Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – August 2015 Archive (16)

Q&A with Mexican band of Bourbon Blues Ensemble - combination of passion, fun, tension, and madness

"Definitely, in the end blues is a kind of folk music. Blues has always been related to a political, social and economic context. So is Mexican traditional or folk music, like “corridos”."

Bourbon Blues Ensemble: Hecho en México…

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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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Alabama musician Mitch Mann talks about Muscle Shoals legend and Blues-Rock racial & social-cultural

"I firmly believe music heals and connects people in all the right ways. So when racial and social-cultural things come along and immediately separates folks and lines get drawn, I think music is a powerful tool to get past those things and brings everybody back together."

Mitch Mann: Sweet…

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Versatile musician Peter Kaukonen talks about the Blues, Bohemian San Francisco era, and his travels

"I’d say that the world is round; we all breathe the same air; people who have less can be nicer than people who have a lot and...if you look around you can always find something good to eat and something really good to listen to..."

Peter Kaukonen: World Music…

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Latino Blues harp player Marcos Coll talks about Guitar Crusher, Buddy Miles, Flamenco and Hip Hop music

"You can’t understand the blues without paying a big attention to sociology, race etc...but also in Flamenco, Latin music ETC...popular music is LIFE, and it tells what  is and been going on with the people."

Marcos Coll: Saludos del Mundo Los Blues…

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Q&A with guitarist/singer Brent Barker of Mississippi Fever - combines a unique Blues and Rock blend

"The blues teaches me that even pain can be a celebration. Through the Blues we understand Hope and Redemption. The Blues is our Story about Life."

Mississippi Fever: 300 Miles to Memphis…

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Q&A with powerful guitarist/singer Jay Gordon -- has delivered a sparkling Blues Rocker's solid granite gem

"I believe my music come to me from a higher power. Without a soul you couldn't create it, without a heart you wouldn't feel it, Without a brain you wouldn't be able to appreciate it".

Jay Gordon: Kickin' Blues Ass

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Q&A with Greek owner/master luthier Johnny Prapas of Olympus Custom Guitars - the sound of 12 Gods

"Money doesn’t make the world go round!!!"

Johnny Prapas: The Axes Of Zeus

Johnny Prapas (aka Yiannis Yiantsios) and his entirely handmade electric guitars Olympus Custom Guitars are located in Leptokarya…

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Harmonica virtuoso Mike Turk talks about Jazz & Blues, Lowel Fulsom, Toots Thielmans, and Greenwich Village

"Today, most music is what is referred to as 'cookie cutter'. One after the other, all the same...same shit, different day! Also, taste and subtlety has been thrown out like the baby with the bath water."

Mike Turk: New England's Tin…

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Interview with multi-talented artist Robert “Goofy” Egloff - one of the cornerstones in the Swiss blues scene

"You don’t have to be black and/or poor to feel and play the blues. It’s just a question of feeling and love. The blues is heart and not brain music."

Robert Egloff: Shakespeare’s Blues

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Marvelous illustrator Paul Rogers talks about the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac, Jazz and Blues culture

"Jazz and Blues were an important part of the Beat movement and I think it has to do with the idea of a search, for the creative impulse to make something new and express your own ideas to the listener/reader."

Paul Rogers: On The Jazz Roads…

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Boston harmonica player Jim Fitting talks about Treat Her Right, vinyl records and effect of Blues in culture

"I wish that discs and vinyl records were still as important as they used to be. When I was young a vinyl record album was a beautiful physical object that you could hold. Something has been lost in the change I think."

Jim Fitting: American Music Breaths…

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Q&A with majestic musician Nik Turner - eccentric, innovative, and enigmatic is full of surprises & fantasia

"I think Jazz and Rock & Roll culture is a racially unifying form, which breaks down the socio-cultural barriers."

Nik Turner: The Mighty Thunder Rider

Eccentric,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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: I Must Be Dreaming…

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Swiss Blues musician/writer Dinu Logoz talks about John Mayall, Alexis Korner, and Champion Jack Dupree

"Maybe musicians should play blues more with their heart instead of just playing it with their fingers…My fears are that almost anything could already be said, sung or played in the world blues and nothing more is left…Sounds a little pessimistic, I'm afraid."

Dinu Logoz: Swiss…

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Q&A with California-based band of Detroit Disciples -- blend of Soul-Blues-Rock, Americana and lyrical mojo

"John Lee Hooker said that the Blues is the Healer. It's healing properties come from its themes of the human condition. It is a music accessible by everyone that is defined by an indigenous origin and morphed by its surroundings."

Detroit Disciples: Urban Roots…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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