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Q&A with Lawrence based blues/rock musician Brody Buster - one of the greatest harmonica players of our time

"I miss the raw sound and emotion of old blues records the new blues today lacks the feeling to me there are a few acts that can pull it off nut not many..."

Brody Buster: Kansas City Blues

Brody Buster…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Q&A with New York-based David "Doc" French plays a wide variety of styles, all firmly rooted in the blues

"To me the blues has always been about commentary and story telling. Speaking up and speaking out. Truthfully. It was a force in reporting on social, personal and political situations and still can be. Times have changed, so the blues specifically, has a greatly reduced impact compared to what it was."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

California saxophonist Albert Quon Wing talks about Frank Zappa, Johnny Guitar Watson and Shuggie Otis

"The musical ramifications of said implications are subjective to the listener. I am only the humble messenger- my mission as a performing musician is, communicate to the listener, encourage them to take flight in their own mind, while they are experiencing my improvisations."…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hugh Holmes (aka Professor Harp) has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins.

"The Blues and the socio-racial-politico ramifications....the Blues is first and foremost the ORIGINAL protest music against a corrupt racist system in North America since at least 1619. It is and will always be Black History regardless of commercialism and/or appropriation."

Hugh…

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Q&A with multi-talented bluesman Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child" will be the next “King of the Blues”

"Music has no color and I as stated previously, music is universal."

Mr. Sipp: Living Loving Bluesman

Castro Coleman, a.k.a. Mr. Sipp “Mississippi Blues Child” was born August…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian musician Chris Antonik - innovative, thoughtful songwriting with stunning blues guitar

"My hope for the genre is that artists will continue to innovate. You can only play 1,4,5 blues so many times. I think there is an unnecessary pressure on artists from the blues establishment to remain traditional."

Chris Antonik: Blues Monarch…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 4, 2017 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Q&A with talanted guitarist/singer Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues-he lives and breathes the blues

"I do think music is a direct reflection of what’s going on in the world yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I also believe with a powerful song you can sway the direction of a culture, but few have ever done that."

Hector Anchondo: All Directions Blues…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Australian Hammond organ trio Lazy Eye Band -- Soul touch drenched in the Blues feeling

"The wonderful thing about the blues is it transcends race, gender, age and other social barriers. It brings people together."

Lazy Eye Band: Midnight Crossroads 

Lazy Eye is an Australian band full of…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 22, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek musician Eva Atmatzidou - without words and limits of language to feel free to express musically

"Music has a very special way to get directly in peoples’ hearts. In the racial, political and social areas though, there is still much work to be done, that goes over the impact that music can have on our lives."

Eva Atmatzidou: No Limits, One Music…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 18, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Storyteller/guitarist Sunny Lowdown talks about John Lee Hooker, Paul Oscher, R.L. Burnside and KFFA

"A lot of blues today is basically a rhythm section backing a screaming guitar. The dynamics have been lost. I’m not saying every modern blues player is like that, but the ones that move me are few and far between."

Sunny Lowdown: The Blues Volume Low…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 14, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Q&A with North Mississippi blues musician Trenton Ayers - deep knowledge of the deep blues

"My opinion, all music are connected with physical philosophy.... through the lines of Blues... Understand most of music we listen to is basically Blues music in another form of music. Like I said my opinion..."

Trenton Ayers: Fusion Blues Journey…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 9, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Q&A with bassist Billy T Troiani, a veteran New York musician who disseminates the Blues fever in Europe

"I learned that money isn’t everything, because your probably not gonna make much playing the blues. You gotta love it, and I do."

Billy T: Hot Blues from Arctic Circle

Billy T was born and raised in New York City, and played…

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Interview with Tampa Bay area vocalist Lauren Mitchell - a true student of the blues and soul music

"I think all music, not just blues, has a duty to speak the truth. We need to stand up for ourselves, for our families, for our friends, our country, our God, and so on. The only way we can do that is to be honest."

Lauren Mitchell: Soulful &…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 5, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Harp player Johnny Mastro talks about Mama Laura Gross, Sonny Rhodes, William Clarke, and Smokey Wilson

"Play from the heart, listen, find chicks that dig your music, be on time and don’t drink too much were driven into my psyche."

Johnny Mastro: Blues Dreamer

Johnny…

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Q&A with "underground goddess" Miss Mercy of the GTO's - rock n' roll girl group from Haight-Ashbury era

Miss Mercy: The Priestess of Rock n' Roll 

Miss Mercy, a.k.a. Mercy Fontenot, was born Judith Edra Peters in Burbank, California. Mercy was a member of the GTO's. The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) were a girl group from the Los Angeles area, specifically the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on March 3, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Greek luthier Leonidas Vrahatis - a huge proof that people's dreams and willings are unbeatable.

"Music, for me is a way of life, a need like the fresh air we have to breathe in order to live. If there wasn’t any, I believe my life would be boring beyond measure. I remember going to school as a small child of my time and always wanting to go back home to play with my favorite guitar and listen to music. Something always felt like pulling me into this world."…

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Greek Blues Scene: Q&A with guitarist Billy Merziotis - walkin' with Rockin' Blues freedom and feeling

"I think that Blues and Rock music had played a main part globally, it criticizes politics, religion and if you let it, it can really set you free."

Billy Merziotis: After Hours Walkways…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 28, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Multi-instrumentalist Mike Perlowin - introduced the magic of classical music to pedal steel guitar

"My fear is that we will poison our planet and render it incapable of sustaining life."

Mike Perlowin: Pedal Steel Suites

Multi-instrumentalist Mike Perlowin is primarily known as a pedal steel guitarist,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 25, 2017 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Interview with Finnish bluesman Lauri "Arno" Ankerman -- traditional roots blues, but mainly with his version

"The blues is a very deep, and also many-faceted style of music that can be traced to almost everything (lyrically, melodically or as a feeling) ..."

Lauri Ankerman: Vanhat Juuret, Uudet Näkymät…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 24, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented Allen Finney - steeped in roots and emerges with unique expressions his own style

"There is no Blues past. Or future. It just is. And if I want, there are plenty upon plenty of films and recordings."

Allen Finney: Walkin' With The Blues

Allen Finney is an American…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on February 21, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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