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Q&A with intelligent blues artist Katie Henry, part of a new generation of talented and passionate young musicians

"It’s as if the Blues is at the roots and Music, is the tree. We need to preserve the roots and keep them watered so that more and more music can grow from them!"

Katie Henry: Goin' to the Heart and Soul

Katie Henry is part of a new generation of talented and passionate young artists currently reshaping the blues landscape. The New Jersey-born…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 29, 2024 at 9:30am — No Comments

Guitar master Duke Robillard talks about the album Six Strings of Steel, the Blues and his abstract artwork

The blues is a long standing tradition that was for a decade or two mostly created for, and appreciated by the black American public but the spirit of it's magic caught on with people of all races world wide.”

Duke Robillard:

The Duke of Six Strings of Steel

On June 2024,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 29, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Ronnie Riddle, frontman of southern rock n’ rollers Preacher Stone, kicking boots out of North Carolina

"Southern rock n’ roll music touches people. People relate to the stories. It makes them want to have a good time, it makes them remember, and it helps them to forget. It’s honest and powerful and that’s what we write about."

Preacher Stone: Pure Southern Rock

US southern rock n’ rollers Preacher Stone released their butt kicking good time new…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 28, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Orleans-based singer songwriter Lynn Drury, "NOLAmericana", sultry, sweet songs turn funky

"Because music brings people together from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, it holds the power of understanding and also compassion for one another.  I think compassion is important today, it erases the divisiveness that's permeating our world."

Lynn Drury: Greetings from New Orleans

Celebrated New Orleans-based singer…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 28, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Canadian multitalented Bluesman Al Lerman, cooking up country-fried blues with his new album

To me, playing with soul, feeling it, is more important than technique. Naturally, you've got to have some chops in order to pull this off, but a technical performance without feeling would sound bland.”

Al Lerman: Country-Fried Blues

Veteran Canadian Bluesman Al Lerman is cooking up country-fried blues with his new album “Country-Fried…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 28, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented artist Francis Kuipers, singer/songwriter, ethnomusicologist, composer, writer and actor

"Sublime Art never stops influencing me positively, perhaps because it was continually derided by persons around me during my youth.  Art and music are essential for every civilised society."

Francis Kuipers:

The Art of Life, The Life of Art

ALIENS IN THE NECROPOLIS (2024) is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 27, 2024 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Fort Worth based multi-instrumentalist Andy Joe Pearce, captivating blues with rock and soul music

"The most important lesson I have learned is never give up. Don’t listen to negativity, and believe in your vision. Work at your craft and never stop learning. Whether it’s writing or playing your instrument make it part of your daily routine. I’m a firm believer that it takes 10,000 hours to become competent."

Andy Joe Pearce: What Did I Know…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 25, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist and singer Dave Kelly, has been a seminal figure on the British blues scene since the 1960s

"It (Blues) will always survive because it is an accessible music form, but as per above, technique is nothing without human feeling in the music."

Dave Kelly: A Blues Sun On His Face

Singer, guitarist and composer Dave Kelly is a British blues singer, guitarist and composer, who has been active on the British blues music scene since…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 25, 2024 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek music writer Dinos Dimatatis - researcher of rock n' roll music/culture and great albums collector

"Rock music is a musical style that has a revolutionary quality and it will always be a weapon against politics and social injustice."

Dinos Dimatatis: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll! 

Dinos Dimatatis is a lawyer, a journalist, a writer, a researcher of the Greek rock music and a great music collector. He has written five…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 24, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with legendary Irish musician Eric Bell, one of the most iconic and influential guitarists in contemporary music

"The music from the past is very nostalgic it can relive memories and make me cry. The songs were fabulous, and the artists were refreshing. It shows the Power of music. My hopes are to live as long as I can without any illness and to be able to keep playing and involved in Music. I try my best not to picture my future with fear."

Eric Bell: The Rock Journey of Irishman…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Florida-based Swami of swamp rock JJ Grey, unforced talent and deep feeling, blend of southern rock and blues

"Life is life. All influence and creativity comes from that for me. My music has only been me telling the story of that life."

JJ Grey: Southern Blend of Music & Stories

JJ Grey, the Florida-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and creator of the band Mofro, released his new album, Olusteen (2024), it’s his first…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran keyboard player, singer and arranger Kirk Nelson, fusing funky soulful blues with NOLA style

"I believe preservation of all American Roots Music is imperative and needs to be ingrained with current and future generations. Just playing recordings of music from the past is not enough. When the youth of today witnesses a performance, it has more of a cultural impact which subsequently breathes new life into the genre."

Kirk Nelson: Savor The Moment…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Tom Killner, straddles the line between genres with soulfully infused blues, southern rock, and beyond

"The blues is a universal music, so it doesn't matter where you come from you still have the same feelings and problems. The guys like Eric Clapton and Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Zeppelin, took it and made it something else I think they basically re packaged it and sold it in a harder form."

Tom Killner: Southern Rock meets…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian unique and talented performer Tyler Wilson - Rock, funk, R&B, Blues and Roots music

"I think as musicians we have the benefit of being outside observers of what's going on out there and can offer our commentary through our art. We can say things to get our point across more elegantly if we so choose. It can also be good therapy for us."

Tyler Wilson: Old Friends, Authentic Music

Rock, funk, R&B, and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian musician and songwriter Paul Black - heavily influenced by all the music he loved growing up

"To preserve the history of where blues came from so we can take it to the next level all the while not losing where it came from would be my first thought. But I truly believe it will never be lost."

Paul Black: Beautiful Sin, Divine Music

Born and raised in Terrace BC, Paul Black received his first…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2024 at 11:30am — No Comments

Grammy-nominated guitarist, Rick Vito talks about his classic Cadillac cars, Blue Heart Records and Aimee Vito

"My message is just to express myself by doing whatever songs and guitar stylings that seem honest to me. If you are being honest, then the connection between technique and emotion will sort of blend together and form something that is moving to the listener in some way."

Rick Vito: The Cadillac Man & His Music

Grammy-nominated…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 19, 2024 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Detroit based singer-songwriter Pat Smillie, old school Soul, Blues, R&B music and Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival

"I don’t think music means as much to young people today. Music, as an art form, has been taken for granted. People expect to get it for free! There are no liner notes or musician credits to be found. Over the last 20 years, music has become a more of a background soundtrack for people who are busy doing 100 other things at the same time (shopping, running errands, working out, etc)."

Pat Smillie:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 18, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with British blues harmonica player Alan Glen of Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Barcodes, and Little Axe

"Blues is an important and fundamental part of all music - and in the words of John Lee Hooker - Blues is a Healer."

Alan Glen: Original Barcode of The Blues

Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 17, 2024 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Glenn Marais (and the Mojo Train), a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound

"Blues has always been true rebel music, a clarion call for justice and the stories of black musicians from the south, their struggles, joys and triumphs and search for freedom in the north."

Glenn Marais: Ride on the Mojo Train

Canada-based Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train are a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound that…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 17, 2024 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with singer and harmonica player Tad Robinson, one of the leading voices of modern soul-blues music.

"Technique is a means of expressing what's in your soul and in your heart. Technique is the mechanism that helps to make real the ideas that you have. But once you have technique, you are best off to leave it alone and just express yourself and communicate with an audience."

Tad Robinson: The Soul-Blues ...Love Is!

Singer and harmonica player Tad…

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