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Q&A with the fabulous Harvey Brooks, one of the legendary bassists in Blues, Jazz, Folk and Rock history

"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities. If you deal with “the blues” daily, don’t use drugs/alcohol to escape from them you stand a real good chance of living a productive, long and peaceful life.

Harvey Brooks: View From The Bottom…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 17, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Blues troubadour Eric Bibb, grounded in the folk and blues tradition with contemporary sensibilities

"Happily, there is good and great music in every era. However, today's popular music often seems less heartfelt than the music I grew up listening to. I pray that the current younger generation will nurture the best of human culture, contribute to it and take us closer to a world of peace and harmony."

Eric Bibb: Blues Storyteller & Philosopher …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with French guitarist/vocalist, Frenchie Moe - based in Louisiana, passionate about funky rhythms of New Orleans

"I admire artists who use their music to spread a message to society when that message is positive or denouncing injustice. I think music should be used to get people closer together, regardless of political opinions, social status, different generations etc, etc..."

Frenchie Moe: NOLA Soul Full Tonight…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 15, 2024 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with British musician Dennis Greaves of Nine Below Zero, unique sound being influenced by the Blues and RnB

"Extremely important that we promote and preserve black culture and what it has given.  to us. Music is so important in any society, and we must have it in our schools, which is slowly being eroded. We will do everything to show our influences."

Dennis Greaves: The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It... Nine Below Zero

Dennis Greaves heads up Nine…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2024 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with New Orleans Roots Music wizard, Sean Riley - a familiar face in the Crescent City's music world

"It’s the history really. The culture in New Orleans is everything and people that continue it’s legacy come from a place of absolute love for the city and what it gives to the world. I think people that visit here, or simply just listen to the music that originated in New Orleans, realize how unique it is. It’s like no other place on Earth."

Sean Riley: New …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2024 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Arkansas-based talented blues musician Billy Jones, one of the very best authentic modern artists

"There certainly is an audience for blues music in today's world because the blues is timeless...it's eternal...and there is the potential for even greater audience growth as we explore the ever-expanding musical variations of the art form...it's the main ingredient."

Billy Jones: The Delta Bluez Outlaw

Billy Jones’ voice and guitar work shine…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2024 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with British based vocalist/songwriter Bronte Shande, at the forefront of a new wave of stunning singers

“Music has the power to alter one’s mood, change consciousness, and to inspire change. Music is an essential aspect of all human civilizations and has the power to emotionally, morally, and culturally affect society. Sharing music amongst different cultures can provide valuable insight into another way of life.”

Bronte Shande: Heart & Soul Music…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 13, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran British drummer Chris Hunt, an amazing musician who has played with many legendary artists

"Music does so many things it's a form of communication that brings people together, evokes emotions and memories. We use it to relax, and it has been proven to improve physical health."

Chris Hunt: Dr. Feelgood of Rhythm

Chris Hunt is an amazing British drummer, hugely respected. Professional drummer since 1966 has played with many name artists…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 12, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with captivating Jazz vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris: one of the jazz world's most acclaimed artists

"Soul and Jazz has, over the years, been the driving force in music that continues to conquer the world. Listeners and concert goers all want to hear the groove above all else. So when I couple the rhythms and swing of jazz with the hipness of soul music, I can feel my audience opening their hearts and minds to whatever I present to them from the stage."

Allan Harris: The Seductive Soul of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 9, 2024 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with blues/rock band of Lone Star Mojo, with decades of experience crafts a niche in todays musical landscape

"I just hope the generations of the future don’t forget the genre. There is a lot of great younger players climbing up the ranks. Hopefully they keep the blues tradition alive. I would like to see schools have more music classes and teach the kids about the culture of the blues. Today’s society tends to be too busy and fast paced. I miss the simpler times."

Lone Star Mojo: From Heart and…

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

Q&A with New England-based band of The Wicked Lo-Down, Texas Blues-n-Roll meets East Coast attitude

"Well, I really miss it being more commonly treated with the reverence it deserves and within the spirit it is intended. I hope that we can capture the attention of younger generation so they can enjoy it as fully as past generations have."

The Wicked Lo-Down: Out of Line…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2024 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with world music duo of Felicity Lawless & MsEleneous, elevates the soul with Gypsy, world rock and folk element

"I want my music to wake up people’s souls… to make them feel. To connect with the moment, the vibration and the people sharing the experience around them. I think music is important to uplift the energy, magic and fun of the world... it is a celebration."

Felicity Lawless & MsEleneous: Dream On 

Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with California-based Anthony Cullins, a young musical prodigy whose guitar playing ability is years beyond his age

"I miss the improvisation aspect in some of today's music, and the fact that back then all the musicians had to be together to record a track. I hope that a lot of the traditional aspects come back in style. I fear that musicians in the future won't pay as much attention to the history of their instrument or just music in general such as the blues."

Anthony Cullins:…

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

Q&A with poet/publisher Michele McDannold of Roadside Press, work with a bunch of unabashed free-thinkers

"With the abundance of everything fighting against it, it’s difficult to get beyond personal revolution. But I believe it’s still possible. In my own lifetime, we’ve seen remarkable shifts in societal attitudes and values, reflecting the power of grassroots movements and individual enlightenment. It seems the government, the systems, are much behind the individual minds. They say that AI will change everything. I’m interested to see…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2024 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with virtuoso guitarist Brian Tarquin, a multifarious musician award winning composer and extremely creative soul

"I believe the old days of the music industry are long gone forever for many reasons. For one the music style of the world has changed completely now. We live in George Orwell’s futuristic world whereby everything is programed and the government controls society."

Brian Tarquin: Beyond The Warrior’s Eyes

A heavy and glorious fusion-prog…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 3, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Fred Hostetler, an indie artist, musician, singer/songwriter, and author who has worked with major artists

"My inner life is the source that determines how I write about what I am experiencing. What influences me is everything that I experience. By this I mean from love and friendship to politics, the working world from tech to traffic to social media, rain walking, etc."

Fred Hostetler: Americana Experiences

Fred Hostetler is an indie artist, American…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 2, 2024 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with bluesy Americana jam band of Brothers Brown, a rainbow of eclectic and dynamic musical styles

"To keep gratitude and humility at the forefront of my paths in life and music."

Brothers Brown: Nowhere Left To Go

The cliché “Don’t judge a book by the cover” does and does not apply to the cosmically colorful artwork that adorns the new sophomore album, “Nowhere Left To Go” (2024) from Brothers Brown. The thirteen songs written…

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Q&A with Prog legends Happy The Man, regarded as one of the most legendary progressive rock bands of all time

"Music is the one force that can bring humanity together. We can change minds and hearts by being advocates for love and light. I believe social media is responsible for most of the divisive misinformation in this world and a song like Only Love can only help spread Love and Light to the world if your hearts and minds are open. My wish is for this song to go 'viral' and use our social media for good!"…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2024 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with multitalented musician S.E.Willis, Blues, Boogie, Rock, Zydeco, Country are strong pieces of his musical life

"The primary lesson is not to expect anything. Music may go on, but music doesn’t care about me. It doesn’t need me. Music has to be loved and pursued without expectation of reward."

S.E.Willis: American Roots Music Journey

S.E.Willis (Steve Willis), originally from West Virginia, has been playing the piano and harmonica since the age of six, and…

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Q&A with UK Blues musician Bex Marshall, powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul

"Music is a release for me the lyrics the musicianship and the sentiment is all relevant... blues has been for me and always will be a solid platform of inspiration and learning … I don’t think that will change; I hope that whoever listens to my music will find something to take away from it … I hope that the vocals and lyrics will catch the attention of all ages and the sentiments imparted will go a long way. This day and aged people probably need a bit of…

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