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Interview with guitarist, singer and songwriter James Armstrong - was born to play the blues

"The blues has changed for the good and bad. A lot of the blues today is basically rock blues. The guitar playing is fast and a there is a lot of distortion; for me some of it does not have any feeling."

James Armstrong:…

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Q&A with guitar slinger Jennifer Batten - playing everything from straight ahead rock, to metal, fusion, and funk.

"Music with a message is getting to young people. That’s powerful. It brings people together and creates a more powerful energy. Just to know you’re not alone in your beliefs and thoughts brings confidence and unity to a movement."

Jennifer Batten: Rock n'…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 19, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with talented musicians, Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett - blues with a side of deep southern soul

"The blues allows us to express those deep and poignant feelings without saying a word. Sometimes you have to talk about the darkness before you can let in the light."

Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett:

Fresh Old…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 17, 2017 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Q&A with Webster Ave (Tony Mercadante, David Webster and Andrew Caturano), a trio of industry veterans

"The blues are born from struggle, hardship, and pain as well as lust, joy, and freedom. They represent the basic building blocks of the human experience."

Webster Ave: Roots Spectrum

“Daylight” (2017) is…

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Q&A with Norwegian blues guitarist/singer Eric Slim Zahl - 50s swingin´ rock´n roll, boogie and blues-a-billy

"Historically, the blues is the working man´s music, rebellious and true. Through blues lyrics, you often hear the writer’s pain and agony described. Still, for me the blues is also about friendship and erasing borders between people."

Eric Slim Zahl: Scandinavian Swing…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on September 13, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Blues & Rock guitarist from Chicago, Joel DaSilva - soul and blues running through his veins

"It's (Blues) one of the last true American Art forms still going today."

Joel DaSilva: Everywhere Blues

Joel DaSilva has soul and blues running through his veins. Born in Rockford and raised in Chicago,…

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Q&A with guitarist Chickenbone Slim - San Diego based bluesman, has been playing blues for over 25 years

"Any time you write a song, create art, you can speak the truth, you can send a message. I believe if enough of us stand up and say something it will change."

Chickenbone Slim: The Big Beat

Chickenbone…

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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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Q&A with Southern musician Lew Jetton - produces critically acclaimed Southern-Fried Chicago Blues sound

"Blues music has been one of the major factors in bringing the races together. The music brought black and white fans together and brought black and white musicians together. In the music there is common ground and love because the blues is about the basic feelings and emotions of everyone, no matter their race."…

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Q&A with critic and author Howard Mandel - covers jazz, blues and other popular American and world musics

"Mark Twain was at the font of the American vernacular style the blues and jazz gave Impetus to, and we can put Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, Jack London, a few others there, too. Then read the fiction of Dasheill Hammett, Enest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Ishmael Reed, Chester Himes – "hear" the rhythms and snap of their language, the sounds of people meeting in the streets and taverns of modern cities –…

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Q&A with Greek musician Angelos Krallis (Chickn) - influenced by psychedelia, krautrock and European experimental musik

"Music is going to make us dance, music is going to make us think. Music is a language when other languages fail. Music is the language of the stars, the language of the universe."

Angelos Krallis: Jetztzeit Rock…

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Geronimo Black talks about Geronimo Black II, Jimmy Carl Black, Ike Willis, Lowell George and Arthur Brown

"To give musician a right to earn a live able wage just like an attorney doctor or janitor! music is important take it away and you take away self-expression! In a world of clones, it works not so with humans!"

Geronimo Black: Rock n' Roll On Fire!…

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Q&A with Deepak Ram, a versatile artist of traditional North Indian classical music, Jazz and other genres

"The more we know about music and other cultural forms, the more we get to understand the beauty there is in diversity by learning another culture, whether its music, language or art....we learn to appreciate understand and respect all …"

Deepak Ram: The Beauty…

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Q&A with Boulevard Gospel Singers (A. Diaz & G. Grätzer) - one of the most important Argentinian groups

"The Blues, when taken seriously, can be a meaningful reminder of common values that most human beings share when they’re children. When you’re a kid, you do not think about the color or status of the kids you’re playing with. You’re just playing, sharing. Remembering those values is central in the construction of an egalitarian world."…

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Q&A with Detroit’s Laura Rain and the Caesars transform funky soul and r&b into their own unique vision

"Music brings people together, crosses all barriers, even if they are just tapping their toes to the beat. If they listen to to words and emotion of many of my songs, it goes much deeper. We all have a voice."

Laura Rain & The Caesars:…

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New York-based poet and artist Aliah A. Rosenthal talks about the Jazz, poetry, Ginsberg and the Beats

"Poetry is the purest form of communication in my opinion. The more poetry that comes out of me, the better I think clearly and therefore even more poetry flows. It’s a perfect cycle of creation and music can make that whole process more colorful."

Aliah Rosenthal: No Hookups…

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Boston-based guitarist Peter Ward talks about his experiences and journeys in the Blues and Western Swing paths

"At a blues symposium in the ‘90s, someone described blues as a river that flows forever. But in my view, if blues is a river it finally released into the ocean."

Peter Ward: Blues on My Shoulders

Raised…

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Interview with blues guitarist and a former executive at Microsoft, Jim Allchin:how to live life authentically

"Blues is foundational. I think the blues tells emotional stories in a context that lets players communicate freely with their voice or instrument."

Jim Allchin: Pallet of Colors & Sounds

Jim Allchin grew up in…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 28, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with southern blues rock champions, OTIS - from American South, takes blues rock to a higher level!

"It’s amazing how artists and bands back in those days could hit on emotions and write music that brought people together."

OTIS: Eyes Of Southern Blues

From the American South, Kentucky, comes a new…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 27, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with British photographer John Finlayson - convey the emotion of the performance and the performer

"It definitely has had an impact, Elvis was one of the first white artists to work with colored musicians and it enabled him to develop his style outside of the normal constraints of the time. I wish it had more impact now, as we seem to be heading in the wrong direction at the moment in terms of tolerance and understanding."…

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