Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – August 2014 Archive (27)

Interview with guitarist/bandleader/producer Dave Specter - one of the premier talents on the Chicago blues

"It’s (Blues) great and powerful music that moves people - with soulful feeling, honesty, true stories and emotion."

Dave Specter: Message In The Blues

Blues guitarist, bandleader and…

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Interview with Mexican blusero José Luis García Fernández, director/editor of must-read “Cultura Blues”

"I hope that the blues will be granted the importance it deserves and, without mass marketing, comes to have a better market position."

José Luis García Fernández:…

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Interview with Brazilian harmonica player Bene Chireia - his activity is divided among of various musical styles

"This music genre is perfectly able to translate all the nuances of the human soul."

Benê Chiréia: Transmits Music Emotions

Benê Chiréia was born in 1974 in the city of…

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Interview with songster/poet Dom Flemons - pulling from traditions of old-time folk to create new sounds

"You can think of the blues as a series of proverbs that when you place them together you get an emotion."

Dom Flemons: American Folk Heritage

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling…

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International visual artist Tom Noll talks about the music, culture, art & memories of Rock n' Blues legacy

"I think the whole music scene in the 60s/70s was conducive to change a lot of things and enhanced the freedom of expression in artistic ways... All that overflowed into art. There was a cultural and social revolution that took place."

Tom Noll: The Heroes Of Music…

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Interview with Dudley Taft - a tour de force artist in the blues world - delta roots mingling with Seattle grunge

"Pop music can be really fun, but rarely does it stir the deep emotions that the blues can. Singing about despair mixed with triumph, you come across like a real person, unlike singing about happiness the whole time."

Dudley Taft: Screaming in the Wind …

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Brazilian guitarist Cristian Rigon talks about the local scene, Vasti Jackson, Chess and the truth of blues

"The Blues gave me freedom and what I most like about the Blues is the fact that you have to follow some rules, but at the same time you can interpret it your own way. For me, the Blues is freedom."

Cristian Rigon: Blues Truth & Freedom…

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Irish singer Mary Stokes & American harmonicist Brian Palm talks about the Blues masters and legends

"The entire emotional range is available through Blues; of course the depths of despair, but joy and humor are expressed in blues, all that is essentially human."

Mary Stokes Band: Baile Átha Cliath Blues

From…

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R&B singer/songwriter Etta Britt talks about Delbert McClinton, Englebert Humperdinck and Nashville scene

"I miss the simplicity of songs from the past as well as meaningful lyrics. Nowadays, one song can contain only 5 words and it’s a hit."

Etta Britt: From Nashville With Soul…

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Chilean blues musician Nico Wernekinck talks about the past and present of blues in US & South America

"I think any serious music fan should have a medium understanding of blues music. Its basic history and the main exponents of the basic time periods and styles..."

Nico Wernekinck: Red Hot Chile Blues…

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Talented drummer John McKnight talks about Dan Toler, George McCorkle, Chris Duarte and Woodstock

"Keep music not only fun, but almost spiritual!"

John "Mighty" McKnight: Heartbeat Of Groove

John "Mighty" McKnight has a gift that he loves to share! After numerous years of being a side…

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Interview with Russian harmonica player Boris Plotnikov - experiment with mixing different kinds of music

"Music is music, today everything is mixed and keep evolving and it’s great."

Boris Plotnikov: A Harmonica Tells Stories

Boris Plotnikov is a Russian musician and a teacher of harmonica (diatonic and chromatic). He started to…

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Interview with The Headcutters (J.Marhofer & R. Maca) -- one of the most highlighted Brazilian blues bands

"I learn a lot of things with the Blues, because the Blues is about the real life, true facts and all the peoples feel this, Blues for me means my life, my way of live and the best thing in my life."

The Headcutters: Blues Will Never Die…

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Interview with Swedish guitarist Clas Yngstrom (of Sky High) - awesome high spiritual blues/rock axe slinger

"The Blues and the African American music tree with all of its branches, has, since I was young, been my favorite musical language."

Clas Yngström: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

Sky High was formed in…

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Interview with veteran David Vest - a fabulous, foot-stompin' roots-rocker and boogie-woogie piano player

"I miss the way musicians used to listen to each other when they played. My fear is that the music is being overwhelmed by technology."

David Vest: Boogie-Woogie Lift Roll…

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Interview with Brazilian Vasco "Manoblues" Faé - one of the biggest references to local blues scene nowadays

"To me the Blues means looking towards my problems and facing them, the Blues means transforming some bad feelings, experiences, etc., in a good thing to sing and dance."

Vasco "Manoblues" Faé: A Beautiful Blues World…

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Interview with singer/songwriter P.F. Sloan - A founding father of folk-rock and West Coast pop of 60s

"The Record Labels should allow the Artists and writers the freedom, time and room to grow; make them feel secure while they find their inner core."

P. F. Sloan: Let Me Be (In Life & Music)!…

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Interview with visual artist Ken Pease - colored stories about childhood, music, and imagined characters

"Take your kids to art festivals, galleries, museums, poetry readings, concerts, and hikes through the woods. The digital world is great, but real life still has some pretty good things happening."

Ken Pease: Artistic Tropical Storm…

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Interview with Arkansas musician Joe Pitts - hailed as one of the most soulful blues rock guitarists today

"It’s (Blues) the real art of life.  It’s a way for me to heal the soul, through music."

Joe Pitts: The Axe Of Amalgamation

Hailed as one of the most soulful blues rock guitarists today, Joe…

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Interview with Brazilian blues/rocker Rodrigo Campagnolo - Electric Blues Explosion with feeling & emotion

"Through the blues I learned to express what was really deep inside my soul. I learned to let all the anger and frustration that I had in my youth aside, and focus on the good things that life have put in my way all this years."

Rodrigo Campagnolo: Electric Boom…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 11, 2014 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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