May 2022 Blog Posts (24)

Q&A with San Francisco native slide guitarist Dennis Johnson, deep passion for preserving and innovating roots music

"Music brings people together and reminds us of what we have in common. There are too many divisive forces in society that try to marginalize and turn people against each other. Music is a positive energy that counterbalances that. Music is a universal language that highlights what have in common and unites people."

Dennis Johnson: Slide Roads Blues…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 31, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with internationally acclaimed percussionist, Jim Greiner, educator, and drum community drumming leader

"Music has been a part of human culture for thousands of years since we first gathered around a fire and chanted, moved our bodies, hit things, shook things, and ecstatically celebrated living and thriving together. I get up every day with an intention to serve that same purpose."

Jim Greiner: Rhythm Power, Hands Beat

Jim Greiner is a multiple…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2022 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with native New Orleanian musician Nick Daniels III, describes Crescent City's sound with a soulful flavor

"It is the birth place of American music with influences that are Caribbean, jazz, Indian, blues, gospel, etc. The music community has a vibe unlike other places because of the culture, the food, etc. It is like a gumbo with all the ingredients I just mentioned."

Nick Daniels III: Groovin' in New Orleans

Nick Daniels III was born in New…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 29, 2022 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Texas experimental Rock trio Xanthan, their music is very genre bendy and a lot of moods

"When people hear our music, I want there to be a bit of a shock factor, but still have a familiar sound to it. Obviously, this music won't be everyone's cup of tea. That's to be expected when making a new band. As far as impact goes, it does vary in my opinion. For some people music is a necessity, and for some it's not as much."

Xanthan: Succubus Swing…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 27, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Ottawa-based Blues Rocker Lyle Odjick, drawing heavy influences from Chicago blues artists

"My hope is that the music affects people in the same way it affected me – brings them enjoyment at the same time as giving them access to the same tools I gained through listening to blues music."

Lyle Odjick: Through The Rain

Originating from the Algonquin reservation of Kitigan Zibi, QC, now based in Ottawa, ON, Lyle Odjick went from living in…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 26, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with musical wizard Edgar Winter - his career continues to be as dynamic and all encompassing as his musical ability

"I think every generation has a voice that’s expressed through the music, culturally as well and we’ve been through a lot. I’m glad to see, at least some recognition of humanity and the feeling that, you know, I would like to see all of this, nationalism, to me it’s one planet."

Edgar Winter: A Philosopher of Music…

Continue

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

Q&A with Blues-Rock band Until The Sun, elements of various styles, but always have one foot in the blues

"Undoubtedly, it had a huge impact of bringing people together and transcending the racial problems of the past. There’s something tribal about music that supersedes superficial barometers of judgment. As a musician and songwriter, I want my music to do that indescribable thing that happens when you hear a song you love. To touch people's souls."

Until The Sun: Roomful of Blues…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 25, 2022 at 8:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter Gary Cain, one foot planted firmly in the blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else.

"I think music is a great way to communicate your perspective to the world, but I think it probably best reaches one person at a time. Interpretation and enjoyment of music is very personal, and what one person gets from a song might be totally different from someone else."

Gary Cain: Maple Syrup Blues

Gary Cain is a Canadian-born guitarist,…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 25, 2022 at 7:00am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-instrumentalist Mike Ian, a spiritual journey of reflection, inspiration, exploration, salvation, and love

"I miss the fact that a lot of the past music wasn’t following trends as much as today. Things seem very commercialized and repetitive today. Although on early music’s behalf, a lot of those musical ideas had never been done. And it was like a clean slate for a lot of artistry. And there weren’t too many trends to follow anyway back then."

Mike Ian: The Learning Tree…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 24, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multi instrumentalist/educator Christopher Garcia, continues to garner critical accolades and popular acclaim

"MUSIC, ART, and ARTISTS of all genres are taken for granted. They are not being paid for nurturing and cultivating their craft. If any employer told an employee that they would not get paid for their work, they would be screaming and infuriated at the lack of respect given them and yet this is how artists from all genres continue to be treated."

Christopher Garcia:…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 21, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with producers/musicians Jeremy Nesse and Deane Arnold, have been producing reimagined, new recordings of Gabriel’s song

"Peter Gabriel has always managed to incorporate both the weird and accessible into his music which makes for an intriguing combination that is relatable to many of his fans. And while his music can mean different things to many people - universal themes like love, self-discovery, dreams, loss, alienation, doubt, hope – these are all a part of the human experience."

Jeremy Nesse & Deane…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 21, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Virginia-based Ron Addison, personifies rhythm and blues with his soulful and rocking lead singing

"Playing is music is like most things in life. You can do your best and some people will think you are great and give thanks for your effort. But many times, your effort will go unnoticed or unappreciated. There are too many different types of people, likes and dislikes to let it change you."

Ron Addison: Ride on Life’s Emotions

From the long arm…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 19, 2022 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented musician Eliza Neals, sultry powerful vocals, spirited moves, and soulful piano playing

"The key so far for me is to find your center and be true to yourself. Don’t try and sound or be like anyone else. Find time to laugh and see the world take it on and meet people. Live life, be with family, loved ones and definitely try to find time go to the beach and be near the ocean. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make them a part of yourself. Talk to people all kinds of people it’s the best way to cure the blues."…

Continue

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

Q&A with Massachusetts-based Anthony Geraci, four decades of musical excellence both in studio and onstage

"Being honest with yourself and others. Without that we have nothing."

Anthony Geraci: Blues Called My Name

Boston, Massachusetts-based Anthony Geraci’s ­fifteen Blues Music Award nominations and 2021 BMA win reflect four decades of musical excellence both in studio and onstage. A native of New Haven, CT, Geraci witnessed the live performances of…

Continue

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

Q&A with Chicago-based veteran blues musician Dave Weld, one of the few real innovators in the blues realm of today

"JB Hutto is still popular because his blues were so essential and broken down to a really pure form. You could never get more authentic blues, and he wrote all his tunes, so when you hear JB, you hear his lyrics, his singing, his guitar, his slide and his band."

Dave Weld: Nightwalk Blues On The Slide

Chicago blues is Dave Weld’s lifeblood. From…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 13, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist, singer and songwriter Mighty Mike Schermer, one of the best musicians in the blues today

"Music can bridge all barriers…race, socio-economic, political…it can be as simple as people forgetting their problems and differences for 90 minutes to enacting actual long term change. Let it move you, and a lot of other things will fall into place."

Mighty Mike Schermer: Just Gettin’ Good!

Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Leslie Bixler (aka Miss Bix), inspired by the home of the blues, the Crossroads in Clarksdale, MS

"Children are just trying to figure out how the world works, they are like little alien beings, completely innocent and excited and they are looking at everything through their eyes. This is kind of magical…"

Miss Bix: The Tales of Blues Mama

LESLIE BIXLER aka MISS BIX aka LESLIE LETVEN has been writing, recording and performing since her early…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer Harrison Kennedy, has been able to pull from styles as varied as Funk, Soul, R&B, Blues, and Gospel

"The impact is obviously worldwide. Who doesn't know Marvin Gaye’s "What's Going On” or Bob Dylan’s "The Times They Are a Changing" music has a way to tell the truth and shame the devil."

Harrison Kennedy: Thanks For The Music

Hamilton, Ontario’s legendary award-winning bluesman Harrison Kennedy is back with a brand new release on Electro-Fi…

Continue

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

Poet Andy Clausen talks about the Beat Generation, Home of the Blues, Sixties, New York, and the Global Culture

"You’ve got to understand a culture quickly to get what you want or need. The earth is in a terrible fix. Water to drink is a Huge issue. There are saints and assholes everywhere."

Andy Clausen:

The Blues Stories of the Beat President

Andy Clausen was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 4, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Interview with brilliant multi-talented artist Bill Payne about the art, the music, the life, the counterculture, the world

"My foundation as an artist is the belief in: ... the nobleness of the arts and our effort as artists...writers...teachers...conveyors of thought, is to be mindful of the challenge and the importance of what we do. The essence of our efforts, I believe, is to illuminate the path of a measured truth, and to reflect and mirror that truth through the veil of our craft, taking aim at ourselves, our society, our world, with utmost respect to the awe and mystery…

Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 4, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

social media

Members

© 2022   Created by Michael Limnios Blues Network.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service