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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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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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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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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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Q&A with Nepali guitarist Ashesh Dangol aka Himalayan Hendrix, honored and awarded with several national and International awards

"Blues is the existence. In this materialistic world, understanding Blues is a must because Blues has always been the voice of the voiceless. The deep root of the blues still exists in our society and culture which we are passing from generation to generation. When we see the Blues in every walk of life and share accordingly, it will definitely change the life of our existence."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 28, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian multi-talented instrumentalist, Steve Hill - explored everything from Rock, Country, and Blues

"The music was new then. I find that these days, it's mostly just imitators. Not everyone of course but I wish there was more originals on the Blues scene. Then again, when the Blues gets too original or different, people usually stop calling it Blues!"

Steve Hill: Blues Rock Reality of Illusions…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 28, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Robben Ford, one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts.

"Expression, it’s just individual expression and what’s wonderful when you get a group of individuals who can actually do that together."

Robben Ford: Shambhala Blues Tantra

Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 26, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian multitalented artist Boris Hrepić Hrepa, the blues and music was always part of his life

"I am working with kids whole my life, or through my TV show for kids, or as an art teacher, or as a father of three kids, and also through Blues At School that I am doing from Memphis to Croatia. Kids are pure essence of human being, so open, so natural and direct. Someone said that if you look into kids eyes you can see God. I am always learning from kids."

Boris Hrepić…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 25, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with acclaimed pianist/singer Michael Kaeshammer, has interwoven elements of jazz, blues, boogie-woogie into his signature brand of music

"The only interesting thing is what makes one person different from the other. It is important to know who you are in life, your values, your approach to every day, your purpose in life, etc. Only then can you be creative and express something creatively valuable."

Michael Kaeshammer: The Art of B/W Keys

Music is a great and powerful connector.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 17, 2022 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago blues singer Demetria Taylor -the daughter of Eddie Taylor- traditional blues and modern R&B

"I miss the old legends that came before me. It’s really the reason why I chose to crossover to the sound I have on my album, because the sound is not the same. Music today is totally different from the music back then, but I love both."

Demetria Taylor: Born To Sing The Blues

Demetria Taylor is the daughter of the late blues legend Eddie Taylor…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 16, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with unique multi-media artist Francis Dunnery, his work combines music, astrology, literature, and philosophy

"Life has no meaning. We bring the meaning to it. We project the meaning onto the world and then experience it back. The world isn’t any particular way or flavor. Its all colored by you and your perception of things."

Francis Dunnery: Change The World

Francis Dunnery is a unique Multi-Media Artist. His work combines music, humor, astrology,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 14, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning artist, author and musician David Young, well known for playing two renaissance flutes in harmony

David Young: Between Heaven and Earth

The past couple of years have been intense and unlike any other in most of our lifetimes! For David Young, those years have been a time of inspiration and enlightenment, which is evident upon first listen to his new album, “Love Wins.” The album was recorded and produced at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY, and by Jeff Moleski and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 14, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with pianist/songwriter Johnny Iguana of The Claudettes, writing an intriguing new chapter in American roots music

"I don't know how people get through life without music. I mean: playing music. I think it would be a finer, better, happier place...this Earth...if every home had an acoustic piano in it. If it were the law."

Johnny Iguana (The Claudettes):

Sultry, Cinematic Noir-Pop From Chicago…

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Q&A with singer/songwriter and dobro player Cristian Basso, run across the width and breadth of the Roots-Rock spectrum.

"I think music will always be the true universal language. It crosses borders freely; its rhythms and melodies can be found in nature if you listen. The impact of music is enormous; it brings people together, it calms, it’s an escape, it heals, it enlightens, it makes people happy.  All you have to do is listen."

Cristian Basso: Roots Happiness…

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Q&A with Finnish singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen: one of the 10 guitarists who are keeping the blues alive and well

"Music really crosses all the boundaries. Music is a language, that everyone can learn and when you speak the same “language”, you can share emotions."

Erja Lyytinen: Lightning Future of Blues

European Blues Award-winning guitarist Erja Lyytinen marks a new chapter in her career with her latest studio album, Waiting For The Daylight.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 13, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Tampa-based Alex Lopez, an acclaimed musical artist quickly taking the blues/rock scene by storm

"I think blues brings people of all backgrounds together as everyone can relate and honestly, I believe that it's a very open accepting genre. I've seen where other traditionally rooted African-American music has remained in the black community where as in blues it's become a wonderful blend of all people."

Alex Lopez: Alter Blues/Rock Mixology…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 9, 2022 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with drummer/percussionist Karma Auger, played with Cast, his father Brian Auger's band Oblivion Express, among others

"Music is the international language of planet earth. It is the color in our world. Without music we are all living in a black and white movie. It's value cannot be overstated."

Karma Auger: Rock, Funk & Jazz Beats

Drummer and percussionist Karma Auger plays/played in eclectic jazz trio Cast!, his father Brian Auger's band Oblivion Express,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 7, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Memphis-based musician John Németh, has been bridging the lines between Blues, Soul and Americana

"Blues and Soul is music of hope, originated by a people, who had to survive on hope. The feeling of despair and repair are still felt today. Memphis struggles with poverty and maybe is one of the most impoverished cities in America. I just want to help people feel better and performing songs about familiar troubles might make a person feel less lonely."

John Németh: Greetings From…

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