September 2012 Blog Posts (43)

Veteran Chicagoan drummer Allen Kirk talks about his amazing experiences on the road of blues

"The blues and blues music is a way of life. The way of life can't be a fad."

Allen Kirk: The Blues is Allright

Growing up in the tough west side neighborhoods of 1950’s Chicago, he…

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An Interview with harp player/ radio host Bill Rhoades, the "Godfather" of the Northwest Blues scene

"Blues is music from your heart and soul. People really feel it in themselves and in their feet. Many times it seems like it’s almost a heartbeat."

Bill Rhoades: Harpbeat Attack !…

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Folk blues artist Doug Dickens talks about “Big Boy” Crudup, Pete Seeger and the blues muse

"Music is infectious. It gets under your skin and you can’t let it go. Push your limits, but don’t allow others to define who you are."

Douglas Dickens: …

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An Interview with Finnish blues artist Pepe Ahlqvist, a distinguished member of the European scene

"The blues is strong music. It's a basic thing and a natural thing. You can hear it or feel it all over the world in musical or in emotional way."

Pepe Ahlqvist: Blues in Arctic…

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An Interview with Calatan blueswoman Big Mama Montse: A Priestess of European Blues scene

"I learned how to recognize my deepest emotions and express them without shame and with sincerity. To me, blues is the root from which I take some kind of substance to live..."

Big Mama Montse: Big Voice and Soul…

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Blues lover Jim Themelis talks about Walter Horton, Louisiana Red, Joe Filisko, and Lovie Lee

"Life is always interesting and always changing. It’s all good. As long as you’re alive anything can happen."

Big Jim Themelis: Smokin' Blues Soul

Big Jim is…

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An Interview with singer Habaka Kay Foster Jackson: In embrace of Blues, Jazz and Gospel family

"The Blues is my heritage and so it’s rich with flavors that should be tasted for a lifetime!"

Habaka Kay Foster Jackson: Gospel Voice

The name…

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An interview with Scottyboy Daniel, a strong representative of the newer generation of harp players

"The Blues offers to me a way of expression and a way to tell you story and share your experiences with people."

Scottyboy Daniel: T…

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Greek American videomaker / educator Laki Vazakas talks about the Beat generation and his friends

"Beat means compassionate cool - timeless as opposed to faddish cool; minding your own business but helping out those in need; finding inspiration and courage along the way to express yourself creatively."

Laki Vazakas: Saints &…

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Texas Roadhouse Bluesman, Leo Hull talks about his groove travel on the "Lone Star" route

"The Blues is what we once were, it’s who we are, and it’s who we may become, it’s impact touches the sole."

Leo Hull: The essence of Blues…

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An Interview with legendary Phil Alvin of Blasters: Music with archetypical and timeless therefore

"To harmonize between my music and mathematics life styles.  Each of those lifestyles has a harmony implicit to themselves but not with each other."

Phil Alvin: …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 6, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

An interview with Randy Kaplan, a Los Angeles- based musician, writer, storyteller, poet and artist

"People who can appreciate poetry and music in this way gain empathy and compassion for other people."

Randy Kaplan: Once Upon a Time in Bluesland

In his songs for children and…

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Canadian guitarist Danny Marks talks about Edward Bear, nostalgic 70s, Bluz.FM and his guitars

"For the blues to always rember its roots and always stay relevant in the now"

Danny Marks: Cosmopolitan Multicultural Blues…

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Catalan banjo player Lluis Gomez talks about his avocation with folk, bluegrass and manouche music

"Bluegrass music it's vocal music, and a band music not egos or band leaders, it's family."

Lluís Gómez: The sound of your instrument are…

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Multi-instrumentalist Vernon C. Brown Jr. talks about the African American ethnocultural folk music

"The Blues stays with us because of the REAL ETHNOCENTRIC CULTRAL STORY TELLING the Blues presents to the public."

Vernon C. Brown…

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An Interview with Canadian blues artist Earl Klatzel: Painting the history and the legends of Blues

"The music touches our hearts and souls from the genuine nature it was created from, I don’t know of any other music that was created under these circumstances."

Bluesworks by Earl Klatzel…

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LA-based guitarist/ teacher Keith Wyatt talks about the Blasters, Albert Collins, and the truth of Blues

"When I first heard real blues, it just felt right – the point of blues wasn’t to be fashionable, but to say something truthful."

Keith Wyatt: Blues is the truth…

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An Interview with Fabio Treves, the "godfather" of Italian Blues scene: Il Blues Puma di Italia

"I trust in the BLUES as the only state of mind able to change something in the life of the human mankind!"

Fabio Treves: Blues to the People, the People to the Blues…

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An Interview with fabulous saxophonist Bob Mintzer of a man who leads several musical lives

"Your sound is who you are and what you’ve worked on and experienced in life. Being a musician is a work in progress."

Bob Mintzer: The Soul of Saxophone

Bob leads several musical lives…

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An Interview with Tony Zamora and Bob Robles of Tremolocos: Mexican Americana Roots Music

"Life has a way of giving you all you need to become a good writer and musician. It's a matter of paying attention so your music feels real."

Tremoloco: Tequila, Burbon and Riffs…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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