October 2022 Blog Posts (13)

Q&A with soulful blues phenom Joe Louis Walker - true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer, and prolific songwriter

"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"

Joe Louis Walker: Blues DNA & Culture

Walker's output spans the gamut of American Roots music, and he is regarded as one of his generation's greatest bluesmen. On February 17th (2023), Forty Below…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with West African musician Adedeji Adetayo, traditional African music with a progressive attitude and modern sound of jazz, funk and soul

"My fear Is how kids are exposed to some much vain music now and giving that this artist become rich and they become the definition of what a successful artist is, now that’s a big problem. I think ices not a coincidence though!"

Adedeji Adetayo: Yoruba Odyssey

Adedeji Adetayo is a prolific singer, guitarist and…

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

Q&A with Italian guitarist Umberto Porcaro, the blues is always his home, plays along with the greatest bluesmen

"Music has always been at the center of my life. The blues is my life. Music in general and the blues in particular has always meant curiosity, research and respect for other cultures. It has made me grow as a person."

Umberto Porcaro: Take Me To The Blues

Italian blues guitarist Umberto "Burt" Porcaro, born in 1979, has been playing guitar for…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 21, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with pianist Henri Herbert, his new album Boogie Till I Die is an intoxicating ode to a truly original American art form

"I have no fears. There are many strong musicians from all over the world making great music at local, national and international level. My hope is that listeners will find it and know where to look."

Henri Herbert: Boogie Till I Die

Born in France and raised in the UK, Henri Herbert was drawn at an early age to records made by the piano-pounding…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Greek musician Voodoo Drummer (aka Chris Koutsogiannis), amazing addition of tribal rhythms

"Music is Devil’s work so we must make a deal and set the controls…"

Voodoo Drummer: Afro-Dionysian Ecstasy

Greek musician Voodoo Drummer (aka Chris Koutsogiannis), for more than 30 years he has appeared at festivals, theaters and venues in 24 countries so far, such as Rouge Cabaret Festival (Paris), Villa…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Mississippi based singer/performer Jureesa McBride, classy, soulful artist befitting the name “The Duchess”

"I feel that it is all connected. You get out what you put in to anything that you’re doing. That is the same for music and life. I let my faith and passion for music drive me. It is guidance. Life is the most precious gift of them all. Without it, there is nothing. We have to be spiritually connected to our beliefs, our surroundings and thoughts. It helps to keep you focused, balanced and grounded. Life has challenges, but it is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 17, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian photographer Renzo Chiesa, passion for rock music and 50 years of work in the music field

"We photographers make a profession of disclosure of what we see happening around us. It is a work that, however, often takes on different meanings. Often the fault lies with the media manipulating the images. We do not have great power, indeed we have little, we just have to continue to do our work with tenacity and conscience, it will be others who will judge us."

Renzo Chiesa: Rock n' Roll…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek musician Alex Dante, redefines the aesthetics and sound over Classical, describing a route to Jazz

"Spirit, god, meaning of life and other intangible concepts are always there when we cannot describe something with words. To reach that point and communicate with other people by spirit is something magical and maybe not so understandable. But the first good step to reach that point is love. Love what you do and with whom. Expect nothing with no second thoughts. Just love."

Alex Dante: Beyond From…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Australian Ivor S.K. - one of a new generation of exciting young blues talents to emerge from Down Under.

"I think the blues represents an escape from the world. The history of the blues is incredibly dark, encompassing as it does slavery and vitriolic racism, so I’ve always been inspired by the fact that the original purveyors of the art were able to create music so joyous under the toughest of circumstances imaginable."

Ivor S.K.: Down Under Roots Umbrella…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Louisiana harmonica master Grant Dermody, devotion to the blues naturally leads him in different directions

"I miss the musicians that moved me deeply. Some I knew, and some I never met. I hope musicians continue to think that making great albums is important, as is knowing how to connect with a live audience. I hope those art forms never die."

Grant Dermody: Behind The (Blues) Sun

Singer, songwriter, and acclaimed harmonica player Grant Dermody's…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 11, 2022 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Roots American musician Billy Truitt from Nevada, balance between roots influences and all that includes

"I believe music is a reflection of the times we live in and maybe more historical in accuracy rather than on current issues."

Billy Truitt: Abstract (Roots Music) Truth

Southern Idaho native Billy Truitt began his touring career with Jack Ely and the Kingsmen of Louie Louie fame and was produced by the legendary Bert Burns of Bang…

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

Q&A with pioneer composer/musician Corky Siegel, one of the great harmonica masters, who weave blues and classical forms

"Keep bringing people together, keep making people feel good."

Corky Siegel:

The Different Voices of Chamber Blues

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the worlds great blues harmonica players, blues pianist, singer-songwriter, and the sole pioneer/composer of award-winning…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 5, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit-based soulful rocking blues singer Niecie, has torn up the music scene for over 3 decades

"To be a Blueswoman, you have to work that much harder than a man, in my opinion. You must stand out that much more. There are far more opportunities for men in the music industry so a woman often times must create her own. This is true going back in history not only in the music industry but in all sectors of life."

Niecie: Queen Sitting On Her Throne…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 5, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

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