March 2024 Blog Posts (23)

Q&A with singer Alia Logan of The Imagine If, the enigmatic band renowned for their fusion of blues, rock, and soul

"Music is incredibly social. We choose the artists and music we listen to, based on how they relate to our lives. On the other hand, music is also a powerful tool that can have great influence over a demographic of people."

Alia Logan: Imagine If...Creative Music

The Imagine If, the enigmatic band renowned for their fusion of blues, rock, and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 30, 2024 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with countercultural writer, interviewer, and editor Leon Horton; editor of book Gregory Corso: Ten Times a Poet

"Where would we be without it? Literature helps us to understand the world, to see and feel and empathise with other cultural values, other points of view. It stimulates our thinking and, on a very basic level, entertains us."

Leon Horton: Under the Counterculture

Leon Horton is a countercultural writer, interviewer, and editor. A regular…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 28, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with legendary musician Artimus Pyle, an iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Στην μουσική βιομηχανία, για κάποιους λόγους κάνεις πράγματα πολύ δύσκολα, αλλά αξίζει, είδες κάναμε νέο άλμπουμ περνώντας μέσα από δύσκολες καταστάσεις μέχρι να γίνει, αλλά στο τέλος αξίζουν όλα. Η μουσική είναι η γλώσσα του σύμπαντος!"

Artimus Pyle:

The Anthems of Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Florida blues-rocker musician J.P. Soars, new album shines a light on his multi-dimensional musical talents

"I think it’s a fine balance; you can have all the skill, technique etc., but if it doesn’t have the feel, the soul, and the emotion, I don’t feel that it really says much or that it can touch somebody. For me, it has the have the feel, soul, and emotion. That being said, it’s good to have skill and technique in there as well. I think it’s important to know your instrument, to strive for perfection, and to continually try to get better. For me, the guitar…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2024 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Clarksdale, Mississippi native bluesman Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, learned the blues from the masters

"Clarksdale is the birthplace of the Blues. Most people who travel here are looking for something. And I really don't know what that something is, maybe the presence of the fellas who started it all, I'm not sure, but I heard there is a feeling when you come here. And a lot of people come here to chase that feeling or they want to stand where Robert Johnson stood."

Anthony “Big A” Sherrod: Bluesman's…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Massachusetts-based Anthony Geraci, one of the best instrumentalists in the blues world today

"I would recommend young musicians slow down! There is no easy path to being an artist in any genre. You start with nothing. Just like a baby taking its first step-you have to learn the first note…then the next note. I’ve taught The History of The blues, History of Rock and Roll, World Music on the college level. Learning the history of your art is something that has always been important to me."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Mexican director of Cultura Blues, Jose Luis Garcia Fernandez: a passionate about the Blues culture

"It’s very important to preserve the blues, due to its historical role that it plays as a generator of many of the current rhythms and subgenres that have been derived from it, in popular music. It’s much more than just a musical genre and has become a culture throughout the world."

Jose Luis Garcia Fernandez:

Blues a la Carta & The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2024 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with West Coast harmonica player John Clifton, one of those rare musicians that has dedicated himself to the Blues

"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."

John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues

As a co-founder (w/ brother Bill Clifton) of Fresno's The MoFo Party Band, John Clifton has solidified himself as one of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Entrevista con director de la revista Cultura Blues, José Luis García Fernández, nos transmite su experiencias en libro "Blues a la Carta"

"Es importante preservar el blues, por su papel histórico que juega como generador de muchos de los ritmos y subgéneros actuales que se han derivado a partir de él, en la música popular occidental. Es mucho más que solo un género musical y se ha convertido en una cultura a lo largo y ancho del mundo."

José Luis García Fernández:

Blues a la…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2024 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with drummer, songwriter, and producer, Joe Yuele: an veteran outstanding and impressive blues musician

So, I can always stay connected to the past for inspiration into the future. The music industry is ever expanding and I think the future looks bright. Young upcoming musicians have a lot to look forward to. I have no fears, the Blues are alive and kicking and will remain so.”

Joe Yuele: The Blues Beat Flag…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran British bluesman Mick Pini - lives, breathes, plays, and sings the blues with genuine passion

"Blues is a feeling not a historic artefact. Part of its development (and it’s the same in jazz), was that musicians became more proficient on their instruments, to the point of being virtuoso's."

Mick Pini: The Best Kept Blues Secret

If you’re lucky enough to catch veteran British bluesman Mick Pini live you are guaranteed the real…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 16, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with unique musician Sweet Marta, the only female blues harmonica player in Spain, stomps hard on stage

"It shouldn't mean anything because the first blues were sung by women Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey etc. The vision from the point of view that it isn't to be a female artist in a man's artistic world, the vision and should be about a cultural and educational change in our society towards women. The status of a woman in music is the same as that of a man. The status of women in the world currently seems to be accepting their role."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2024 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian blues rock musician Boris Zamba of Voodoo Ramble, movin' from blues to rock and back to blues

Nowadays blues is leaning on more modern expression. Guitar solos tend to be faster, almost shredd, which I don't really like, but we have to accept it.“

Boris Zamba: The Blues Man & His Blues

Voodoo Ramble is a Croatian blues rock band founded in 2010 by Boris Dugi-Novački aka…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran bluesman Studebaker John, an original harmonica virtuoso and electrifying slide wizard

"I think that blues music is a release, from today's problems [I define blues as a sad story that when combined with the right music is uplifting], for the people and that's why its important. I feel that it was the same generations ago and as it has been around a long time there is a historic side of it that I hope will continue to grow in today's society."

Studebaker John: Nothin But The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Piper & the Hard Times (Al "Piper" Green & Steve Eagon), an eclectic and entertaining roots music group

"Man, I think music can help people heal and get through the ups and downs of life, and bring people together. We’ve all seen music bring about social change and impact the world. I truly hope our music is able to touch people."

Piper & the Hard Times: Fun & Passion!

The eclectic and entertaining roots music group Piper & the Hard…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with rock n’ roller Boone Froggett, frontman/guitarist of OTIS, staying connected to their Kentucky roots

"Southern rock takes all the best of the American roots music forms and cooks it all down to one flavor. So, depending on the listeners music taste & knowledge you can start to pick up on all the different influences. I can’t think of any other genres that can encompass that many styles. It’s a passing down of our culture and makes you feel like you’re part of something."

OTIS: Kentucky Grown…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 12, 2024 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with British multi-instrumentalist Mark Cole, a powerful and passionate musician who covers all types of roots music

"It’s (Blues) music that speaks to us all and connects us all - people will always be able to relate to it. It is a music and art form that has a rich history and important heritage but will always be relevant, whatever society brings in the future."

Mark Cole: Blues & Roots Music with Soul

A powerful, passionate vocalist, Mark also plays a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Romanian singer Canaf, the first gypsy blues singer in Eastern Europe, everything is about the soul

Somewhere in the Universe, all musics meet in a point of light. Both blues and gypsy music are the only ones that do not deceive, they are a form of human nature... Both types of music come from the depths of the human soul, from the pains and joys of man.”

Canaf: Music from the Planet Blues

Canaf is the first gypsy blues singer in Eastern Europe. Winner of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 8, 2024 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with the music traveler Markus K, passionate about inner peace and conscious living, busking around the World

"There are good people everywhere, in all countries and cultures."

Markus K: The Blues Looper Man 

Markus K born in Holland; 30 years in England; Now travels the world, playing on the street and connecting with people; Main instruments: guitar, vocal, percussion; Looper Master; Mostly originals; some drastic reworks of classics; Main influences:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 7, 2024 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian writer/poet/traveler Brian Hassett, an iconic counterculture figure and Prankster in our days

"Some people are lighthouses that guide you for a long time, but others are just helpful buoys along the way. Let each light guide you to the harbor of your own destiny."

Brian Hassett: Further of Brainland's Nest

Canadian writer, poet, essayist, critic, columnist, reviewer, and songwriter Brian Hassett is the author of the new Hitchhiker’s…

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