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Q&A with New Orleans-based singer songwriter Lynn Drury, "NOLAmericana", sultry, sweet songs turn funky

Posted on February 28, 2024 at 9:00am 0 Comments

"Because music brings people together from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, it holds the power of understanding and also compassion for one another.  I think compassion is important today, it erases the divisiveness that's permeating our world."

Lynn Drury: Greetings from New Orleans

Celebrated New Orleans-based singer…

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Q&A with veteran Canadian multitalented Bluesman Al Lerman, cooking up country-fried blues with his new album

Posted on February 28, 2024 at 8:30am 0 Comments

To me, playing with soul, feeling it, is more important than technique. Naturally, you've got to have some chops in order to pull this off, but a technical performance without feeling would sound bland.”

Al Lerman: Country-Fried Blues

Veteran Canadian Bluesman Al Lerman is cooking up country-fried blues with his new album “Country-Fried…

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Q&A with multitalented artist Francis Kuipers, singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, writer and actor

Posted on February 27, 2024 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

"Sublime Art never stops influencing me positively, perhaps because it was continually derided by persons around me during my youth.  Art and music are essential for every civilised society."

Francis Kuipers:

The Art of Life, The Life of Art

ALIENS IN THE NECROPOLIS (2024) is a…

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Q&A with Fort Worth based multi-instrumentalist Andy Joe Pearce, captivating blues with rock and soul music

Posted on February 25, 2024 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

"The most important lesson I have learned is never give up. Don’t listen to negativity, and believe in your vision. Work at your craft and never stop learning. Whether it’s writing or playing your instrument make it part of your daily routine. I’m a firm believer that it takes 10,000 hours to become competent."

Andy Joe Pearce: What Did I Know…

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Q&A with guitarist and singer Dave Kelly, has been a seminal figure on the British blues scene since the 1960s

Posted on February 25, 2024 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

"It (Blues) will always survive because it is an accessible music form, but as per above, technique is nothing without human feeling in the music."

Dave Kelly: A Blues Sun On His Face

Singer, guitarist and composer Dave Kelly is a British blues singer, guitarist and composer, who has been active on the British blues music scene since…

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Q&A with Greek music writer Dinos Dimatatis - researcher of rock n' roll music/culture and great albums collector

Posted on February 24, 2024 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"Rock music is a musical style that has a revolutionary quality and it will always be a weapon against politics and social injustice."

Dinos Dimatatis: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll! 

Dinos Dimatatis is a lawyer, a journalist, a writer, a researcher of the Greek rock music and a great music collector. He has written five…

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Q&A with legendary Irish musician Eric Bell, one of the most iconic and influential guitarists in contemporary music

Posted on February 23, 2024 at 10:00am 0 Comments

"The music from the past is very nostalgic it can relive memories and make me cry. The songs were fabulous, and the artists were refreshing. It shows the Power of music. My hopes are to live as long as I can without any illness and to be able to keep playing and involved in Music. I try my best not to picture my future with fear."

Eric Bell: The Rock Journey of Irishman…

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Q&A with Florida-based Swami of swamp rock JJ Grey, unforced talent and deep feeling, blend of southern rock and blues

Posted on February 23, 2024 at 9:30am 0 Comments

"Life is life. All influence and creativity comes from that for me. My music has only been me telling the story of that life."

JJ Grey: Southern Blend of Music & Stories

JJ Grey, the Florida-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and creator of the band Mofro, released his new album, Olusteen (2024), it’s his first…

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Q&A with veteran keyboard player, singer and arranger Kirk Nelson, fusing funky soulful blues with NOLA style

Posted on February 23, 2024 at 9:00am 0 Comments

"I believe preservation of all American Roots Music is imperative and needs to be ingrained with current and future generations. Just playing recordings of music from the past is not enough. When the youth of today witnesses a performance, it has more of a cultural impact which subsequently breathes new life into the genre."

Kirk Nelson: Savor The Moment…

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Q&A with Tom Killner, straddles the line between genres with soulfully infused blues, southern rock, and beyond

Posted on February 23, 2024 at 8:30am 0 Comments

"The blues is a universal music, so it doesn't matter where you come from you still have the same feelings and problems. The guys like Eric Clapton and Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Zeppelin, took it and made it something else I think they basically re packaged it and sold it in a harder form."

Tom Killner: Southern Rock meets…

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About Me:
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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