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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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Q&A with Finnish bluesman Micke Bjorklof (& Blue Strip) - one of the most popular roots & blues act in Scandinavia

"Blues music connects and brings people together on many levels all around the world. Learning about the history of the music you also learn about the culture. You should never underestimate the power of music."

Micke Björklöf: Dr. Blues Healer

Bandleader and singer Micke Björklöf founded Blue Strip with bass…

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Singer Melody Trucks talks about her new band, the late great Butch Trucks, Balinese and Brazilian music

"Music is an emotional catalyst. It can soothe or incite the soul. I see music as a way to break down boundaries and stereotypes. Music is supposed to make you happy. It’s truly the universal language that crosses all barriers."

Melody Trucks: The Melody of Trucks

Melody Trucks is a life-long student of music. Being born into a musical family, she…

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Q&A with fingerpickin' storyteller Steve Howell - old blues & folk tunes with authenticity and new approach

"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."

Steve Howell: Deep Roots Aesthetic

When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately knew that…

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Interview with pianist/composer Anthony Geraci, a musician with experience beside blues & jazz legends

"Blues is honest music and people the world over desire honesty in their lives and the music they listen to."

Anthony Geraci: The B/W Keys of Soul

If you were to think of any modern Blues Legend chances are that Anthony…

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Director, writer, producer and editor Dan Chinander talks about the blues, bluesmen and Blues Man

"A bluesman to me is a gifted poet that has experienced many hardships and life lessons. He is one who knows how to take the words from his or her life and blend them poetically with his instrument."

Dan Chinander: Blues Man's Story

Daniel W. Chinander serves as the director, co-writer, producer and editor of HIDING VICTORIA. Dan has operated his…

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Q&A with Rod Prince & David "Fuzz" Fore of Bubble Puppy, the 1966 legendary Texan Psychedelic Rock Band

"I don't think modern music would be the same without the music and philosophies of the Psychedelic culture. Psychedelic culture has influenced music still to this day."

Bubble Puppy: Rockin' (Lone) Star

Bubble Puppy, the 1966 Texan Psychedelic Rock Band best known for their hit song, Hot Smoke and Sassafras, are back with original…

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Q&A with Renato Dias, the soul and mind of Dream Sessions talks about the Blues and Portuguese scene

"There are a lot of similarities because our Fado that has the same roots then Blues. Same state of mind, same sadness, same sound crying in the voice."

Renato Dias: Dream Sessions

Renato Dias is a hard-working music lover of Portugal, he's the soul and mind of Dream Sessions. Renato says: "My name is Renato Dias, I'm 43, married with two…

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Q&A with blues/rock guitarist Billy Hector - a New Jersey state treasure and one of the best shows you'll ever see

"The whole reason blues music exists is because of its social cultural implication. Slavery. Music of dysphoria that has been changed and adapted in America for over a hundred years and gave birth to the Ragtime, Jazz, Gospel Blues Boogie-woogie, Rock'n Roll, and now Rap. The platform for social change now is Rap."

Billy Hector: Funky Rockin’ Blues…

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Q&A with multitalented musician & luthier Travis Bowlin - got great notoriety in the Blues, Rock, and Roots music world

"Music for sure can bring people together with the right message. there's a bunch of Roots songs that speak good messages and try to break down barriers... they speak about injustice and wrongs needing to be right."

Travis Bowlin: Music City Roots

In 1988, Travis Bowlin was born in a little river town just off the Ohio River called Aurora, IN near…

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Q&A with The Little Red Rooster Blues Band -- high energy brand and passion of blues from Pennsylvania

"I believe Blues is a musical art form that exposes raw, human emotion. It is an unfiltered, extremely powerful sound that connects to almost all life situations."

The Little Red Rooster Blues Band

Like a fine wine, The Little Red Rooster Blues Band just seems to get better with age. Founded back in 1988 the band has successfully developed their…

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Interview with Norwegian guitarist/singer Peer Gynt - magnificent musical charm and radiant performances

"I guess the world just go on and, and people adapt to it their own way. The blues today is probably more commercially (speaking of the business side of it), but still if you play with your heart and soul you are always able to touch people. And that’s what it is all about I think. For the future I sincerely hope that blues music will still please and touch people. The world is changing drastically and so are the music and other…

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Q&A with Croatian singer Marija Gasparic - distinguishes through a powerful and convincing performance

"That kind of music definitely has the potential to touch hearts and that is how societies change - people being drawn into positivity, into matters of your inner life, not living on the surface of things. This is the potential that the blues has."

Marija Gašparić: Lady Sings The Blues

B# is a blues rock band from Zagreb Croatia, formed in January…

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Q&A with singer/songwriter Kat Riggins - bluesy songstress with rockstar flair and a hip-hop heartbeat

"To me, the Blues is a living thing. It has the ability to soothe souls, ignite relationships, break and mend hearts… The Blues is vintage and timeless all in one."

Kat Riggins: Eclectic Things Of Blues

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background…

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