Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – June 2011 Archive (9)

EUROPEAN BLUES UNION

Europe has the Blues



Since the 1960s, professional blues activists in nearly every European nation have been committed to promoting blues music as well as the artists who create it.

Festival promoters, tour organizers, agents, specialized magazines, radio DJs, labels, distributors, clubs etc. are responsible for preserving a truly dynamic scene characterized…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 28, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Dave Cantonwine of Eric Quincy Tate talks about Southern Rock, Paul Hornsby & '70s

ERIC QUINCY TATE

Pure Blues & Genuine Rock 

 

EQT was one of the greatest Southern Rock bands of all time. The founding members, Tommy Carlisle and Donnie McCormick met in 1963 when Tommy joined Donnie's band "The Kings". Tommy, Donnie, and two other…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with the Legendary Musician of Nashville, Charlie McCoy

"The compatability is sometimes more important that the skill of the individuals"

THE LEGEND OF THE MUSIC CITY

Any musician in Nashville has heard of Charlie McCoy. A mainstay in Music City since the '60s, Charlie has played on dozens of hit records, including work…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hugh Laurie play the blues

“Let Them Talk” is the first album to be recorded by Hugh Laurie after signing to Warner Bros Records in 2010. Produced by Joe Henry and recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the album is a celebration of New Orleans blues, a genre that drives Hugh’s musical raison d’être.



Spiritually inspired by similar genre albums like Ry Cooder’s ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ and T-Bone Burnett’s ‘O’ Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, Hugh’s ‘Let Them Talk’ recordings bring…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 19, 2011 at 1:22am — No Comments

Interview with Christopher Garcia of The Grande Mothers, Original Members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention

 The Grande Mothers Re: Invented Incredible Drummer

Christopher Garcia is one of those musicians who always seems to be on stage when amazing things are happening. I'm not sure he knows how many different groups he's currently playing in, but it's a lot. In addition to teaching all over the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 13, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Wendell Pierce Set to Star in B.B. King Biopic

The King of the Blues has played in excess of 15000 performances, released over a period of 52 years and now it is taking him and his music to perform Wendell Pierce in a film called BB King and I.

In other words, Wendell Pierce, best known for playing Det. William ‘Bunk’ Moreland on HBO’s The Wire, has been cast as B.B. King in a biopic of the legendary jazzman.

The true story of an extraordinary friendship is scribed by…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 12, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Les Paul Google Doodle Lets You Strum Guitar, Record, Playback

Google today is paying tribute to legendary musician and innovator Les Paul with an interactive logo that lets you play a virtual guitar, record it, and then share your composition. The special doodle is in honor of what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 9, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

“FRANKIE” TOLER, FORMER ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND DRUMMER, PASSES AWAY

BRADENTON, FL - David “Frankie” Toler, former Allman Brothers Band drummer, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM in hospice care in Bradenton, Florida, after a prolonged illness at the age of 59.

Frankie Toler had an extensive and stellar career as a world-class professional drummer,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 6, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments

Southern Crossroads: Where Blues Meets Rock and Country

Where Blues Meets Rock and Country

Charlie…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 2, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

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