Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – July 2018 Archive (12)

Q&A with Finnish bluesman Micke Bjorklof (& Blue Strip) - one of the most popular roots & blues act in Scandinavia

"Blues music connects and brings people together on many levels all around the world. Learning about the history of the music you also learn about the culture. You should never underestimate the power of music."

Micke Björklöf: Dr. Blues Healer

Bandleader and singer Micke Björklöf founded Blue Strip with bass…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 26, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Singer Melody Trucks talks about her new band, the late great Butch Trucks, Balinese and Brazilian music

"Music is an emotional catalyst. It can soothe or incite the soul. I see music as a way to break down boundaries and stereotypes. Music is supposed to make you happy. It’s truly the universal language that crosses all barriers."

Melody Trucks: The Melody of Trucks

Melody Trucks is a life-long student of music. Being born into a musical family, she…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 24, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with fingerpickin' storyteller Steve Howell - old blues & folk tunes with authenticity and new approach

"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."

Steve Howell: Deep Roots Aesthetic

When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately knew that…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with pianist/composer Anthony Geraci, a musician with experience beside blues & jazz legends

"Blues is honest music and people the world over desire honesty in their lives and the music they listen to."

Anthony Geraci: The B/W Keys of Soul

If you were to think of any modern Blues Legend chances are that Anthony…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Director, writer, producer and editor Dan Chinander talks about the blues, bluesmen and Blues Man

"A bluesman to me is a gifted poet that has experienced many hardships and life lessons. He is one who knows how to take the words from his or her life and blend them poetically with his instrument."

Dan Chinander: Blues Man's Story

Daniel W. Chinander serves as the director, co-writer, producer and editor of HIDING VICTORIA. Dan has operated his…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Rod Prince & David "Fuzz" Fore of Bubble Puppy, the 1966 legendary Texan Psychedelic Rock Band

"I don't think modern music would be the same without the music and philosophies of the Psychedelic culture. Psychedelic culture has influenced music still to this day."

Bubble Puppy: Rockin' (Lone) Star

Bubble Puppy, the 1966 Texan Psychedelic Rock Band best known for their hit song, Hot Smoke and Sassafras, are back with original…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 22, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Renato Dias, the soul and mind of Dream Sessions talks about the Blues and Portuguese scene

"There are a lot of similarities because our Fado that has the same roots then Blues. Same state of mind, same sadness, same sound crying in the voice."

Renato Dias: Dream Sessions

Renato Dias is a hard-working music lover of Portugal, he's the soul and mind of Dream Sessions. Renato says: "My name is Renato Dias, I'm 43, married with two…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 20, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with blues/rock guitarist Billy Hector - a New Jersey state treasure and one of the best shows you'll ever see

"The whole reason blues music exists is because of its social cultural implication. Slavery. Music of dysphoria that has been changed and adapted in America for over a hundred years and gave birth to the Ragtime, Jazz, Gospel Blues Boogie-woogie, Rock'n Roll, and now Rap. The platform for social change now is Rap."

Billy Hector: Funky Rockin’ Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented musician & luthier Travis Bowlin - got great notoriety in the Blues, Rock, and Roots music world

"Music for sure can bring people together with the right message. there's a bunch of Roots songs that speak good messages and try to break down barriers... they speak about injustice and wrongs needing to be right."

Travis Bowlin: Music City Roots

In 1988, Travis Bowlin was born in a little river town just off the Ohio River called Aurora, IN near…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 9, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with The Little Red Rooster Blues Band -- high energy brand and passion of blues from Pennsylvania

"I believe Blues is a musical art form that exposes raw, human emotion. It is an unfiltered, extremely powerful sound that connects to almost all life situations."

The Little Red Rooster Blues Band

Like a fine wine, The Little Red Rooster Blues Band just seems to get better with age. Founded back in 1988 the band has successfully developed their…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 7, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Norwegian guitarist/singer Peer Gynt - magnificent musical charm and radiant performances

"I guess the world just go on and, and people adapt to it their own way. The blues today is probably more commercially (speaking of the business side of it), but still if you play with your heart and soul you are always able to touch people. And that’s what it is all about I think. For the future I sincerely hope that blues music will still please and touch people. The world is changing drastically and so are the music and other…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 3, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian singer Marija Gasparic - distinguishes through a powerful and convincing performance

"That kind of music definitely has the potential to touch hearts and that is how societies change - people being drawn into positivity, into matters of your inner life, not living on the surface of things. This is the potential that the blues has."

Marija Gašparić: Lady Sings The Blues

B# is a blues rock band from Zagreb Croatia, formed in January…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 1, 2018 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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