Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – December 2014 Archive (24)

Guitarist Brint Anderson talks about Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, SRV, Snooks Eaglin, BB King and NOLA

"As any of us from New Orleans will tell you, it is our freedom of expression and joie de vivre that makes us unique."

Brint Anderson: The Saints' Riffs

More than forty years have passed since Brint…

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Interview with bluesman Georgie “The Blacksmith” Bonds -- Blues for your soul and soul for your Blues

"I think the Blues have a healing property."

Georgie Bonds: Riding With The Blues

Georgie “The Blacksmith” Bonds orn and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Georgie Bonds did not grow up…

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Motor City bluesman Tino Gross talks about Hooker, Albert Collins, RL Burnside, Bo Diddley and Beatniks

"The blues teaches you about life, and how to tell a story. Blues songs are really short tales that are passed on from storyteller to storyteller."

Tino Gross: Howlin' Funky Pleasant

Martin (Tino) Gross…

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Indonesian guitarist/singer Kongko Bangun Pambudi talks about the Blues, Charlie Musselwhite and local scene

"The blues made me to learn to be more mature in life. Blues for me is not just the music but it was like a fuel that makes my life more living."

Kongko Bangun Pambudi: Blues Way

Kongko Bangun Pambudi was…

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Interview with Mandy Lemons & Sturgis Nikides of Low Society - new trails on the stomping grounds of Blues

"No matter how I’m feeling physically, mentally or otherwise, the instant I begin to play I immediately feel better. The blues is my drug of choice and I’m hopelessly addicted to it."

Low Society: Rebellious Blues & Roll…

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Musician/photographer Elizabeth Barraclough talks about Paul Butterfield, Albert Grossman and Jamaica

"I feel very sorry for most of the young girls I see out there these days as I feel the wheel has gone backwards."

Elizabeth Barraclough: One Love, One Heart, One World, One Music

Elizabeth Barraclough is…

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Interview with Belgian singer/harp player Steven Troch - embraces the blues sound with different influences

"The pleasure lies not only in finding it but in the journey, meeting kindred spirits and searching for all the pieces of the puzzle. The same with blues, the deeper you dig the more you realize that you’ll never be able to really fully understand it."

Steven…

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Interview with veteran Turkish musician Ayet Aydin Cakus from 70s heavy bluesrock band of Bunalim

"The basic structure of Blues teaches you corner stone of chordal understanding and opens up doors for using scales and deep inside feelings coming from your soul."

Ayet Aydin Cakus: Underground Istanbul…

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Interview with Neo-Vaudeville band of Peaches & Crime - styling of the 20th century with modern sensibilities

"Art is one of the ways that people address injustice in society, and the oppression that helped forge the blues continues to effect artists living and working today."

Peaches & Crime: The Swank Band…

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Interview with veteran Greek musician Chris Stassinopoulos -- the meaning of music for the humans

"The ties between Jazz, Rock, Psychedelic and World music is the Rechecking Inside of each musician."

Chris Stassinopoulos: Space Fusion

Chris Stassinopoulos was born in Athens Greece at 1951. He's…

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Interview with Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley - fills canvases with psychedelic abstract organic forms

"All human induced suffering would end. Those individuals would recognize the patterns that create suffering for what they are."

Bruce Riley: Behold And See...And Beyond

Chicago-based artist…

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Interview with German guitarist Greyhound George - bridges the old blues feeling with nowadays experiences

"The blues is life translated into music. Playing the blues is like standing naked in front of the public and letting the people know about the secrets of your soul." 

Greyhound George: 21st Century Blues…

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Interview with Michalis Matthaiou of G.O.D Records - a vinyl label that specializes in psychedelic gems

"The psychedelic culture comes from the beginnings of mankind's history. In every culture since the ancient times, there are references to psych-o-drastic plants and their affect in mythology. "

Michalis Matthaiou: Garden Of Dreams…

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Interview with Croatian guitarist Tony Lee King -- blues rock stories coming from the deepest part of his soul

"Well the blues is a way of living, because one cannot play the Blues if he is not entirely involved with the spirit of that music…which is the truth…love & respect."

Tony Lee King: Love, Truth & Respect…

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Q&A with multi-platinum artist Paul Gurvitz -- his credits are about as long as the history of British rock

"I miss the fact that the industry has gone and that real rock has died."

Paul Gurvitz: Rock n' Roll Race

Paul Gurvitz is a British multi-platinum songwriter, musician and producer now lives in USA, where…

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Interview with German storyteller Professor Bottleneck - carrying the torch and bringing topics up to date

"The blues is the greatest gift of Afro-American culture to the world."

Professor Bottleneck: Human Blues

Professor Bottleneck aka Rolf Heimann, born in 1948 in ruined and burned down…

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Interview with harmonica virtuoso Eze Salgado - one of the most emerging jazz/blues musicians of Argentina

"The blues every day teaches me to appreciate the little things, and do not forget free to play with your heart, to talk through the notes, and so I was making hundreds of friends in this beautiful way."

Eze Salgado: Blues From Patagonia…

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Interview with Chilean musician Felipe Toro Mendoza - one the most important blues-rock artist in the last years

"I think the important thing in the blues is the feeling, the honesty and the passion in the performance, and those are qualities that I can recognize in the blues artists of these days."

Felipe Toro Mendoza: Chilean blues…

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Interview with guitarist Barry Richman -- a child of the 70's, fusing blues, jazz, country, rock & psychedelic

"Blues is a part of life ... everyone has them at one time."

Barry Richman: Melting Pot Music

Barry Richman is a great all around guitarist from jazz to rock to country, and has a wonderful collection of…

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Interview with British keyboard player Vic Martin - a musician with a rich history in the blues rock scene

"I still find some of the old really raw blues recordings strangely moving, but sadly a lot of the so called blues these days has become systematised and I find really antiseptic."

Vic Martin: Sweet Blues Rock Dreams…

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