April 2013 Blog Posts (31)

Interview with Joe Gorfinkle, his life has been an indirect path, leading him to become an experiential artist

"The blues is very direct and real. The songs tell a story. That’s what I liked and wanted to do."

Joe Gorfinkle: New Roots, Fresh Air

As a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 9, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with versatile Paul Fericano, editor, publisher, activist, poet and founder of Stoogism

"Art is suspect if it doesn’t jingle in our pockets. Dreamers are true activists. They take to the streets in their heads and raise a victory flag in their hearts."

Paul Fericano: Smart Smile Dreamer

Paul…

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

Interview with Russell Mefford & David MacKay of Fiddleworms, music that ferments in the mud of South

"As humans we always feel a need to label things and then pit them against each other. I think when you close your eyes and listen you can find a relation to them all."

The Fiddleworms: Southern Lights

The Fiddleworms emerged…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 7, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

An Interview with legendary Elvin Bishop, an artist who has been travelling the Blues road longer than most

"I would wish that people would stop being so greedy, and start sharing with each other! Don’t make it so hard for the people in the bottom!"

Elvin Bishop: Real, Pure and Original !

Elvin Bishop has been travelling the Blues…

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

Novelist, playwright, and journalist Willard Manus talks about Jazz, Blues, Mott the Hoople, and Greece

The philosophy of the blues? As one musician said, "The blues ain't nothin' but the truth."

Willard Manus: Under the Aegean Sun

Willard Manus is a Los Angeles-based novelist, playwright, and journalist. His best…

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Canadian blues guitarist John "Johnny V" Mills dies aged 59

R.I.P John "Johnny V" Mills

Canadian blues guitar legend and Juno Award winner John (Johnny V) Mills has died. He was 59. Mills passed away Sunday (31 March) afternoon from a massive…

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Radio DJ/novelist Bart Plantenga, a cofounder of the Unbearables, talks about Beatniks, Booze & music

"The wandering muse, the irrepressible spirit of the human to resist oppression, suppression, & repression on so many levels of our spiritual existence."

Bart Plantenga: Literary Booze 'n' Roll

Bart…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 3, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Talking with Folk Rock artist John York - a member of the Byrds - his music is strongly rooted in America

"Happiness is living without fear in a perpetual state of gratitude and amazement."

John York: Real music from real people

John Foley York was born in White Plains, New York, is a bassist and guitarist. He is best…

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Veteran bluesman Ken Saydak talks about his experiences on the Chicago blues circuit and his friends

"Blues was the soundtrack for a couple of generations of black Americans. There is a danger of seeking fame and attention rather than being an artist."

Ken Saydak: The Soul of Blues keys

Ken Saydak has enjoyed a nearly…

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Interview with bluesman Steve Morgan, a spectacular performer with solid unique sound, and radio hoster

"The blues is a good time music which encourages one to feel good. It’s simple format allows for drama or subtly, stories, wishes and dreams, all easily shared with the listener."

Steve Morgan: The Skipper of…

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Interview with bassman/humanist Lane Baldwin, a musical ambassador of DC and a gifted blues walker

"Blues is honesty, and its ability to heal. When you can listen to the Blues and it hurts to do so, but you feel better because you let yourself feel the pain, it can change your life."

Lane Baldwin: Music & Hope - We need…

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