Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – July 2013 Archive (31)

Interview with the fabulous Harvey Brooks, one of the legendary bassists in Blues Jazz and Rock music

"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities." 

Harvey Brooks: To Other Super Lavel…

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LA poet / photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher talks about the progressive line between music and poetry

"The jazz and blues culture speaks to the world through the American experience that created it. Our gift to the world. America’s on going poem to the universe."

Alexis Rhone Fancher: Poetic Rhythms…

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Dutch blues-rocker Rob Orlemans (& Half Past Midnight) talks about Curtis Knight, Peter Green and USA

"America is different from Europe because schoolkids are singing songs like Johnny Be Good and Get Ready and country stuff so they have already more blues “roots” than we have I think."

Rob Orlemans: Blues Rock Express…

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Interview with organ player Wayne Sharp, a recognizable and known talent on the Blues & Rock circuits

"Blues will be around in one form or the other, cause it’s the core...it’s all real blues, just different flavors."

Wayne Sharp: The Blues Enlightenment

After 12 years and over 2500 shows…

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Interview with Israeli Noam Dayan, a musician who dedicates his life to Blues and keeps it alive in Israel

"I feel that the Blues was more of an art in the past days. I don’t know if because they lived what they was playing and singing about, or the way distorted guitar and fast playing impresses people these days."

Noam Dayan: The New Blues Land…

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Writer Jim McCrary talks about Burroughs, S. Clay Wilson, Ginsberg, Plymell, Blues and Rock Chalk Cafe

"Music was all that was important before I began writing. Was what I did...and that was okay. This was years between beats and hippys...we were just college kids getting high and listening to jazz and blues and hillbilly stuff."

Jim McCrary:…

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Talking with legendary artist John Van Hamersveld, his psychedelic art began with an Endless Summer

"Awaking in the morning is always like a dream and everything seem to be interesting to be aware of as the light of day turns into night."

John Van Hamersveld:…

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A very sad night - JJ Cale has passed away - so many wonderful songs made the soundtrack of our lifes

Have a nice trip J.J. Cale R.I.P.

December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013

We've lost a great artist and a great…
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Poet Wolfgang Carstens talks about the music, life, death, poetry, Nietzsche, Homer and Jim Morrison

Poetry is the first language we learn. It begins with nursery rhymes, lullabies, and silly songs like“Boom, Boom, Ain’t It Great To Be Crazy.” 

Wolfgang Carstens: In Abyss of Life…

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An Interview with Tracy Nelson one of the signature artist of american music and a fountain of human soul

"Blues touches something real in an increasingly superficial and non-communicative world. Facebook and Twitter go for the least common denominator; Blues goes straight to the heart."

Tracy Nelson: Mother Earth's Treasure…

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Interview with Clay McClinton, the son of Delbert McClinton, has carved his own niche in the world of music

"Texas seems to have it’s own sound due to it’s rich culture...something hard to explain…it’s a life style."

Clay McClinton: Lone Star Biting

While Clay McClinton has clearly inherited the…

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Talking with American roots artist Glen Delpit about T.S. Eliot, Bo Diddley, Homer, and the art of 60s

"When you hear them you can probably trace some back to Homer. Not that Robert Johnson or Skip James knew about Homer but they seem to have the same deep connection." 

Glen Delpit: Mining of American Art…

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An Interview with drummer Gene Gunnels of Strawberry Alarm Clock: Live life to the fullest without regrets

"The Blues usually has a story behind it that everyone feels."

Gene Gunnels: Strawberry Friends Forever

Gene Gunnels was born in Anderson, S.C. on July 4, 1949. He is the drummer of the…

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An Interview with Chicagoan Terry Abrahamson: Everything About The Blues, A Trip To The Blues World

"The main legacy of the Blues is that you can let your raw emotions and point of view tells the story. You don’t have to be polite or subtle. It’s like the law; there are precedents that dictate what’s acceptable... what works."

Terry Abrahamson: The Bluesman's Chakra…

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New York storyteller Yazan, playing a blend of his own experiences, country blues & psychedelic folk

"The lyrics and the sounds of the blues are very close to the root of music – pure spirit. This is an eternal truth, and will always have power as a result. Spirit is everywhere and inside of everything!"

Yazan: Bluesedelic Folk Vertigo…

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Singer/songwriter Pamela Polland talks about the 60s, Blues, Jazz, Ry Cooder and Hawaiian culture

"My fear is that we’ve screwed up our environment so badly, that we have done irreversible damage to our planet, and we are headed for unsustainable and unlivable status on Earth." 

Pamela Polland: A Spiritual…

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Author Vicki Welch Ayo talks about her book Boys From Houston, 60s music scene & Lone Star's bands

"Hopefully, we will see another music revolution soon, as it is nearly impossible for the Indie musician to keep re-inventing himself for the sake of survival."

Vicki Welch Ayo: Notes from Houston

The…

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Μultinational artist Mike Cooper talks about the lap steel guitar, British Blues, Alexis Korner & Rembetika

"The most important experiences are the ones where I have learnt something new...not necessarily music either. Knowledge comes from experiences you live through and you can channel that into music."

Mike Cooper: Sliding around the world…

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Interview with harpman Rob Stone, blues with love and respect for the tradition at the heart of the music

"Because it (Blues) connects with people on an emotional level and gives expression to pain and joys that we all feel in our lives. I wish for blues music to stay alive without ever losing its own roots."

Rob Stone: Nothing But The Blues…

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Blues master Ezra Charles talks about Leon Russell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Stones and Professor Longhair

"I learned that I knew when the blues music I made was right, or correct, and I could recognize the Truth of the Blues."

Ezra Charles: Burnin' Rockets 88

Ezra Charles…

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