Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – November 2013 Archive (25)

South Mississippi based photographer Chad Edwards talks about his love affair and obsession to blues

"I have always been fascinated with the art of live music photography and growing up in Mississippi, the music and culture of Mississippi is just a part of your DNA."

Chad Edwards: Southern Images

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Interview with Roland Wilson and Christer Karjalainen of Detroit Rhythm & Blues Band from Finland

"I think humility is the word that springs to mind when describing the blues. The blues is a state of mind to me and reflects simple values."

Detroit Rhythm & Blues Band:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

All about the Blues: An Interview with Larry Hoffman, a multitalented artist, educator, author and more

"I think it’s entirely probable that the blues will go on as a musical genre —to an extent, worldwide, because it is infectious, relatively easy to play at an introductory level, and embraces such a rich body of previous work."

Larry Hoffman: Blues Other…

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Spanish harp player and singer Quique Gómez talks about his experiences and friends in the blues fields

"The Music is culture and everybody has to support the music. If there is places where to play the music will keep alive."

Quique Gómez: The Universal Language of…

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Authentic and fabulous Monica Dupont talks about her extraordinary career, Summer of Love and Blues

"Blues is a natural resource and what it needs to grow and thrive is energy and innovation. Leave the roots, but water the plant and it will grow new branches." 

Monica Dupont: Life Like A Fairy Tale…

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Blues Foundation announces 2014 Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipients!

Keeping The Blues Alive Award 2014 

Blues Foundation announces 2014 Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipients! Congratulations to those individuals and organizations who will be recognized by the Blues Foundation for significant contributions to blues music. The KBA class of 2014:…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Interview with veteran Johnny Whitehill, four-times best guitarist of the British Blues Awards in the ‘90s

"My biggest fear for the blues is that the current trend of not imposing any restrictions or parameters on what is and isn’t blues will lead to blues disappearing, because you can only change it so much before it becomes something else."

Johnny Whitehill: The Guitar…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 22, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Polish band of Blues Point, an acoustic combination of blues, soul, funky and rock & roll

"Playing blues is like moving to another, better world in which I am free from troubles."

Blues Point: Right Blues, Right Point

Blues Point is an acoustic combination of blues,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 20, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

British guitarist Robin Bibi talks about his experiences in the blues circuit, British scene and Dr. Who

"The blues is about being alive!! Its part of the human condition... I can express sorrow, joy, pain, happiness and every emotion through the blues…As long as we have emotion we have the blues..."

Robin Bibi: God Save The Blues…

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Interview with veteran Minnesota native Don "Scotty" Scott, an old school blues artist and songwriter

"Too many SRV clones and people that think the Blues started with EC and all those stratslingers."

Don Scott: The Real Thing

Don "Scotty" Scott is an acoustic blues guitarist, singer, and…

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Chicagoan blues singer Jackie Scott talks about Eddie Shaw, Koko Taylor, Hubert Sumlin and Windy City

"The blues is a way of expressing life that keeps your feet firmly planted knowing that what you present is something that we’ve all experienced….it lets us know that we’re not alone." 

Jackie Scott: The Lady Sings The Blues…

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An Interview with "blujanova" musician Jeff Saxon - an eclectic merging of blues, jazz and bossa nova

"Blues is all about freely expressing the ups and downs of the human condition...and that's something that'll never go out of style. And jazz is sublime and sophisticated and in many cases, a thinking person's music."

Jeff Saxon: Rio de…

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Bluesman, educator and scholar Fernando Jones talks about the Blues of past present and future

"In order for the Blues to be healthy, credible, vibrant, fresh and worth listening to, then, there has to be a 'minor' league of musician being groomed to assume the professional ranks."

Fernando Jones: Keep the Flame Burning…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 15, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Pianist Johnny Iguana talks about Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Van Morrison, Jeff Healey and the Claudettes

"Blues will always reach SOME people because it's so immediate, simple and human."

Johnny Iguana: The Keys of King Lizard

Johnny "Ig" Iguana - born Brian Berkowitz…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 13, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Interview with cultural activist, poet and musician Zachary Richard, his songs go beyond the limitations

"People make music (or any art for that matter) to express themselves: their joy, their suffering, their love and their loss of love."

Zachary Richard: J’Aime La Vie

Cultural activist,…

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American former doctor Norman "The Blues Doc" Cohen talks about the blues life on the roads of world

"I believe in doing great music and there is a lot of it that has been dome.  It is timeless and will be enjoyed by people who were born long after the artists have left us.  People still listen to Joplin and Hendrix."

Norman "The Blues Doc" Cohen: On The Road…

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Interview with JP Blues, a new guitar slinger where gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in music

"I believe Blues is current because new generations are coming in and trying to progress the genre musically and promote to younger audiences. It is out there and it is being heard."

JP Blues: New "Old School" Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Talking with bassman and producer Robert Mercurio about New Orleans, Galactic and George Porter Jr.

"I feel like a lot of music has lost the human element.  I fear that this will continue in the future with the expansion of computers."

Robert Mercurio: New Orleans Bass Line…

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Exotic rocker King Paris talks about East and West, Blues and Bhangra, Rick Vito and Ravi Shankar

"The blues has always had a lot to do with feeling, emotion and improvisation, and I hear something very similar in sitar, sarod, and drum music from India and Africa." 

King Paris: The Blues of Maharaja …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 9, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

Interview with Danish blues musicians Morten Lunn and Thomas Foldberg of The Fried Okra Band

"I hope people will play good music and I hope people in the future will still be able to relate to the blues." 

The Fried Okra Band: Simple The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on November 8, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

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