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Interview with roots artist Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK

"I think it’s just reinforced my view that we are all equal, all human and all spinning on the same giant rock, we all share the same hopes, dreams and problems after all."

Half Deaf Clatch: Blues Roots Tales

Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Multitalented Leon Rodriguez talks about the Blues, Jazz, Frank Zappa, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and SRV

"I miss the sense of feeling connected to that larger thing that goes all the way back. It may because we are just naturally losing our revered icons that brought us this far. I may be completely wrong but it seems to me that our young talent could embrace the past and add their contribution to pay the blues forward."

Leon Rodriguez: The (Lone) Star of Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with NYC singer Lex Grey - her power and passion blaze a primal fire fusing old school blues and rock

"Music is the answer to all of these problems. Great music addresses these issues by illustrating our emotional makeup as humans. The things that bring us joy, the feelings of pain and isolation, these feelings have no race, no economic status, no gender."

Lex Grey: The Madam of Urban…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Steve Portolesi (Kings & Associates) - one of Australia's most uniquely new and exciting blues acts

"My fear for music is that it looses its ability to speak for people who need to be heard and becomes simply a marketing tool for big corporations. This isn’t a new development but it is intensifying without question."

Kings & Associates: Down Under Tales

Since their humble beginnings winning the 2014 Adelaide Roots & Blues Association…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Photographer Michael Mastro talks about his photo-art, music, Freddie King, Frank Zappa and Rock culture

"The world can be a scary place. I want to surround myself with beauty, and my music photography would fit that bill. My thought is that one should have art around that makes them smile or is inspiring."

Michael Mastro: Images of Music

Photographer Michael Mastro based in Mobile, Alabama says: “Following an education in Photolithography at Don…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Sonny Charles of Backtrack Blues Band - one of Florida's most accomplished and leading blues bands

"Anytime a person immerses themselves in the music and culture rom other traditions, there is much to be learned. In the United States, the emergence of blues music and its acceptance throughout society as a popular form of entertainment played a significant role in bringing people together."

The Backtrack Blues Band: Sweet Home…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 31, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer-songwriter Jim Shaneberger has been a mainstay in the Michigan scene for 15 years and counting

"I miss the reality and rawness of music of the past. Most music today seems so slick and overproduced, as if it was written in an office conference room."

Jim Shaneberger: Vintage Sounds & Vibes

The Jim Shaneberger Band is a group of hardworking musicians hailing from West Michigan. Led…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 21, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ilya Portnov one of the most innovative and technically advanced harmonica players in the world.

"Since the Blues plays such an important role in the American music and culture and the American culture is so influential all over the world nowadays I think listening to the Blues and learning about its history can be beneficial to pretty much anyone."

Ilya Portnov: Strong Brew

Ilya Portnov is among the most innovative and technically…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 21, 2017 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Q&A with Martha High, one of the hardest working ladies in show business, sings about love and happiness

"Blues is a feeling, that comes from within. That’s why most blues singers sing with there eyes closed. Most lyrics are written about what they are going through or how they feel about life. It sometimes be sad or sometimes happy feelings."

Martha High: The Soul of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Critically-acclaimed bassist David Goldflies talks about Allman Brothers, seventies, and his experiences in music

"Music of the future (and the now) has some of the best tools I can imagine being used by the new crop of composers, producers, DJs and performers."

David Goldflies: The Sky Is The Limit …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with mastermind of ELOY, Frank Bornemann - the flagship of German progressive rock is back indeed

In 1969, Frank Bornemann founded ELOY, named after the Eloi people from H.G. Wells’ novel "The Time Machine".

Frank Bornemann:

The Vision Of Progressive Rock

ELOY, the flagship of German progressive rock is back indeed and with a lot of noise. We are talking about the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Bay Area-based exciting talent guitarist Gail Muldrow - one of the leading lights in the blues field

"There are so many very talented young women artists these day. I didn’t think it was a big deal anymore. Huh. Well we though we were done with racism to. Look at these nuts! As women we know better. Men and women need each other. Get along. The best thing about these times is, we can in the words of the great Grace Slick “Fuck you we do what we want”."

Gail Muldrow: Mojo…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with soul/rock/funk singer Nikki Armstrong (Mama SpanX) - made up of highly experienced and virtuoso musicians from the various musical genres

"I think that the impact of BLUES and Gospel, which is where everything else, soul, rock, funk, jazz came from. It came from the Africans who were brought to America as slaves. This is THE thing that made this culture great."

Nikki Armstrong: State of Groove…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2017 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Q&A with Davide Pannozzo described as one of the most interesting artists of contemporary Blues guitar

"The music business is becoming a nightmare for everyone, but for the new generation will be tougher and tougher if A&Rs don’t take the risk to bet on new things. People are hungry for new music!"

Davide Pannozzo:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 23, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Συνέντευξη με τον Βασίλη Σπυρόπουλο (ΣΠΥΡΙΔΟΥΛΑ) για τα Blues, την Rock, τα '60s - '70s και την counterculture

Βασίλης Σπυρόπουλος:

Τα Blues της Rock κουλτούρας

Ο Βασίλης Σπυρόπουλος γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα το 1954, κι από μικρή ηλικία ασχολήθηκε…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 20, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran powerhouse vocalist Corte' - universal sound and songbook with a wide template of music

"I have found that of all the different music genre’s the Blues R&B and Soul music is the music that bridges the gap between all people. It is the expression of feelings in the music that brings people together."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 17, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with vocalist/songwriter Lara Germony (Lara & The Bluz Dawgz) - a wide range across the blues, R&B area

"I think blues has always allowed an element of freedom within the execution and expression of the music - that is relatable on so many levels to all human beings."

Lara & The Bluz Dawgz: Reflections…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 17, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Versatile songwriter/guitarist Chris Daniels talks about the specificity of blues and his course in music

"That is the great thing about blues...we ALL have awful stuff that happens to us...rich man - poor man - black man - white man - bad times and hard time come to us ALL - and to be a good songwriter for the blues..."

Chris Daniels: The Sound of Kings…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 17, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Americana/Folk artist Alice DiMicele -- seeks to uplift the human experience through music

"I miss the authentic sounds of real people playing music in a room and recording it."

Alice DiMicele: Organic Acoustic Groove

Alice DiMicele seeks to uplift the human experience through…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 17, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Band Of Friends: Rory Gallagher – Keep The Legend Alive - Tour in Greece: 15 & 16/12/2017, “8Ball” & “Kytarro”

"The reason that I enjoy playing Rory's music every time is simple… In Rory Gallagher's music you have all the styles from Rock 'n Roll, Country Swing to Jazz Folk Blues and Rock … Everything is there!! And he plays from the Heart!"

Marcel Scherpenzeel: Rockin’ Blues Friend…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2017 at 6:12pm — No Comments

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