s music had an enormous influence on civil rights and human rights issues."

Adam Wojtanek: Peace & Love

Adam Wojtanek is an American songwriter, musician, guitarist, world…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 7, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

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