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Q&A with Twin Cities' singer Joyann Parker - bring the Blues, Soul and Rock n' roll in her unique hot style

"Blues and soul music have always been genres that have united people across all of the lines that typically divide. If you look back at the history of places like FAME Studios and Stax Records, you see people from all different walks of life working together."

Joyann Parker: Love American songbook

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Q&A with multi-instrumentalist based in Portland Oregon, Kathryn Grimm - who has had a colorful journey

"All those styles of music historically have pushed the boundaries forcing the truth on people to think, act, learn, change. I was just watching the Earth Song video by Michael Jackson. Wow, that is powerful. First it takes artists brave enough to tell the truth, then the media’s willingness to put it out there."

Kathryn Grimm: Electric Blues…

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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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Interview with Carolyn Gaines, was born into the blues as the daughter of the great guitarist-singer Roy Gaines

"Maybe, One day a change will appear out of the Sky for all the women who sings the Blues."

Carolyn Gaines: The Blues Singer

Carolyn Gaines was born into the blues as the daughter of the great guitarist-singer Roy Gaines who was superstar Diana Ross and Billie Holiday’s guitarist. In addition, her uncle is saxophonist Grady Gaines, who worked with…

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Interview with veteran musician Jack Wargo, a.k.a. Guitar Jack - blend of rhythm n' blues, soul and the blues.

"The racial, political socio-scene has more affect on the blues culture. It’s getting harder for the average person to make ends meet. The music is some relief from the day-to-day struggle. There are a lot of blues societies and people involved in supporting the blues but they are basically just maintaining, working hard, keeping the blues alive and well!"

Guitar Jack Wargo: Keepin It…

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Interview with singer/saxophonist Gus Spenos - knows how to make the listeners to want to move and groove

"What I miss about music of the past is the musicianship, style and character of the musicians. Music relied less on engineers, over dubbing and electronic wizardry."

Gus Spenos: Let The Fun Times Roll!!

Gus Spenos is a killer sax player who fronts a monster big band outta the Indianapolis area. He’s one of those guys that has a velvety-smooth…

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Legendary frontman of The Fuzztones, Rudi Protrudi talks about the Rock Counterculture, NYC and Screamin' Jay Hawkins

"I would hope that people would finally have enough of this homogenized crap they pawn off as music nowadays and demand something substantial. But that's highly doubtful."

Rudi Protrudi:

The Dark Zone of High Energy Rock n' Roll

THE FUZZTONES' Dark Zone, finally on…

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Interview with Midwest bluesman Reverend Raven - traditional blues, straight up with big dose of passion

"I’ve learned that the music gives a voice to how I’m feeling about myself or the world around me. The blues gives meaning to my memories and life’s experiences."

Reverend Raven: Smokin' Passion

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play…

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Memphis-based writer Ron Hall talks about the local Rock n' Roll scene, Elvis, Sun Studio, and his memorabilia

"My hopes for the future that Memphis club owners would have more respect for the entertainers in town and double the fee they pay their talent. I also wish that the music would start earlier."

Ron Hall: Let The Memphis Rocks Roll 

Ron Hall's newest Memphis history book production is a history of Memphis concerts including incredible…

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Q&A with Canadian singer Barbara Diab - brings a unique honesty to each song, without guile, and from the heart

Women were among the first to be recorded in Blues: Mamie Smith and Ida Cox recorded in the 1920s. The Blues had and still has a lot of sex-appeal, sexual references and innuendo. It appeals to strong women who aren’t afraid to express their sultry side. The presence of women in Blues allows them to express just that: the flirty, playful and sensual side.

Barbara Diab: Mojo…

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Q&A with Canadian musician Marshall Lawrence - Rock, Blues & Roots with a raw edge and an acid twist

"I think both Blues and Rock music cross cultural, racial, political and socio-cultural lines. Music doesn’t differentiate or discriminate. It’s a language unto itself. It joins people in a common bond and shared experience.  It creates change in the world by allowing generation after generation to express their lives, their concerns, their ambitions and their hope for the future through music."…

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Q&A with Kentucky’s rising blues sensation, Laurie Jane & The 45’s - heartfelt and wistful drive down to roots

"Music is one area in society where people can have different opinions and preferences but still get along. A real music connoisseur could go to any genre show and still enjoy the experience. They wouldn’t focus on the differences but instead enjoy the new melodies and beats that define the other styles."

Laurie Jane & The 45’s: Midnight Jubilee…

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Q&A with California-based Diana Rein -- saturated Blues at core, infused with Rock n' Roots under her spell

"Blues Music spreads the message of Unity, Love and a knowing that we are all in this thing called life, struggling, doing the best we can and ultimately we have each other. No matter what age, color or size, you are accepted in the Blues World. When you listen to the Blues it lifts your spirit."

Diana Rein: The Six String…

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Q&A with singer Janiva Magness, one of the most beloved figures in the Americana, blues and roots music

"We are strong and solid as women in the Blues. I find many very talented women coming thru the ranks and find this very hopeful."

Janiva Magness: Love, Hope and Protest

After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 26 Blues Music Award…

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Swiss photographer Christophe Losberger talks about the Blues, Montreux Jazz Festival, and local scene

"Unfortunately, the impact of music on politics is null, otherwise we would probably live in a better world. Music has an impact on people’s personal life, and can probably help them to become better people, more tolerant, more open to differences, but globally I’m not convinced it makes a big change."

Christophe Losberger: The Images of Music…

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Q&A with Brazilian rising star of the blues Artur Menezes - winner of the "Albert King Award" at the IBC 2018

"The blues is made with soul, love and anger at the same time. And It’s truthful. People identify with something truthful. And of course, it’s so good to listening to!"

Artur Menezes: International Blues Tattoo

Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur…

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Professor of Architectural Marie-Paule Macdonald talks about landscapes & soundscapes, Hendrix, and architecture

"Italo Calvino and his invisible cities continue to inspire science fiction writers – Hendrix read pulp science fiction – the psychedelic lyric, purple haze was inspired by a story of a purple fog- weather event, a strange night on a strange planet."

Marie-Paule Macdonald: Sound-tectural

Marie-Paule Macdonald is Professor of Architectural and…

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Greek singer Maria Stefanidakis talks about the Blues n' Rock counterculture, local scene, Woodstock, and muses

"I surely miss the optimistic lyrics which embraced the glory of love and life itself. The music which was written by the whole band spending time together. I fear the universal misery and the easy way getting in music. I hope for something original reminding me of the good old pattern."

Maria Stefanidakis: Rock, Peace & Love

Known for her…

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Indonesian guitarist/singer Kongko Bangun Pambudi talks about the Blues, Charlie Musselwhite and local scene

"The blues made me to learn to be more mature in life. Blues for me is not just the music but it was like a fuel that makes my life more living."

Kongko Bangun Pambudi: Blues Way

Kongko Bangun Pambudi was born on June 4th 1982 in…

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Q&A with Jazz drummer, Noam David - recognised by his creative style and his distinctive, complex rhythms

Noam David: Beat & Rhythms

Noam David, born 1971 in Jerusalem, is a drummer and a composer. Performing with his Trio (Omri Mor/Shai Bachar-Piano, Oriental keyboards and Avri Borochov -Bass and Oud) and with the International AVISHAI COHEN'S TRIO.

Recognised by his creative playing style and his distinctive, rich, complex polyrhythmic rhythms. Noam's…

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