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Q&A with guitar virtuoso Randy Casey - his original compositions push the boundaries with a rock and roots soul.

"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."

Randy Casey: Americana Blues

Randy Casey’s music career spans more than three decades of twists and twangs. From the stages of CBGB and Whiskey a-go-go to a…

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An Interview with guitarist Kelly Richey, her playing standing among the best rockin' blues guitarist known today

"Some musicians (and listeners) may prefer blues that is more traditional, and some may prefer more Rockin’ blues. Like the colors of a rainbow, it’s all good!"

Kelly Richey: The Spear Shakers Blues

Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray trapped in a woman’s body with Janis screaming to get out.” From Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly Richey is a…

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Q&A with poet, teacher & musician Max Orsini - his first book titled "The Buddhist Beats Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel"

"On one hand, not as significant as it could or should be in our present global climate. On another level, literature is the net in which all of these phenomena are gently and tactfully caught. Like a net, literature is full of gaps and threaded apertures that allow us to see how issues of gender, race, culture and politics implicate and comprise our human reality. Music of certain ilks does this too."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning, triple-threat talent Dave Keller - fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music

"Be nice. Show up on time. Dress up. Give it your all. Don't get involved with drinking and drugs. Take time to hang out with your fans. It's not about showing off; it's about connecting."

Dave Keller: Soul & Electric Feeling

Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist and a talented songwriter.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Diane Durrett - one of those rare female artists that you’ll always remember as soon as you hear her for the first time

"I think that Blues, like all music, continues to evolve growing from its’ roots. But you got to have the Blues in your mind and soul to do it justice."

Diane Durrett: Soul Suga(r) Blues

“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. “One of…

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

Q&A with Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One, a one woman band from Kill Devil Hills, NC that generate the energy

"In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the blues was a major factor that brought black and white musicians and audiences together and allowed people to forget their racial and political differences. People found a common interest in their love of the blues. I believe now in 2018 with the division our country is witnessing that once again blues music will play a big part in helping to unit us."

Ruth Wyand &…

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Q&A with virtuoso guitarist Trevor Gordon Hall - a powerful emerging voice, albeit without words to his music

"Music is truly a universal language. When I am in a setting where there is a culture and language barrier, you can tangibly feel it drop once the music starts. No translation necessary."

Trevor Gordon Hall: Reflective Sounds

The unfolding era of the music business has provided many fresh opportunities for artists to foster direct and meaningful…

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Q&A with British keybord player George Glover of Climax Blues Band - flown the flag with tremendous passion and style

"Listening to different music whilst travelling around the world is an education in it self and even if you don't speak the language you can communicate with music. Perhaps the politicians of the world should do the same then maybe there might be less problems in the world."

George Glover: Climax Blues Band

Founded in the 60's, by Colin Cooper,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 25, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Blues rock phenom Eric Gales talks about the God, socio-cultural implications of music and his experiences

"My hopes are to surge in the moon non-stop, with everything that I do. My fears are where the world is going, at this rate. And if the expectation can be provided from what it is that I do, that God has blessed me to be able to do, then there may be some hope."

Eric Gales: Pure, Free and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 22, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Erik Mortenson- American literary and visual texts and their intersection with the cultural concerns of the twentieth-century.

"The Beat writers raise interesting paradoxes worth exploring.  The Beats are, in many ways, out of step with the current American climate of identity politics.  To say that the Beats are politically incorrect is an understatement.  Their desire to celebrate life outside the margins led them to exalt minority experience in ways that are clearly viewed as racist today, despite their celebratory tone."…

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Q&A with Therese Casper - Piero Heliczer’s daughter - has nearly finished making a documentary film about her father

"The most important lessons I’ve learned from Piero are to live in each moment, and to be your most true, authentic self. People have described his playfulness, his laughter and his creativity to me and how unique he was. That love and affection still lives to this day despite his absence. In capturing all these memories of Piero, it has helped me create my own memory and connect with him through others. And, in the process I’m being my most authentic…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago pioneer Studebaker John - emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues

"The Bluesmen they lived it they didn't think of it as being political or what the socio - cultural implications were. It was a way of life to them their job, what they were good at their thing."

Studebaker John: The Art of Life Blues

John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. He is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary British blues knight Chris Youlden - savour the vintage, original, pure, and authentic

"Where would I go…On a human level leaving music aside, being interested in archeology, prehistory and all that I think I would rather go back to 40,000 years ago, and see Neanderthal man first, Homo Sapiens and go from there. On a musical level I would like to go back to probably the late forties, early fifties where one of my heroes Muddy Waters was making it."

Chris Youlden: Savour The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Greek radio broadcaster Elvira Bura Lavou - secret journeys to other dimensions: melodic, poetic, electric, acoustic.

"Beat literature is based on the authenticity of those it describes. It talks about all that is not obvious but exists. In the dark alleys of the city, in the seedy bars, in the prison deals. Where the vagrants roam, where the drugs are. If you are not a part of that world, you cannot write about it."

Elvira Bura Lavou: Ataraxia Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Orleans-based Sean Riley - the history of Southern Blues with contemporary themes throughout

“Culture is everything in New Orleans, from the food to the music to the architecture. New Orleans is and shall always be a celebration of African American culture and it wants everyone to be involved and join the celebration. There is always a fear that the growth and gentrification of any city will hurt the culture, but if you live in this city you should already know you’re here to be part of it and help preserve it.”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Ohio-based veteran Blues & Jazz guitarist Gaetano Letizia talks about the gourmet dinner of music genres

"It’s an expression of God’s love for mankind, a reflection of his creativity through us. When a jazz or blues artist composes a tune or plays a solo, it’s from their heart."

Gaetano Letizia: Beatles Blues Blast

Gaetano Letizia, known as Tom by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 9, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based singer, songwriter and keyboardist Sandy Carroll - back to her comfort zone with Blues & Angels

"The blues teach me to be open, authentic, a warrior for freedom of ideas and voices to be heard ... a path for stories of life, warts and all, to travel. Although all genres are a door to those voices and stories, the blues are raw and shake bones and soul."

Sandy Carroll: Blues & Angels

Catfood Records released “Blues & Angels”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with blues guitarist and a former executive at Microsoft, Jim Allchin: how to live life authentically

"Blues is foundational. I think the blues tells emotional stories in a context that lets players communicate freely with their voice or instrument."

Jim Allchin: Pallet of Colors & Sounds

Jim Allchin grew up in a one-room house on a dirt farm in the Deep South. After living the life of a starving musician, he left to earn Masters/Doctorate…

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Q&A with East Coast guitarist Peter V - steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time music

"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."

Peter V: Blues Train Running

The veterans of the NY and NJ scene Peter V Blues Train Peter Veteska, aka Peter Vhit…

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Interview with Mark Johnson of Delta Moon -- rootsy, bluesy, and soulful sounds from all kinds of music

"Art and music makes us human and as artists, we want to share our art with other folks."

Delta Moon: Sliding To The Roots

Atlanta swamp rock and blues quartet Delta Moon returns with their tenth studio album “Babylon Is Falling” (2018). The titans of tone deliver a set of infectious grooves laced with a double-barreled shot of greasy…

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