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Q&A with Italian artist Guido Daniele, the human body presents itself as an apt canvas for expression and art

Posted on July 4, 2024 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

"The greatest Revolution would be PEACE, no more wars, no more polluting our Mother Earth, birth control: rich countries should give contraceptives of all kinds to poor countries."

Guido Daniele: What a Wonderful World

Guido Daniele was born in Soverato (CZ - Italy) in 1950 and now lives and works in Milan. From 1964 to 1968 he attended Brera…


Q&A with SoCal singer/songwriter Kelly Zirbes (Kelly's Lot), celebrates group's love of the Blues and with their 30th anniversary

Posted on July 4, 2024 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

"The Blues is a genre that crosses all borders. It feeds everything and is fed by everything. It's a free flowing emotional rollercoaster that we need in our lives. Simple enough to allow feelings to develop while feeling safe enough to share. It is based in a history of pain and suffering and a true story of surviving that suffering through words and music."

Kelly Zirbes: The Blues Remind…


Q&A with Dom Flemons, one of the most accomplished artists of America’s musical past, particularly Black musical traditions

Posted on July 2, 2024 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"American Folk Music has always had a pulse on the social consciousness of the people listening to it. Music is an essential staple of most people’s lives and the effect it has on their thoughts and experiences. Sometimes the music is used for a political or social cause and other times the cause is just to move and release energy from the day’s work. I think music has different roles based on the person and their particular…


Q&A with Canadian band of The 501 East, infectious love of blues and jazz influenced Americana, with 1960s grooves

Posted on June 26, 2024 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"Music makes sense of our lives. It articulates intimations of emotional response. It helps explain happiness, sadness, tragedy, fear and joy. It puts a time stamp on socio-political events of the time. It is woven into the fabric of all our lives."

The 501 East: Canadian Session Aces Make The Right “Short Turn”…


Q&A with Piper & The Hard Times (Al "Piper" Green & Steve Eagon), an eclectic and entertaining roots music group

Posted on June 26, 2024 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"Man, I think music can help people heal and get through the ups and downs of life, and bring people together. We’ve all seen music bring about social change and impact the world. I truly hope our music is able to touch people."

Piper & The Hard Times: Fun & Passion!

The eclectic and entertaining roots music group Piper & the Hard…


Q&A with Norway-born guitarist Kid Andersen, one of the best blues musician todays and owner of Greaseland studio

Posted on June 21, 2024 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues is a musical language. It’s one that I fell in love with as a young man, and it has defined my life ever since then. Almost every human being in my life is there because of the path my love for blues music led me down."

Kid Andersen: Blues Spirits, Norway Soul

Chris “Kid” Andersen was born in Telemark, Norway in 1980. A blues fan since…


Q&A with British saxophonist John Helliwell (former Supertramp member), opens lyrical and soulful music doors

Posted on June 18, 2024 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

"Everybody likes music in some form and whether they know it or not, it gives succor to the soul."

John Helliwell: Music from the Heart!

John Helliwell is a multitalented English musician, saxophonist and occasional keyboardist, woodwind player, and background vocalist for the rock band Supertramp. He also served as an MC…


Q&A with Arizona-based Black Cat Bones (Charles Pitts and Jeff Daniels), a five-piece Rockin' Blues band

Posted on June 18, 2024 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"Blues transcends any and all racial inequality, it pulls you in to a place where you can identify with the writer and what they might have been going through. Those struggles that we identify with fit any class or race of people. Which is one reason that Blues will never die."

Black Cat Bones: Blues Rock Experiences

Black Cat Bones is a…


Q&A with authentic, virtuoso musician Vince Lee, roots music with deepest love to early electric and country blues

Posted on June 15, 2024 at 9:00am 0 Comments

"I have always been drawn to vintage music. Mostly from the 20s to the 50s so I am not well educated on anything much after that. If I get into a modern act, it’s probably because they have a vintage style or sound. I don’t worry too much about the future of this kind of music."

Vince Lee: All Abut The (Authentic) Blues

Vince Lee has been a…


Q&A with singer/songwriter/musician Denise La Grassa - blending blues, roots and Americana, rock and souls

Posted on June 14, 2024 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

"Most definitely. People need a release from our war-torn world and division in America. I think the blues can help us release the anxiety and sadness around all the hard times we’re going through in this country and world. It’s a cathartic expression both in the song itself, and the movement that comes from hearing the music."

Denise La Grassa: Sundown Rising…


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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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