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

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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2022 at 8:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 23, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

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."

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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."

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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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 17, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Iowa-based Matt Woods, has developed a distinct style while staying true to his love of traditional American music

"I don’t miss music from the past, I listen to it every day!! I don't have any understanding of modern music. I do wish sometimes that more of an emphasis on the cultural significance of traditional music was present in the modern world, but hopefully that will come back around."

Matt Woods: Roots Music with Love

Matt Woods is both a native of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with Montreal-based blues rock guitarist Cliff Stevens, promises that Better Days of music are still ahead

"Music is the most powerful artform that we as humans have. It is capable of incredible healing in many ways – emotional, physical and spiritual. People react to music in different ways and take what they need from it personally in their own unique way."

Cliff Stevens: Better Blues-Rock Days

Cliff Stevens is a Montreal-based blues rock guitarist…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Multiple Maple Blues Award winner, Miss Emily - shines a bright, white spotlight on the soul-blues dynamo

"In a world of so much racial division, surely, we can all agree that music - and blues & soul music in particular - brings a diverse community of people together. I find that fact undeniable and incredibly powerful."

Miss Emily: Defined By Love...and Soul!

Multiple Maple Blues Award winner, and 2022 JUNO Nominee for Blues Album of the Year,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 14, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Chicago-based blues superheroes The Dig 3, playing killer old school blues with unique originality

"Blues is unique in that it can address every aspect of human existence: love, money, death, taxes, you name it. I think a successful performance is one in which your audience forgets about their troubles for a little while, and maybe they go home a little happier and a little frisky."

The Dig 3: Historical Blues Music in Mind

Unfettered by…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 12, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Italian-born blues and reggae guitarist Breezy Rodio, truly has the heart of an authentic bluesman

"I would say just be you. You play what you are. Music is the mirror of your soul. And that's so true!"

Breezy Rodio: Underground Blues Odyssey

By any standard, Breezy Rodio’s blues odyssey has encompassed quite a few more miles than that of most up and coming musicians now working the competitive Chicago circuit. In 2007 Rodio joined the band of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greg Guy -the son of Buddy Guy- one of the hottest young guitar-slinging blues artists on set today

"Blues is old and sad same bs. Blues is life, music is life. Blues my dad listens to as a kid is still played on the radio no other genres is universally played over time & time again."

Greg Guy: Keeping the Blues Alive!

Greg Guy is a recipient of the 2014 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame as an Honorary Master of Blues, and his guitar…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with harmonica master and veteran sideman Michael Rubin, his music too have grease and imperfections

"My hopes is that a blues musician will be heroic as a player and a person and the money guys will back him all the way. Blues has resurgences. We just need a hero. My fear is that I won’t be able to pay my mortgage this month."

Michael Rubin: I’ll Worry If I Wanna

Michael Rubin was conceived in Memphis in 1969. He went to Woodstock in the womb,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 7, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments

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