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Q&A with David Steinhart (The Furious Seasons) - acoustic music with folk, Americana and “kind of jazz overtones”

"Certainly, folk music has always been a way to address social injustice of all types. Not to mention that it's also just beautiful and soulful and incredibly varied. Of course, the music of the 60's gave voice to the concerns and desires of a whole generation and the impact was huge. Today, rap music reaches that large group and chronicles the issues of the day in much the same way that folk has for generations. In a lot of ways it's the new…

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Q&A with Big Harp George - San Francisco Bay Area singer and harmonica player plays his artisanal blues

"Music is a different, but very powerful medium for reaching people - for giving ourselves hope, purpose, a sense brother/sisterhood, and just having a hell of a good time! Which we sorely need, all of us, in a challenging world."

Big Harp George: The Artisanal Blues

Big Harp George/George Bisharat is a San Francisco Bay Area blues singer,…

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An Interview with bluesman Paul Filipowicz, one of the last that were brought up with legendary bluescats

"The blues lives on. The Blues touches our inner self (soul). It's a universal language."

Paul Filipowicz: The Tales of Bluesland 

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and harmonica player Paul Filipowicz is a blues hero of the world scene todays. He is one of the last blues guitar players that literally were brought up on Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters,…

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Q&A with British musician Clare Free, a passionate songwriter and a fabulous singer and guitar player

"It certainly helped to gain social acceptance for black performers in the USA during the Civil Rights Movement and it also helped to bring the issues to the fore with songs like ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ helping society to understand the issues that were needing addressing. Blues also offered a wider voice to those members of society who were not able to attend the rallies and marches and helped by enabling them to feel involved by listening to the new…

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Interview with Australian blues musician MattyT Wall -- ignite his imagination and give power to his art

"Blues is really the strongest connection in music between black and white and goes to show that music does not discriminate, neither should we."

Matty T Wall: New Sound, Vintage Soul

The blues is music that traveled on trains and steamboats from the Mississippi Delta to the neon streets of Memphis, Chicago and St. Louis. For MattyTWall - a…

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Q&A with Texas-based drummer and record producer Tony Braunagel - make everyone in the band sound good

"Blues people are basically very friendly and mostly enjoy celebrating to this music. The Blues is one of the greatest American art forms.  I’ve made a lot of friends in the Blues Community from the Blues Cruises, which I’ve done 15, to the Blues Foundation and it’s awards, which I’ve attended probably ten or so, to all the great festivals all over the world."

Tony Braunagel: Rhythm &…

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Q&A with one-man band from Paraguay, Gustavo Sánchez Haase - the roots and branches of the Blues

"The impact of the Blues in all those aspects is great. As it is a musical style of African-American origin, and it has been gradually expanding throughout the world, people from other cultures that have been trapped by the Blues sounds, have begun to be interested in its history, geography and culture, and these factors have contributed enormously in reducing the racial prejudices of the past. And I think that all this in turn caused a positive effect also…

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Q&A with Greek writer Giannis Goranitis about his book "24", literature, Rock counterculture and music

"I’m afraid it’s not that big and crucial. Most artists choose the path of political apathy. Only a few seem determined to publish their views on the modern world, and influence people, but I truly don’t know if they have any real and meaningful impact."

Giannis Goranitis: Suburban Railway Blues

Giannis Goranitis was born in Athens Greece, were he…

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French blues writer Eric Doidy tells the story of American blues rock in his book “Buried alive in the blues”

"I wish the music industry had given blues musicians what they deserved. Most of them died in poverty while their music made the fame and fortune of others. And I do wish that Magic Sam had not died that young."

Éric Doidy: Buried Alive In The…

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Q&A with Hungarian guitarist Little G Weevil - authentic style heavily influenced by vintage blues, funk and soul music

"I would stop free online music streaming. These corporations came up with a way so they don`t have to pay the artists. It is a total rip off."

Little G Weevil: The Blues Of Adventure

Little G Weevil is a Hungary born guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer living in the United States. He is known for his authentic style heavily influenced by…

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Q&A with Greek guitarist Spiros Pazios - one of the most well-known musicians of local Blues Rock scene since 1980s.

"I miss the spontaneity of playing and the ability of writing superb songs. I’m afraid that today everything is manufactured and the only interest is how we’ll sell more and not if we get some good songs. I hope that in the future will become a big revolution, a big change and new musicians and bands will arise with the character and the ιimagination of the older ones."

Spiros Pazios: Let The Good…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Bryan Redmond of Grand Marquis rooted in the Kansas City music scene as one of the hardest-working bands

"Music has given me a sense of identity; helped me connect to past and learn how to entertain people from all walks of life. It’s helped me find my voice in this world and given me an outlet to share my voice with others."

Grand Marquis: Brighter (Kansas City) Days

Formed during the Jump Blues and Swing band revival in the late 90s in Kansas City, the birthplace…

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Q&A with Greek guitarist Tolis Zavaliaris - based in U.K. developed a unique style incorporating jazz, rock, ethnic and orchestral elements

"For me music doesn’t have styles, borders, rules, race or religion. If you go to space and look down the earth, you don’t see borders, countries, etc. You see the earth as a whole. The music industry is responsible for all these labels and unfortunately, if you want to be a musician, you have to belong in one of these markets."

Tolis Zavaliaris: East, West, North &…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 29, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Swedish band of Julia & The Basement Tapes - they’ve made a success with unique sound and hungry attitude

"My hope is that the listeners will take control and realize what music they get fed with and what music they really like from within. Regarding blues music my fear is that sometimes there are purists that won't let new blues music take place."

Julia & The Basement Tapes: The Future

Julia & The Basement Tapes is an award winning young and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 24, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Sakis Papadimitriou, one of the greatest Greek piano players, composers and improvisers

"What I have learned about myself and my relation to other people is that overtime I deal with specific personalities and not with a socio-cultural small or big circle of human beings."

Sakis Papadimitriou: Piano Voices

“Piano Voices” (To Pikap / Heathen Natives, 2018) is the latest work of Sakis Papadimitriou, one of the greatest Greek…

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Q&A with Austrian director/producer Wolfgang Almer, the driving force behind the movie LATE BLOSSOM BLUES

"Today, with most of the real blues guys getting older and eventually passing away, I’m not sure if the blues that we’ve all come to love can survive in that quality. The world and the society where blues developed as a way to cope with segregation and other injustices and difficulties is – luckily – not existing anymore, so the authenticity is simply not possible anymore. And without authenticity, the blues might lose what it’s all…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 23, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Mark Wenner - announces a June 15 date for the self-titled debut of Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors

"Rock and Roll and the popularity of real African American music really did help change America (and other counties too). When Duck Dunn and Steve Cropper and Al Jackson and Booker T worked together at Stax, it proved that there could be joy and harmony. Still not enough to stop all the hate and fear but it did shake the walls."

Mark Wenner: The Blues Warrior…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 22, 2018 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Q&A with Maiju Lasola: President of Finnish Blues Society, Editor of Blues News, and Head of the Blue North Records

"Blues connects people whatever their background is, it connects people across racial, political and socio-cultural borders. Of course, the roots of the Blues are in certain culture and circumstances. That makes us all in the scene understand better the background of the Blues, the Black History."

Maiju Lasola: Blues Behind The Scenes

The original…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 15, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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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Interview with Blind Lemon Pledge (aka James Byfield) - sophisticated styles of old-time country blues & folk

"Blues, Folk and Roots gives people an opportunity to connect with tradition and to experience their music in an unvarnished form."

James Byfield: American Roots Tales…

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

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