Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – October 2013 Archive (33)

Aussie bassist and songwriter Bob Daisley talks about his Rock n' Roll experiences and the Blues

"We wouldn't have Rock 'n' Roll, Heavy Rock, Metal or many other similar genres of music if it wasn't for the Blues."

Bob Daisley: The Hoochie Coochie Man…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 31, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

An Interview with Dave Wilkinson and Caspar St. Charles from Indie-Blues-Rock duo of King Pug

"Blues was always about self expression and storytelling through music and I believe all music does that to some degree, so all music has the Blues in it."

King Pug: Rock-A-Rolla Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Mac Gayden, an American rock & country hit songwriter and legendary innovative musician

"Learn to listen to yourself as you speak, most people don’t. Then learn to listen to others. Feel your feet mentally when in stressful situations, it can calm you, especially when you have stage freight."

Mac Gayden: The American…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview with The Bad Hands, one of the best new band of New Jersey pushing the limits of the Blues

"It isn’t heard as much as popular music and it comes from the soul. And if you don’t like the blues you have a hole in your soul."

The Bad Hands: New Roots Blues Band

The Bad Hands is a…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 28, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Guitarist Tony Balbinot of Cadillac Angels talks about his experiences with the pioneers of rock & roll

"Rockabilly, blues, country, these are the foundation of American music and everybody knows you can’t have a house without a good foundation."

Tony Balbinot: Angelically Visions

Tony…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 27, 2013 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Lou Reed, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 71

“Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.”  -- Lou Reed

Lou Reed on the other side

(BBC) US musician…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 27, 2013 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Interview with poet, author and producer Randy Roark, a spiritual Odyssey from the Beats to the Beat-les

"Writing is one way of documenting my actual experience—the content and sensations of my life, including my mental life, my emotional life, my physical surroundings, everything I become aware of."

Randy Roark: True sounds from a poet…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Maori Queen of Blues & Soul Makuini talks about the slow toughness and fighting spirit of blues

"Blues in to-day’s musical climate has a small existence, its followers the devoted few. The young generation doesn’t find it appealing. For it to survive you need young musicians connecting with their own generation."

Mākuini: Blues Waves In Pacific…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 26, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Interview with the Blues Overdrive, a Danish band with respect for tradition and contemporary twist feeling

"The blues means a lot. It’s much more than music. It’s a philosophy a way of life, a way to handle challenges in life."

The Blues Overdrive: Danish Blues Roads 

The Blues Overdrive is regarded…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 25, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

Scottish bass player Rod Kennard talks about River Devils, Blues ’n’ Trouble and James Burton

"Blues music deals with universal themes – it’ll console you when you’re sad, and make you dance when you’re happy. That appeals to everyone."

Rod Kennard: Dance with the Devils

The River Devils…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Greek origin Myles Therron talks about his experiences in blues paths, Sam Kelly, and European scene

"The blues were born where people 'had it rough', just to put it simply and I think it is a music genre that really reflects someone's personal sensitivity in a pretty direct way."

Myles Therron: Through Blues Feelin'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 23, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Italian blues guitarist Luca Giordano talks about his experiences and collaborations in Chicago

"Blues Music speaks the truth...you can't lie...it’s something deep, something can catch the crowd easily with genuine emotions." 

Luca Giordano: New Blues Ceasar

Luca Giordano was born…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bluegrass singer-songwriter Peter Rowan talks about the Blues, Dharma, politics, and Chuck Berry

"Although seeing appearances as illusion, there is joy, there is delight, there are the blues."

Peter Rowan: Blue(s)grass Sutra

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 21, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Veteran storyteller Bill Sheffield talks about Muddy, Buchanan, and his relationship with women & God

"Real blues died with Muddy and Wolf and Sonny Boy and J.B. Lenoir and the like. The real testament to its power is that it still informs so much music today."

Bill Sheffield: Beyond the boundaries…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A conversation with pioneer of rock culture Eric Burdon -- The Existential Truth of Rock and Roll

"There's more equality of the genders and races. Racism is not extinct but it's definitely not acceptable anymore. Unfortunately, the environment is going to hell."

Eric Burdon: The Healer of Truth…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Poet, author and producer Randy Roark talks about his friends and experiences with the Beat generation

"I miss most about the Beat family was their willingness to open their houses and lives to us, the next generation’s poets. It was an inspiration to meet people who were artists and that was enough and every conversation was between poets."

Randy Roark: The Lotus of the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 18, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Chicago veteran musician Mike Gallemore talks about his experiences and friends in the blues circuit

"If blues came from racism and prejiduce and hard living and struggles, yes it’s still alive in America and the rest of the world. And any person of any race can experience it and project it through their music."

Mike Gallemore: The Blues Hands…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Interview with British Garron Frith, an extremely talented blues and folk songwriter, arranger and singer

"Ideas for songs can be from everywhere, everyday life, meeting folks, a headline, the good, the bad and the ugly."

Garron Frith: Away From Music Dams

Garron Frith is an extremely…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 16, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Mike, Chris and Steve of Daddy Long Legs, a Canadian hard boiled garage blues band

"The blues is a way of comforting people. Let people know that they're not alone. By speaking in a language that talks directly to their soul. Its about relating feelings to one another."

Daddy Long Legs: Spider's Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 16, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Interview with James Trussart, one of the few builders who has broken the mold of traditional guitar making

"Great music never will die and especially with the new technologies, it will forever inspire now and next generation of musicians of all genres."

James Trussart: Steel, Soul and Mojo 

James…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on October 15, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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