Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – April 2013 Archive (31)

Talking with Mike Mettalia & Mike McMillan of Midnight Shift that specializes in Rhythm, Rockin' Boogie

"The blues is always with us because it deals with real emotions and feelings with human beings."

Mike Mettalia and Midnight Shift: Blues n' Roll Shift

Midnight Shift is a four piece band that…

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Legendary storyteller James "Sparky" Rucker talks about his life in folk blues paths with his mentors

My “dream” for the world is one of PEACE. I’ve devoted my life to that cause. It IS worth saving. My “nightmare” is that corporate greed will succeed in destroying it!

James "Sparky" Rucker: Once upon…

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Legendary guitarist/songwriter Jerry Miller of Moby Grape talks about the psychedelic era of 60s

Jerry Miller: I'm a Blues Guy

Jerry Miller is a guitarist and vocalist who was a member of the 1960s San Francisco band Moby Grape. Before joining the group, Miller and bandmate Don Stevenson were members of The Frantics, a Pacific Northwest bar band. He is 68 on Rolling Stone's…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 29, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Roman-Italian singer Linda Valori talks about her experience with Popes, the art of Blues and Windy City

"Like Botticelli, Benjamin Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci and many others, Etta and Koko, Freddy King, Robert Johnson and many others are a cultural heritage we need to preserve and keep alive!"

Linda Valori: God Bless the Blues…

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Talking with photographer Michael Romanos, his images captures with artistic view the sense of a person

"I hope that my photographs convey a sense of the person in a way that can add to the viewer’s enjoyment of the artist’s work. I never want my vision to overwhelm the subject."

Michael Romanos: Black and White Fantasia…

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Talking with legendary Ted Nugent, an artist where has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history

"All meaningful music comes from black blues, gospel and soul musicians celebrating fierce independence, defiance and irreverence for allthings status quo."

Ted Nugent: Motor City Madman Hit the Road!…

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Guitarist and ethnomusicologist Bob Brozman dies at 59

R.I.P Bob Brozman

(March 8, 1954 - April 24, 2013)

Bob Brozman, the steel-guitar innovator and ethnomusicologist who got his start playing on the streets of Santa Cruz, has died. Details have not yet been confirmed,…

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An Interview with Les Dudek, a guitar legend who's keepin' alive the legacy of Southern culture and music

"Blues is just another expression of music from the heart. And if you can play the Blues, you can jam with any player who plays the Blues too."

Les Dudek: The sound that could raise the old Dixie…

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Interview with witty Brian Stoltz, an exceptional New Orleans’ artist, basing his art on street virtuosity

"I’ve learned to approach situations as a learning experience and have made the attempt to be more conscious so that no matter what I come away with something."

Brian Stoltz: Karma of New Orleans' wisdom

Brian…

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Folk legend Richie Havens has passed away at the age of 72

R.I.P Richie Havens

Jan 21, 1941 - April 22, 2013

Folk-rock singer and guitarist Richie Havens died today at age 72, according to a statement on the artist’s booking agency website. The Roots Agency posted an “in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 22, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with bluesman Steve Freund, a veteran musician where continues to share his love for the blues

"People still have dramatic life experiences, and there are still artists who can express these experiences through music."

Steve Freund: The Flame of Blues Heat…

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An Interview with publisher Erick Diard of French "Blues & Co" magazine - The Blues with otherwise

"What I love about this music is sincerity, austerity... Rhythm and vibrations goes directly to the heart, to the body and to the soul."

Erick Diard: Le Mousquetaire du Blues…

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Harmonicist Wally "Sweet Daddy" Greaney talks about John Kay, Kenny Johnson & Matt “Guitar” Murphy

“Less is more” was the best advice given to me. Blues is a feeling, not a competition. I don’t want to hear every chop you know in 10 seconds.

Wally Greaney: Sweet Blues Daddy

Sweet Daddy Cool…

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Writer, poet and professor Kirby Olson talks about his books and Gregory Corso's eventful life

"Corso loved jazz music. He grew up in a milieu where a parallel search for individual freedom was going on in the jazz world."

Kirby Olson: The Beat of Silence

Kirby Olson studied poetry at Naropa Institute…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Interview with writer Gerald Nicosia, whose work has been closely associated with the Beat Movement

"The blues is very close to Beat writing because it does come from the depths of human feelings and experience and all of the things poor people have gone through." 

Gerald Nicosia: …

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An Interview with Bluesman George "Guitar" Bostick, a guardian and knight of Blues culture and legacy

"Albert King and B.B. King as well as all of those old players lived the blues and could express that experience in their music."

George "Guitar" Bostick: Keeping the Blues torch

George Bostick grew up in NYC…

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Talking with journalist/author Marc Myers, founder of blog JazzWax, "Why Jazz Happened" in his life

"They all have exposed me to the jazz life—the ups and downs."

Marc Myers: Culture of Jazzology

Marc Myers is a journalist, author, and historian, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 15, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Canadian Jake Chisholm, deep and full sound with a fresh blues and rock ‘n’ roll elements

"The Blues is Real and honest and for the people by the people. That kind of stuff is timeless and universal."

Jake Chisholm: Best kept diamond

There is a sincerity in Jake Chisholm's music that is…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 11, 2013 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Blues legend Jimmy Dawkins, famous for his West Side Chicago Blues sound, has passed away

The Blues family lost another great artist

R.I.P. Jimmy Dawkins

James Henry "Jimmy" Dawkins (October 24, 1936, Tchula, Mississippi - April 10, 2013) was an…

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Μultidimensional musician Mark Bingham talks about New Orleans, Blues, Xenakis, and Ed Sanders

“The cliche is that the Blues is a feeling and yes, to me D'angelo is the blues, A Tribe Called Quest was the blues, even Amy Winehouse was the blues.”

Mark Bingham: Music gone beyond, gone altogether beyond

Mark Bingham…

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