Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – June 2015 Archive (24)

French portrait photographer Réhahn talks about his travels, Vietnam, Cuba, globalization and music

"The globalization is my biggest fear. Tribes give up their culture for the western dream. It’s not rare to see villages where no one has a traditional costume, even for their festival."

Réhahn: Smiles From The Blue…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Veteran multitalented Stephen A Love talks about Ricky Nelson, Mayall, Cipollina, and Rock n' Roll world

"I miss the quality of the music… that is not an egotistical statement! Lots of the current musicians do not seem to hold themselves to a 'higher level' of expertise in playing or singing."

Stephen A Love: Rock & Roll Gumbo…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 26, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Interview with Nedra Russ & Julio "Inglasses" Guerra - capturing the true spirit of Americana blues & roots

"The Blues to me is a form of Art and history. Poetry in motion - Everybody gets the blues."

Nedra & Julio: Sierra Foothills Blues

Nedra Russ and Julio "Inglasses" Guerra make up nJr - a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 24, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago based photographer Roman Sobus - had the privilege to photograph some of the greatest musicians

"Blues is the story of life, humble beginnings. It also forms the basis for a lot of popular music played by so many artists."

Roman Sobus: Visual Photographer

Roman Sobus is a Chicago based…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 23, 2015 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Interview with California blues veteran Mark "Steiny" Steinmetz - therapy with high energy West Coast Blues

"I wish American culture would embrace the blues as much as other countries do around the world. It’s sad to me…rap singers have diamonds in their teeth and have private jets. There are blues artists with incredible talent who barely make a living…"

Mark Steinmetz: Dr. Two Tone…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with German Blues-Rock musician Marius Tilly - combination of fresh and bold ideas with a retro sound

"I really would like to change the minds of these guys in the music industry who underrated the power of the internet in the past."

Marius Tilly: Keep On Rockin'

Marius Tilly and his Band…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 22, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Q&A with Jeryl Abramson of Yasgur Road Productions - gives life to "Peace & Love" spirit of Woodstock

"The past is the stepping stone to today and I love living in the moment. My hope for the future is that there should be no fear."

Jeryl Abramson: The Farm of Peace & Love…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 20, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cuban Jazz maestro Carlos Averhoff talks about Irakere, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, and Dizzy Gillespie

"We live in a very compulsive world, full of lack of compassion and spiritualism...no matter what anybody could think, we are becoming beast little by little, instead of filling our hearts with love we are filling ourselves with hate and envy, all arts are the reflection of the society and Jazz is one of them."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 19, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with rare talented musician Josh Garrett - passion to deliver a a mixture sound that deeply felt

"It (Blues) can be sadness, anger, happiness - anything, all in a single song."

Josh Garrett: Royal Jelly Blues

Born in New Roads, LA in July 1979, and raised in the bayou town of Houma, LA,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 17, 2015 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Interview with avant-garde artist Gary Panter -- one of the first New Wave cartoonists in the 1970s

"Act now while you are alive. Life without aesthetic invention and critique is bland and thoughtless. That there is much to discover. That one might discover and make allies and friends. That in music making one might enter a unified realm of intuition."

Gary Panter: Still Hopeful &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 17, 2015 at 10:52am — No Comments

Q&A with Doug Phelps and Richard Young of Kentucky Headhunters - true Rock Blues from the South

"My hope for the future of music is that we never forget the roots of where it all came from, and my fear is that new generations will forget!"

Kentucky Headhunters: Southern Comfort

The Kentucky…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 11, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

East Coast singer/drummer Big Joe Maher talks about Jimmy Rogers, Swing, Blues and Jump n' Jive era

"Yes music today is totally guitar based rock...the swing from the by gone era has left...even blues tends to be more rock then anything else my fear is there will be no one left to carry on the swing."

Big Joe Maher: Good Rockin Tonight…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 10, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

French artist Vince Larue talks about spiritual, socio-cultural implications of music & counterculture art

"You must accept flying over people's head often, must accept making mistakes in whatever art form you are expressing yourself, but most of all accept no boundaries or censorship."

Vince Larue:  The Satori of Art…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 10, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Interview with brilliant musician/poet Gary Heffern - stories, memoirs and experiences with beautiful people

"The human struggle is a greater weight than most people realize."

Gary Heffern: 

Unholy Dreams & Holy Lives…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 8, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Greek guitarist/singer Akis Tourkogiorgis talks about the good old days of rock n' blues and local scene

"Depression exists in any country. So blues is always there!!"

Akis Tourkogiorgis: The Blue(s) Airways

Akis Tourkogiorgis born and raised in Castella of Piraeus, Greece. The slope of the music seemed at very…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 8, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Interview with folk duo of Gary & Roberta Gordon (The Gordons) - reverberations by American roots music

"All generations experiment with music, they just take what they learn from their root influences and take it somewhere new. The roots reach back to different times."

The Gordons: The Echo Of Experiences…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 7, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Interview with producer/director and editor Bob Sarles of Ravin' Films -- The blues gives me joy!

"The blues originated with black folks, was appreciated, adopted by white folks. I think that helped members of society understand each other more. I wish that young black kids appreciated the rich heritage of the blues more."

Bob Sarles: Rock Around The Film…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 6, 2015 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Prolific cartoonist Bill Griffith talks about the underground comix of the 60s & 70s, music and Zippy

"A new generation needed new comics. What Robert Crumb did in 1967 was to reclaim the comic book form for new cartoonists who wanted to revive it and aim it at an adult audience."

Bill Griffith: The Strips of Underground…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 3, 2015 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/singer I.J. Ganem of The Rogues Five - music from the past to the present hits of today

"It’s the message, the feeling, and the emotion that pulls it all together. Good music no matter what kind is the glue that ties people together and make them feel."

I. J. Ganem: Oklahoma Harmonies

Performing music from the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 3, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Interview with artist Marianthe Boyagis Snyder - found inspiration in the music & cultures throughout the world

"The Blues to me offers more than just the emotions that most music brings, it also offers what seems like a conversation between instruments, it reveals emotions that we didn’t know existed."

Marianthe Boyagis Snyder: Art Therapy…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 3, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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