Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – October 2013 Archive (33)

Drummer Brian Fahey talks about the Paladins, William Clarke, Stones, Bo Diddley, and Smokey Wilson

"I love the grit, the earthiness, the low down grease and the honesty of the Blues, It's REAL!"

Brian Fahey: Swing, Blues n' Roll Cat

Drummer Brian Fahey was born and raised in…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Greek Blues Scene: An Interview with Deep in the Top - The new generation of Greek Blues

"It’s the music that you can play and feel in any mood! You are happy? You have the blues! You have no money? You have the blues! You have no house? You have the blues!"

Deep in the Top: Bluesier and Bluesier

Deep in the Top blues band…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 13, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

Songwriter, publisher Ann Sandlin talks about Johnny Sandlin, Allman Brothers, Capricorn and her book

"It was the foundation from which a lot of the music was derived. Without the rich Southern history there wouldn’t be the same music."

Ann Sandlin: A Never-Ending Groove

Anathalee G. Sandlin…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 11, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Chicago native Frank "Bang" Blinkal talks about Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, B.B. King and slide guitar

"The blues to me personally brings back memories of life, love, happiness, sadness, growing up at a blues club and hanging in other clubs."

Frank Bang: Americana Roots Gumbo

Bang’s musical…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dutch bluesman Robbert Fossen talks about Magic Slim, Tail Dragger, John Primer and Haarlem Jazz Club

"The blues is based on expressing feelings. So for me it’s a way to express myself and connect with people in different ways."

Robbert Fossen:  Blues with no additives & preservatives…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Counterculture guru Lee Harris talks about the Underground, Beat generation, Ken Kesey, and “Stay high”

"My hopes for the future are for world peace, love and compassion for all sentient beings and forms of life on this planet." 

Lee Harris: The Underground Alchemist…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Guitarist Rockin' Johnny Burgin talks about Tail Dragger, the old cats of Windy City and Delmark records

"Blues music has a lot of meaning and stands up to repeated listening." 

Rockin' Johnny Burgin: Windy Blues

Guitarist Johnny Burgin came to Chicago from South Carolina to attend the University of…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Port City Prophets, embodies the honest, gritty way of life from which the music rises

"The Blues is a conduit for emotion, the way to tell the story, the way to share you happiness, joy and sadness with people."

Port City Prophets: Marshlands Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 5, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Legendary John Steel talks about the Animals, Sonny Boy, Hooker, Alexis Korner and Brit blues boom

"I'd like to be in New Orleans in say 1916 just before they closed down the Storyville red light district and created the diaspora that spread Jazz and Blues all over America and then the world."

John Steel: Brit Beat and Blues Boom…

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Harmonica player- technician Johnny Bishop talks about his experiences and friends in the blues roads

"Listening to blues music will lift your spirits and make you forget your troubles for a while, especially if you can attend a live show." 

Johnny Bishop: Johnny Got His Harp

Johnny…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 3, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

German Jazz pianist and educator Monika Herzig talks about David Baker, poetry, and European scene

"My fears are that jazz will not manage to keep its relation to audiences and slowly become a music of the past."

Monika Herzig: Jazz On Earth

In 1987, the pedagogical institute in Weingarten,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Dutch agency, producer and guitarist Jan Mittendorp talks about his projects and European blues scene

"Europe sees blues as culture and in the US it is entertainment (to sell drinks)."

Jan Mittendorp: Blues & Groove

Jan Mittendorp is a Dutch blues guitarist,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 1, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Brooklyn poet Mark Statman talks about F.G. Lorca, Kenneth Koch, the outlaws of music and Odyssey

"Music is essential to poetry, in terms of line, in terms of rhythm, in terms of choice." 

Mark Statman: The Winds of Poetry…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 1, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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