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Q&A with unstoppable bluesman Little Freddie King (aka Dr. Bones), one of the last Bluesmen of his generation

"The Blues express clarity, honesty, and simplicity. It’s been my experience that white folks also have the blues. They seem to support my music because they understand the hardship we have experienced. The black folks don’t want to be reminded about trials and tribulations of the past. The young people want to partake in the finer things in life and move on with their materialistic voyage."

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Q&A with Blues Music Award-winning sax player Jimmy Carpenter, began his musical journey over 35 years ago

"New Orleans music has the deepest roots of all American music. The grooves there are derived from generations passed, sometimes refined, sometimes raw, always grooving. It’s the origin of so much modern music, from rock-n-roll to blues to jazz, and often all mashed together in the same song. There is a looseness, freedom, uninhibited vibe to the whole city, and it shows in the music."

Jimmy…

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Q&A with Ryan Lee Crosby, timeless power of Mississippi Delta, refracted by Hindustani slide guitar and his own unique style

"I believe that each of us has a spirit (lower case) and is a part of Spirit (upper case). Our spirits are the essence of who we are and the urges of spirit are part of what propels us on this journey."

Ryan Lee Crosby: Winter Hill Blues

Ryan Lee Crosby’s new album Winter Hill Blues (2022) captures the timeless power of music from the Mississippi…

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Q&A with Iowa-based Matt Woods, has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American music

"I don’t miss music from the past, I listen to it every day!! I don't have any understanding of modern music. I do wish sometimes that more of an emphasis on the cultural significance of traditional music was present in the modern world, but hopefully that will come back around."

Matt Woods: Roots Music with Love

Matt Woods is both a native of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Montreal-based blues rock guitarist Cliff Stevens, promises that Better Days of music are still ahead

"Music is the most powerful artform that we as humans have. It is capable of incredible healing in many ways – emotional, physical and spiritual. People react to music in different ways and take what they need from it personally in their own unique way."

Cliff Stevens: Better Blues-Rock Days

Cliff Stevens is a Montreal-based blues rock guitarist…

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Q&A with Multiple Maple Blues Award winner, Miss Emily - shines a bright, white spotlight on the soul-blues dynamo

"In a world of so much racial division, surely, we can all agree that music - and blues & soul music in particular - brings a diverse community of people together. I find that fact undeniable and incredibly powerful."

Miss Emily: Defined By Love...and Soul!

Multiple Maple Blues Award winner, and 2022 JUNO Nominee for Blues Album of the Year,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 14, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based blues superheroes The Dig 3, playing killer old school blues with unique originality

"Blues is unique in that it can address every aspect of human existence: love, money, death, taxes, you name it. I think a successful performance is one in which your audience forgets about their troubles for a little while, and maybe they go home a little happier and a little frisky."

The Dig 3: Historical Blues Music in Mind

Unfettered by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 12, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian-born blues and reggae guitarist Breezy Rodio, truly has the heart of an authentic bluesman

"I would say just be you. You play what you are. Music is the mirror of your soul. And that's so true!"

Breezy Rodio: Underground Blues Odyssey

By any standard, Breezy Rodio’s blues odyssey has encompassed quite a few more miles than that of most up and coming musicians now working the competitive Chicago circuit. In 2007 Rodio joined the band of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greg Guy -the son of Buddy Guy- one of the hottest young guitar-slinging blues artists on set today

"Blues is old and sad same bs. Blues is life, music is life. Blues my dad listens to as a kid is still played on the radio no other genres is universally played over time & time again."

Greg Guy: Keeping the Blues Alive!

Greg Guy is a recipient of the 2014 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame as an Honorary Master of Blues, and his guitar…

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Q&A with harmonica master and veteran sideman Michael Rubin, his music too have grease and imperfections

"My hopes is that a blues musician will be heroic as a player and a person and the money guys will back him all the way. Blues has resurgences. We just need a hero. My fear is that I won’t be able to pay my mortgage this month."

Michael Rubin: I’ll Worry If I Wanna

Michael Rubin was conceived in Memphis in 1969. He went to Woodstock in the womb,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 7, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter Patty Tuite, Connecticut-based musician embraces the genre of blues, rock and beyond

"The Blues have saturated our culture and become very mainstream, being played in commercials and such. I wouldn’t go so far as to say contemporary blues is watered down from the blues of say the 50’s and 60’s during the civil rights movement. But I think it’s more in the background as far as representing the black voice in our society."

Patty Tuite: Hard Case Of The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 31, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Lazy Mike & Carson Mallon of South Island Rhythm Kings, a mainstay of the Vancouver Island blues scene

"The thing I like about the music of the past, and especially the blues, is the honesty of the music. There was not days upon months of mixing, and overdubbing, and digital trickery. Four or five guys, or however many, would all go into a room big enough to facilitate the numbers, and set up and play, and the music was mixed and recorded on the spot “live off the floor”."

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with musician & craftsman JP Soars: diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences

"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"

JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues

Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with talented musician B. Christopher, Pennsylvania-based renowned television composer plays the Blues

"I honestly don’t listen to much new music. Most of the music I listen to is timeless. Maybe a young person wouldn’t feel that way when they hear an old Elmore James or Snooky Pryor album, but I sure do. I don’t have any fears in terms of music. My hope is that people continue to make great blues music."

B. Christopher: Snapshots From The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with award-winners Starlite Campbell Band, flying in the face of disposable music and keeping the roots of rock music alive

"Music is important to me. It’s part of the language and expression of being alive - being human!"

Suzy Starlite & Simon Campbell:

A Fresh Taste of British Rock!

British award-winners Starlite Campbell Band Starlite release exciting third album 'Starlite Campbell Band -…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 22, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile, eight-time Blues Music Award-nominated will be released his new CD, Through with Cool

"The music industry is squeezing the last drops out of its old business model. It operates on a profit motive and doesn't feel obligated to promote music as music; it's content to promote it in the same way it promotes laundry detergent. It won't adapt until it sees that a grassroots movement coming from a music-starved audience can be profitable."

Al Basile: Through…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 20, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented artist, Janice Harrington, renowned singer of Blues, Jazz and Gospel, producer and actress

"In this day and age everyone can relate to the Blues just take a look at the unrest all over the world if that isn't the Blues, I don't know what is. Gospel on the other hand is healing the Spirit. Every morning I wake up giving thanks to God for a new day. Jazz blows all you cares away. "But it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"."

Janice Harrington: The Great Grand…

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Q&A with Croatian musician Miroslav (Miro) Dimic, one of the most important cells of European music scene

"Without music there is no love, without love there is no world. Music is the foundation of survival, music is the foundation of youth development, without it as I said there is no progress and survival. Every dollar invested in music returns tenfold, not only as a material value, but as a cultural, sociological, philosophical one, and in the end we spread only positive energy and emotions through music."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 19, 2022 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/singer Brad “Guitar” Wilson, has a soulful contemporary sound, tapping into all his sources of inspiration

"It is about having your health. Feeling good and your body working well enough to make music. Music is very physical, takes a lot to play and instrument and sing. Life can be a struggle and people use drugs, liquor and bad relationships to cope. That stuff just breaks you down and you can't go on. Your music and voice is not as good if you do not take care of yourself."

Brad "Guitar" Wilson: The Joy…

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Q&A with Australian blues artist MattyT Wall, from sweet blues to gritty, stomping, blues-rocking beats and beyond

"Firstly, I hope it makes them feel good, take them away from any troubles they have and immerse themselves in the music, perhaps driving in the car with the music cranked up. Secondly, I hope to inspire people to pick up a guitar, pick up an instrument, as it can be a great creative outlet, and a way to build impressively strong discipline – if you want to take it that far. And it’s fun!"

Matty T…

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