Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – May 2024 Archive (16)

Q&A with Welsh virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist John James, plays through jazz, folk and blues forms with equal ease

"All instruments require a technique, the complexity or mastery of which is decided by the form of music played. The music I played on the acoustic guitar required a very comprehensive technique. Most jazz and classical guitar music can be equally demanding. In performance, though, it should appear effortless."

John James: Dewin Cymru…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2024 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Japanese blues and funk musician Takuto Asano, one of the most revered new players in the world

"Like Lightnin Hopkins said “the blues dwell which you ever day, and everywhere”, the blues is everywhere from now on. Some people sometime want the nostalgic world which social media didn’t exist. I think if we sing the blues from nowadays, the blues can affect people."

Takuto Asano: The Blues of the Rising Sun

Japanese musician Takuto…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2024 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Norway's new guitar heroine Tora Dahle Aagård - Blues/Pop/Rock must-see act on the music scene

"I miss rock, blues and soul being on top of the charts. And, to be honest, I also miss really good songwriting. I miss songs being played on the radio because they are brilliant, not because they were written to fit the radio format."

Tora Dahle Aagård:

Fusion of Both Modern & Retro Touches…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with award-winning drummer Daniel Glass - an authority on classic American drumming and the evolution of American Popular Music

"One thing I miss about older styles of music is the “human“ element. The vast majority of today’s popular music is created using loops and samples, then “perfected“ in ProTools or other editing software."

Daniel Glass:

Classic American Drummer in Motion!

Daniel Glass is an…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 25, 2024 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago explosive guitarist Toronzo Cannon, real deal blueser, one-man champion of Windy City

"Blues should always be truth music and not always singing about failed relationships. Yes, that happens but write about other subjects. It dumbs down the Blues."

Toronzo Cannon:

Shut Up And Play (The Blues)!

Alligator Records will release Shut Up And Play! (Release Day:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 22, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with internationally renowned singer and guitarist, Erja Lyytinen - master of the slide style with a lot of unique energy

"For me there was first the emotion. I wanted to play gospel, blues and soul music because of it´s high emotional charge. There needs to be a feeling in what you are doing. And for me that goes with playing and singing. Technique comes later!"

Erja Lyytinen: Diamonds On The Road 

Anticipated by a series of incredible singles such as "You Talk…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 20, 2024 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with harmonica player Bob Corritore, one of the most active and highly regarded bluesman on the scene today.

"The blues means everything to me. I have grown up loving this music and making friends with some of the greatest of blues musicians. Most of life’s lessons have been learned in the context of this music. The greatest life lesson I have learned is to follow your heart and to believe in yourself."

Bob Corritore: Nothin' But The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 18, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with veteran Dutch blues musician Chris Janssen - plays with passion and keep the blues alive over the years

"I am convinced that there is potential audience for the blues. Both for the older generation but certainly for the young new generation. Many new young blues bands are developing in the Netherlands. The problem is that there are far too few locations for bands to performing live."

Chris Janssen: Blues Over The Years

Chris Janssen is…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 17, 2024 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Canadian veteran blues musician Big Dave McLean, the quintessential behind-the-scene bluesman

"I feel that not just Blues, but all music is among the greatest gifts the human race can give to the world, we are all equal and deserve to live a life on this planet!"

Big Dave McLean: Yes! This is a Blues Life

Big Dave McLean is a true icon of the blues in Canada. Having received the Order of Canada in 2019 - one of the very few Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 17, 2024 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with soul-blues vocalist Billy Price, acclaimed producer/drummer Tony Braunagel to produce new Price's Studio Recording

"I hope that my songs have both humor and passion, and that they are a true expression of my outlook about real life as I have lived it. Many of the songs are personal and are based on feelings and situations that I have felt and experienced. Musically, the songs are influenced by my love of blues and especially of classic soul music, both the southern and northern varieties."

Billy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 15, 2024 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with San Francisco award winning poet and writer A.D. Winans, one of the most acclaimed poets of our time

"The world is a melting pot of love, hate, joy, sadness, and everything in between.  I chose the path of enlightenment, a long, winding road with many forks and no shortcuts."

A.D. Winans: San Francisco Blues

A.D. Winans is a native San Francisco award winning poet and writer. He is the author of sixty books and chapbooks of poetry and prose,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 13, 2024 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Sevillian guitarist Carlos Moreno (Kid Carlos) bases its repertoire on classic, modern and eclectic blues

"The most important lesson that I have learned in my musical path is that you have to be a good person above all else, you can be a great instrumentalist or musician but what everyone who knows you will remember when you leave is the energy that you transmit, the music that you share and how you treat others."

Kid Carlos: The Blues Is Alright and Well!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 12, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with accomplished guitar player and songwriter Chris Barron, best known as the lead singer of Spin Doctors

"Music for me is a lifelong pursuit. Singing and guitar playing music itself are so deep and vast. You could never learn everything about it. I’m glad I picked something that I can keep learning about for the rest of my life."

Chris Barron: Pocket Full of Chris Tonite

Chris Barron is an accomplished guitar player and Grammy-nominated songwriter…

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

Q&A with Blues Hall of Famer musician Jeff Pitchell, an acclaimed artist of Americana, Blues, Funk, R&B/Soul, Rock

"I would say the biggest lesson I’ve learned it’s to not take yourself too seriously it seems Music is the healer for the giver and the receiver, so I have to take care of myself so that I’m able to deliver a consistent performance to help people and help myself."

Jeff Pitchell: Music is the Healer

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jeff Pitchell,…

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

Q&A with Texas-based artist Guy Forsyth, compelling musician and charismatic singer, storyteller, and songwriter

"Music is a tool for transcendence. Blues shows the way there. That there is a way to turn your struggles into beauty. That by being witnessed you create the path for others to do the same. This is our (human, not just white/black) history. It deserves to be honored."

Guy Forsyth: The Journeyman of Music

Austin, Texas-based musician, singer,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2024 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Blues lady Eden Brent, a modern-day piano-pounding, juke-joint hollering powerhouse of Roots music

"Music brings people together and can bridge cultural and political differences. If people with conflicting interests can discover a common interest, like music, this common interest might encourage communication and thus understanding."

Eden Brent: Getaway Blues

Blues lady Eden Brent is a modern-day piano-pounding, juke-joint hollering powerhouse…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 1, 2024 at 9:30am — No Comments

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