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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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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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Q&A with Blue Largo (Eric Lieberman & Alicia Aragon) - traditional 40’s-50’s era blues, jazz and swing band

"I believe that good music is always an expression of the times, and that it is a great catalyst to help bring the world together."

Blue Largo: Let The Good Times Roll

Blue Largo was formed by guitarist Eric Lieberman and vocalist Alicia Aragon in 1999. Eric recruited his old music partner, saxophonist Jonny Viau from as far back as…

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Q&A with SoCal-based Andy Doty, owner of Old Town Blues Club and Producer of Temecula Blues Festivals

"Music is perhaps the best example that we should point to in proving that we can all get along."

Andy Doty: Under The SoCal Sun

Announcing the SoCal Divas of Blues Festival, taking place outdoors at Civic Center Plaza, 41000 Main St., in Old Town Temecula, Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 12 noon till 8pm (gates…

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Interview with Lawrence Lebo, an artist who is enthralled with and dedicated to Blues & Roots Music

"It seems, I could be wrong, but that the Blues are better appreciated outside of America. If that’s true, I’d like to see that turn around."

Lawrence Lebo: Old School Girl

Daughter of a Sears & Roebuck shoe salesman, Lawrence grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, far away from the entertainment industry. She worked into the business the hard…

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Q&A with storyteller and songwriter Michele D'Amour - make music that reflects the moments of joy amid times of struggle

"I think that poetry is great training for a songwriter. You learn to use the right word not just for what you are trying to say, but also for the emotion of the song, and for the meter of the song. The lyrics are definitely an important part of my songs. As a child, I loved the lyrics of so many songs I heard, and today I still appreciate a well-written lyric."

Michele D'Amour: The (Music) Love…

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Q&A with award-winning photographer Steve Manheim - traces the history of the blues, rock and roll, through today's music.

“Photography has always been important in the documentation of social, political and cultural situations. A good photograph can tell more about the human condition than words. Like music, it is visceral and direct, a truly universal language.”

Steve Manheim: The Essence of Blues Pic

Steve Manheim is an award-winning photographer in Cleveland. His…

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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…

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Blues Legend Junior Wells “Box of Blues” 6CD Set To Be Released By Cleopatra Blues

Blues Legend Junior Wells “Box of Blues” 6CD Set To Be Released By Cleopatra Blues

Includes vintage studio recordings from 1953 to 1979 of Wells' best loved tracks PLUS never before released live material from 1983 to 1997!

Los Angeles - Cleopatra Blues is releasing a gorgeous 6CD box set celebrating a true blues legend, the “Sexy Bitch” himself, Junior Wells!…

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UK bluesman Mick Pini talks about Mojo Buford, Peter Green, Mike Vernon, Luther Allison, BB King and his artwork

"Great blues songs inspire great interpretations (the blues ‘tradition’ again)"

Mick Pini: Painting The Truth of Blues

If you’re lucky enough to catch veteran British bluesman Mick Pini live you are guaranteed the real deal; no pedals, no effects, just a (rare) 54 Strat…

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Q&A with Italian photographer Adriano Siberna - who has always been attracted by nature and the Blues

"What do I miss most? Surely not being able to be in the Mississippi, the birthplace of the delta blues, but also in the clubs of Chicago and New Orleans, where the blues has then developed with its different facets."

Adriano Siberna: Pics with Passion 

Adriano Siberna aka zioAdri is an Italian freelance photographer who has always…

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Interview with LA based guitarist Dennis Jones - a hurricane that changing the blues landscape in his path

"Blues music is my therapy. Writing songs has a way of helping me understand, and deal with, life, love, and loss."

Dennis Jones: Blues Rock Power X3

Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Jones was born in Baltimore, Maryland.…

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Q&A with Czech musician Matej Ptaszek - one of Europe's top harmonica players in the field of traditional blues.

"I most regret that I could never meet the fathers of Blues such as Howlin Wolf, Sonny Terry, or Muddy Waters. Regarding the future, my philosophy as an adventure and blues enthusiast is to perceive present and refuse to worry about my existence in future. I live in the present and I enjoy it!"

Matěj Ptaszek: Blues Around The World

Czech harmonica…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Veteran multi-talented bluesman Billy Prewitt talks about Otis Rush, Maxwell St. and Ann Arbor Blues Festival

"I miss the old days when I used to hang around mother Blues in Old Town when 7 nights a week you could go and hear Howling Wolf and Magic Sam, Otis Spann just to name a few... At that time in the sixties I had no idea how big and powerful and well known all these guys were in Europe..."

Billy Prewitt: Chicago Blues Winds

Billy Prewitt is a…

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6Q&A with Rockwell Avenue Blues Band - Steve Freund & Ken Saydak part of the "last of the golden age" of Chicago blues

"At one time, blues music was very close to the bone, very much a part of the civil rights movement, the awakening and resistance of black Americans, and the coming together of young white idealists and their black counterparts in the parallel cultures which existed in America."

Rockwell Avenue Blues Band

Rockwell Avenue Blues Band is made up of 5…

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Q&A with harmonica player and singer Russ Green - journey into the blues different than those of most musicians

"I truly believe that Blues has had a tremendous impact on many people in many parts of the world, not just the U.S. Actually, I know it as a fact!"

Russs Green: Windy City Soul

Harmonica player and singer Russ Green’s journey into the blues is different than those of most musicians. Russ was born in Chicago and grew up on the city’s west side.…

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Q&A with Reigning Queen of Beale Street, Barbara Blue - intertwines Blues, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop & Americana

"The world has the Blues. The Blues is universal. There is the witty & funny, the sad & lament full, there's Life & Truth."

Barbara Blue:

The Reigning Queen of Beale Street

Pittsburgh, PA native Barbara Blue doesn't remember life without music. Her answer to the question…

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Must-Listen Blues Album - Made in Mexico: "Nacidos Bajo Un Buen Signo IV" (July 2018) by Various Artists

The Blues is Alright... and Drink Tequila!

Must-Listen Blues Album - Made in Mexico: "Nacidos Bajo Un Buen Signo IV" (July 2018) by Various Artists.

Recopilación del trabajo musical de artistas que reflejan una breve muestra de la escena del "Blues hecho en México". Nuevo CD compilado: Nacidos Bajo Un Buen Signo IV, disponible en las…

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An Interview with guitarist/ songwriter & craftsman JP Soars: I think that the blues cuts strait to the soul

"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"

JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues

Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…

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Keith Stone with Red Gravy - Blues With A Taste Of New Orleans

Keith Stone with Red Gravy

Keith Stone is back with his highly anticipated second release, "Blues With A Taste Of New Orleans" out September 10, but this time he’s teamed up with Red Gravy, made up of three of the most well-respected musicians to call New Orleans home. This band delivers ten songs of original, tasteful blues, all run through the New Orleans cookbook of funk and R&B to create an exotic and spicy musical…

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