Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – May 2012 Archive (50)

Poet/ musician/ songwriter Steven Taylor talks about Allen Ginsberg, Fugs, Blues, Jazz, Beats, Love & poetry

"Coltrane spoke to God. All the aspirations of humanity are in that opening riff of A Love Supreme."

Steven Taylor: Only Love

Steven Taylor is a poet, musician, song writer and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 9, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

R.I.P. MICHAEL "IRON MAN" BURKS, JULY 30, 1957 - MAY 6, 2012

Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Michael "Iron Man" Burks died in Atlanta on Sunday, May 6, 2012. He was 54 years old. He was returning from a tour of Europe and collapsed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He was rushed to South Fulton Medical Center where he could not be revived. The preliminary diagnosis for cause of death was a heart attack. …

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Ambassador of the Blues, Zac Harmon talks about BB King, music African tree, & the Blues all over the world

"The Blues is pure emotion. As long as people have souls, they will feel the"

Zac Harmon:

I am the blues. It’s part of my…

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Boogie Woogie pianist Al Copley talks about Roomful of Blues, Vaughans, Doc Pomus, Montreux, & Big Joe Turner

"I play blues because it's a constituent of life, and takes us from the back door of human love to the gate to The Wonderful World."

Al Copley: The King of  Boogie Woogie

Al Copley is a blues pianist who…

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Interview with the blues chef Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton -- a soul shouting picnic of rock n' roll brotherhood

"The beauty of music is that a great musician transforms the place into a magical locale, no matter where it is."

Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton

Gumbo, Blues…

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Chicagoan guitarist Tom Holland talks about James Cotton, L.V. Banks, "Chief's" club and Windy City

"Luther Allison always said there’s no black, no white, just blues."

Tom Holland: The Blues Is The Truth

Tom Holland a professional musician for over 15 years now, Tom has honed his craft well, and has become one…

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Southern guitarist John Morana talks about Bo Diddley, Harvey Mandel, Thom Doucette, & Albert Collins

"I think Blues to me is a way of conveying your emotions through the music...It's a perfect vehicle!"

John Morana: Southern hurricane

since starting playing, Midnite…

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New Yorker guitarist J. Blake talks about Leslie West, Steve Cropper, American Blues News, & his blues paths

"For me it is all about feeling and attitude and I’m not really sure where that line, that I mentioned above, is drawn."

J. Blake: Big Apple Blues Comin' Home

Whether it is fronting one of New York City's…

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Guitarist/songwriter Carol Bean talks about Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Route 66, Ash Grove in L.A , & Kiwi blues scene

"I wish the blues will enjoy a life eternal and never get watered down"

Carol Bean: Route To Original Blues

Carol Bean lived in five countries before settling in New Zealand. Her dad was an RAF pilot during WWII who flew Sunderland sea…

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Q & A with Bruce Barthol, songwriter/musician/actor, and an original member of Country Joe & the Fish

"Garcia Lorca said that Flamenco had a quality he called Duende, consciousness of the presence of death.  I think that the Blues has that same quality and speaks to the depths of our beings."

Bruce Barthol:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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