Michael Limnios Blues Network's Blog – November 2021 Archive (9)

Q&A with Walter Trout, has established a deep legacy in the world of Blues, Americana, and the realm of revered singer-songwriters

"Well, when I sit back and I think back about my life I think here I am at 70, I have a great career going, I have a beautiful wife, I have three great kids who are all brilliant musicians and very talented kids and there’s a lot of love in my family and I just feel like I’m the luckiest guy on the earth. I have it all."

Walter Trout: A Wonderful Blues Life…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with John San Juan of Hushdrops, a three-piece rock band from Chicago with “live band energy” naturalism

"Music is forever. If you feel that some beloved element is underemphasized in subsequent eras, surely you can always bring it with you. A bygone musical moment was always ephemeral, and...if you can remember it, it isn't really bygone. No real hopes or fears. I hope some special person always has a song in their heart."

John San Juan: The Way of Rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 30, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian guitarist/songwriter Marco Mattei, debut solo album with mix of prog-rock, dream-pop, folk and world music

"I feel our society is becoming more divided. A lot of the social tension we are experiencing comes from people trying to defend their views, that are rooted in their identity. However, if you think about it, many aspects that we perceive to be defining our identity such as the color of our skin, our gender, the time and place we are born and even the people that we meet during our journey are not under our control."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 22, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Greek drummer Nikos Papavranoussis, graduated from the Dante Agostini School of Drums with the first prize

"The impact of music and arts in general I think is very strong. They are part of everyday life for everyone. It has always been like that. There are no communities that survived without their art. Music has the advantage that it is letting you create your images. To dream by yourself."

Nikos Papavranoussis: A Music Landscape

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer Joanna Best of Virginia & The Slims, classic Jump Blues n' Swing group based in North Carolina

"I've coined my own phrase when it comes to musical paths: what is noble in making music is making music. Music is like eating. It's never wrong to eat. Some folks will covet certain music more than others, and as with cooking certain universal truths relating to physics and aesthetics will prevail, but the quality is always personal, for listener and for performer."

Virginia & The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian blues musician Riccardo Grosso, found a magic connection when hit the stage with his band

"The fact that music can save lives is true, but not more than a baker when you are starving or a doctor when you are sick, so be grounded, kind and respectful to others giving them the best music you can."

Riccardo Grosso: Blues On The Road

Italian musician Riccardo Grosso is playing harmonica for a living and has been around since early 2000s,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 18, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Atlanta-based singer, songwriter Diane Durrett, sings from her soul and writes with heart & humor

"Music reflects all of our stories. It’s a record of our history. Music brings people together and crosses barriers that otherwise wouldn’t happen. It creates opportunities, for listeners and creators, to collaborate and explore new ideas and perspectives."

Diane Durrett: The Truth of Music

Singer, songwriter, producer Diane Durrett is a board…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 14, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Cuban-Mexican-Canadian Ramon Taranco runs the gamut from Blues to Afro-Cuban and NOLA music

"Blues and Jazz are very honest and direct musical forms. As Keith Richards once said, “Blues is a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.” Sincere and honest Blues and Jazz music won't lie or mince words. As a working bluesman you try to face life and music with a “sharp stick” and see the world through a prism of your truth because Blues and Jazz are about musical and social individuality."

Ramon…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 10, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

Q&A with pedal steel legend Bobby Black, one of the last members of the first generation of players to introduce it to American music

"Music is a sort of a universal language, and it appeals to everybody. It's not complicated and but it's not repetitious either. It doesn't get boring…"

Bobby Black: Swinging Steel Blues!

Best-known for gracing the pedal steel chair in Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, Asleep at the Wheel, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Bobby…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 4, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

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