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

Q&A with Sallie Bengtson of NOLA Blue & Blue Heart Records - a music aficionado with a heart full of blues

"Music is a powerful emotional vehicle for expression of human feelings, and therefore will always be intertwined with all aspects of the human existence."

Sallie Bengtson: A Heart Full Of Blues

Nola Blue, Inc. is owned and operated by Sallie Bengtson, a music aficionado with a heart full of blues. Sallie has a degree in Business Administration…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Betsie Brown of Blind Raccoon and Blue Heart Records, gives new option for musicians around the world

"Our mutual philosophy is based on our love for blues music and the artists. To present the artists and their music in the best way possible whatever their age, color, creed, or race."

Betsie Brown: The Blues Heart of Love

Betsie Brown has over thirty-five years of experience in entertainment and music promotion, media relations & marketing…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Brazilian blues band of The Headcutters, one of the most renowned bands with timbres and sounds from the 50s & 60s

"The Blues was certainly the main artistic movement of the last century. Since then, music has become a tool for the freedom of oppressed peoples. And apart from everything that happened afterwards with the songs that were created having the Blues as their roots. I want music to touch people's hearts and make them think how music is one of the greatest gifts we have in our existence, and it is always present in our lives."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 4, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Rock musician Randy Pratt, eclectic personality and overlapping tastes have spawned an exciting career

"At this point in history, just getting even your friends to listen to your music, even if you put it right in front of them on their computer screen for free, is a major challenge. I make music for me and my collaborators. I’m making a concentrated effort recently to assemble my music and get it to anyone interested, free. I was always my worst critic, so I try to impress myself, first."

Randy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 3, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with legendary bluesman Bobby Rush, his stratospheric energy level is bigger and badder and bolder than ever

"Trueness. I want to speak the truth about how I feel about whatever it is and hope people accept me for who I am and what I do. People don’t have to love me, but respect what I do. People can say “I don’t like Bobby Rush, but damn he’s good.” That’s fine by me. Also to be able to keep the groove going so I can tell my story on top of the groove I create."

Bobby Rush: Sitting on the Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with New York Blues Hall Of Famer soul-blues diva Regina Bonelli - her music is a blues-meets-R&B tsunami

"Blues, and all music, has always had a major impact on racial, political and socio-cultural situations. Artists are responsible for getting there messages out to the world, to have people feel their pain and joy. We have a responsibility to send out the word."

Regina Bonelli: True Groove, Truth Music

Regina Bonelli Brooklyn born, New York…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canada-based drummer Sarah Thawer, a passionate musician known for her joyful and skilful performances

"I feel so lucky to be supported by incredible women and men in music. There are incredible women who have paved the way and now I truly believe we are in a time where women are just killing the game. Sheila E. has been one of my heroes since I was a little girl and now she supports me and other incredible women in music. "…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2022 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Blues n' Soul singer/songwriter Big Daddy Wilson, his music is a bridge that brings us together

"Blues is the root, everything else is the fruit. Many music lovers today don't know this. So it would be nice to educate music lovers about the history of this beautiful music called BLUES. It is the foundation that most modern music is built on. It would be a shame to lose the root."

Big Daddy Wilson: The Music Key of Love

Big Daddy Wilson was…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 31, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian Blues promoter Robert James Ucciero, founder of label Blues Highway, and the Robert James Blues Band

"I believe that blues is way of opening your soul and sharing your feelings, nowadays we all have some blues within us, maybe not like the olden days but in one way or another we all unfortunately has daily issues, especially in these last few years with the co-vid. Blues is a way to share these worries, thoughts and help get through these hard times. I would like music to affect people by connecting them and hopefully increase the respect between people…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 31, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Nepali blues musician Prakash Slim, keeper of Delta style roots blues with a tasty Nepalese flavor

"I think if we can aware people for social issues, education, health and other global issues through music would be a great achievement for a musician. We can also empower people through music. I would like to do the same way. For me satisfaction is key to a well lived."

Prakash Slim: Namaste Blues

Prakash Slim was born mired deep in the blues.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 31, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Greece-based blues band of Lazytrains, who love to perform and share their passion for music

"Blues, Rock and Jazz music is a real action packed adventure. It is an emotion that makes your day unique. Especially when you are playing it; live, at home, in a studio, just about anywhere it makes you forget your troubles and worries. You ‘charge your battery’ and carry on. Every journey is a music album and vice versa, every tune is a breath of life."

Lazytrains: All Aboard The Music…

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

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