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Q&A with Orlando-based musician Dale Bandy - an inspired artist with more than 40 years of experience

"Music is 'The' universal human language and should be shared equally with all."

Dale Bandy: The Blues Shades of blue.

Dale Bandy is an inspired artist with more than 40 years of experience. He wears many hats, including lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. Based in Orlando, Florida, Bandy can be characterized as a…

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Q&A with Jamison Passuite of Handsome Jack - powerful and emotional fusion of boogie soul rock 'n' roll

"Music has been a powerful unifying force since the dawn of man. The fact that a newborn baby knows to dance to music unprompted proves it’s something that’s ingrained deep in our brains and that we’re all the same and have the same needs regardless of whether that music has a political message or not."

Handsome Jack:

Everything's Gonna Be…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier - funk, soul, and blues into every powerful performance

"Blues, rock, and soul music is truthful music and is about the good times and the bad times. I want the world to be a fair and equal place for everyone and I live life that way too in song and in daily life."

Vanessa Collier: Earth, Wind & Fire

Soulful blues singer/saxophonist Vanessa Collier's most recent album, "Honey Up", released…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with illustrator and designer John Seabury - his visually addicting works of art have been featured in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame

"I'll try to keep this from getting overly long. In the 60s Rock n' Roll was almost inseparable from the rest of the counterculture movement."

John Seabury: Rock Around The Art

John Seabury is a Grammy nominated illustrator and designer. His visually addicting works of art have been featured in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, internationally…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 9, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with rising Mexican-American teen idols Johnny & Jaalene - Roots, Chicano Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Americana

"To be Chicano means to be proud of being Mexican, as well as to be proud of being American. That’s who I am. Chicano rock is music that combines these two worlds."

Johnny & Jaalene: Rock n' Roll Caliente

19-year-old singer, guitarist Johnny Ramos is making the scene all over Orange County, LA and beach cities alike. Even hitting Viva Las…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 7, 2018 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Q&A with Roots-based artist Cary Morin - brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond

"The music is hard! It requires continual practice and creativity."

Cary Morin: The Great Spirit of Music

Award-winning blues/roots singer-songwriter Cary Morin will release his new album, When I Rise, October 26 from Maple Street Music. Morin’s sixth release, When I Rise, follows close on the heels of an international tour that spanned…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 4, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Interview with "Michissippi Mick" Kolassa, a hardcore blues fan and active participant in the Blues scene

"A genuine bluesman (or woman) also has a sense of humor that goes deep – they don’t take themselves or much of anything except their music too seriously." 

Mick Kolassa: The Heart of Blues

Mick "Michissippi Mick" Kolassa…

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Q&A with acclaimed guitarist Eric McFadden - great musical pedigree that has allowed him to master many styles and genres

"The blues was born on slave ships, in cotton fields, on chain gangs. As the saying goes, the blues had a baby and they called it rock n roll. Rock n Roll has long been a platform for speaking out against authority, against inhumanity, corruption, racism, sexism, and injustice."

Eric Mcfadden: Therapeutic Musical Experiences

Eric McFadden is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with German Christian Ronig - experimented and traveled with exotic melodies, alien rhythms and oriental scales

"Music celebrates the similarity of human kind, it stresses what unites us as human beings. Love, pain, hope, grief, happiness, despair and all the other feelings are essentially human. We’re not the same – how boring is that?! We are equal, though. And in the times we live in, where they try to convince us that we are not equal, it is revolutionary."

Christian Ronig: Greece Is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 29, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Canadian Kat Danser - steeped in roots/traditions, distills a refreshing approach for the future

"The blues elevates me from despair to connectedness with all people. I guess you could say it helps me be a better person."

Kat Danser: Goin' Gone And Beyond...

Kat Danser’s music is a steel belted radial easily flexing between a dusty gravel road and a fresh coat of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 29, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Blues Caravan 2018: Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, Ally Venable - the blues titans of nowadays and tomorrow

"Ruf Records is a proven home of Blues and New Blues and has been for almost 25 years, Thomas Ruf is a true believer in the genre."

Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2018: Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, and Ally Venable

This is no ordinary club tour. This is the Blues Caravan 2018. If you’ve followed Ruf’s rolling revue since it started life in 2005, you’ll…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 27, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Mika Vandborg, known as one of the most talented and respected guitarists in Denmark

"The music defines some cultures and racial groups, I think it has always been that way. And there are still people making political songs, my feeling is however that it is not near what happened in the 1960-70´. But when that is said and I think about it, things are actually changing in that direction these years with the climax changes and the politic vibe in the world."

Mika Vandborg: Rock n'…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 26, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Melbourne-based Pierre Baroni - primarily as a radio announcer and DJ but also as a photographer.

"Obviously black music in the 60s was a soundtrack to much of the segregation and some of its dismantling, but black people today don’t care about the blues... That’s ‘old people’s music’ to them. You very rarely see any black people at the rhythm and blues music festivals in the States."

Pierre Baroni: The Soulgroove of Image

Australian Pierre…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 25, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hadden Sayers - raised on a steady diet of Texas Roots and Blues music, has become a Blues Rock Master.

"I miss the idiosyncrasies in peoples playing and singing. Nowaday's any quirks that an artist has can be smoothed over with a couple of pro-tools edits. I miss the weirdness. Carolyn Wonderland once told me that people's goofiness is their most interesting quality. I believe that."

Hadden Sayers: Dopamine Machine

Veteran…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hawaiian-Based Roots Singer/Guitarist John Akapo - Delivers "Paradise Blues" on Debut CD Coming October 19th

"Samoa and Hawaii both have an open tuning style of guitar picking that translates perfectly into the blues. Each has different tunings depending on what region they are from, not unlike the blues. But I feel that the biggest similarities are the stories we tell."

John Akapo: Aloha! Paradise Blues

Taumei “Big John” Akapo is a presence in Hawaii,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 24, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Q&A with Crazy Horse's drummer Ralph Molina - has performed on all releases by the band from 1969's

"That music, the arts in any form, are not a platform for political rants...we all know what’s going on in the world around us...fans go to be entertained, not to be reminded of what we already know..."

Ralph Molina: Crazy Horse's Beat

Ralph Molina is an American musician, best known as the drummer for Neil Young's backing band Crazy Horse. Born…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 22, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Scott Sharrard (bandleader for the late Gregg Allman) a mission that resumes with his new album “Saving Grace”

"You can’t play Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, or Folk without being able to play the blues."

Scott Sharrard: Interpreter of the Blues

Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 19, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian renowned blues guitarist Colin James - remains at the top of game with his 19th album Miles to Go

"Blues has informed and influenced jazz, rock and roll, soul and pop music. It is in the fabric of almost all musical culture in one way or another."

Colin James: (Blues) Miles To Go

Canadian, Juno award-winning singer-songwriter and renowned blues guitarist Colin James will release his 19th album, Miles to Go, releasing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter Lino Muoio, has been a part of the Italian Blues music scene

"The freedom of playing without rules…No fears for the future, only hopes: that music can be considered more than a mainstream business but and art like painting, poetry, and dancing."

Lino Muoio: Mandolin Blues of Med Sea

Guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter Lino Muoio has been a part of the Italian Blues music scene for over 25 years, playing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 16, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hammond master Raphael Wressnig talks about Larry Garner, Phil Guy, Deitra Farr, and Hammond's secrets

"I think blues will always be there because it’s about LIFE! Blues talks about all aspects of life.Blues is about love, hate, anger, sex, frustration, joy, fun, hard times, good times! The whole spectrum!"

Raphael Wressnig: The Soul of Groove

Throughout the years Raphael Wressnig has created a unique organ style that is both elegant and explosive.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 16, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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