Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – July 2022 Archive (16)

Q&A with singer/songwriter Patty Tuite, Connecticut-based musician embraces the genre of blues, rock and beyond

"The Blues have saturated our culture and become very mainstream, being played in commercials and such. I wouldn’t go so far as to say contemporary blues is watered down from the blues of say the 50’s and 60’s during the civil rights movement. But I think it’s more in the background as far as representing the black voice in our society."

Patty Tuite: Hard Case Of The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 31, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Lazy Mike & Carson Mallon of South Island Rhythm Kings, a mainstay of the Vancouver Island blues scene

"The thing I like about the music of the past, and especially the blues, is the honesty of the music. There was not days upon months of mixing, and overdubbing, and digital trickery. Four or five guys, or however many, would all go into a room big enough to facilitate the numbers, and set up and play, and the music was mixed and recorded on the spot “live off the floor”."

South Island Rhythm…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with musician & craftsman JP Soars: diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences

"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"

JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues

Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with talented musician B. Christopher, Pennsylvania-based renowned television composer plays the Blues

"I honestly don’t listen to much new music. Most of the music I listen to is timeless. Maybe a young person wouldn’t feel that way when they hear an old Elmore James or Snooky Pryor album, but I sure do. I don’t have any fears in terms of music. My hope is that people continue to make great blues music."

B. Christopher: Snapshots From The Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with award-winners Starlite Campbell Band, flying in the face of disposable music and keeping the roots of rock music alive

"Music is important to me. It’s part of the language and expression of being alive - being human!"

Suzy Starlite & Simon Campbell:

A Fresh Taste of British Rock!

British award-winners Starlite Campbell Band Starlite release exciting third album 'Starlite Campbell Band -…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 22, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile, eight-time Blues Music Award-nominated will be released his new CD, Through with Cool

"The music industry is squeezing the last drops out of its old business model. It operates on a profit motive and doesn't feel obligated to promote music as music; it's content to promote it in the same way it promotes laundry detergent. It won't adapt until it sees that a grassroots movement coming from a music-starved audience can be profitable."

Al Basile: Through…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 20, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multi-talented artist, Janice Harrington, renowned singer of Blues, Jazz and Gospel, producer and actress

"In this day and age everyone can relate to the Blues just take a look at the unrest all over the world if that isn't the Blues, I don't know what is. Gospel on the other hand is healing the Spirit. Every morning I wake up giving thanks to God for a new day. Jazz blows all you cares away. "But it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"."

Janice Harrington: The Great Grand…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 20, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Croatian musician Miroslav (Miro) Dimic, one of the most important cells of European music scene

"Without music there is no love, without love there is no world. Music is the foundation of survival, music is the foundation of youth development, without it as I said there is no progress and survival. Every dollar invested in music returns tenfold, not only as a material value, but as a cultural, sociological, philosophical one, and in the end we spread only positive energy and emotions through music."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 19, 2022 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with guitarist/singer Brad “Guitar” Wilson, has a soulful contemporary sound, tapping into all his sources of inspiration

"It is about having your health. Feeling good and your body working well enough to make music. Music is very physical, takes a lot to play and instrument and sing. Life can be a struggle and people use drugs, liquor and bad relationships to cope. That stuff just breaks you down and you can't go on. Your music and voice is not as good if you do not take care of yourself."

Brad "Guitar" Wilson: The Joy…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 19, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Australian blues artist MattyT Wall, from sweet blues to gritty, stomping, blues-rocking beats and beyond

"Firstly, I hope it makes them feel good, take them away from any troubles they have and immerse themselves in the music, perhaps driving in the car with the music cranked up. Secondly, I hope to inspire people to pick up a guitar, pick up an instrument, as it can be a great creative outlet, and a way to build impressively strong discipline – if you want to take it that far. And it’s fun!"

Matty T…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 16, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with triple threat soul/blues man Derrick Procell, digs deep into soul and blues, music you hear and never forget

"I feel that the Blues is a very misunderstood genre outside of the actual community. But even there, traditionalists tend to thumb their noses at artists who are trying to expand the genre. I think it’s ok to have a preference for a style or period of Blues, but to also be open minded about the future of the music. Even my own music is often hard to put into just one category…even on the same record!"…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 14, 2022 at 4:30am — No Comments

Q&A with NY-based harmonica player Matt Lomeo, reveals a persuasive vocalist steeped in blues and a diverse songwriter

"The Blues might be a lament but it makes you happy. All music at it's best heals."

Matt Lomeo: When You Call The Blues

Uttica, NY native Matt Lomeo received his first harmonica at 9. He soon began singing and playing in bands with his older brother Adam on guitar, and in 1999 became the youngest artist ever invited to perform at a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 13, 2022 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Denver-based band of Two Faces West, fiery blend of rock, blues, roots, funk and pure rock’n’roll

"Blues music, in its essence, is the art of expression and audience connection. Simple, yet complex, emotional, and accessible. If you’re trying to learn music for the purpose or reaching people emotionally, understanding the blues is the ultimate building block. Lots of great bands were blues bands before the progressed into their eventual sound. I believe there are elements of the blues in all forms of American popular music."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 13, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

International Kids Blues Camp, Lonjsko Polje - Croatia 24/27.8.2022 an unique kids blues camp in Europe

"The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding." ~ Willie Dixon

The 8th International Kids Blues Camp:

Storks Plays The Blues

Encouraged by the beauty and uniqueness of the Sisak-Moslavina County. For the eighth year in a row,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The 5th Thrill Blues Festival, Trilj Croatia 2022 - The Thrill, Fun and Enjoyment never stops (Photos Part 1.)

5th Thrill Blues Festival, Trilj Croatia 2022

The Thrill, Fun and Enjoyment never stops at Thrill Blues Festival!!!…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 8, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with female Rockabilly pioneer Linda Gail Lewis, shares new collection of ‘60s & ‘70s Early Recordings

"When Rock n’ Roll became popular, we started to let our hair down and enjoy life and the music. People were stiff and formal until Rock n’ Roll moved them. The world changed when it happened."

Linda Gail Lewis: Rock n' Roll Queen

Linda Gail Lewis is part of a musical royal family - her older brother is Jerry Lee …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 5, 2022 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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