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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 27, 2024 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 25, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 25, 2024 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 24, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

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

"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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian unique and talented performer Tyler Wilson - Rock, funk, R&B, Blues and Roots music

"I think as musicians we have the benefit of being outside observers of what's going on out there and can offer our commentary through our art. We can say things to get our point across more elegantly if we so choose. It can also be good therapy for us."

Tyler Wilson: Old Friends, Authentic Music

Rock, funk, R&B, and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian musician and songwriter Paul Black - heavily influenced by all the music he loved growing up

"To preserve the history of where blues came from so we can take it to the next level all the while not losing where it came from would be my first thought. But I truly believe it will never be lost."

Paul Black: Beautiful Sin, Divine Music

Born and raised in Terrace BC, Paul Black received his first…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2024 at 11:30am — No Comments

Grammy-nominated guitarist, Rick Vito talks about his classic Cadillac cars, Blue Heart Records and Aimee Vito

"My message is just to express myself by doing whatever songs and guitar stylings that seem honest to me. If you are being honest, then the connection between technique and emotion will sort of blend together and form something that is moving to the listener in some way."

Rick Vito: The Cadillac Man & His Music

Grammy-nominated…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 19, 2024 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit based singer-songwriter Pat Smillie, old school Soul, Blues, R&B music and Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival

"I don’t think music means as much to young people today. Music, as an art form, has been taken for granted. People expect to get it for free! There are no liner notes or musician credits to be found. Over the last 20 years, music has become a more of a background soundtrack for people who are busy doing 100 other things at the same time (shopping, running errands, working out, etc)."

Pat Smillie:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 18, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with British blues harmonica player Alan Glen of Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Barcodes, and Little Axe

"Blues is an important and fundamental part of all music - and in the words of John Lee Hooker - Blues is a Healer."

Alan Glen: Original Barcode of The Blues

Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 17, 2024 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Glenn Marais (and the Mojo Train), a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound

"Blues has always been true rebel music, a clarion call for justice and the stories of black musicians from the south, their struggles, joys and triumphs and search for freedom in the north."

Glenn Marais: Ride on the Mojo Train

Canada-based Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train are a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound that…

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Q&A with singer and harmonica player Tad Robinson, one of the leading voices of modern soul-blues music.

"Technique is a means of expressing what's in your soul and in your heart. Technique is the mechanism that helps to make real the ideas that you have. But once you have technique, you are best off to leave it alone and just express yourself and communicate with an audience."

Tad Robinson: The Soul-Blues ...Love Is!

Singer and harmonica player Tad…

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Q&A with the fabulous Harvey Brooks, one of the legendary bassists in Blues, Jazz, Folk and Rock history

"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities. If you deal with “the blues” daily, don’t use drugs/alcohol to escape from them you stand a real good chance of living a productive, long and peaceful life.

Harvey Brooks: View From The Bottom…

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Q&A with Blues troubadour Eric Bibb, grounded in the folk and blues tradition with contemporary sensibilities

"Happily, there is good and great music in every era. However, today's popular music often seems less heartfelt than the music I grew up listening to. I pray that the current younger generation will nurture the best of human culture, contribute to it and take us closer to a world of peace and harmony."

Eric Bibb: Blues Storyteller & Philosopher …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with French guitarist/vocalist, Frenchie Moe - based in Louisiana, passionate about funky rhythms of New Orleans

"I admire artists who use their music to spread a message to society when that message is positive or denouncing injustice. I think music should be used to get people closer together, regardless of political opinions, social status, different generations etc, etc..."

Frenchie Moe: NOLA Soul Full Tonight…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with British musician Dennis Greaves of Nine Below Zero, unique sound being influenced by the Blues and RnB

"Extremely important that we promote and preserve black culture and what it has given.  to us. Music is so important in any society, and we must have it in our schools, which is slowly being eroded. We will do everything to show our influences."

Dennis Greaves: The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It... Nine Below Zero

Dennis Greaves heads up Nine…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2024 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Orleans Roots Music wizard, Sean Riley - a familiar face in the Crescent City's music world

"It’s the history really. The culture in New Orleans is everything and people that continue it’s legacy come from a place of absolute love for the city and what it gives to the world. I think people that visit here, or simply just listen to the music that originated in New Orleans, realize how unique it is. It’s like no other place on Earth."

Sean Riley: New …

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