Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – April 2014 Archive (35)

Interview with "philosopher" Gregg Allman -- one of the legends in the history of American music

"Happiness is a good dog; they always love you and they never judge."

Gregg Allman: Celebrating the Joy of Music & Life

As a founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers…

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Interview with New Yorker Joseph James "JC" Cannizzo - modern heart felt blues with a pop edge to it

"The old blues started it all. It is a torch that will always be passed down and will always burn bright."

Joseph James Cannizzo: Caught In The Crossfire 

Singer / songwriter Joseph James…

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Notes of 'Dirty Old One Man Band' Scott H. Biram - when Bukowski met Leadbelly and Muddy Waters

"Blues will be around forever. Blues is the basis for so much music...country, rock n roll especially. Punk is very much like the blues."

Scott H. Biram: Real & Dirty Deal 

Rock ‘n’ Roll ain’t pretty…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 29, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Interview with Graeme Wheatley & Yoka aka The Dutch Diva of Little Devils - new shoots from old roots

"I think blues music is honest – it is a pure method of communication, heart to heart. You learn about your inner self through the blues – but it takes time."

Little Devils: 21st Century Blues…

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Polypragmon in blues world Lou Wolfenson talks about Muddy, Cotton, Dixon and his blues experiences

"I don’t think you can read about it to pick up techniques, body language and style. There’s only so much you can imagine reading but experiencing first hand it the best."

Lou Wolfenson: World Blues Lovers United…

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Greek Blues Scene: Interview with The Yesterdaze Blues Band - They stand loyal to this timeless music

"The Blues is the only music which shows how real life is without fake dreams."

The Yesterdaze Blues Band: Present Truths

The Yesterdaze Blues Band is a blues band from Loutraki, Greece. The band was…

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Interview with Washboard Jo Burke - has captivated with her endless energy and versatile playing styles

"I hope the younger generations know the real passion, and celebration of life that is the Blues, it’s not a downer thing."

Washboard Jo: When The Saints Play Music

Jo Burke,…

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Interview with British singer Goldie Reed - a meld of Americana and Blues with English folk sensibilities

"I would go back to the plantations to hear the Blues in its most powerful state. Just hearts full of stories trying to survive."

Goldie Reed: Building A New  Heritage

Goldie Reed is a 26…

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Interview with Canadian actor/musician Raoul Bhaneja - original music inspired by the genius of the past

"Blues is music from the heart and the soul and it has a low tolerance for bullshit."

Raoul Bhaneja: The Big Time of Blues

Raoul & The Big Time was formed in July 1998…

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Interview with Alabama musicians Scott Ward and Jeff Ford - keeping the inheritance of Muscle Shoals

"Music is a gift from God and it lifts the spirit- that one thing that keeps us all sane in a word of insanity."

Scott Ward Band: Muscle Shoals Down Through Decatur

The Scott Ward Band was…

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Interview with Scotish blues guitarist Johnny Cox - an artist who’s on a feverish journey inspired by roots music

"Blues music is a language that needs to be shared."

Johnny Cox: The Blues of Highlander 

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Johnny Cox comes from Canada by way of Scotland. Inspired by many…

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Interview with Robert Hokum, an established figure on the British blues circuit and founder of Ealing Festival

"The musicians of the Brit Blues boom had their feet in the past but their heads in the future."

Robert Hokum: Blues With No Border

Guitarist / vocalist Robert Hokum is…

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An Interview with Anglo-Italian pianist and singer Eric Ranzoni, also known as "The Rockin' Roman"

"I wish music had the same level of quality and importance in our society that it used to have between the late Fifties and the early Seventies, way before this dreadful 'download culture'."

Eric Ranzoni: The Real Roman Thing…

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Interview with zydeco accordionist Dwayne Dopsie, plays a unique and high hot energy style of zydeco

"Never give up on your dream!  No matter how bad it looks always keep your faith."

Dwayne Dopsie: Zydeco Hellraiser

America’s Hottest Accordion winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy…

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An Interview with former Youngblood, "Banana" aka Lowell Levinger - Old Time Roots Music and Stories

"Blues has been a guiding force in my life and without it I don’t know what would have happened to me."

Lowell Levinger: Down To The Roots

Former Youngblood,…

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Interview with singer-songwriter Terry Jones Rogers, a multi-instrumentalist, who has long and varied career

"Let's go back to the days when you actually had to work on your skills as an instrumentalist, singer and/or songwriter naturally without using 'sampling' of people's music who did take the time to develop their talent."

Terry Jones Rogers: Folk Heart, Rock…

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Interview with boogie woogie piano man Arthur Migliazza - keeping it hip, real, fun and up to date

"The Blues is about self expression. Expressing how you feel about a certain subject, or expressing how you feel in the moment. The Blues is also about healing."

Arthur Migliazza: Fun With Real Music…

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Interview with artist Nate VandenBos - Inspired to create a growing music gallery with his fingers and rags

"Why is the blues still with us? Because the blues had a baby and they called it rock and roll!"

Nate VandenBos: Art As A Fingerprint

Kalamazoo, MI, portrait painter Nate VandenBos is a big music fan and…

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Interview with Koby & Monica Kruse (Original Legends Of The Blues) - Blues has touched many in our world

"The traditional Blues are fading fast and dying. All things change. I will forever miss these guys and what they brought to us. The happiness, the tears, the fights, the good times." 

Koby & Monica Kruse: The Blues…

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Interview with harmonica player Brandon Bailey, a promising and looping blues artist from Memphis, TN

"Blues to me encompasses a breadth of soulful, rootsy musical elements which, although often simplistic in composition, are very powerful in their execution."

Brandon O. Bailey: Memphis Grooves…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 13, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

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