Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – December 2011 Archive (40)

Mexican guitarist "Mr. Pedro" Wyant talks about the California Dream, Robert Johnson, Lou Rawls & the Mexican scene

"Mr. Pedro" Wyant: Un Amigo Tiene El Blues

The diverse musical journey of Pete "Mr Pedro" Wyant originated in Colorado where he worked through his High School years playing lead guitar for the Titians. When the two key members, the Justice brothers, joined the military the core of the band was…

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Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin' Daddies talks about the Daddies, the Swing Revival and the Original Swing Area

"Make sure that you like the song making itself, because if you want to be a musician just because you want to be famous, you wont last."

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American band established in Eugene, Oregon, in 1989. Formed by Steve Perry (vocals) and Dan Schmid…

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An Interview with Jeremy Spencer of Fleetwood Mac: True blues music seems to have a healing quality for the heart.

"People always need music that reaches their heart and empathises, especially in hard times."

Jeremy Spencer: Divine Blues

Jeremy Cedric Spencer, is a British musician, best…

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Jazz musician Sam Rivers dies at 88

Jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers, one of the giants of avant-garde and free jazz, has died of pneumonia in Orlando, Florida, his family said. He was 88.

Born in Oklahoma into a family of musicians, Rivers embraced bebop in the 1950s and toured with singer Billie Holiday before joining the Miles Davis group in 1964, appearing on the "Miles in Tokyo" live album that same year.…

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An Interview with the Memphian Blues Warrior Charley Burch: Music is the Divine language

"When cutting Blues records, I always remind myself of Picasso’s quote “Bad artists copy; great artists steal”.

Charley Burch is a lifelong Memphian who has been employed as a…

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The Scottish Guitarist Dave Arcari talks about the Radiotones, Scottish Blues, and his reso-phonic guitars

Dave Arcari: Celtic spirit and passion

Slide guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari’s alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via six internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases. His…

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An Interview with Canadian bluesman Al Lerman of Fathead: There are good blues players in Detroit, Toronto, Athens and Moscow.

Al Lerman: We Have Fun !

Fathead may be the best blues and roots band to come out of Canada since Ronnie Hawkins hired the future-Band to become his backup group, The Hawks, in the mid-1950s. An ultra-tight ensemble,…

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An Interview with Huston blues guitarist Leo Aston: My music comes from every part of me, and then some.

"The Blues means a sense of loss to me." 

Leo Aston: The Thrill is Gone

The Leo Trio are, Leo…

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Interview with legendary journalist, Harvey Kubernik: Music means everything because it informs everything if you let it

"My passion for the music and the truth, you have to live the life to truly know it, about what births and informs the music might be one characteristic that led me to the journalist road".

Harvey Kubernik: I Deliver The Goods…

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Merry X-mas from Fito De La Parra of Canned Heat and "Mr. Blues" to the Greek Blues Society

Merry X-mas from Fito and "Mr. Blues" 

"I love Greece, it's history, it's food. We played there a couple of times and it has been a real pleasure. I hope that…

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An Interview with Christian Peters of Samsara Blues Experiment: Blues is a feeling. Many other “genres” are crap...

"To learn playing the Blues is not much a science than much more a life-experience that comes out in terms of music".

SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT…

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The Allman Brothers, Memphis Horns & Gil Scott-Heron to receive GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Awards

Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross, and Gil Scott-Heron Honored With The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award

The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's selections are:…

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An Interview with Curtis Salgado: "Life, living on this planet and all the pain and glory that comes with it"

"By learning the music from all the artists old and new who play the music I have learned about life. It has deeply affected my world view".

Curtis Salgado: Blues is my way of life

Curtis Salgado has a lot to celebrate. In…

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An Interview with Italian Bluesman Egidio "Juke" Ingala: Harmonica for me it has been like lightning shot

"The Blues allows me to express my emotions, and I'm always looking for emotions, I suppose that's the real reason have allowed me to become a musician and not only a listener"

Egidio “Juke” Ingala is a dynamic, smooth vocalist…

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An interview with the Scorch Sister: Scorchin' Hot Blues with Women's Scent !

The Scorch Sisters: Bringing the Heat

The Scorch Sisters consist of three formidable women who have been friends and bandmates for many years in different situations, and have finally decided to strike out on their own together with their unique blend of fierce, soulful vocals and seasoned,…

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The brand new blood of Texas blues, Hamilton Loomis talks about his mentors Albert Collins, Bo Diddley & Johnny Copeland

Hamilton Loomis: Modern, funky & fun

Much like fellow funkster Lenny Kravitz, Loomis played every instrument on his debut and ‘Ain’t Just Temporary.’ The debut entitled ‘Hamilton’ was under Grammy consideration, an…

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An Interview with the owner of Cat Head in Clarksdale, MS, Roger Stolle: The Blues is real. It’s truly “authentic”

Roger Stolle: Mission for Mississippi

Few people can claim to have had a bigger impact on the Delta blues scene in recent years than Roger Stolle. In addition to owning and operating his famed blues store Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale,…

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Guitarist/composer Francis Kuipers talks about his travels, Champion Jack Dupree, Blues and Gregory Corso

"This not only proves that the Blues spread from the Mississippi Delta to grow into a vital world music, but that a musical formula can work for everyone. Every person who is free, or who wants to be, identifies with the Blues."…

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Q&A with bassist Preston Hubbard - one of the hottest musician on the second-generation rock & blues scene

"When I first heard Muddy and Willie Dixon, it hit me like a bullet"

Preston Hubbard: Riffin’The Bass

He had played and/or recorded with: Big Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge,…

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An Interview with Reuben Vigil: My wish is that it keeps evolving while maintaining a high level of tradition.

"Blues to me is taking a bad situation and getting some good from it". 

Big Shot Reub & The Reloaders

There is a quality guitar slinger on the Blues horizon, and you should know his…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 18, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

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