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An Interview with Toscho of Blues Company: I Definitely Created Something Different, with a Lot of Balkanesque Feeling.

Toscho & Blues Co.

The Blues Company from Osnabrück, Germany is neither a hodgepodge of rank beginners nor – to borrow business lingo – a group of new business starters. Rather, they are a team of artists who have made their mark, musicians with experience and know-how…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power talks about Fillmore, King Curtis, Sly & his relationship with God

"The thing I miss most about the 60's is the freedom and inspiration we had musically. Everywhere you looked people were trying new and exciting things and it was very stimulating and creative."

Tower of Power: The Power of Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 18, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

An Interview with Larry Garner a swamp blues philosopher: Everyone Has a Shade of Blues in Their Life

"In my opinion blues is life. Some people have a harder life than others and everyday is the blues for them but I believe that everyone has a shade of blues in their life."

Larry Garner …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 15, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

2012 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards

Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.

The Blues Foundation will present the 2012 KBA Awards during a recognition brunch Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The KBA ceremony will be part of the International Blues Challenge (IBC) weekend of events.

Unlike the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Blues great Doyle Bramhall dies

Doyle Bramhall, a Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator who wrote or co-wrote some of the most recognizable blues songs of the '80s including The House is Rockin', has died. He was 62. A friend of Bramhall’s said the Dallas-born singer, drummer and songwriter had been suffering from pneumonia recently, but no official cause of death has been released.

Bramhall’s career spanned more than 40 years, during which he provided the beat and the lyrics for a modern sort of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 14, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

An Interview with guitarist/singer Ana Popovic: Blues is Unconditional. Maybe the most CONSERVATIVE style of all

"This is how I see  the blues: the beauty of less, "don't make it too tidy" kind a thing.. beauty of the basics and an instrument."

Ana Popovic: Belgrade Blues Storm

Ana's career…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna: The Folkies Love the Blues

"I miss the musical camaraderie of the past… the music is alive and well!"

Jorma Kaukonen: Living, Learning, Loving…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 12, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

GREEK BLUES SCENE: Q & A with Daddy's Work Blues Band

DADDY'S WORK BLUES BAND

The Daddy's Work is a blues-rock band based in Athens. The first name was Bluesburger, with several appearances in Athenian scene and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 11, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Joe Bonamassa Releasing Live DVD with Paul Rodgers and John Hiatt

During a two-night stand at Beacon Theatre in New York last weekend, Joe Bonamassa performed with special guests Paul Rodgers (Bad Company and Queen) and John Hiatt.

The two night show at the Beacon Theatre will be released as Bonamassa's fourth live concert DVD in early 2012.

Bonamassa collaborated with John Hiatt on the album Dust Bowl…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 10, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Fito de la Parra of Canned Heat: Living the Blues

"The Boogie is one of the maximum expressions of joy in the blues genre. It's the happy side of the blues."

CANNED HEAT: Don't Forget the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with the British "Blues Knight" Miller Anderson: The Blues is a Real Life

Miller Anderson was born in Houston near Glasgow in Scotland i 1945. Miller is a Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist who has worked with many well known musicians over his long…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 9, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Travis "Moonchild" Haddix: Have a Passion for What You Are Doing

"Playing and singing the blues turns me on plus making other people happy and keeping them that way for the duration of my show".

Travis "Moonchild" Haddix began playing the piano at the age of seven in his home town of Walnut, Mississippi, located thirty miles south…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The unique saxophonist Albie Donnelly talks about Supercharge, Charles Brown, B.B.King, Queen & Lady Gaga

Albie Donnelly is a singer/saxophonist and bandleader began his career in London as a session musician playing on recordings by Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats, Graham Parker and many others. In 1973 he formed the now legendary band SUPERCHARGE. The band’s blend of R. ‘n’ B. and Funk plus…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Blues in Balkans - Vasja Ivanovski talks about Skopjean blues scene and his experience on blues paths

"Musically speaking there are no big, noticeable differences regarding blues all over the world. If you have the skills and enough feeling to express yourself, your message will touch people no matter where on our planet."

Vasja Ivanovski: Nothing but the Blues …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 4, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with singer-harmonica player Mark Wenner of Nighthawks: Blues Harp at High Speed

"I have heard cats from a dozen or more countries play great blues. I think it is almost a universal language"

Mark Wenner: Hooked on nails of the Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 3, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

GREEK BLUES SCENE: Q & A with Panos Lissaris of Groovin Blue Band

GROOVIN BLUE BAND

The Groovin Blue Band formed in August 2010 by Panos Lissaris and two former members of Groovin High, Leonidas Spiropoulos and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 2, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown: "Blues, for me anyway, is a bit like Religion"

"Blues, for me anyway, is a bit like Religion…it’s hard to do it…well." 

KIM SIMMONDS

An independent bluesman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on November 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

GREEK BLUES SCENE: Q & A with Nick Dounoussis

NICK DOUNOUSSIS & THE BACKBONE

Nick and the Backbone” is the band created by Nick Dounoussis, well known to blues audiences from his 25-years radical involvement  in the Greek Blues scenery.He is considered to be the best Blues guitar player…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on October 31, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments

An Interview with Corky Siegel: Let Your Music Soar

CORKY SIEGEL

Elegant Blues

Mark Paul "Corky" Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world's great blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on October 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with British Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter & Producer Norman Beaker

"Blues is a great outlet for your emotions, after a gig you feel like you have emptied your soul"

Norman Beaker: A British Crusader of Blues

Norman"Beaker"…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on October 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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