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Συνέντευξη με τον Fantastic Negrito - Έναν από τους πιο εμπνευσμένους και ιδιοφυείς μουσικούς της γενιάς του.

"Απλώς ελπίζω, ότι μπορούμε να κάνουμε ένα βήμα τη φορά, να το παίρνουμε μια μέρα τη φορά και να γίνουμε καλύτεροι. Δε μου αρέσει να έχω να κάνω με το φόβο, δε σκέφτομαι έτσι. Δε μπορείς να σκέφτεσαι το φόβο, να σκέφτεσαι μ’ αυτούς τους όρους. Είναι αδύνατον να σκέφτεσαι έτσι. Δε φοβάμαι τίποτα, ελπίζω ότι όλοι μπορούμε να κάνουμε καλύτερες επιλογές. Γιατί πραγματικά είναι πάνω μας."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 20, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Argentina-born guitarist/composer Alex Anthony Faide, the secret rock weapon around the world

"It is striking to discover how close Music is to us at all times. All it takes is a willingness to listen. To embrace the sound of listening. It is easy to forget, but I am luckily reminded again and again. To quote Robert Fripp, “Music is a benevolent presence constantly and readily available to all.” "

Alex Anthony Faide: Echo of the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 18, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with composer/musician Andrew Keeling, whose contemporary classical works have been internationally acclaimed.

"The elimination of the sacred has affected everything. Music has suffered accordingly. The State has become the new god with technology as the tool for achieving its aims. The result of this is the relativisation of all music. Music has been ripped from its traditional functional roots."

Andrew Keeling: English Music Landscape…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Kentucky-based veteran musician and songwriter Charlie Taylor, American Roots music outside the box

"Music that is well conceived should transport people from their daily routine for three minutes. It should make them remember a feeling, a time in their lives. Good music be it from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s etc. should create trends like Big Bands, Doo Wop, The Disco era, Jazz, Be Bop, Rockabilly, it should make people want to gather and listen."

Charlie Taylor: Same River…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 16, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Nashville-based guitarist Tony Sarno, recorded numerous critically-acclaimed Rock and Blues albums

"In a perfect world, it would be more equitable, but that’s a pipe dream. Like all things in the entertainment world, it’s a “pyramid”; the few at the top make all of the money, and those at the bottom make crumbs. I realize that the ones at the top are generating most of the money, and therefore reap the most benefits. I am grateful for the living I am able to sustain, whether from music, or any of the numerous odd jobs that I’ve…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Pennsylvania-based musician Mike Guldin, digs deep into the soul and makes the blues come alive

"Music should always be a focal point in bringing people and communities together. Music is the one universal language that everyone speaks."

Mike Guldin: Good Ole Butt-Shakin’ Music!

Mike Guldin first picked up the guitar at age 15 and since then has honed his craft playing in roadhouses, clubs and bars, and Festivals and Theaters for over 45…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 13, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek singer/songwriter Lia Hide, dark art & progressive pop with ethereal softness and velvet depths

"I miss spontaneity, the most. I don't like all this polished and well-rounded, super-edited and highly commercial sound, and generally I tend to dislike or, to not prefer, virtuosos, or let's put it in other words, show-offs. I cannot see this changing, as we enter a more digitalized era with so much technology, but still hope for a difference! I also dislike tags, when people put tags on musicians and expect them to be a certain way, and criticize them…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 12, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with American singer and songwriter Dorothy Moskowitz, always rested on openness to all styles of music

"Most of the lessons I learned when teaching children were joyful. For instance, I learned that every youngster could be motivated to play well enough to enjoy ensemble or choral work at a basic level. I also learned that gracious parents and brilliant colleagues could guarantee such results. There was one lesson that was not so joyful. Music education was starting to be considered…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary drummer Anton Fig, considered one of the most successful and prolific session musicians

"Western music is one of the few music’s that have been used for secular purposes. In most cultures it is religious. So, I think it’s important that it not only reflects the times but appeals to the human condition. That it offers hope and upliftment to the human spirit. It can be instrumental (for example Coltrane's music was deeply spiritual and uplifting), or with words. Music can be bleak and depressing, which also portrays a state of mind and lays it…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Pierre Lacocque of Mississippi Heat, a world-class Chicago Blues Band with freshness and energy

"Blues music is an existential music. It comes from the unfathomable pain that lies within the Afro-American’s experience, the agony of despair behind slavery and racism, as well as the experience of rejection because of the color of one’s skin. It remains that we all have the blues in some form or another. We all are trying to make sense of what it means to be alive. Most of us will experience aloneness, and physical or spiritual…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 8, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Latin America's rising blues star, Jose Ramirez - blend Blues with soulful genres such as Soul and R&B

"Blues started as a racial and socio-cultural protest but with time, it has evolved, and we all live the Blues in our lives one way or another. We all have struggle and we all experience pain, so I believe it’s safe to say the we all have the Blues whether we know it or not."

Jose Ramirez: Major League Blues

At 34 years old, blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2022 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Jazz/Blues vocalist Mercedes Nicole - rich, expressive voice deepened by a refreshing vulnerability and ardor

"Music is truly the Universal Language of the heart. The timeless themes of Love, & Being loved, embodies every song ever written. Jazz ushers in a world of fantasy…Blues the agony of defeat, but both the delight of laughter! I feel music opened my eyes to see we are all the same…no matter the Country, Nationality or age for that matter.  I am more connected as a human being, than ever before."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Vaylor and Melody Trucks (Brother & Sister), the true music spirit of The Allman Brothers Band

"Their music hits on so many levels and, because of that, can reach so many. They did not limit their influence to any one particular genre - pulling in elements of blues, jazz, soul, funk, country... and they revolutionized what music sounded like. I hate to sound cliché in any way, but their music is really timeless... at least to me, anyway. People who are truly seeking genuine inspiration and creativity in music that stirs that place deep within us all,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 18, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with masterful Canadian troubadour David Owen - heavy Americana with African-Americana influence

"I think the blues help people to realize that others have the same problems and issues they do. Empathy, I want people to understand and connect to what I’m writing about."

David Owen: Americana Blues

Masterful Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist David Owen to release his new album “Oh Suzana Blues”. Recorded in Nashville, David…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Maine-based Bad Daddy (aka Paul Waring), a modern cocktail of feel good, soul-filled classic blues and roots rock

"I truly believe that music, generally, brings people of all colors and backgrounds together. That’s power. And, that’s love. The human spirit is an amazing thing to witness. The Blues genre is no pariah, yet the Blues community is small: is represented by a small community of devoted listeners, avid followers and creative genius. Notably, we’ve seen artists from all backgrounds become great creators of blues music, and that speaks volumes for it is the art…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2022 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Q&A with slide guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, Ned Bollé - southern rock, old school R&B, blues roots, and NOLA grooves

"I’d like to see more music classes available in schools. I’ve learned so much, culturally, through music. It really can open a lot of eyes about what we all truly have in common."

Ned Bollé: New Americana Blues

Art may imitate life, but without a doubt, life has shaped the music of slide guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, Ned Bollé. He…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 13, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Hans-Peter Nilsson of Malmoe-Copenhagen Blues Connexion, a blues association in the region of Greater Copenhagen

"The blues has one outstanding ingredient - personality. It’s not about technic or scholarship, it’s just about - Being yourself!"

Hans-Peter Nilsson: Blues Connexion

Malmoe-Copenhagen Blues Connexion is a blues association in the region of Greater Copenhagen. It was founded in 2000. The prime idea is to support live Blues and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 13, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based Blues Rocker Rev. Nathon Dees, his music is proof that good music is real religion

"I feel like we have a ministry of distraction. If I can provide people a few moments of joy or move folks out on the dance floor, then I have performed a great service as a worship minister. People go out to see live music performance to forget about their troubles and enjoy life and I am pleased to be a part of that."

Rev. Nathon Dees: Texas Outlaw Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 11, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Argentinian blues-rock musician Yulian Taylor, an impressive sound, expressive with a lot of quality

"There is a great poetic similarity between blues and Argentine tango. Since it talks a lot about the city, the neighborhoods, the loves and heartbreaks, which is very similar to the poetics of blues."

Yulian Taylor: Blues With Friends

Yulian Taylor, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With great influences from musicians and bands Like Eric…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 9, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Portland-based multitalented musician Richard Wilkins, performing and recording most of his life

"Every life lesson we all go through is expressed through the music we make. Music can heal us and allow us to make life long friends. Music seems to underscore our very existence usually for the better."

Richard Wilkins: Life's for Livin

Portland, Oregon blues singer/songwriter, bass guitar/ tenor sax player…

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