Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – May 2012 Archive (49)

Atlanta Rhythm Section vocalist Ronnie Hammond dies

One of the voices of Southern rock died Monday.

Ronnie Hammond, singer with Southern Rock legends Atlanta Rhythm Section has died suddenly after being taken to his doctor's office by his wife in Monroe County, Georgia.

Hammond became ARS front man in…

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An Interview with singer/songwriter Maggie Mayall: The BLUES is an universally recognized form and language

"ALL music is about expressing the human condition. The highs, the lows, the good, the bad, the meaning, the joy, the pain of LIFE!"

Maggie Mayall: No Limit Blues

Originally…

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An Interview with Chicagoan guitarist Toronzo Cannon: Blues to me is truth telling music, truth feeling music.

"My wish is that Chicago is still has THE BUZZ that the forefathers created long ago"

Toronzo Cannon: Sweet Home Chicago

Growing up in the shadows Chicago's blues mecca, Theresa's Lounge, had a…

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An Interview with Indian drummer Guru Somayaji: I learn that music is a lifelong education like life is

"In a nutshell - Experiment the living hell out of your instrument and I believe in this - Space is extremely important in your music."

Guru Somayaji: Blues Rock…

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An Interview with harpman/ singer Brad Hatfield: I just want the blues to be better understood by the mainstream

"I've heard it said that it takes 10 minutes to learn the harmonica, but 20 years to master."

Brad Hatfield: Truly honest expression!

Singer, songwriter and harmonica player Brad Hatfield is a Cincinnati, Ohio blues artist. Born…

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An interview with singer/songwriter & radio DJ Johnny Max: Blues is a music that speaks to the common man

"The Blues has to keep evolving. I think that some musicians forget this."

Johnny Max: Maximum Soul Blues

Johnny is a soulful singer whose respect, and passion for all types…

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An Interview with photographer Tim Mantoani: Music and photography are about creating emotion

"You have to enjoy your life now, because tomorrow, everything in some way has changed."

Tim Mantoani: Behind Photographs

Tim Mantoani is a Southern California/New York based professional photographer specializing in…

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An Interview with Uruguayan blues singer Virginia Martinez: Blues is a medicine for the world....

"Latin America has learned a lot of things from north American blues, but has changed some things, too"

Virginia Martinez: Saludos de…

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An Interview with Big Pete Pearson, “Arizona’s King of the Blues”: Music is a world changer.

"When music doesn’t mean something to the audience or they can’t relate to it, it becomes a passing fad."

Big Pete Pearson: Blessed Bluesman

Born in Kingston, Jamaica on October 4, 1936, Big Pete Pearson…

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An Interview with Joe Willy Band: Straight ahead classic and new age blues with a rough and raw edge

"That Blues be taught much more aggressively in our school system alongside folk and classical music as the defining style of music for our nation’s heritage."

Joe Willy Band: Neckbone & The Fishheads…

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An Interview with guitarist WT Feaster: The Blues to me just means being able to emote through music.

"I’ve learned from blues music is really how to convey my emotions through the music."

WT Feaster: Juggling Dynamite

So what’s Indianapolis guitarist WT (Travis) Feaster all…

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Poet/ filmmaker/ musician Marc Olmsted talks about Burroughs, Ginsberg, Leary, Beat poetry and Dharma

"I think that in general the Beats were attempting to change consciousness, their own and the world’s, to a wider field, as it were, as wide as possible, without boundaries."

Marc Olmsted: Beatbrain…

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Keyboard player/ singer Malcolm Lukens talks about Roy Buchanan, Canned Heat, Les Paul & Disco Styling

"The blues has always been with us since the beginning because it is easy to relate to.  Folks will always be playing and listening to blues."

Malcolm Lukens: The Key of Groove

Atlantic…

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Blues Brothers and MG's bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn dies at 70

Respected soul and blues bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn has died at the age of 70.

Have a Nice Trip Donald "Duck" Dunn

TOKYO (AP) — Bass player and songwriter Donald “Duck” Dunn, a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame band…

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Harpman Pat Hayes of Lamont Cranston talks about Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters & '60s - '70s Blues era

"Back in the earlier days, the blues musicians helped each other more because we were on a mission to turn everyone on to the blues."

Pat "Lamont" Hayes: Mission Save the Blues

From the rural hometown settings of…

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The winners of the 33rd annual Blues Music Awards

The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, held the organization's 33rd annual Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. There are few real surprises among this year's group of Blues Music Award nominees. The Blues Foundation caught up with blues fans' musical tastes and artists like Joe Bonamassa,…

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An Interview with singer / songwriter Zakiya Hooker, daughter of John Lee Hooker: The Blues is just life.

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have”

Zakiya Hooker: Children of God & the Blues

Zakiya is quite familiar with the blues. You…

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Bassman Kennan Shaw talks about New Orleans, Candye Kane, George Porter Jr, Hemingway & Lafcadio Hearn

"I don’t want the blues to become Supermodels with Auto-tune. The blues doesn’t need stylists."

Kennan Shaw: Bass Lover Blues

A true veteran musician Kennan has play bass since…

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An Interview with old-school band, The Strata-Tones: Bright Lights, Big City & the 1950's Blues scene

The Strata - Tones: Feeling the groove

"As The Strata-tones, right from the beginning, we had a vision of being a show band. I'd always liked the way the bands and vocalists of the 50's and early 60's appeared onstage. Sharp, Classy and well…

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Aussie guitarist Geoff Achison talks about Delbert McClinton, Allman Brothers, IBC in Memphis, & Les Paul

"Digging deep into our very souls for honest musical expression and inspiration"

Geoff Achison: Down Under Soul Digger

Geoff Achison is an independent Australian musician who has forged his own path to a successful career that has won…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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