December 2022 Blog Posts (14)

Q&A with Chicago's most vibrant musician Keith Scott, has been a part of the Chicago blues scene since 1981

"The balance between technique and soul is an important component of the blues. You have to have technique to execute the performance and you have to have soul for the music to be felt. So, in a strange way you only want to get so proficient on your instrument. Too much technique will take away from the music. Soul comes from experience and the more you have the more soulful your sound will be."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 31, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Pat Liston, one of the founding members of Mama's Pride, a band known as "The Pride Of St. Louis"

"Always keep the listener in mind when you write and most importantly, don’t take yourself too seriously. Know what you are and what you are not."

Pat Liston: A Musical Journey of Life

Pat Liston first gained widespread recognition as one of the founding members of Mama's Pride...a band known, with great affection as "The Pride Of St.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 31, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with California-based guitarist/singer Alastair Greene, ridden his Blues-soaked rock into the 21st century

"I’d never claim to understand the meaning of life, but I am sure it has something to do with loving and respecting one another and trying to leave the world a better place than we found it. Trying to bring joy to the world is so important. That may seem simple and cliche’. I truly believe in the power of music to make the world a better place."

Alastair Greene: Alive In The New…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 31, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Dutch musician/painter Nicko Christiansen, the Yin Yang blues, all different emotions and rhythms

"Life is the meaning of life, we can meditate but we have to eat and shit sometimes, so keep it simple."

Nicko Christiansen: Yin- Yang Blues

Nicko Christiansen was born in 1950 in the Hague at the seaside of West Holland. He started to accompany himself on the guitar, mainly songs of Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley when he was eleven.…

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

Q&A with Florida-based Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, electric Southern Soul, Gospel, Delta, Memphis, and Chicago Blues

"Music is the best communication method there is. As James Taylor would sing, "You've Got A Friend" and that friend is a musician."

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon:

Contemporary Soul Blues

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon appears with his B3 Blues Band and as a Solo artist at venues throughout the…

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

Q&A with singer / guitarist Dyer Davis, exceptional soulful voice, tasteful guitar playing, and strong writing ability

"The impact of music, no matter what, will always be stronger than the impact of anything else. Music breaks down walls. The same two groups hating each other today, will be singing in unison and laughing together at some concert somewhere tomorrow."

Dyer Davis: Dog Bites Back

Dyer Davis is an American singer / guitarist, who is currently working…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 30, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based singer Barbara Blue - Blues, Soul, R&B, & Americana, truly at the top of her game

"My choice is to make it happy & kind with a one day atta time attitude. There is no guarantee of tomorrow ... I don't believe we are in charge here ... LOVE is the key to life now and later. LOVE Is the only thing that lasts beyond death, LOVE is the only thing you can take with you from this world to the next."

Barbara Blue: From The Shoals With Love…

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

Q&A with multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy, acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, superb pianist, innovative composer, teacher, and producer

"I think the spirit of freedom that Jazz has is exciting to people listening, especially when you hear it live in smaller clubs. And even in traditional styles, people keep coming up with new things to say and play. The music is always changing, evolving, moving forward."

Howard Levy: Time (Music) Traveler

Howard Levy is an acknowledged…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 18, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with NYC-based poet/writer/editor George Wallace, author of two dozen chapbooks of poems, editor of Poetrybay

"Keep dreaming the big dreams, but don't forget to take out the garbage."

George Wallace: A Rebel With A Cause

George Wallace is writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of two dozen chapbooks of poems, editor of Poetrybay and associate editor of Great Weather For Media. A New York City poet, he travels throughout…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2022 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Gordon Ashworth (Olvido & Mississippi Records), keeps the beautiful music vital and accessible on quality albums

"Music is an incredibly powerful force, I think it is the most immediate vessel for expressing emotions, it is made entirely of vibrations and we are all standing bodies of water ready to receive those vibrations."

Gordon Ashworth: The Spirit of Music

Gordon Ashworth is an American musician and visual artist whose primary field is experimental…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 10, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with talented Greek Blues/Rock guitarist Tassos Skouras, rock touch with blues feeling and soul oriented

"I think that people who realize the power of rock and blues and have felt all this energy inside them, are bound to have a serious addiction!!! I believe that there is a strong community that supports this kind of music, and I also feel that when people start choosing based on their souls and bodies, rock and blues will rise again. Living with the blues and rock is a way of life, a different kind of awareness, a different mode of thinking, a different…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 7, 2022 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Bay Area blues singer/songwriter Kim Lembo, brings an edgy soulfulness combined with poetic lyrics and storytelling

"...the shamanic components of blues. This music is deep. I'm hoping that people continue to feel it from their souls to their feet."

Kim Lembo: Shamanic Blues Bay

Kim Lembo is a Bay Area Blues Singer, Songwriter and Producer. After recording 4 albums in the 90's and early 2000's with indie label Blue Wave Records, as well as French label Sky…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with New Mexico band, 53 Across - balance of fiery blues and ice cold rock all cloaked in the aura of the desert

"I can’t imagine a society without music. Through music you can create emotion, tell a story and even communicate with another person who does not speak you own language. Through our music I want to take the listener on an enjoyable journey. If we can’t do that we have failed."

53 Across: New Mexico High Desert Blues

High Desert Blues. The cold…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 4, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Texas-based blues musician Larry Lampkin, passionate singer and unique guitarist, writes songs about everyday life experiences

"Blues music is about humanity. This music helps us get through the highs, the lows, the joy and the pain. I believe we need good blues music like we need good Healthcare."

Larry Lampkin: Funky Blues Man

Larry Lampkin is an American blues musician from Fort Worth, Texas. He is a passionate singer and unique guitarist who writes and performs songs…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 4, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

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