Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – March 2017 Archive (9)

Interview with Australian Hammond organ trio Lazy Eye Band -- Soul touch drenched in the Blues feeling

"The wonderful thing about the blues is it transcends race, gender, age and other social barriers. It brings people together."

Lazy Eye Band: Midnight Crossroads 

Lazy Eye is an Australian band full of…

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Q&A with Greek musician Eva Atmatzidou - without words and limits of language to feel free to express musically

"Music has a very special way to get directly in peoples’ hearts. In the racial, political and social areas though, there is still much work to be done, that goes over the impact that music can have on our lives."

Eva Atmatzidou: No Limits, One Music…

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Storyteller/guitarist Sunny Lowdown talks about John Lee Hooker, Paul Oscher, R.L. Burnside and KFFA

"A lot of blues today is basically a rhythm section backing a screaming guitar. The dynamics have been lost. I’m not saying every modern blues player is like that, but the ones that move me are few and far between."

Sunny Lowdown: The Blues Volume Low…

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Q&A with North Mississippi blues musician Trenton Ayers - deep knowledge of the deep blues

"My opinion, all music are connected with physical philosophy.... through the lines of Blues... Understand most of music we listen to is basically Blues music in another form of music. Like I said my opinion..."

Trenton Ayers: Fusion Blues Journey…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 9, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Q&A with bassist Billy T Troiani, a veteran New York musician who disseminates the Blues fever in Europe

"I learned that money isn’t everything, because your probably not gonna make much playing the blues. You gotta love it, and I do."

Billy T: Hot Blues from Arctic Circle

Billy T was born and raised in New York City, and played…

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Interview with Tampa Bay area vocalist Lauren Mitchell - a true student of the blues and soul music

"I think all music, not just blues, has a duty to speak the truth. We need to stand up for ourselves, for our families, for our friends, our country, our God, and so on. The only way we can do that is to be honest."

Lauren Mitchell: Soulful &…

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Harp player Johnny Mastro talks about Mama Laura Gross, Sonny Rhodes, William Clarke, and Smokey Wilson

"Play from the heart, listen, find chicks that dig your music, be on time and don’t drink too much were driven into my psyche."

Johnny Mastro: Blues Dreamer

Johnny…

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Q&A with "underground goddess" Miss Mercy of the GTO's - rock n' roll girl group from Haight-Ashbury era

Miss Mercy: The Priestess of Rock n' Roll 

Miss Mercy, a.k.a. Mercy Fontenot, was born Judith Edra Peters in Burbank, California. Mercy was a member of the GTO's. The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) were a girl group from the Los Angeles area, specifically the…

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Interview with Greek luthier Leonidas Vrahatis - a huge proof that people's dreams and willings are unbeatable.

"Music, for me is a way of life, a need like the fresh air we have to breathe in order to live. If there wasn’t any, I believe my life would be boring beyond measure. I remember going to school as a small child of my time and always wanting to go back home to play with my favorite guitar and listen to music. Something always felt like pulling me into this world."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 2, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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