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Q&A with Canadian Waterstreet Blues Band (Rob Deyman & Paul Sapounzi) - original modern blues with a rockin’ party groove

"The best music should reflect the culture as well as move it forward in a positive direction. I want the act of sharing our music to "move" people physically and emotionally. If we can touch the audience, get them grooving and give them a positive experience that they remember or has affected or inspired them in some way we will have done our job."

Waterstreet Blues Band: Talkin'…

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Q&A with veteran Tulsa blues-rocker Scott Ellison - hints of Rock and Soul wrapped into a contemporary shell

"The Blues is its own genre. As in Jazz, Rock and Roll, etc. It goes all the way back to the Delta to the present and has developed into the most beautiful musical art form in the world. It's the pallet that is in every genre of music that is out today."

Scott Ellison: Preaching The Blues

Tulsa, Oklahoma native, guitarist and songwriter, Scott…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 30, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-faceted, California-based Marlon Hoffman, keeping the music alive with his friends and his guitar

"That art depicts life. And sometimes. Art. Dip it. Art. Stimulates life. And sometimes. Art is life. It's like the relationship between lakes and the ocean. And the moon in the sky."

Marlon Hoffman: Rootsy-Rock Americana

Marlon Hoffman is a multi-faceted, Southern California-based, singer/songwriter keeping the music alive with his…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 28, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Atlanta-based veteran guitarist Reddog, soulful Southern-style rock and blues that cuts right to the bone

"I miss the legacy, the staying power. Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin they are timeless! Their talents were so great. I'd like to look on the bright side for the future. Anyone can now be heard with their music being digitally distributed all over the world."

Reddog: Booze, Blues & Southern Grooves

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 27, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian double slide guitarist Mike Nagoda - Blues fusion and lines between Jazz, Rock and Funk

"Blues music has always been the music of the marginalized and oppressed. It has always been political. Anyone who says otherwise, that it’s ‘just music’ and there’s no politics involved, is mistaken..."

Mike Nagoda: Slide Outside The Box

Mike Nagoda is an LGBT Blues musician from Toronto, Canada. He began learning the piano at age six, and nearly…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 21, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/singer Brock Alexander of The Old No. 5s, a Kansas City-based band make a formidable sound

"Music is universal and ALIVE because it conveys the human experience without the need of spoken languages. Similar to what I already said, I enjoy that there is so much music out there today. But, conversely, so much music also means people tend to block out music without knowing it. We block out the music at the grocery store, or in waiting rooms. Wouldn't all music benefit if it weren't shoved down our ears all the time."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 19, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Delmark Records' Julia A. Miller & Elbio Barilari - the Soul and Heart of legendary label of Chicago

"Blues & Jazz, creative music, is an important and necessary vehicle for expression of political views. Blues songs are about life, and they illustrate experiences, so they are perfect for political statements."

Julia A. Miller & Elbio Barilari

Delmark Records: Keeping The Legend Alive…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Jon Spear, one of the best Blues band in the mid-Atlantic area

"I enjoy thoughtful lyrics set to good music and that’s very typical of old blues.  Some of modern popular music is quite interesting but unfortunately some of the lyrics are just crude and vulgar, and sometimes glorify violence and misogyny. The old-time blues singers wrote songs about the struggles of life, love, lust, pain and sorrow, and even revenge, but it was always thoughtfully done using clever references and double entendre. I worry that the…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran musician Eduard Jimmy Matesic, one of the most prominent Croatian blues guitarists

"Blues is a cure for racism. Folk music give you a sense of global citizenship although it is considered usually a local thing."

Eduard Jimmy Matešić: Music Passion Key

One of the most prominent Croatian blues guitarists. Matešić has been professionally involved in music since 1970, when he recorded his musical beginnings in his native Zadar,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 10, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with legendary musician/visual artist Lee Oskar, his new album powerfully addresses the atrocities of the Holocaust

"I hope that any art form speaks for itself. With music, because it’s such a universal language that touches and moves people all over the world, for all the ages of time, I hope that people can experience the music purely. I know that music can open people’s eyes and open people’s hearts to all kinds of racial and socio-cultural implications and realizations, so I would hope for the best in humanity in this way."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 9, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning songwriter Bert Deivert, forging new ground with his interpretations of vintage blues and roots material on mandolin and guitar

"I want to people to understand that this music didn’t just appear, that it came from life experiences that were both happy and sad and formed cultures that used music as a mode of expression. I also hope that enjoying music of other cultures will open people up to be more understanding of the complex world we live in and the importance of peace and tolerance."

Bert Deivert: The Music of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 8, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist Brandon Teskey, fuses elements of Blues, Fusion, Alternative Rock, Psychedelia, and Jazz

"Though by no means the most popular music, blues and jazz has continued to stand the tests of time and evolve in amazing ways, I believe it will continue to do so. For my own part, my hope is that my music touches people and gives them something that moves them and is lasting in their minds. I hope they listen to it not in passing but with depth, to take in all the passion, nuance and tones of what is played."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 8, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with sixties Pop Music influenced trio Love Bubble - dreamy, nostalgic, whimsical music from Asheville, NC.

"Unrest due to the control white male politicians had/have, hatred, discrimination, the Vietnam war, racism, assassinations, pollution…"

Love Bubble: Peace, Love & Music

“I Live for Love and Music” is a lyric from the stunning 3rd track entitled “Harmony,” on Love Bubble’s debut record, Love Revolution (2021). It’s a phrase that articulates…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Lucifer’s Friend guitarist Peter Hesslein, a new studio album of rock instrumentals called Night Drive 2

"I would like to see the world in a way where people would again feel like taking the time and interest in all sorts of different music and directions. To also learn to distinguish between well and poorly made music."

Peter Hesslein: Night Drive Soundtrack

In the 50th Anniversary year of Lucifer’s Friend, the band’s guitarist Peter…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Walter Trout, has established a deep legacy in the world of Blues, Americana, and the realm of revered singer-songwriters

"Well, when I sit back and I think back about my life I think here I am at 70, I have a great career going, I have a beautiful wife, I have three great kids who are all brilliant musicians and very talented kids and there’s a lot of love in my family and I just feel like I’m the luckiest guy on the earth. I have it all."

Walter Trout: A Wonderful Blues Life…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with John San Juan of Hushdrops, a three-piece rock band from Chicago with “live band energy” naturalism

"Music is forever. If you feel that some beloved element is underemphasized in subsequent eras, surely you can always bring it with you. A bygone musical moment was always ephemeral, and...if you can remember it, it isn't really bygone. No real hopes or fears. I hope some special person always has a song in their heart."

John San Juan: The Way of Rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist/songwriter Marco Mattei, debut solo album with mix of prog-rock, dream-pop, folk and world music

"I feel our society is becoming more divided. A lot of the social tension we are experiencing comes from people trying to defend their views, that are rooted in their identity. However, if you think about it, many aspects that we perceive to be defining our identity such as the color of our skin, our gender, the time and place we are born and even the people that we meet during our journey are not under our control."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 22, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek drummer Nikos Papavranoussis, graduated from the Dante Agostini School of Drums with the first prize

"The impact of music and arts in general I think is very strong. They are part of everyday life for everyone. It has always been like that. There are no communities that survived without their art. Music has the advantage that it is letting you create your images. To dream by yourself."

Nikos Papavranoussis: A Music Landscape

Nikos…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer Joanna Best of Virginia & The Slims, classic Jump Blues n' Swing group based in North Carolina

"I've coined my own phrase when it comes to musical paths: what is noble in making music is making music. Music is like eating. It's never wrong to eat. Some folks will covet certain music more than others, and as with cooking certain universal truths relating to physics and aesthetics will prevail, but the quality is always personal, for listener and for performer."

Virginia & The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian blues musician Riccardo Grosso, found a magic connection when hit the stage with his band

"The fact that music can save lives is true, but not more than a baker when you are starving or a doctor when you are sick, so be grounded, kind and respectful to others giving them the best music you can."

Riccardo Grosso: Blues On The Road

Italian musician Riccardo Grosso is playing harmonica for a living and has been around since early 2000s,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 18, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

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