Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – December 2015 Archive (24)

Q&A with songwriter/singer and guitarist JJ Appleton - traveled many music territories with the Blues compass

"I’m not the first to say, but the blues got soul. The blues is a feeling and I felt it the first time I heard it! And I can go years hearing a song - and while understanding the lyrics, not really having lived them."

JJ Appleton: The Blues Breathin'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Persian musician Chugh (aka Amin Dehnavi) of Ballgard, a funk rock band, formed in Tehran, Iran

"I have no fear about the future but I hope se day soon all totalitarian regime and radical governments leave their people alone and let to make decision about their life, music, appearance, religion...etc."

Ballgard: Making Funky Fun Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 28, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

Danish illustrator/cartoonist and musician Jesper Deleuran talks about underground comix and old time music

"The Beatnik scene in the late 50s, early 60s with jazz and poetry in the coffee houses had with the Folk Revival changed to "Folkniks" listening to folk singers in the coffee houses."

Jesper…

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Canadian musician Pat Axe talks about the Blues/Rock sounds of his life where he been and what he's done

"Get the Corporations out of the music business. Put the rebellion back into it. Make it art once again. We need more Warhol’s, John Lennon’s, Keith Richards, Bowie’s Hendrix’s. No more Beyoncé’s, and processed shit just to sell more crap we don’t need."

Pat Axe: Steady Rolling…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 23, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian storyteller Robert Hubele - experiences as varied as the stylings of his Bluesy Jazzy songs

"The Blues, in my opinion, is the down and out and never going to get up again feeling that your mind tricks you with when your life isn’t going according to your plan."

Robert Hubele: Poet Of The Blues

Musician,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 21, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

Interview with Thailand-based blues musician Benz Blues - spicy recipes with blues, jazz and rock seeds

"I miss most the music without theory no rules but feel it. I fear for the future is people will not be able to recognize a good musician from an actor."

Benz Blues: Nothing But The Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 21, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

Q&A with Delhi-based Blues/Rock musician Bunny Henry - bring the house down with unique style and energy

"Three things I have never wasted my energy on, Religion, Politics & Other worldly crapola which divides people from one another. All I know is music makes us all swing and people must realize and respect this fact first."

Bunny Henry: The Bridge Of Worlds…

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Musician/comic artist George Hansen talks about the Blues, Honeyboy Edwards, vinyl records, and comic art

"Right now the music business is at it’s absolute worst regarding distribution and physical stores and downloading, so I would try to change EVERYTHING about it right now! ...get back to basics!! Same with the comics."

George Hansen: Let The Good Old Times Roll …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 19, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments

British artist/critic and poet, Alexander Adams talks about the Beat movement, music, visual art, and literature

"Many of the counterculture’s progressiveness regarding sexuality, drugs and technical innovation (in writing and art) have been absorbed into the mainstream of Western culture and its value has been appreciated."

Alexander Adams: Visual Literature…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 18, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

Interview with Midwest bluesman Reverend Raven - traditional blues, straight up with big dose of passion

"I’ve learned that the music gives a voice to how I’m feeling about myself or the world around me. The blues gives meaning to my memories and life’s experiences."

Reverend Raven: Smokin' Passion

Bringing…

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Songwriter/author Dan Stuart talks about the blues, Jean-Paul Sarte, Jim Dickinson, the 60's and Mexico

"Music is the great unifier... it's one of the glues that holds us all together. It's sad how popular music has really been de-politicized the last twenty years or so."

Dan Stuart: By Any Means Necessary…

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Q&A with Portuguese band of The Ramblers - modern edge to blues rock sound and a new cultural approach

"The blues are the expression of a people against slavery, prejudice, against political and social cancers. It calls for union and fellowship. It has left a huge print in the whole world, it’s so heavy! We must truly treasure it."

The Ramblers: Gypsie Good Times…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 13, 2015 at 5:50pm — No Comments

American cartoonist/musician Eddie Price talks about his journey through the world of comics and superheroes

"I think that comics can bring people from different cultures together, but I think that changing the ethnicity of existing characters shouldn't be done just for politically correct reasons. (A white guy playing Blade? No Way!)."

Eddie Price: Dream, Art &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 12, 2015 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Interview with British folk/blues artist Mark Harrison -- one of the UK's foremost acoustic blues performers

"If you play or listen to blues music of any kind, you are in some way honouring the obscure and undervalued people who invented just about all modern music that it is possible for a decent human being to like!"

Mark Harrison: Brand-New Roots Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 11, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Q&A with Los Angeles blues sensation Leroy Miller - shared the stage and worked for music's brightest stars

"I think the love of music is the one thing that we all have in common. Great music inspires us, it makes us get up in the morning and move forward. We are all one and come from the same place, you are me and I am you. All our needs are the same."

Leroy Miller: Dirty Blues Off The…

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Q&A with Finnish bluesman Micke Bjorklof (& Blue Strip) - one of the most popular roots & blues act in Scandinavia

"Blues music connects and brings people together on many levels all around the world. Learning about the history of the music you also learn about the culture. You should never underestimate the power of music."

Micke Björklöf: Dr. Blues Healer…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 9, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Finnish artist Marko Nakari talks about Frank Zappa, Henry Miller, Jango Edwards, and underground comics

"I would recommend young people to listen as much as possible to older people, and learn about how they lived and what they had experienced. It seems like nobody is really interested in “old stories”, like I was once. Times change, people change. Not for the good, I think."

Marko Nakari: Tropic of Uncle…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 8, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Interview with multitalented artist Boaz Zippor - his creation is based on the frustration caused by people

"I miss integrity and originality. I hear the same thing over and over, same recycled ideas, same perfectly executed carbon copies of things done by better people. I miss the commitment creative people had before the hipster disaster fell on mankind."

Boaz Zippor: The Blues Of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 8, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Q&A with American/Spanish duo Pig Fat - a unique blend with Delta, Piedmont, Memphis and Ragtime styles

"The blues is a culture that wants to escape imposition and order. In my opinion, it is the culture most antiestablishment that there is because it doesn't offer a solution for everyone, but reminds us that the solution resides in each and everyone of us."

Pig Fat: Blues Evolution With Deep…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 7, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Artist/illustrator Julian Peters talks about Arthur Rimbaud, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Robert Crumb and music

"The ethos of jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, hip hop and all kinds of musical genres have inspired literary content, and literary form as well. In the case of comics, I think there are so many ways in which the structure of comics can be compared to that of music."

Julian Peters: Rhymes, Strips &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on December 5, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

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