Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – September 2015 Archive (28)

Folk singer/songwriter Bobbo Staron talks about the socio-cultural implications of music and poetry

"My understanding of (American) Roots music is that musical influences arrived here with people from other countries and cultures, such as Africa and Europe, but then developed to such a degree that they are now considered distinctly (U.S.) American."

Bobbo Staron: Folk Songs &…

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L.A. poet Fred Voss talks about the Jazz & Blues, Bukowski, Beats, counter-culture and the Doors

"In my darkest hours blues was a great friend. Blues is profound and spiritual, blues keeps you going when there’s nothing else."

Fred Voss: Walking With The Blues

Fred Voss…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 29, 2015 at 3:00pm — 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…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 28, 2015 at 11:16pm — No Comments

An Interview with Bluesman/poet Reverend Freakchild: Soul-Manifesting from the man who feels the Blues

"A blues musician can play the notes but the bluesman feels them. Like Robert Johnson sings in Preachin' Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)..."

Reverend Freakchild: Blues Buddha

Reverend Freakchild (a.k.a.…

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Greek-American harmonica player Ellen Miller talks about the common paths of Greek music, Blues & Zydeco

"Greek music and Zydeco and Blues have something in common in my mind and that is that these types of music tell a story. They tell a history. They tell about pain and suffering and about joy and love."

Ellen Miller: Feelin The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 28, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Cartoonist/multidirectional artist Skip Williamson talks with freedom and caustic humor about EVERYTHING

"My fear is that humans are in their final throes and that it will be an ugly death. This is also my hope."

Skip Williamson: A Philosophical Anarchist

Mervyn "Skip" Williamson is an American underground…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Larry Grisham and Tommy Stillwell (The Beat Daddys) -- a duo with authentic American roots

"The Blues is an art form that allows the artist to express those life lessons in song. That we all have things in life we have to deal with. Happiness, sorrow, good times and bad. No matter our race or nationality we are all members of the HUMAN race with similar but individual problems."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 24, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with roots musician Matt Kinman -- deeply rooted in traditional music at the Back Porch of America

"True American roots music has no cultural boundaries. It comes from all races of people because they come from a working community, working communities where they work together and depend on one another."

Matt Kinman: The Good Ole' Days…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 23, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

British Rock n' Blues knight, Brian Parrish talks about his music experiences of yesterday and nowadays

"Technology has demystified music to the point where there is no sense of awe. There are good young players of course but few with any idea of history or context -therefore few have AUTHORITY."

Brian Parrish: The Rock n' Roll Traveller…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 22, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Q&A with RockBlues band of Boogie Riders from the Basque Country - powerblues until the end of times

"That talent was more important than money. Nowadays what is real and what is artificial? In blues shouldn't care who are you or where you come from. It's more about what can you transmit with your instrument or your voice."

Boogie Riders: Bil-Ibaia-Bao Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 22, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Novelist/music promoter & agent Paul Charles talks about his experiences in music, friends and books

"The impact of music on literature is simple: to have a great song you always need two main ingredients, words and music. You can’t have one without the other. The relationship to music to socio-cultural is a much bigger topic, possibly even a book."

Paul Charles: Literary Notes &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 20, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Director/Producer Mark Moormann talks about Tom Dowd, SRV, Ahmet Ertegun, and Monterey Pop Festival

"Music certainly broke down cultural barriers, and the color of your skin didn’t matter when you moved your feet to a Ray Charles tune."

Mark Moormann:

Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 17, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian duo, Dalannah & Owen - celebrates all that is blues from a fresh and unique perspective

"I miss the authenticity of music of the past. The message was more about trying to make you feel good even when times were tough."

Dalannah & Owen: Classic Blues With A Modern Twist …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 17, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented musician Yiannis Monos - introduced the Hammond B3 Soul-Jazz sound in Greece

"Blues is the foundation of contemporary music, so simple and yet so powerful in emotions it simply delivers the performer and the listener from the most basic human emotion: pain, but it can be extremely joyful too."

Yiannis Monos: Burnin' Keys…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with S.F. Bay Area saxophonist Noel Catura - known for his contribution to Blues, Jazz, Latin and Soul

"My hopes are that more kids appreciate this music of Blues and Jazz and my fears are that they don’t!"

Noel Catura: American Sax & Soul

Musician extraordinaire on the tenor, alto and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 15, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Multifaced songwriter/guitarist D.L. Duncan talks about the deepest foundation for all American music, the Blues

"The joys and heartaches of life, the love and the disappointments -- all the experiences of being alive on this blue planet are the elements that are expressed through blues music."

D.L. Duncan: The Iridescence of Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 13, 2015 at 12:06am — No Comments

Q&A with Finnish harmonicist Helge Tallqvist -- groovy Blues with rooty swinging Soul and open-mindedness

"I think blues music would have a much bigger audience if this music would get more air time in radio and television. Younger people just don’t find this music."

Helge Tallqvist: Fin(n)ish Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 11, 2015 at 10:25am — No Comments

Interview with The Bihlman Bros (Jeff “Jabo” & Scot "Little") - a hard rockin', bluesy, funky force of nature!

"Blues is an outlet for that pain, a cleansing of the soul. Get it out and move on"

The Bihlman Bros: Brothers On The Road

The Bihlman Bros. are Emmy Award winning songwriters/composers and…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 10, 2015 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Veteran British drummer Hughie Flint talks about the Blues, Jazz, Beano album, and Buddha’s teaching

"Compassion and Loving Kindness are the most important things in the world and the more people incline to them, the less hatred and violence and selfishness there will be, and the world would be a better place, for our children and their children."

Hughie…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Producer/musician Eric Albronda talks about Blue Cheer, Merry Pranksters, and magic city of San Francisco

"The Pranksters legacy was that millions of young people at the time adopted their carefree lifestyle and experimentation with altered conscience and also their music..."

Eric Albronda: San Francisco Nights…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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