Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – June 2014 Archive (36)

Interview with project of Grinder Blues - a musical pilgrimage that unites blues and rock in glorious soul

"I miss analog recorded music, I am excited for the future of music, I have seen it progress since 1950 personally. So this is just another wonderful chapter in the history of music."

Grinder Blues: A Kaleidoscopic Musical Palette…

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Greek Blues Scene: Interview with George Hadjopoulos (of George and the Dukes) - Blues Balance

"Blues could be seen from more viewing angles but the pioneers have long now instinctively laid a structure from which it is very difficult to escape."

George and the Dukes: Majestic Blues…

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Interview with singer/guitarist Kirsten Thien - a fiery modern woman with blues and R&B blaze spins

"Music lets us say things that are sometimes hard to express in words alone. The blues has really allowed me to dig deep and express not only my own feelings, but also feelings that are universal."

Kirsten Thien: I'll Sing The Blues For You…

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Interview with bassist Tyson Bell Harrington - Carey Bell’ son keeps the blues legacy alive in Windy City

"I think we are all blues man, no matter what kind of music you play...the blues is nothing but life experience, that's just my philosophy..."

Tyson Bell Harrington: Windy City Blues 

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interview with UK based bluesman Tom Attah - taking the music from the past and carrying it into the future

"Blues talks to people about common experience, people are able to project whatever they want to into the songs and sounds and poems. The power of blues and music is that it wants to include you, not shut you out."

Tom Attah: The Living Bluesman…

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Interview with writer, educator and artist Anita Havens - uses Blues poetry to motivate reluctant readers

"Everyone can relate to the Blues. Everyone has experienced sadness and they feel connected…drawn to others who share their feelings. Not to mention, the sound of Blues is so unique and will draw you in!"

Anita Havens: That’s Why We Sang the…

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Interview with chicagoan bluesman Lorenzo Thompson - a truly dynamic entertainer and performer

"The blues is about holding on to them dreams and desires....through good and bad times..."

Lorenzo Thompson: The Party Started

Lorenzo Thompson was born in the Mississippi town of Greenwood in the 50s,…

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Interview with Canadian guitarist Paul Pigat - Inexhaustible energy and high octane Blues & Roll fuels

"Rock n' Roll will always be there. It’s a way of venting angst and is a release to some extent. It comes in waves in popular culture but I don't think it will ever go away. It’s a reaction to conformity and is a form of rebellion."

Paul Pigat: Cousin Harley Rides The…

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Q & A with veteran musician Jim Pugh - a varied career that includes Grammy and platinum albums

"I tend to think the world is becoming a better place. Whatever I miss from the old days is far over shadowed by the progress that’s being made now."

Jim Pugh: Never Give Up The Analog Sound…

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Brazilian guitarist Luke de Held talks about the mission of music - the truth and the real feeling of Blues

"No matter what you do in this life, you need to put your soul and your truth in it. Blues means truth and the real feeling you carry in your heart."

Luke de Held: Music Saves The World

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British blues harmonicist Laurie Garman talks about Alexis Korner, Mike Vernon, Jimmy Rogers and Marley

"Learning about the blues is like learning a language. It's a language that many people speak a little bit and that most people feel they understand. I like to think it's a language that I do and that I can converse fairly fluently."

Laurie Garman: Blue(s) Jean…

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An Interview with Greg Izor - a rising powerhouses in the world of blues with deeply rooted traditional sound

"Blues has taught me many things- about parts of our lives that have always been here, and about parts of life that are now gone."

Greg Izor: Let The Good Pleasures Roll…

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Aussie bluesman Hat Fitz & Irish-born folksinger Cara Robinson talks about the Blues Roots music

"Musical genres are regenerating which is good as retro seems to be coming back again, yet music is becoming more and more disposable as life moves into a faster rhythm."

Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2014 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Hungarian guitarist Csaba Toth Bagi talks about the Blues-Jazz and the meeting point with Balkan music

"I found that blues and jazz has a lot in common with traditional Balkan music as well and actually this is my point what we’re trying to express with our Balkan Union band."

Csaba Toth Bagi: Balkan Express…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with Will Hammer & Melissa Tong - a musical melting pot between Mississippi and Manhattan

"I think the blues language allows people to turn inward and tap into deep emotions ~ sometimes this grit turns up and comes out you didn’t even know was there!"

Pork Chop Willie: The Blues Bridge…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 3, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

An Interview with ingenious musician Ron Levy - recently wrote the memoirs book "Tales of A Road Dog"

"Blues music engages all of the human emotions and dynamics, as well as what's good and what's bad in life."

Ron Levy: The Lowdown Along the Blues Highway

Ron Levy was born in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 1, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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