Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – December 2012 Archive (32)

High-energy Florida guitarist Selwyn Birchwood talks about Sonny Rhodes, local scene, and his experience

"If you’re following your heart in the music, you’ll always get what you want."

Selwyn Birchwood: Swampy Florida Blues

The Selwyn Birchwood Band has made a significant impact on fans…

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An Interview with Rick Harpman Hatter, a bluesman who performs on the streets of Spokane, WA

"The Blues is about Life, past, present, and future…"

Harpman Hatter: Blows the Blues life

Rick BoCook, also known as the Harpman Hatter, is a harmonica player who performs on the streets…

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Fontella Bass, the soul singer who topped the charts with Rescue Me, has died.

R.I.P Fontella Bass

The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. Bass had also suffered several strokes since 2005.…

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An Interview with J.J. Vicars, one of the hottest Blues & Rock 'n' Roll singer/guitarist around today

"Blues will always be with us because it's at the heart of human experience. Listen to the rhythms, those are the rhythms of the Earth.

J.J. Vicars: Smokin Blues 'n' Roll

J.J. Vicars is the hottest Rock…

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Writer Bill Ectric talks about the Beats, his travel experience in Mediterranean, and the novel Tamper

"Be confident in yourself and follow your dreams."

Bill Ectric: Tales of Brave Ulysses

Bill Ectric wants to erase the line between mysticism and science, often blending the genres of mystery, science…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013…

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Saxophonist Brahja Waldman talks about the Jazz, poetry, and the level of musicianship with soulfulness

"Blues lyrics are like poetry. And jazz leaves a lot of room for words. Rock music is also connected to poetry. Poetry and music. It was bound to happen."

Brahja Waldman: The legacy of great souls…

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An Interview with New Yorker Will Hanza, blending of music, to a constant search for the profound

"I think much of the older music wasn’t so set on being commercialized as the stuff we are fed now."

Will Hanza: Intellectual Music

Will Hanza is a gigging musician, band leader, composer, engineer and music…

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An Interview with Larry Bernal & Steve Gilbert of H-Town Jukes, Houston's premier old-school blues band

"My wish is that the blues never dies, and that future generations discover, nurture, and grow the blues"

H-Town Jukes: Texas Jukes Fun

In early 2003, at a weekly jam…

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R.I.P Jimmy McCracklin - He will forever one of the architects of the West Coast blues

Have a Nice Trip Jimmy McCracklin 

Jimmy McCracklin died December 20, 2012, in San Pablo, California. He was as one of the architects of the West Coast…

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An Interview with bluesman Paul Filipowicz, one of the last that were brought up with legendary bluescats

"The blues lives on. The Blues touches our inner self (soul). It's a universal language."

Paul Filipowicz: Stories from the Bluesland

Madison, Wisconsin's Paul Filipowicz is a local blues hero of Southern…

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An interview with veteran guitarist Rick Randlett, respect to traditional blues with a modern touch

"My advice is always be yourself; we really don't need more Stevie Rays!"

Rick Randlett: Pure Blues Cream

Rick Randlett is a veteran of the New England music scene. His first discovered the…

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An Interview with Italian Nicholas Righele, a frontman and harmonica player of undoubted artistic skills

“When you play the blues, you bring to the clubs a piece of the history of man; you have to believe in this.”

Nick Righele: When the “Tigerboy” plays the blues

Nick Blues Band was born from…

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An Interview with painter Miz Thang, an Artist of the Blues, Folk Art, Outsider, and Visionary

"The blues is our evolution and it can be traced back through history. The blues is also our future - listen to it…"

Miz Thang: The Love…

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An Interview with Flett Brothers of Bluebirds: Louisiana’s #1 Rhythm & Blues / Rockin’ Soul Trio

"Appreciating Blues is maybe the best way I know how to connect with other cultures/ethnic groups in America."

The Bluebirds: Southern Blues Brothers

Louisiana’s #1 Rhythm & Blues / Rockin’ Soul Trio…

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East coaster entertainer Charles Walker talks about BB King, Luther Allison, and his blues/ soul projects

"The blues will never die because it is honest. At it’s heart, it’s not commercial or made to sell records. It’s made because it lives in everyone."

Charles Walker: The Soul of Wisconsin…

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An Interview with Italian elegant guitarist Maurizio Pugno, one of the finest European bluesman today

"The Blues is not only a music style; it’s the connection between the daily life and the life that we hope…  That’s why the blues will be forever here…"

Maurizio Pugno: Italian Blues Axe 

Maurizio Pugno…

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34th Blues Music Award Nominees by the Blues Foundation

34th Blues Music Award Nominees

The 34th Blues Music Awards will be held on May 9, 2013 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis.

The Blues Music Awards are presented by the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 13, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Leon Medica and Rod Roddy of Louisiana's LeRoux: New Orleans Legends

"The Blues in America is  alive and well."

Louisiana's LeRoux: The Southern Knights

Their 1978 Capitol press release read: "LeRoux takes its name from the Cajun French term for the thick and…

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An Interview with John Felty and Matthew B. Mayes of Jupiter Coyote: A worldly view of Southern Rock

"Blues is form that is largely unchanged that expresses the hurt of the heart and soul and Jazz is a radical departure from that and is more cerebral..."

Jupiter Coyote: Beyond from music borders

In the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 12, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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