Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – June 2017 Archive (14)

Q&A with Steve Nails of Dockside Studio, a recording compound that is just as unique as the surrounding culture

"There is no race, religion or socio-cultural implications at Dockside Studio only communication thru music."

Steve Nails: Dockside's Music Legacy

Dockside Studio is a recording compound…

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Nashville-based musician Mark Robinson talks about the power and impact of Rock/Blues and his own paths

"I hope that the blues continues to thrill people for many, many years. I think it will. It connects with listeners in a way that most music doesn’t."

Mark Robinson: Southern Roads

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Multitalented Chris Belleau talks about Gatemouth Brown, Irma Thomas and New Orleans music legacy

"I think it (Blues) sounds like the voices of southern people.  Blues and jazz is connected to the southern sound because it originated in the south."

Chris Belleau: Swamp NOLA Fever

Who is Chris Belleau? “West of New…

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Interview with legendary John Arvites, a master ventriloquist, puppet maker, and historian of ventriloquism

"The art can also deepen your sense of empathy and compassion, as you put yourself in another's shoes and allow yourself to see the world and life from different perspectives."

John Arvites: Doctor Vent & His Friends…

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Q&A with singer/performer Tolis Fasois - Rock n' Soul music always reflected a passion for his life and paths

"Rock music was an integral part of the counterculture movement of the 60's all over the world. It is true too that it expressed the aims and ambitions of many young people all over the world who saw the growing pains of the capitalist lifestyle."

Tolis Fasois: Happy To Be…

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Q&A with bassist Joseph Veloz, delivers his signature bottom end grooves that you will feel from head to toes

"I have learned to Love what I do and to be proud of what I have accomplished. The Blues for me is an art form that allows myself and so many musicians to express our feelings and our emotions with our music."

Joseph Veloz: Feel The Fusion Music…

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Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with Aces and the Dame (George Stefanakis & Evina Biniari) - Let the Good Times Roll

"Even since the beatniks’ era (or earlier?) music plays a very significant role in youth culture. Most young people’s sub-cultures are characterized by their preference to one or the other music genre. And very much of the music that’s been popular since the mid-war owes a lot to the blues, directly or not."…

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Gene "Sarasota Slim" Hardage talks about Lucky and James Peterson, Nitro, Tampa's Green Iguana, and Cuban Salsa

"I love big band salsa and Cuban stuff and would like to play some of my slide and bluesy lead in a group like that with those killer singers and horns."

Sarasota Slim: Southern…

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Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with Eliana Nikolopoulou - One Woman Blues Band and member of Blues Vibes

"Βlues music was like a means to an end for them. In my opinion I think that our living conditions have an impact in music. If there was no slavery, we wouldn’t have the blues. If rempetiko wasn't illegal back in days, baglamas (a local traditional instrument which is small and fits in your jacket) wouldn't be invented."…

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Q&A with legendary Big Joe Fitz, one of the leading personalities on the vibrant music scene in New York

"There is no doubt that blues and jazz and dance and other African American art forms have opened the doors of understanding to the richness and the depth of black culture thereby creating understanding and acceptance."

Big Joe Fitz: Swinging Roots…

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Blues-Rock harmonicist Jason Ricci talks about Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Johnny Winter, and Charlie Parker

"The blues is about honesty, integrity, sincerity, loss and redemption from our human errors. Being "cool" is not what the blues is about to me. Being real is."

Jason Ricci: A Cool Blues Human Being…

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British writer Richard Wall talks about his book Fat Man Blues and the trip to Deep South in Clarksdale, MS

"I hope that people keep listening to the old blues, and that new people will come along and get to know it and get the same pleasure that I get from it."

Richard Wall: Real Hobo Bluestales

Richard Wall…

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Interview with versatile singer/actor Laura Tate - inspires with her natural compassion and dedication

"The music industry has dramatically changed over the last 15 years. All artists will either embrace the changing times or else find themselves passed over."

Laura Tate: Let's Just Be Real…

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Q&A with Chicago veteran guitarist Jeff Dale - unique sound having learned and played with the blues masters

"As long as people feel the range of emotions from joy to sadness, grief to elation, blues will remain timeless."

Jeff Dale: Blues Spirit & Good Music…

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