Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – May 2020 Archive (28)

Q&A with John Hackett, known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist

"We live in such dark times with all the suffering caused by this terrible virus that people need hope. Certainly what I hear in good music is a sense of the possibility of a better, more loving world."

John Hackett: The Human Voice of Music

John Hackett is known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an…

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Q&A with Greece-based band of Noma Nloko - love for Blues but without being limited by any particular music form or genre.

"Blues and Rock demolished ill-minded stereotypes, promoting equality amongst all people. It combined elements of various cultures from around the world, undermining the concept of borders while appreciating the importance of every culture alone. It's music made by the people, for the people."

Noma Nloko: Mojo Working Blues

Noma Nloko is a trio,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Colin Hart, the former Deep Purple and Rainbow tour manager devoted over thirty years of his life to these great rock musicians.

"I think music is still having the desired affect on people. It can take away sadness, bring people together, express love and hope. There is nothing quite like a stroll down a musical memory lane to stir the emotions."

Colin Hart: A Rock n' Roll Life

In July 1971 Colin Hart, a Geordie lad from South Shields, was on his first tour of America…

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Texas bluesman Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones talks about Freddie King, Katie Webster, Musselwhite and Lone Star scene

"The Blues is true to life as we live it. Because it is deep rooted in the fiber of man, it is a part of living. All the situations you deal with daily are in the blues."

Andrew ‘Jr.Boy’ Jones: A True Bluesman

Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones was raised in Dallas, Texas, by his mother Gladys, who was a single parent after divorcing her husband…

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Q&A with Zoot Money, quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the 1960s

"Music MUST be used to bring people together and should be introduced to children, so they can understand what ' harmony' really means. It also helps with mental arithmetic."

Zoot Money: Let The Big Times Roll

Quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the early 1960s, Zoot Money was born George Bruno Money on…

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Q&A with Japanese amazing musician Shoji Naito - authoritatively knows the delicate nuances of the Chicago blues

"I have been playing the blues in Chicago since 1998 and even since then many things have changed. There are fewer and fewer people playing the traditional style of Chicago Blues like I like to play. I am hopeful that there will always be people who enjoy live music and I want to be playing the style I learned from the greats."

Shoji Naito: Chicago Blues Gem…

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Q&A with veteran Canadian saxophonist Pat Carey - a Maple Blues Award Winner, busy freelance musician, producer, educator

"I believe that the music that I play affects people by lifting their spirits.  Blues, contrary to some opinions, is meant to lift the spirit, not dampen it. By being 100% committed to what I do and being able to express that through music and through my passion for music I think helps raise people up."

Pat Carey: Maple Jazz & Blues Navigator…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 3, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran British musician Mick Gallagher - keeps the flame of the Animals and the Blockheads alive

"Music emphatically affects people whether I want it to or not. It’s a language that speaks through mood and emotion across all borders and even species. It stimulates, heals and informs. Music is an incomparable communicator. An expression of being human."

Mick Gallagher: Spiritual Rock n' Roll

Mickey Gallagher born 29 October 1945 in Newcastle…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 1, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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