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Q&A with UK dynamic singer Emma Wilson, heart-wrenching sweet soul licks & raw, real, powerful blues

"I think live music has amazing benefits on people’s mental health, it brings joy, relief, escapism and a warm social environment. As an audience member I have probably been to more gigs on my own than with anyone. You can go to a gig alone and be part of a community, smile at the person next to you when the band play something super cool, chat at the bar with people because you have a common interest. Music is great."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Deborah Bonham & Peter Bullick, a powerful Blues Rock band steeped in the primal intimacy of Soul

"Different types of music can affect people in different ways, sometimes it brings us together, sometimes it can divide us. We all have different tastes and that should be celebrated. I need music to move me, whether that be to get up and dance, sing out loud or whether it makes me reflect, touches my soul - either way it needs to move me. For my own music, I want it to move people but if it doesn’t move me then I don’t feel there’s there’s any way it will…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 18, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Max Vanderwolf, a combustible song-writer with multiple past lives spews forth your next melodic trip

"I miss the context. I miss how small the music scene was in 1966-70. I miss the close-knit communities that thrived without the internet, without the media. I miss the sense of discovery music fans had before the algorithms started to force-feed us ''discoveries''.  I think there's loads of great music and musicians out there today. Always interesting new bands in the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere. But I miss great songwriting combined with colorful and…

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Q&A with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Angela Easley, music gumbo with all the flavors of the deep south

"Music heals people! That’s what I want to do. I want to heal hearts & lift spirits with my music."

Angela Easley: Unite People Music

In the tradition of all good southern stories, Angela’s begins on a Sunday morning singing in her church at the tender age of eight. At 13, Angela Easley won a local talent competition that included the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 17, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Gino Matteo & Jade Bennett, a collective of brilliant musicians - breath of fresh air to the music world

"I think it’s personal to everyone how music hits them. Songs inspire people and movements, but I never write that way. I write for myself to get things off my chest and feel better about my life. It’s the only thing that helps me. I want people to hear themselves in the songs I write, of course. But that’s never the goal. The goal is to get out of my own head."

Bennett Matteo Band: Shake The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 14, 2022 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian band of The Actual Goners (Tristan Armstrong & Duncan Symonds) rootsy rock kind of sound

"Music has a great power to transcend and allow people of differing viewpoints to find common ground. A  song can insight a similar emotional reaction for people across varying walks of life. Bridging the gap between divisions seems like an important thing to be working on at this point in time."

The Actual Goners: Roots Rock Highway…

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Q&A with the legendary country rockers, The North Star Band - alive and well and ready to rock you again

"Music has always been a social-cultural force in any society. Each generation is moved by its own contemporary sound and message. We can only give people the music that is in our hearts, and present it with the lived experience and musicianship that we’ve developed over the past 50 years. So, while music can certainly impact socio-cultural beliefs, we leave that up to the listener."

The North Star…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 12, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Professor Louie, has emerged in the music industry as the torch bearer of the true spirit of American Roots music

"The hope is to have more original and creative music be more accessible and making unknown artists more known. The fear is The recording industry having less of a filter that is has now on the quality of music going to the public."

Professor Louie: The Roots of Rock n' Roll

Aaron L. Hurwitz, known by the stage name Professor Louie…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2022 at 5:00pm — 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: For The Heart Of Music

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 Celimontana Jazz Fest (Rome), Herodion…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 7, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian/Greek jazz guitarist Dennis Pol, incorporates elements of gipsy jazz and contemporary jazz, blues and jazz fusion

"Music teaches people how to express their feelings when words are not enough. My musical path and career have taught me and is still teaching me how to interact and deal with other musicians and other people in life. The most important lesson that I’ve earned from my experience in music though is to stay true in what I want to be."

Dennis Pol: Guitarology…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 31, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Brazilian musician Eric Assmar, one of the main names of blues and rock scene in Latin America

"The connections between music and culture and how it leads us to see how diverse people in the world can be. As a blues researcher, Ethnomusicology was great to make me see what my place as a Brazilian musician is that plays a musical style that was born in a different country, in a different century, in a very different society. It was important on helping me to see what the blues became in the world and how it arrives in Brazil and deals with the local…

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

Q&A with Southern California-based vocalist Sandy Haley, high-energy, soulful, blues entertainment experience with powerful vocals

"I love traditional blues of the past. I wish we had some better recordings of some of the early artists. They were filled with authenticity and great storytelling. I think blues is in the heart and soul so I don’t fear the evolution of the genre as long as everyone keeps it real."

Sandy Haley: Feels Like Freedom

Southern California-based blues…

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

Q&A with guitar virtuoso Harvey Valdes, from avant- jazz and Middle Eastern/Balkan music to the Music for the Ages

"Music is a very healing art-form. If my music offers any solace to someone that might be having a hard time, then my job is done."

Harvey Valdes: Novare

Guitar Virtuoso Harvey Valdes’ Novare: J.S. Bach Lute Works on Electric Guitar – to be released by Destiny Records on April 8, 2022 – features sublime scores long performed by the world’s…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 30, 2022 at 8:30am — No Comments

Q&A with prolific blues-rocker Popa Chubby - has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world

"When rock 'n' roll first happened it was a threat to the mainstream. When Chuck Berry happened it was a threats white America. When the bad brains happened it was a threat to rock 'n' roll."

Popa Chubby: Emotional NYC Gangster

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 25, 2022 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Συνέντευξη με τον Fantastic Negrito - Έναν από τους πιο εμπνευσμένους και ιδιοφυείς μουσικούς της γενιάς του.

"Απλώς ελπίζω, ότι μπορούμε να κάνουμε ένα βήμα τη φορά, να το παίρνουμε μια μέρα τη φορά και να γίνουμε καλύτεροι. Δε μου αρέσει να έχω να κάνω με το φόβο, δε σκέφτομαι έτσι. Δε μπορείς να σκέφτεσαι το φόβο, να σκέφτεσαι μ’ αυτούς τους όρους. Είναι αδύνατον να σκέφτεσαι έτσι. Δε φοβάμαι τίποτα, ελπίζω ότι όλοι μπορούμε να κάνουμε καλύτερες επιλογές. Γιατί πραγματικά είναι πάνω μας."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 20, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Argentina-born guitarist/composer Alex Anthony Faide, the secret rock weapon around the world

"It is striking to discover how close Music is to us at all times. All it takes is a willingness to listen. To embrace the sound of listening. It is easy to forget, but I am luckily reminded again and again. To quote Robert Fripp, “Music is a benevolent presence constantly and readily available to all.” "

Alex Anthony Faide: Echo of the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 18, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with composer/musician Andrew Keeling, whose contemporary classical works have been internationally acclaimed.

"The elimination of the sacred has affected everything. Music has suffered accordingly. The State has become the new god with technology as the tool for achieving its aims. The result of this is the relativisation of all music. Music has been ripped from its traditional functional roots."

Andrew Keeling: English Music Landscape…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Kentucky-based veteran musician and songwriter Charlie Taylor, American Roots music outside the box

"Music that is well conceived should transport people from their daily routine for three minutes. It should make them remember a feeling, a time in their lives. Good music be it from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s etc. should create trends like Big Bands, Doo Wop, The Disco era, Jazz, Be Bop, Rockabilly, it should make people want to gather and listen."

Charlie Taylor: Same River…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 16, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Nashville-based guitarist Tony Sarno, recorded numerous critically-acclaimed Rock and Blues albums

"In a perfect world, it would be more equitable, but that’s a pipe dream. Like all things in the entertainment world, it’s a “pyramid”; the few at the top make all of the money, and those at the bottom make crumbs. I realize that the ones at the top are generating most of the money, and therefore reap the most benefits. I am grateful for the living I am able to sustain, whether from music, or any of the numerous odd jobs that I’ve…

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