April 2014 Blog Posts (32)

Interview with British trio of The Mentulls, 60s rock/blues roots but infused with a boundless youthful energy

"I think blues has evolved over the years and has done so to fit in with modern times."

The Mentulls: British Blues Breaths

Unapologetically rooted in the 60's but infused with a boundless…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: Interview with Andreas Gomozias and Tasos Dritsos of Blues Revenge

"It’s only when I play the blues, with the right musicians of course, that I find my real self."

Blues Revenge: Keep The Groove Alive

Playing blues for more than 20 years in Greece and managing to stay…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with multitalented Laurie Sidis an accomplished artist, designer, musician, archivist and writer

"In my world, art and music are all connected.  I visualize what I want to see and hear."

Laurie Sidis: Rock n' Roll Fantasy

Laurie Sidis is an accomplished artist, designer, musician,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 9, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Interview with legendary Soul/R&B singer Willie West - one of the great unsung figures of New Orleans

"I think soul and blues music is introspective, it helps you examine your thoughts and situation, make decisions based and your thoughts and hopefully come out the better for it. It helps you put things in perspective."

Willie West: Soul Survivor, R&B…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 8, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Birmingham-based band of Brothers Groove - winning the hearts and minds of UK blues scene

"The Blues is the lifeblood of most forms of music and I find my everyday life is affected by the heartfelt feelings that the music exposes me to. Blues means freedom to express and I do."

Brothers Groove: Let The Good Times Roll…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 7, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Interview with Muscle Shoals musician Scott Boyer, Jr. - raised on a healthy diet of quality rock and roll

"I hope that the public at large will begin to gravitate back towards more organic, rootsy artists and bands that can actually reproduce the sounds on their records in a live setting."

Scott Boyer, Jr.: Muscle Shoals Legacy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 6, 2014 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Interview with singer/songwriter J.J. Thames - her music has the beautiful feeling from those days gone

"Blues is a feeling, happy or sad, that is put into the form of music. Whether it is humming a Negro spiritual, scatting down a swing or be-bop tune, or skanking an island song of peace, love or revolution."

J.J. Thames: Soul Emotions…

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Q&A with bluesman Eddie Cotton - an artist who demonstrates deep respect and appreciation for his craft

"The Blues is a music that allows you to be yourself and to me being a bluesman is one of the highest callings on God's earth."

Eddie Cotton, Jr.: Here I Come 

Eddie Cotton, Jr. is an electric…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 5, 2014 at 1:17am — No Comments

Interview with "Queen of the Underground" Girl George - an icon of the music scene since the early 60's

"Love what you do & Do what you Love...and always do the very Best that you can...Be the Best You!!"

Good Girls Go to Heaven, …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Interview with British "Mississippi" MacDonald - soulful, genuine, original blues from the delta of Thames

"The blues is our soundtrack. It’s not a sad music – in fact, it’s often about deep joy, celebration, and has far more meaning and depth than people realize when they hear it first off."

Mississippi MacDonald: The Thames King…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Orleans drummer Joe Lastie talks about Professor Longhair, Fats Domino and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

"I do fear that the next generation may not pick up the traditional New Orleans jazz sound and it will be lost. What's ironic is that the jazz taught in school isn't going to get a kid a job playing anywhere."

Joseph Lastie Jr.: The Beat of Crescent…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 2, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Interview with poet, musician and artist Daevid Allen of psychedelic rock groups Soft Machine and Gong

"Across the whole planet, populations are dividing into futurists and conservatives. Obviously a peaceful revolution which celebrates humanistic change at the expense of small power elites will make this world a better place."

Daevid Allen: From Another…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 1, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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