September 2021 Blog Posts (27)

Q&A with NY-based Tas Cru, a blues eclectic who refuses to let his music be bound to just one blues style

"Blues as art should bring people together from across cultures. I believe it has largely been successful. Just look at how far Blues has travelled the globe. Also, look at all the people who play Blues other than the those who originated it (African-Americans). I just hope that young people will continue to connect with the very foundations and traditions of the music and make Blues music that is meaningful to them and their…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 10, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran bluesman Brad Vickers: the music traveler on the great American highway of roots ’n’ roll

"Blues has made me more centered, and playing it has mellowed me and evened me out."

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans:

Eclectic American Roots ‘n’ Roll

Guitarist/songwriter BRAD VICKERS learned on the job playing, recording, and touring with America's blues and roots masters:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 10, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based drummer Rodd Bland - the son of immortal singer Bobby “Blue” Bland - was born into the blues

"Learn to follow first before you begin to lead. Be honest with yourself and know when to take a step back. Memphis Music Scene, is much more than a scene…it’s a state of being, a state of mind. Mindset of a Memphian, is we are always going to do any and everything with soul power."

Rodd Bland: Born Into The Blues

As the son of immortal singer…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 10, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with contemporary Greek poet Yannis Livadas - his poems and essays have been translated into twelve languages

"Inspiration comes from life, from all its aspects. I don’t have mentors; Once I had only a poetic grandfather, Blaise Cendrars."

Yannis Livadas:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 4, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with roots musician Davy Knowles - blues and Americana, with poetic songwriting and soulfully emotive vocals

"First and foremost, to move people. The impact (and of course all of this is my own view) should be both an emotional and an intelligent one. Emotional to hopefully inspire, and an intelligent one to lead to their participation in it. To spread the idea that blues, and any folk music, is a story of a people. It’s a human story. It can be brutal, and it can be beautiful, but at all times it must be human, and it must be sincere."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 3, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with bluesman Boo Boo Davis, a survivor and belongs to the last generations of musicians that write and play the blues

"The Blues and I are the same. My life is the blues and blues is my life. The blues deals with all the basic raw elements of life; good and bad, plain and simple."

Boo Boo Davis: Nothin' But The Blues

He was born and raised in Drew, Mississippi in the heart of Delta. It was the richest cotton land in the South and the large amounts of field…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with versatile guitar player Soren Jordan, working as live-and studio musician with many bands and famous singers

"I think that music has lost a big part of its value for the younger generation, they still love music, and it has still an important role in their lives, but everything is so easily accessible via internet."

Søren Jordan: Blues, Rock & Beyond...

German-born Søren Jordan is a known and versatile guitar player, working as live-and studio…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 1, 2021 at 12:00am — No Comments

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