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An Interview with Christian Peters of Samsara Blues Experiment: Blues is a feeling. Many other “genres” are crap...

"To learn playing the Blues is not much a science than much more a life-experience that comes out in terms of music".

SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 23, 2011 at 11:53pm — No Comments

The Allman Brothers, Memphis Horns & Gil Scott-Heron to receive GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Awards

Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross, and Gil Scott-Heron Honored With The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award

The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's selections are:…

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An Interview with Curtis Salgado: "Life, living on this planet and all the pain and glory that comes with it"

"By learning the music from all the artists old and new who play the music I have learned about life. It has deeply affected my world view".

Curtis Salgado: Blues is my way of life

Curtis Salgado has a lot to celebrate. In…

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An Interview with Italian Bluesman Egidio "Juke" Ingala: Harmonica for me it has been like lightning shot

"The Blues allows me to express my emotions, and I'm always looking for emotions, I suppose that's the real reason have allowed me to become a musician and not only a listener"

Egidio “Juke” Ingala is a dynamic, smooth vocalist…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 21, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

An interview with the Scorch Sister: Scorchin' Hot Blues with Women's Scent !

The Scorch Sisters: Bringing the Heat

The Scorch Sisters consist of three formidable women who have been friends and bandmates for many years in different situations, and have finally decided to strike out on their own together with their unique blend of fierce, soulful vocals and seasoned,…

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The brand new blood of Texas blues, Hamilton Loomis talks about his mentors Albert Collins, Bo Diddley & Johnny Copeland

Hamilton Loomis: Modern, funky & fun

Much like fellow funkster Lenny Kravitz, Loomis played every instrument on his debut and ‘Ain’t Just Temporary.’ The debut entitled ‘Hamilton’ was under Grammy consideration, an…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with the owner of Cat Head in Clarksdale, MS, Roger Stolle: The Blues is real. It’s truly “authentic”

Roger Stolle: Mission for Mississippi

Few people can claim to have had a bigger impact on the Delta blues scene in recent years than Roger Stolle. In addition to owning and operating his famed blues store Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale,…

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Q&A with bassist Preston Hubbard - one of the hottest musician on the second-generation rock & blues scene

"When I first heard Muddy and Willie Dixon, it hit me like a bullet"

Preston Hubbard: Riffin’The Bass

He had played and/or recorded with: Big Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge,…

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An Interview with Reuben Vigil: My wish is that it keeps evolving while maintaining a high level of tradition.

"Blues to me is taking a bad situation and getting some good from it". 

Big Shot Reub & The Reloaders

There is a quality guitar slinger on the Blues horizon, and you should know his…

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‘Barefoot Diva’ of Morna Blues, Cesaria Evora dies at age 70

The Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, known as the "barefoot diva,” died Saturday, according to the culture minister of the country.

The Portuguese weekly, Expresso, reported she died in hospital in her native country. Cape Verde, a country comprised of of 10 islands, is located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

Often compared to American blues singer Billie Holiday, Evora sang in a rich…

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Tom Lavin of Powder Blues talks about his Band, John Lee Hooker, Montreux Jazz Festival & his favor ES 345

"Blues is like violin.  It’s easy to play it badly and very hard to get it right".

Tom Lavin: "Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ!"…

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Interview with John Fry of Ardent Studios, Memphis TN: Perhaps our secret is that we do not have a fixed sound.

"Good music is emotional communication, and it offers all the range of human emotions."

John Fry: Hold Fast To Your Roots…

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An Interview with Michael Arlt of B.B & the Blues Shacks: The blues comes from real emotions and transports them

B.B. & The Blues Shacks

They are firmly based on the roots of traditional R´n´B – playing good music that entertains, delivers fun and captivates the listeners. That´s just one of the reasons why they trade as Europe´s best Blues band.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Nominees announced for the 33rd Blues Music Awards presented by the Blues Foundation

A mix of familiar names and up-and-comers are among the nominees for the 33rd annual Blues Music Awards. Nominations for the awards - presented by the Memphis - based Blues Foundation - were announced today. The ceremony will be held on May 10 at the Cook Convention Center.

BLUES.GR's BLOG wishes to congratulate all the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rocco Calipari of Head Honchos talks about his son, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy & Jameson on the rocks

Head Honchos: Big, Bluesy & Forward

In a time when American music is too often characterized by emasculated melodies, narcissistic lyrics, and hyped mediocrity - the "Head Honchos" offer up intense body moving rhythms and emotionally charged guitar…

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An Interview with K.K. Martin, One of America’s True, Blues Traditional Players

"The world and everything in it are what have been offered to me by the Blues"

K.K. Martin is a fourth generation Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Musician born in West Monroe, Louisiana.…

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An Interview with legendary photographer Dick Waterman: The Blues will never die but it will never be popular

"I like that ‘blues’ is not racial between black and white. It is an economic level. Any poor person with misery in their life has the blues."

Dick Waterman: Focus on the Blues Myths

Photographer, agent, manager,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Javier Vargas: Play with passion and enjoy yourself.

"Music gives a way of expressing what’s in my soul and allows me to bring out all my experiences and turn them into sounds".

Javier Vargas was born in Madrid shortly after his parents had left Buenos Aires where they had migrated some years before. Nine years later, the family…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 12, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments

An Interview with Chris Spedding, one of the UK's most versatile session musician

Chris Spedding should need no introduction for any fan of British rock . One of the most gifted and versatile guitarists of his generation he has straddled pop, rock, jazz and punk for almost half a century. He’s done this with ease whilst finding time to play with many major figures of music scene such as Roxy Music, Elton John, John Cale, Little…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Paul Karapiperis of Small Blues Trap talks about the Greek Blues Scene & the Ocean of Blues Tales

The Small Blues Trap is a well known Greek blues band formed in August 2004, consisting of  Paul Karapiperis, on steel and slide guitar, keyboards, harmonica and vocals, Panagiotis Daras guitar, slide and acoustic guitar, Lefteris Besios, bass and Stathis Evangeliou drums. S.B.T. is a band with…

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