March 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Chicagoan blues singer Inetta Visor of Mississippi Heat talks about the past, present and future of Blues

"The one thing that I've always wanted to do is give new life to the blues, with experimenting with new things. Giving it a new feel so we can really reach this new generation."

Inetta Visor: Therapeutic Blues Heat

Inetta Visor…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with Big Bill Morganfield, Muddy's son has emerged as one of the top blues talents

"Listen to Muddy and Howlin’ Wolf. They share themselves and their lives through their music."

Big Bill Morganfield: Blues has a son and his name is Big…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

THE WINNERS OF THE 3ND EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE 2013

The European Blues Challenge is a major European event for the Blues communauty and beyond.

3rd European Blues Challenge 2013

8 and 9 March, took place the 3rd annual European Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Producer Michael Minzer of Paris Records talks about Corso, Sanders, Ginsberg, E.A. Poe and Hal Willner

"If you want to be in the music business, you don't have to sell your soul to the devil--you just have to lease it for awhile."

Michael Minzer:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Talking with artist Gavin Mayhew about music and colors: New blues is often inspired by the old blues

"Art and music are often interlinked. When listening to certain music you can sense the colors and mood of the piece."

Gavin Mayhew: The sound of Artophone

Gavin Mayhew is an artist…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 11, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments

An Interview with Thomas J. Cullen III, an active member and mainstay of the Blues legacy and mystique

Willie Dixon said two important things: “The Blues are the facts of life” and “Blues is the roots and everything else is the fruits.”

Thomas J. Cullen III: …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with Kathy Murray & Bill Jones, combined their vision into the Texas music experience

"Because roots/blues music is real and vital, and it makes you feel something, like a release of true emotions. And even if it’s a sad song, feeling something real makes a person feel good."

Kathy Murray & Bill Jones: Austin Blues Love…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with Hammond organist Clayton Doley, a quickly recognition fiery bluesy virtuoso from Australia

"The Hammond organ is connected to Blues/Jazz and Soul music because of it’s connection to the church. Gospel music used it first and it crossed over to secular music."

Clayton Doley: The Joy of Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 7, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments

An Interview with artist/humanist Michael P. Maness, his gallery is a visual artistic encyclopedia of blues

 "The BLUES is the truth, the un-sugar-coated honesty we all face day to day, or even moment to moment."

Michael P. Maness: Coloring the Blues World

From the age of eight, Michael Patrick Maness has been…

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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dead at 68 - Goodbye my friend...R.I.P

We'll miss you Alvin...Rock in Peace Master

British blues rock great Alvin Lee, a guitarist and singer whose scorching performance at Woodstock propelled his band Ten Years After to wide fame, died on Wednesday of "unforeseen complications" from a routine surgery, family…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 6, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Alvin Lee r.i.p.

Alvin Lee is gone. So sad about us. The world has lost a truly great and gifted musician.

Added by Riku Rassi on March 6, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Musician/storyteller Calvin Earl documents his journey and talks about the African-American Spirituals

"Enjoy life and be grateful for every moment, it is a gift. Be open, kind, loving and laugh a lot...Best advice I ever received. Meditate, it is the way to uncover your soul and be free to be who you are."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 5, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Μarvelous Leo Nocentelli of Meters talks about New Orleans culture, his experiences, and Muhammed Ali

"New Orleans is like a bowl of 'gumbo'. Gumbo has many ingredients in it, such as, chicken, shrimp, sausage, oysters, etc. and New Orleans music culture possesses the same thing, musically, Dixie Land, R&B, Jazz, Second Line, etc."

Leo Nocentelli: New Orleans…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Winter is forever

At least it feels like it. Today was cold day in here. -20 celsius outside. Where's that fine weather and sunshine? It's going to snow today once again.

Added by Riku Rassi on March 4, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Interview with artist Bob Masse, absorbed the psychedelic era with elegantly stylized art-nouveau designs

"Most of the artists were part of the hippie movement of the time; the underground culture was really a bunch of young kids who'd run away from home. And, they also wanted to rebel against the rules of design and art."

Bob Masse: Rockin the Art Nouveau …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Bluesman Reggie Britton talks about Koko Taylor, Eddie Snow, and his band Black Magic Johnson

"Blues is a big part of American history and I hope it keep its natural roots. Today’s blues is becoming a lot more southern rock based and I think its loosing it natural flavor its history."

Reggie Britton: Call me Black Magic Johnson…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Bostonian guitarist/singer Stevie Silver talks about his journey and experiences in the Blues world

"Blues is an expression of a person’s deepest emotions. You can’t really listen to the blues without reflecting on your own situation to some degree."

Stevie Silver: Blues journey never ends

His…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2013 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Poet and author Catfish McDaris says stories from his experiences from the poetry and music world

"Great poets use their voices like musicians, drawing forth humor, grief, love, desire, hate, awe. Musicians have a step up with their instrument, that’s why I think some poets like to have a musician accompany them."

Catfish McDaris: The Blues of storyteller…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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