Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – August 2012 Archive (23)

Canadian guitarist Pete Schmidt talks about Jeff Healey, Mel Brown, jams and his music accessories

"Enjoy today first and foremost rather than dreaming too much about the future and listen to what you want to play…"

Pete Schmidt: Groovin' the Blues…

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Country folk bluesman Barry "Big B" Brenner talks about resophonics, roots blues and Albert King

"Listen very carefully & Learn Deeply from The Past Masters"

Barry Big B Brenner: Tight Rhythm & Secret Smiles…

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Brazilian harpman Michael Navarro talks about Rick Estrin, local scene, and his own blues paths

"The Blues means a style of life, a style with truth, a style that lets me dream and simply play my music."

Michael "Gaita" Navarro: Mystical blues connects…

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An Interview with Dutch guitarist/ singer Frans Meyboom of Maytree Rhythm & Blues Band

"Blues is a musical style where you can improvise and reach people in their heart"

Frans Meyboom: Blues…

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Boogie & blues pianist Tommy Keys talks about the soul of 88s keys and Long Island blues society

"Blues is one of the many moods or feelings we all keep inside us and carry with us through our lives."

Tommy Keys: Keep It Simple…

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An Interview with Italian Eliana Cargnelutti: I think blues creates a true relationship between people

"Women are usually more “fenderian” ahahah… Seriously; women are generally more involved in singing the blues."

Eliana Cargnelutti: Signora di…

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An Interview with NYC-based Jon Catler & Meredith “Babe” Borden of Willie McBlind: Yin Yang Blues

"The blues is eternal - the melodic inflections are pure human emotion, and as long as people have those gut feelings, the blues will be there to express those feelings."

Willie McBlind: Pure passion and…

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An Interview with the Beat artist Bob Branaman: I can only be in the Now the rest don’t matter somehow

"Music can be like mediation and connect us to everything. When I work I have the music going."

Bob "Barbitol Bob" Branaman:…

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Guitarist/ singer Shawn Pittman talks about Sam Myers, Double Trouble, Jim Gaines and Texas Blues

"It (Blues) is a language unto itself that represents humanity at it’s core. Simple truths in life."

Shawn Pittman: Edge of the Blues World

Although he’s often closely associated with the Lone Star State since…

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Slovenian guitarist Primoz Grasic talks about the Jazz, Blues, Toots Thielemans and Johnny Griffin

"I think that Blues was beginning of music and then Jazz came, before the R&R so both will be always with us!"

Primož Grašič: Rhapsody in Blue(s)…

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Blueswoman Suzanne Thomas talks about Jimmy Smith, Mama Laura, & her philosophy about the blues

"Blues to me means I have an everlasting gift from my Father, a cup that will never empty."

Suzanne Thomas: The continuing legacy & the next blues generation

At the tender…

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Catalan singer/ guitarist/ poet Quico Pi de la Serra talks about his versalite career and the blues

"Happiness, freedom, heart, culture, etc., are words used without any respect to their inner meaning and the western psychopaths use them erroneously."

Quico Pi de la Serra: T'agrada el…

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An Interview with keyboard player Bob Malone: There are only two kinds of music, good and bad.

"It all starts with the blues – almost all of American music can be traced back to that DNA."

Bob Malone: The knight of 88 keys

Los Angeles based Bob Malone plays keyboards with rock legend…

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An Interview with Louisiana singer/ guitarist Josh Garrett: The Blues is honest and infectious

"The old players in the Blues community are respected like royalty. They have a certain authenticity that I think only gets stronger with age."

Josh Garrett:…

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Italian bluesman Dario Lombardo talks about Phil Guy, local scene, and his experience in Blues world

"Life gives you the Blues: then on, you must have the strength and the ability to tell it to the people."

Dario Lombardo: Walkin with the Blues

Dario Lombardo is one of the most representative musicians in the Italian Blues…

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An Interview with the Motives, a band brings together some of the finest talent from the European scene

"We want to just enjoy and hope the people enjoy listening."

The Motives: The future of the blues

June…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 19, 2012 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Greek American Thanos Karsiotis talks about the affinity of Blues with the Greeks and his own roots

"The Blues mean different things at different times, but you know them when they’re there. The Blues offer nothing, it is only the acknowledgment of them."

Thanos "BoiDetroit" Karsiotis: Aegean…

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The Sky Is Cryin: RIP Johnnie Bassett & Ernest Lane

Have a Nice Trip Johnnie Bassett & Ernest Lane

RIP Johnnie Bassett - Oct 9, 1935 to Aug 4, 2012

Detroit blues guitarist and vocalist extraordinaire Johnnie Bassett, died from…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Charles Plymell, early beat generation poet, author: Good poets are full of experiences

"A deeper emotion might be eliminated. We could do away with guilt or any of the "bad." It might be a 'good thing' But alas!"

Charles Plymell: Matter, Void, Energy, Spirit

Charles Plymell was born on the high…

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French harmonica player J.J. Milteau talks about Sonny Terry, McCoy, Scott-Heron; and his trip in USA

"Even if we listen to music with our own cultural code, it stays a precious bridge to understand each other."

Jean-Jacques Milteau: The breath of Bluesfan

The blues and its…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 4, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

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