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Q&A with award-winning drummer Daniel Glass - an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music

Posted on May 25, 2024 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"One thing I miss about older styles of music is the “human“ element. The vast majority of today’s popular music is created using loops and samples, then “perfected“ in ProTools or other editing software."

Daniel Glass:

Classic American Drummer in Motion!

Daniel Glass is an…


Q&A with Chicago explosive guitarist Toronzo Cannon, real deal blueser, one-man champion of Windy City

Posted on May 22, 2024 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"Blues should always be truth music and not always singing about failed relationships. Yes, that happens but write about other subjects. It dumbs down the Blues."

Toronzo Cannon:

Shut Up And Play (The Blues)!

Alligator Records will release Shut Up And Play! (Release Day:…


Q&A with internationally renowned singer and guitarist, Erja Lyytinen - master of the slide style with a lot of unique energy

Posted on May 20, 2024 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

"For me there was first the emotion. I wanted to play gospel, blues and soul music because of it´s high emotional charge. There needs to be a feeling in what you are doing. And for me that goes with playing and singing. Technique comes later!"

Erja Lyytinen: Diamonds On The Road 

Anticipated by a series of incredible singles such as "You Talk…


Q&A with harmonica player Bob Corritore, one of the most active and highly regarded bluesman on the scene today.

Posted on May 18, 2024 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"The blues means everything to me. I have grown up loving this music and making friends with some of the greatest of blues musicians. Most of life’s lessons have been learned in the context of this music. The greatest life lesson I have learned is to follow your heart and to believe in yourself."

Bob Corritore: Nothin' But The Blues…


Q&A with veteran Dutch blues musician Chris Janssen - plays with passion and keep the blues alive over the years

Posted on May 17, 2024 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

"I am convinced that there is potential audience for the blues. Both for the older generation but certainly for the young new generation. Many new young blues bands are developing in the Netherlands. The problem is that there are far too few locations for bands to performing live."

Chris Janssen: Blues Over The Years

Chris Janssen is…


Q&A with Canadian veteran blues musician Big Dave McLean, the quintessential behind-the-scene bluesman

Posted on May 17, 2024 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"I feel that not just Blues, but all music is among the greatest gifts the human race can give to the world, we are all equal and deserve to live a life on this planet!"

Big Dave McLean: Yes! This is a Blues Life

Big Dave McLean is a true icon of the blues in Canada. Having received the Order of Canada in 2019 - one of the very few Blues…


Q&A with soul-blues vocalist Billy Price, acclaimed producer/drummer Tony Braunagel to produce new Price's Studio Recording

Posted on May 15, 2024 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

"I hope that my songs have both humor and passion, and that they are a true expression of my outlook about real life as I have lived it. Many of the songs are personal and are based on feelings and situations that I have felt and experienced. Musically, the songs are influenced by my love of blues and especially of classic soul music, both the southern and northern varieties."



Q&A with San Francisco award winning poet and writer A.D. Winans, one of the most acclaimed poets of our time

Posted on May 13, 2024 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"The world is a melting pot of love, hate, joy, sadness, and everything in between.  I chose the path of enlightenment, a long, winding road with many forks and no shortcuts."

A.D. Winans: San Francisco Blues

A.D. Winans is a native San Francisco award winning poet and writer. He is the author of sixty books and chapbooks of poetry and prose,…


Q&A with Sevillian guitarist Carlos Moreno (Kid Carlos) bases its repertoire on classic, modern and eclectic blues

Posted on May 12, 2024 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"The most important lesson that I have learned in my musical path is that you have to be a good person above all else, you can be a great instrumentalist or musician but what everyone who knows you will remember when you leave is the energy that you transmit, the music that you share and how you treat others."

Kid Carlos: The Blues Is Alright and Well!…


Q&A with accomplished guitar player and songwriter Chris Barron, best known as the lead singer of Spin Doctors

Posted on May 11, 2024 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"Music for me is a lifelong pursuit. Singing and guitar playing music itself are so deep and vast. You could never learn everything about it. I’m glad I picked something that I can keep learning about for the rest of my life."

Chris Barron: Pocket Full of Chris Tonite

Chris Barron is an accomplished guitar player and Grammy-nominated songwriter…


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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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