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Q&A with Norway-born guitarist Kid Andersen, one of the best blues musician todays and owner of Greaseland studio

"Blues is a musical language. It’s one that I fell in love with as a young man, and it has defined my life ever since then. Almost every human being in my life is there because of the path my love for blues music led me down."

Kid Andersen: Scandinavian Blues Spirit!

Chris “Kid” Andersen was born in Telemark, Norway in 1980. A blues fan since…

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Q&A with British saxophonist John Helliwell (former Supertramp member), opens lyrical and soulful music doors

"Everybody likes music in some form and whether they know it or not, it gives succor to the soul."

John Helliwell: Music from the Heart!

John Helliwell is a multitalented English musician, saxophonist and occasional keyboardist, woodwind player, and background vocalist for the rock band Supertramp. He also served as an MC…

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Q&A with Arizona-based Black Cat Bones (Charles Pitts and Jeff Daniels), a five-piece Rockin' Blues band

"Blues transcends any and all racial inequality, it pulls you in to a place where you can identify with the writer and what they might have been going through. Those struggles that we identify with fit any class or race of people. Which is one reason that Blues will never die."

Black Cat Bones: Blues Rock Experiences

Black Cat Bones is a…

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Q&A with authentic, virtuoso musician Vince Lee, roots music with deepest love to early electric and country blues

"I have always been drawn to vintage music. Mostly from the 20s to the 50s so I am not well educated on anything much after that. If I get into a modern act, it’s probably because they have a vintage style or sound. I don’t worry too much about the future of this kind of music."

Vince Lee: All Abut The (Authentic) Blues

Vince Lee has been a…

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Q&A with singer/songwriter/musician Denise La Grassa - blending blues, roots and Americana, rock and souls

"Most definitely. People need a release from our war-torn world and division in America. I think the blues can help us release the anxiety and sadness around all the hard times we’re going through in this country and world. It’s a cathartic expression both in the song itself, and the movement that comes from hearing the music."

Denise La Grassa: Sundown Rising…

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Q&A with veteran musician, Sam Joyner - internationally known for his Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Reggae Styling

"Blues originated in the African American communities of the Deep South, serving as a powerful expression of enduring hardships and fighting for equal rights. Later, It crossed racial barriers, influencing various music genres and artists. More so today but there have been many interracial families, black people who looked white as well as integrated communities."

Sam Joyner: A Distinct Musical…

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Q&A with Italian singer/songwriter Daniele Perrino, burns our souls with different blues, nu soul and noir jazz flavors

"Music has always brought along the influences of all people and their own deepest roots. It’s part of their identity. I like to think of music as a simple well-being for the listener. Or even as a sound rebellion. Without burdening it with roles and rules that differs from its own nature."

Daniele Perrino: Soot Songs of Freedom

Born…

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Q&A with multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Lara Price, powerhouse female force in the soul blues scene

"Music is a life long journey of discovery. It’s the one thing that I will never stop being curious about. Music is a place for me to fall in love over and over again. I guess that makes me a bit of a junkie. I just want to play live music for as long as this life will allow."

Lara Price: Soul Blues American Dream…

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Q&A with British keyboard player George Glover of Climax Blues Band - flown the flag with tremendous passion and style

"Listening to different music whilst travelling around the world is an education in it self and even if you don't speak the language you can communicate with music. Perhaps the politicians of the world should do the same then maybe there might be less problems in the world."

George Glover:

Keeping the Keys of Climax Blues…

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Q&A with multitalanted Rafe Klein of The Name Droppers, veteran rock ‘n’ rollers with the blues in their hearts

"A lot of songs can be inspired by social or current events. I want music to be something that takes the listener back to a familiar place or person, when they hear that song or music again."

Rafe Klein: Rock n' Blues Starshine

Veteran rock ‘n’ rollers with the blues in their hearts, The Name Droppers, have toured the world backing blues rock…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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