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Q&A with Thérèse Casper - Piero Heliczer’s second oldest daughter - has nearly finished making a documentary film

"The most important lessons I’ve learned from Piero are to live in each moment, and to be your most true, authentic self. People have described his playfulness, his laughter and his creativity to me and how unique he was. That love and affection still lives to this day despite his absence. In capturing all these memories of Piero, it has helped me create my own memory and connect with him through others. And, in the process I’m being my most authentic…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago pioneer Studebaker John - emerged as a major creative force in the world of the blues

"The Bluesmen they lived it they didn't think of it as being political or what the socio - cultural implications were. It was a way of life to them their job, what they were good at their thing."

Studebaker John: The Art of Life Blues

John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. He is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 15, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary British blues knight Chris Youlden - savour the vintage, original, pure, and authentic

"Where would I go…On a human level leaving music aside, being interested in archeology, prehistory and all that I think I would rather go back to 40,000 years ago, and see Neanderthal man first, Homo Sapiens and go from there. On a musical level I would like to go back to probably the late forties, early fifties where one of my heroes Muddy Waters was making it."

Chris Youlden: Savour The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 14, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Greek radio broadcaster Elvira Bura Lavou - secret journeys to other dimensions: melodic, poetic, electric, acoustic.

"Beat literature is based on the authenticity of those it describes. It talks about all that is not obvious but exists. In the dark alleys of the city, in the seedy bars, in the prison deals. Where the vagrants roam, where the drugs are. If you are not a part of that world, you cannot write about it."

Elvira Bura Lavou: Ataraxia Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Orleans-based Sean Riley - the history of Southern Blues with contemporary themes throughout

“Culture is everything in New Orleans, from the food to the music to the architecture. New Orleans is and shall always be a celebration of African American culture and it wants everyone to be involved and join the celebration. There is always a fear that the growth and gentrification of any city will hurt the culture, but if you live in this city you should already know you’re here to be part of it and help preserve it.”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Ohio-based veteran Blues & Jazz guitarist Gaetano Letizia talks about the gourmet dinner of music genres

"It’s an expression of God’s love for mankind, a reflection of his creativity through us. When a jazz or blues artist composes a tune or plays a solo, it’s from their heart."

Gaetano Letizia: Beatles Blues Blast

Gaetano Letizia, known as Tom by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 9, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based singer, songwriter and keyboardist Sandy Carroll - back to her comfort zone with Blues & Angels

"The blues teach me to be open, authentic, a warrior for freedom of ideas and voices to be heard ... a path for stories of life, warts and all, to travel. Although all genres are a door to those voices and stories, the blues are raw and shake bones and soul."

Sandy Carroll: Blues & Angels

Catfood Records released “Blues & Angels”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with blues guitarist and a former executive at Microsoft, Jim Allchin: how to live life authentically

"Blues is foundational. I think the blues tells emotional stories in a context that lets players communicate freely with their voice or instrument."

Jim Allchin: Pallet of Colors & Sounds

Jim Allchin grew up in a one-room house on a dirt farm in the Deep South. After living the life of a starving musician, he left to earn Masters/Doctorate…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with East Coast guitarist Peter V - steaming full-bore blues, funk, soul and swinging good time music

"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."

Peter V: Blues Train Running

The veterans of the NY and NJ scene Peter V Blues Train Peter Veteska, aka Peter Vhit…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Mark Johnson of Delta Moon -- rootsy, bluesy, and soulful sounds from all kinds of music

"Art and music makes us human and as artists, we want to share our art with other folks."

Delta Moon: Sliding To The Roots

Atlanta swamp rock and blues quartet Delta Moon returns with their tenth studio album “Babylon Is Falling” (2018). The titans of tone deliver a set of infectious grooves laced with a double-barreled shot of greasy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Kentucky’s rising blues sensation, Laurie Jane & The 45’s - heartfelt and wistful drive down to roots

"Music is one area in society where people can have different opinions and preferences but still get along. A real music connoisseur could go to any genre show and still enjoy the experience. They wouldn’t focus on the differences but instead enjoy the new melodies and beats that define the other styles."

Laurie Jane & The 45’s: The Blues Elixir…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 3, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Greek radio broadcaster and Dj Eva Zevgoula talks about radio, local scene, the Blues and Rock n' Roll culture

"Definitely it's (Blues) a state of mind! If you got the blues, you got it and you got it even if you're listening to heavy metal! From the other hand it is a huge genre and artistic movement too...it's a combination of the two. It can't be otherwise."

Eva Zevgoula: Rock n' Blues on Radio

Greek radio broadcaster and Dj Eva Zevgoula talks about…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 3, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Cole and Logan Layman (In Layman Terms) - They are young, passionate, and all about the blues

"Blues music not only gives you knowledge about the horrendous experiences that occurred back then, but also teaches you how to sing soulfully."

In Layman Terms: Strong Roots & Blossoms

Cole and Logan Layman (In Layman Terms) have grown up making music together. They are both multi-instrumentalists and write original music. They…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 31, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Turkish music writer Cenk Akyol, one of the most interesting persons in Jazz and Blues scene of Istanbul

"I think all authentic local genres are similar to each other as they cover genuine, rural sentiments and feature one or two acoustic instruments. However urban it might be, Rebetiko is a case in point. Bozlak and Hoyrat forms in Turkish folk music should also be cited here."

Cenk Akyol: Jazzalcoholic ...And More

Turkish music writer Cenk Akyol is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with prolific blues-rocker Popa Chubby - has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world

"When rock 'n' roll first happened it was a threat to the mainstream. When Chuck Berry happened it was a threats white America. When the bad brains happened it was a threat to rock 'n' roll."

Popa Chubby: The Beast From The East

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with New York Blues Hall Of Famer soul-blues diva Regina Bonelli - her new album is a blues-meets-R&B tsunami

"Blues, and all music, has always had a major impact on racial, political and socio-cultural situations. Artists are responsible for getting there messages out to the world, to have people feel their pain and joy. We have a responsibility to send out the word."

Regina Bonelli: Love Letter to Blues

Regina Bonelli Brooklyn born, New York Blues Hall…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 26, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with label owner and manager Manfred Plötz of Rockville Music and drummer of Plavlov's Dog

"Give more fairness to the artists. Make consumers & the music industry aware that musicians are humans who need to eat, raise their kids, buy a car and rent a house. Music cannot be for free."

Manfred Plötz: The Passion of Rockville 

ROCKVILLE MUSIC is a Music Management company founded in 1996 by Manfred Plötz. By this time, label working…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 24, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Baton Rouge-based guitarist Jonathon “Boogie” Long - born with the blues coursing through his veins

“The Blues means everything to me. It’s my roots, my upbringing. Some of my favorite people in the entire World were Blues performers and supporters. No matter my situation, God always provides through the Blues. I will always be a pioneer for Blues music and culture”

Jonathon Long: Boogie All Night Long

From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jonathon…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Bryan Lee has been playing the Blues consistently for over 50 years now to fans all over the world.

"The Blues encompasses ALL people in the world, no bias as to race, creed or wealth. The blues brings people together, the feeling, the beat, the message, moves the soul."

Bryan Lee: Sanctuary Blues Dream

Bryan Lee has been playing the Blues consistently for over 50 years now to fans all over the world. He is referred to by his peers as a “Living…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Orlando-based musician Dale Bandy - an inspired artist with more than 40 years of experience

"Music is 'The' universal human language and should be shared equally with all."

Dale Bandy: The Blues Shades of blue.

Dale Bandy is an inspired artist with more than 40 years of experience. He wears many hats, including lead vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. Based in Orlando, Florida, Bandy can be characterized as a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 13, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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