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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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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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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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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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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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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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Q&A with veteran Soul/Blues singer Billy Price, recognized and inducted as a Pittsburgh Rock ’n Roll Legend

"Artists are people who seek to discover some way of expressing something within themselves that usually remains hidden, and if they are able to tap into that something, other people recognize it within themselves too and respond to it. It may not just be people we think of as artists who are able to do that. A great athlete, a talented teacher, a great doctor does the same thing."

Billy Price: The…

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Q&A with LA musician Brian Woodbury, writes musicals, post-modern jazz, pop, country songs and music for children

"I have an idea that music is a way of collectively experiencing time. It is a subjective passage of time, but the structure of the music allows us to experience time together. Subdivisions, strong beats, weak beats, melody - they’re all a guide to telling us where we are inside a unit of time, which is a song, or a piece of music. Obviously, music is much more than that. It has its emotional journey, but the thing that hooks us is the sense of being within…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 31, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary David Bennett Cohen, an original member of the '60's rock band, Country Joe and the Fish

"I want my music to affect people in a positive way. Take them out of their suffering and impart joy in their lives. Make them reflect. Help them achieve what Buddhism terms, Human Revolution. Of course, this is a goal that I strive for. And every gig is new. Every audience an opportunity."

David Bennett Cohen: A Music Buddha

David Bennett Cohen…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 29, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer, songwriter, and blues disciple, Lauren Anderson, makes music that transcends any ordinary encounter

"I think music isn’t one size fits all. Differently songs mean something different to everyone and I love that about music. Music is for us to use and learn from and looks different for everyone."

Lauren Anderson: Burn It All Down

Lauren Anderson is back, with her third album in three years, Burn it all Down, out September 9, 2022. A singer,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2022 at 2:00am — No Comments

Q&A with legendary violinist Darryl Way, his musical drive comes from trying to create something of lasting quality

"Music should spread love understanding and tolerance. It happened in the 60s, but it kind of got stamped out."

Darryl Way: Music, Peace and Love

“The Rock Artist’s Progress” is a unique concept and project created by Curved Air founding member and legendary violinist Darryl Way that consists of an album and novel that are intrinsically linked…

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Q&A with guitarist/musical director Lars Kutschke, his new album mirrors the musical journeys in the music

"It's so hard not to lose hope in humankind these days. To me the arts are one of the most valuable points proving that all's not lost, that humans are capable of doing something good."

Lars Kutschke: The Sound of Memories

German born Lars Kutschke started writing and performing songs and playing music for a living in the mid-90s, which included…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with acclaimed Blues harmonica player Wallace Coleman, a natural sound steeped in Traditional and Chicago Electric Blues

"As far as race is concerned, young blacks will never go back to blues because they were raised differently, in cities mostly, it will never be country blues like it was. American blacks will be the lowest percentage of people into the blues. Young blacks ain't interested and some older blacks don't want to be reminded."

Wallace Coleman: Acclaimed Bluesman…

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Q&A with unstoppable bluesman Little Freddie King (aka Dr. Bones), one of the last Bluesmen of his generation

"The Blues express clarity, honesty, and simplicity. It’s been my experience that white folks also have the blues. They seem to support my music because they understand the hardship we have experienced. The black folks don’t want to be reminded about trials and tribulations of the past. The young people want to partake in the finer things in life and move on with their materialistic voyage."

Little…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 23, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Blues Music Award-winning sax player Jimmy Carpenter, began his musical journey over 35 years ago

"New Orleans music has the deepest roots of all American music. The grooves there are derived from generations passed, sometimes refined, sometimes raw, always grooving. It’s the origin of so much modern music, from rock-n-roll to blues to jazz, and often all mashed together in the same song. There is a looseness, freedom, uninhibited vibe to the whole city, and it shows in the music."

Jimmy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2022 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Q&A with Ryan Lee Crosby, timeless power of Mississippi Delta, refracted by Hindustani slide guitar and his own unique style

"I believe that each of us has a spirit (lower case) and is a part of Spirit (upper case). Our spirits are the essence of who we are and the urges of spirit are part of what propels us on this journey."

Ryan Lee Crosby: Winter Hill Blues

Ryan Lee Crosby’s new album Winter Hill Blues (2022) captures the timeless power of music from the Mississippi…

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