Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – April 2012 Archive (62)

An Interview with guitarist Ray Bailey: The true facts of life. Not museum music, but evolving and alive.

"Playing music has taught me to coordinate heart, brain, and soul with the audience."

Ray Bailey: Resurrection Blues

Ray Bailey was born in Los Angeles California, the son of…

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Photographer Elsa Dorfman talks about Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Dylan, Corso, her books, & the Beat place at Flagg Str.

Elsa Dorfman:

“Photo” offered me a path to the world.

"Well, the minute I met Irving Rosenthal and he…

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West coast guitarist Scott Abeyta, the owner of Rip Cat Records talks about Long Beach scene & his blues cats

"I love the raw emotion that the blues invoke.  It gives me chicken skin....LOL."

Scott Abeyta: High energy excitement

Rip Cat Records is the brainchild of Scott Abeyta, guitarist for Whiteboy James and…

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French blues guitarist/storyteller Cisco Herzhaft talks about John Lee Hooker, Deep South, & local blues scene

John Lee Hooker told me once: “Cisco, don’t try to play guitar, just try to play some blues"...

Cisco Herzhaft: Real folk blues

A major guitarist, a singer, an author-composer, Cisco…

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An Interview with Nancy Nevins of Sweetwater, the first group performance at Woodstock Festival

"There has never been another Woodstock or another time like that."

Nancy Nevins: Woodstock Child

Sweetwater was a rock band originally from Los Angeles. They were the act scheduled to play…

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Amazing drummer Tony TC Coleman talks about Otis Clay, BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, golf & his future book

"Blues to me is an African American gift to the world made in America from black people living the ups and downs of life and living the life. "

Tony TC Coleman: Blues Power

Tony Coleman has toured around the…

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Ambassador of the Blues Stoney B Stone talks about Chicago, Grandpa Elliott, Lil' Howling Wolf, and his Blues life

"The music stays the same.... people change!! A lot of people like the Blues."

Stoney B Stone: Heartbeat of Blues

Stoney B (Michael Stone) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up…

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Guitarist/singer/songwriter Amy Hart talks about Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Windy City, SRV & her band

"The blues is the redemption, when you have hit the bottom and you know it, that's when the healing starts."

Amy Hart: Blues is a spiritual experience

Amy Hart was born and raised in the Chicago Area. She began singing in blues…

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Detroit guitarist Doug Deming talks about Kim Wilson, Lazy Lester, ‘Yard Dog’ Jones, Alberta Adams, & his Jewel Tones

Practice hard, be true to yourself and don’t loose the roots!

Doug Deming: Honest Motor City Blues

“We have no gimmicks,” says Doug Deming. “We play pure traditional music from the heart, with an image that conveys a deep respect for…

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Guitarist/singer Ananth Menon, one of India’s most recognizable bluesmen talks about the local blues scene

"I think the blues will always have an audience in India, but the reality is the same for any genre – it’s a tough life, but can be a gratifying one."

Ananth Menon: Karmic Blues

Ananth Menon is one of India’s most…

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New Orleans' premier bassman George Porte Jr. talks about Meters, Earl King, Snooks Eaglin, & Saints City's Music

"My philosophy on life as a musician…Try to keep your head above the water and stay competitive."

George Porter Jr...be funky all the…

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An Interview with Otis Grand, the Gentle Giant of the Blues: Don’t play the Blues until you pay your dues

Like I always say - Blues is an international language and contrary to what people believe, it is also great party music. 

Otis Grand: The Blues Philosopher

Otis Grand, it can be said, is the last of the ‘real’…

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An Interview with British pianist Jon Cleary: People like a good time, New Orleans music is good time music.

"Music is a way of putting your cares and troubles aside and celebrating all the good things."

Jon Cleary: Gentleman & "Saint"   

Jon Cleary was born in England and bred in New…

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Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer of the Band, Dead at 71

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for the Band, died on April 19th in New York of throat cancer. He was 71.

The folk-rock musician died at a New York hospital surrounded by friends and family, manager Barbara O'Brien said.

Levon Helm passed…

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Greek filmmaker/ musician Costa Botes talks about New Zealand Blues scene, Nepal, Muddy Waters, and his films

"Trying to do anything good inevitably means it is difficult. If something is easy, then inevitably someone else has already done it."

Costa Botes: Lone Pine Blues…

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Musician/ Journalist Debra Devi talks about her book The Language of the Blues, N.Y poetry scene, & Greece

"The whole point of the blues is to dig deep inside and connect with your own soul."

Debra Devi: Talking with the Blues

Debra Devi is a guitarist, singer, journalist and passionate blues fan. Her…

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An Interview with guitarist Michael Richard of Wumbloozo: The blues is just something you have in your blood.

"Blues music is a way of feeding that beast that has control over you."

Michael Richard : Pitched Bluesballs

Michael Richard has been playing music his whole life; good rock and roll and blues.…

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An Interview with the legendary bass player Chuck Rainey: Music has not changed my life - it is my life.

"I dream of peace and release of all suffering and non-attachment to unethical behavior."

Chuck Rainey: The Guru of Music & Life

At one time tagged as the hardest working bass player in America, Chuck…

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Interview with Elliot Tiber, author of Taking Woodstock: It would be nice to get some more love in our lives

"I miss the sweetness of young people, so many of whom now seem so pessimistic and shut down"

Elliot Tiber: Be yourself, love your life

Elliot Tiber, Woodstock Daddy is the author of the book Taking Woodstock, which was made…

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