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Interview with Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou - words, notes, drumsticks, beat, rhythm, and beyond

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

"Sociocultural but also political aspects come out of the way that music and poetry influence the listener-reader. To make the long story short, through the human transmitter or receiver the information is exploited and then transmitted into his everyday life."

Christos Yermenoglou: Musical Speech

Christos Yermenoglou started his music studies in…


Italian Bluesman Mike Sponza talks about European scene, Roman literature, Bob Margolin and Louisiana Red

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

"I think it’s not important how you PLAY the music, but how you LIVE it."

Mike Sponza: Made In The Sixties

Blues, soul and rock’ n’ roll are the key words to describe Mike Sponza, guitarist, singer and composer, on the European blues panorama since early 90’s. A lifetime commitment to develop a personal style, contemporary and rich of different…


Q&A with fiery lead guitarist and vocalist Laurie Morvan - high energy, rockin’ blues from Long Beach, CA

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 12:06am 0 Comments

"Music is one of the most powerful healing forces in the universe, and in my opinion blues-based music is the most healing of all! When people have a shared musical experience, their hearts open up, and that helps bridge the divides that may exist between different groups."

Laurie Morvan: Intergalactic Blues Rock

The Laurie Morvan Band is a…


Q&A with Houston based, Keeshea Pratt - possesses the skill and artistry reminiscent of old school Motown

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

"Music has always and continues to be a universal language. At my shows and the festivals we’ve played you can see people of all nationalities, religions, age, ethnicity and class grooving and moving together. And for those few minutes, we are what we were intended to be… humans-loving individuals. "

Keeshea Pratt: (We) Believe (Her)…


Q&A with singer/songwriter, Ripoff Raskolnikov - one of the most idiosyncratic figures on the European scene

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues is a feeling, it is all about the expression of human emotions..."

Ripoff Raskolnikov: Lost & Found

Both an accomplished blues guitar player and a prolific singer/songwriter, Austrian born Ripoff Raskolnikov must be considered one of the most idiosyncratic figures on the European blues scene. Like thousands of his colleagues, he admires and…


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

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

"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…


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

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

"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,…


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

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"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,…


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

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

"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…


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

Posted on June 4, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

"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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Michael Limnios worked with magazines such as "Living Blues", "Blues at the Foundation" (The Blues Foundation), "Music City" (Nashville Blues Society), Kudzoo Magazine in USA, "O Globo" in Brasil, "Blues & Co" in France and "Music Life", "Rock File (Pop & Rock)", "Voice", "Monthly Discography" in Greece. Also in site of The Museum of American Poetics. The journalist Michael Limnios, has started his career as a road manager at blues concerts in Greece with Red Rooster, Megafon & Blues People Production in Europe and Asia. Also has been worked as DJ (Crazy Horse, An Club, Rodon, Blues Hall, House of Art, Blues People, Irish Bar) and journalist to travel magazines, daily newspapers and radio networks. At Blues Foundation’s magazine (Fall 2000), has written about the connection of Blues music with Greeks. His radio broadcasting (Blues: "The Rose of Music”), was the first daily show around Europe and it has been included in Living Blues magazine. His articles today are inspired from his journeys around the world and concern about the culture of local psychology. Also a special project about the connection between Music, Visual Art, Phography and Poetry. In November 2014 Michael Limnios was introduced as Greek Ambassador at the Blues Hall of Fame ®
Also has taken interviews with: Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Lee Johnson, Casey Jones, Steve Gadd, Savoy Brown, Leslie West, Deborah Coleman, Shemekia Copeland, Odetta, Phillip Walker, Al Foster, Sam Lay, Joe Louis Walker, Candye Kane, Nick Gravenites, Al DiMeola, Johnny & Shuggie Otis, John Stedman (JSP), David Less (Blues Foundation), Elvin Bishop, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Johnny Phillips (Icehouse), Paco De Lucia, Gary Moore, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Kramer, Bob DePugh (Alligator records), Irma Thomas, Curtis Salgado, Shakey Vick, Ernie Watts, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Canned Heat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ana Popovic, Jose Feliciano, Syl Johnson, Marshall Tucker Band, Big Time Sarah, E.C Scott, Carey Bell, Bobby McFerry, Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Billy Cobham, Jean Michel Jarre, Pavlov's Dog, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Eric Clapton, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, Cesaria Evora, George Harrison, Gal Costa, Soft Machine, BB King, Patrick Ford, Genesis, Andy Grigg (Westcoast Blues Review), Michael Frank (Earwing), Dweezil Zappa, Gilberto Gil, Ry Cooder, Lil Charlie & The Nightcats, Albert King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Pink Floyd, Country Joe & The Fish, Keith Richards, Fela Kuti, Ali Fark Toure, Manu Dibango, Tito Puente, Eagles, Son Seals, Magic Slim, Buena Vista S.C., Eric Burdon, Blues Brothers, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble, Bob Dylan, Toto, Joan Baez, Steve Cropper, Nick Cave, Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Bob Koester (Delmark), Sam Carr & Frank Frost, Little Milton, ZZ Top, James Cotton, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Chicken Shack, Sonny Rollins, Paul Krassner, Ken Babbs, Dick Waterman, Tom Waits, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Dr.John, Santana, Robert Cray, Tommy Castro, Marianne Faithfull, Hot Tuna, Robert Lockwood Jr, Charlie Musselwhite, Bad Company, Dave Hole, Miguel Botafogo (Argentina), AC/DC, Floyd Dixon, George "Wild Boy" Butler, Dru Lombar, , Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, David Nelson & Jim O'Neil (Living Blues magazine), John Brim, Dana Gillespie, Big Bill Morgafield, Al Copley, Ten Years After, Jimmy Johnson, Raful Neal, Mike Vernon, Ritchie Blackmore, Scotty Moore, Mat Snow (Mojo magazine), Phil Guy, William Ferris (Center for the Study of Southern Culture), Dr. Pessiak (Wolf), Frank Marino, Michael Frank (Earwig), Thomas Tabby, Toots Hibbert, Bootsy Collins, Caetano Veloso, Bob Greenlee, James Fraher, Al Kooper, Memphis Horns, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Kinsey Report, Michael Coleman, Carey Bell, Paul Lamb, Lil Smokey Smothers, Bonnie Lee, Zora Young, Sonny Payne (King Biscuit Time), Ron Gorsegner (Delta Blues Museum), Eddie Shaw, Guitar Shorty, Eddy Clearwater, Wishbone Ash, Mick Taylor, Nick Cave, Hans Theessink, Bob Stroger, Louisiana Red, Dr. Feelgood, Zoot Money, Peter Green, Brian Ferry, Steve Winwood, Pete York, Deep Purple, David Byrne, Dick Waterman, Daryl Davis, Claude Nobs (Montreux Jazz Festival), Luther Allison, The Nighthawks, Corey Harris, Jorma Kaukonen, Duke Robillard, Joe Bonamassa…and the names keep going.

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At 4:16pm on September 22, 2017, Paddy Hayes said…
Hi Michalis - i am a documentary maker and am trying to track down robert manthoulis whom you interviewed for a documentary I am making - have you contact details?
At 9:54am on January 3, 2013, Lucy Hammond said…

Michalis,thanks for taking the time to connect! All the best to you & have a "soulful,rockin',blues" good day! Look forward to meeting you one day soon along the blues highway!

Lucy Hammond ;o)

At 7:38pm on July 30, 2012, Suze Lanier-Bramlett said…

I'm so honored to be part of Blues GR...Thanks for everything, Michalis...xo


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