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Q&A with unique multi-media artist Francis Dunnery, his work combines music, astrology, literature, and philosophy

Posted on September 21, 2023 at 9:00am 0 Comments

"We live in a synthetic world. It will get worse before it gets better. But in about 20 years we will have exhausted ourselves with our lack of authenticity and begin to return to nature. And that’s when I think a whole new generation of teenagers will be looking for authentic music. The blues is humble, its natural and it will always be there."

Francis Dunnery: Tombstone…


Q&A with Spain-based Rev. Richard John, foot tapping blues which appeals to audiences both young and old

Posted on September 17, 2023 at 9:30am 0 Comments

"Most people react to the energy of music and blues music is a very direct form of that energy. One of the most beautiful aspects of blues music is its ability to cross between the cultural perspective."

Rev. Richard John: Nothing But The Blues

The Reverend´s music is foot tapping blues which appeals to audiences both young and old. The Reverend's…


Q&A with electrifying and versatile musician Joyann Parker, heaping helping of blues across the roots spectrum

Posted on September 14, 2023 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

"Roots music is everywhere, even if it's not defined as such. The rise of Americana music tells me that it's only gaining in popularity. American country music has gone so pop that people have decided to gravitate toward the more authentic Americana genre."

Joyann Parker: Back To The Roots

A powerful singer of blues, soul, Americana and more,…


Q&A with Queen of Avant Soul, Candice Ivory - celebrates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Memphis Minnie

Posted on September 12, 2023 at 9:00am 0 Comments

“I want people to hear my voice and my music—and feel good. I think musicians can influence the pulse of the people. Voices and stories are powerful. The narratives we focus on are powerful. Some see the blues as the voice of the oppressed, but in the stories, I heard from my great-uncle Will Roy Sanders and other members of my family, the blues was always the voice of freedom. Our freedom is in our songs.”…


Q&A with Italian musician Daniele Tenca, rooted in the tradition of Blues and Black Music, as a vehicle of social communication

Posted on September 11, 2023 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

"The blues of the past is always there, I don't miss anything, it is carved in stone and remains in the soul forever, once you get closer to it. From my point of view, it's something so powerful and huge that I've never even tried to replicate it musically."

Daniele Tenca: I Had A (Blues) Dream

After almost seven years since the publication of…


Q&A with Zachary Feemster of Ole Lonesome, swamp rock band with its ear tuned to the past and boots to the future

Posted on September 11, 2023 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

"The talent has always been here, but I think people are starting to get hip to it all over again. especially the younger generation. Once you get a little Texas music knowledge, you want to keep acquiring more of it."

Ole Lonesome: Lone Star Rockin' Boogie

“Tejas Motel” titled the new 10-tracks album from South Texas-based Ole Lonesome on…


Q&A with New Orleans-based Jason Ricci, one of the best and most imitated blues harmonica players nowadays

Posted on September 11, 2023 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

"I guess a life well lived is one that helps others and has some amount of service to others and/or to God or to whatever it is that makes you want to be a better cat."

Jason Ricci: The Music Veil of NOLA

New Orleans-based harmonica master Jason Ricci and his band, The Bad Kind will be released…


Alabama based musician Scott Ward talks about Wilson Pickett, Muscle Shoals sound, and Soul/Blues music

Posted on September 11, 2023 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

"I think there is an audience for Soul and Blues music today because people are starved for music that's real and music that is played by real musicians. Most music today has the same cookie cutter formula with the same beats and a lot of that stuff sounds the same."

Scott Ward: The Knight of Muscle Shoals

Alabama based musician Scott Ward…


Q&A with Anguillan musician Omari Banks, an eclectic array of music genres, Jamaican Reggae with Rock and Blues backbeats

Posted on September 11, 2023 at 12:30am 0 Comments

"I think that Caribbean music and African beats make people move. Music for us has always been a means of communication and how we tell stories, people connect to that."

Omari Banks: West Indies Rhythm n' Blues

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Anguilla, in the British Caribbean, Omari Banks found his musical calling at the tender age of…


Counterculture activist and painter Ann Cohen talks about her artworks, Allen Cohen, and The Human Be-In

Posted on September 10, 2023 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

"Stay in the moment experience it with all your senses. When picking up a tool to create allow your pen, brush, key on the computer, strings, wind, and percussion go in unexpected ways."

Ann Cohen: I Do See You (in San Francisco)

Counterculture activist and painter Ann Cohen says: "I have the…


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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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