Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – June 2012 Archive (43)

Bassist Harlan Lee Terson talks about Lonnie Brooks, Otis Rush, Kingston Mines and "Blues Cats" of Windy City

"Blues is a musical form that is best learned by experiencing it."

Harlan Lee Terson: Walking in the blues Line

Harlan Terson has been a familiar figure on Chicago's musical landscape for more…

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An Interview with poet/ novelist/ essayist Andrei Codrescu: Commecial culture has stolen our best impulses

"Music, poetry and activism are three of the faces of Eros: synchronicity, derangement of the senses, and random physicality, or, if you prefer, Calliope, Euterpe, and Dionysus"

Andrei Codrescu: Transylvania…

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An Interview with Italian guitarist/ singer Guitar Ray Scona (& the Gamblers), Rockin' and Swingin' the Blues

"The blues is the real root of every modern music. It's everywhere."

Guitar Ray & The Gamblers: To be a man in troubles…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with guitarist Al B. Blue: The Blues originated on the farms and plantations of the Deep South

"Blues is a truly American Art form that should not be lost.. It can evolve and change, but it should not go away or be lost..."

Al B. Blue: From Mississippi to Jamaica and back to Funkytown…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 26, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with traditional slide/ finger-style guitarist Tampa Blue: Blues deals with universal emotions

"Since I met the blues they've never let me down.  They're there for me when I'm happy.  They're there for me when I'm sad.  They are my unwavering partner."

Tampa Blue: Walking with the blues

Tampa…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 26, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Photographer, manager and producer Cherie Nutting talks about Paul Bowles, and Master Musicians of Jajouka

“The image stops time. It is the first primordial thought. We are here. Music is pre - image...It’s vibrations form both the image and all parallel realities...”

Cherie Nutting:  Moroccan perfume of desert…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Writer, filmmaker, arts agitator Joe Ambrose talks about William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Irish Beat scene

"Free your mind and your ass will follow – the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Life should be about freeing oneself but, mostly, it never works out that way."

Joe Ambrose: Irish Dreamachine…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Canadian legendary bluesman Johnny V Mills talks about his life in the blues world, and...Greek retsina

“I'm a "Music Junkie". If I do not play music my body rebels and releases evil toxins into my system until I do...”

Johnny V Mills: Pythagoras Blues

Johnny V forged his original fire-brand style of blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 24, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

American poet, writer, editor Eddie Woods talks about poetry, music, the Beats and “Ins & Outs”

“Life is…What you make of it. For me it's an ongoing adventure. The ups and the downs. And there've been plenty of both!”

Eddie Woods: The Gangster Poet

“That get-up is perfect for you. You’re the…

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Canadian Guitar Mikey talks about Paul Butterfield, King Biscuit Boy, Honeyboy Edwards, and his own blues road

"Blues is just my way to express myself – like some might become athletes."

Guitar Mikey: The Real Thing of the Jungle

Mike McMillan AKA Guitar Mikey and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with New Yorker Michael Hill: Blues with a passion, energy, humor and heart of Big Apple

"Blues is also seen and felt in literature, poetry, theater, movies, visual arts, etc. Blues has a sensibility that pervades much of the most meaningful art and culture of the world."

Michael Hill's Blues Mob…

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An Interview with Brit-Polish blueser Bron Buick: I'm just a white boy with a black man's soul

"...The Blues has no boundaries…you are led completely by what's in your soul!"

Bron Buick: The Blues Bronster

London born of Polish…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with bassist, producer, and songwriter Leon Medica of Louisiana's LeRoux

"Be yourself, play what you feel, you can be influenced but don’t copy."

Leon Medica: Southern Musical Gumbo

Their 1978 Capitol press release read: "LeRoux takes its name from the Cajun French term for the thick and hearty…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral of Blue Commotion - a melting pot of jazz/ blues/ soul music

"Blues started out of necessity, honesty and is fundamentally simple and humble."

Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion: Let The Good Times Roll

ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION (formally The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Writer/ poet Dan Fante talks about John Fante, Bukowski, road life, boozes, and his passion for the Blues

"The Blues showed me that I am not alone - it showed me honest emotion without gimmicks. The Blues opened my heart."

Dan Fante: The Bluesman of Literature

Dan Fante was…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

An Interview with unique bluesman Rick Estrin (& The Nightcats), a leading figure of the blues nowadays

"Blues will never go away completely because the feeling of the blues is about universal human emotion."

Rick Estrin: The Blues, saved my life

One day back in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with legendary Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge: Stay in our hearts and on the airwaves forever

"The blues is always with us because it is a simple, powerful genre that speaks to the heart and soul. It embodies soulful singing and playing in a way that is genuine to every generation..."

Vince Martell: Keep On Rockin' !!!…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Veteran bluesman Tommy McCoy talks about his life over the blues, Levon Helm, Stevie Ray & Double Trouble

"The Blues is more of a language. It has changed to accomodate modern themes but, the over all sound and feel will never change."

Tommy McCoy: What A Wonderful Blues World

Tommy…

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Writer / musician Spencer Kansa talks about Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Herbert Huncke and his book Zoning

"Burroughs' writing and ideas that would go on to cast the biggest influence over rock music and the counterculture."

Spencer Kansa: Zoning With The…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 11, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Guitarist/songwriter Jeff Powers talks about his experience on the road with the blues and Mexico City Blues

"I thrive on excitement and blues is exciting. I can’t think of any music that is as exciting except Flamenco."

Jeff Powers: Beat Poetry is Rock & Roll…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 11, 2012 at 8:37pm — No Comments

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