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Grammy-nominated guitarist, Rick Vito talks about his classic Cadillac cars, Blue Heart Records and Aimee Vito

Posted on February 19, 2024 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

"My message is just to express myself by doing whatever songs and guitar stylings that seem honest to me. If you are being honest, then the connection between technique and emotion will sort of blend together and form something that is moving to the listener in some way."

Rick Vito: The Cadillac Man & His Music



Q&A with Detroit based singer-songwriter Pat Smillie, old school Soul, Blues, R&B music and Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival

Posted on February 18, 2024 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"I don’t think music means as much to young people today. Music, as an art form, has been taken for granted. People expect to get it for free! There are no liner notes or musician credits to be found. Over the last 20 years, music has become a more of a background soundtrack for people who are busy doing 100 other things at the same time (shopping, running errands, working out, etc)."

Pat Smillie:…


Q&A with British blues harmonica player Alan Glen of Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Barcodes, and Little Axe

Posted on February 17, 2024 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues is an important and fundamental part of all music - and in the words of John Lee Hooker - Blues is a Healer."

Alan Glen: Original Barcode of The Blues

Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues…


Q&A with Glenn Marais (and the Mojo Train), a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound

Posted on February 17, 2024 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"Blues has always been true rebel music, a clarion call for justice and the stories of black musicians from the south, their struggles, joys and triumphs and search for freedom in the north."

Glenn Marais: Ride on the Mojo Train

Canada-based Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train are a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound that…


Q&A with singer and harmonica player Tad Robinson, one of the leading voices of modern soul-blues music.

Posted on February 17, 2024 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

"Technique is a means of expressing what's in your soul and in your heart. Technique is the mechanism that helps to make real the ideas that you have. But once you have technique, you are best off to leave it alone and just express yourself and communicate with an audience."

Tad Robinson: The Soul-Blues ...Love Is!

Singer and harmonica player Tad…


Q&A with the fabulous Harvey Brooks, one of the legendary bassists in Blues, Jazz, Folk and Rock history

Posted on February 17, 2024 at 10:30am 0 Comments

"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities. If you deal with “the blues” daily, don’t use drugs/alcohol to escape from them you stand a real good chance of living a productive, long and peaceful life.

Harvey Brooks: View From The Bottom…


Q&A with Blues troubadour Eric Bibb, grounded in the folk and blues tradition with contemporary sensibilities

Posted on February 15, 2024 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

"Happily, there is good and great music in every era. However, today's popular music often seems less heartfelt than the music I grew up listening to. I pray that the current younger generation will nurture the best of human culture, contribute to it and take us closer to a world of peace and harmony."

Eric Bibb: Blues Storyteller & Philosopher …


Q&A with French guitarist/vocalist, Frenchie Moe - based in Louisiana, passionate about funky rhythms of New Orleans

Posted on February 15, 2024 at 8:30am 0 Comments

"I admire artists who use their music to spread a message to society when that message is positive or denouncing injustice. I think music should be used to get people closer together, regardless of political opinions, social status, different generations etc, etc..."

Frenchie Moe: NOLA Soul Full Tonight…


Q&A with British musician Dennis Greaves of Nine Below Zero, unique sound being influenced by the Blues and RnB

Posted on February 14, 2024 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

"Extremely important that we promote and preserve black culture and what it has given.  to us. Music is so important in any society, and we must have it in our schools, which is slowly being eroded. We will do everything to show our influences."

Dennis Greaves: The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It... Nine Below Zero

Dennis Greaves heads up Nine…


Q&A with New Orleans Roots Music wizard, Sean Riley - a familiar face in the Crescent City's music world

Posted on February 14, 2024 at 11:30am 0 Comments

"It’s the history really. The culture in New Orleans is everything and people that continue it’s legacy come from a place of absolute love for the city and what it gives to the world. I think people that visit here, or simply just listen to the music that originated in New Orleans, realize how unique it is. It’s like no other place on Earth."

Sean Riley: New …


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Michael Limnios worked with magazines such as "Living Blues", "Blues at the Foundation" (The Blues Foundation), "Music City" (Nashville Blues Society), Kudzoo Magazine in USA, "O Globo" in Brasil, "Blues & Co" in France and "Music Life", "Rock File (Pop & Rock)", "Voice", "Monthly Discography" in Greece. Also in site of The Museum of American Poetics. The journalist Michael Limnios, has started his career as a road manager at blues concerts in Greece with Red Rooster, Megafon & Blues People Production in Europe and Asia. Also has been worked as DJ (Crazy Horse, An Club, Rodon, Blues Hall, House of Art, Blues People, Irish Bar) and journalist to travel magazines, daily newspapers and radio networks. At Blues Foundation’s magazine (Fall 2000), has written about the connection of Blues music with Greeks. His radio broadcasting (Blues: "The Rose of Music”), was the first daily show around Europe and it has been included in Living Blues magazine. His articles today are inspired from his journeys around the world and concern about the culture of local psychology. Also a special project about the connection between Music, Visual Art, Phography and Poetry. In November 2014 Michael Limnios was introduced as Greek Ambassador at the Blues Hall of Fame ®
Also has taken interviews with: Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Lee Johnson, Casey Jones, Steve Gadd, Savoy Brown, Leslie West, Deborah Coleman, Shemekia Copeland, Odetta, Phillip Walker, Al Foster, Sam Lay, Joe Louis Walker, Candye Kane, Nick Gravenites, Al DiMeola, Johnny & Shuggie Otis, John Stedman (JSP), David Less (Blues Foundation), Elvin Bishop, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Johnny Phillips (Icehouse), Paco De Lucia, Gary Moore, Jimmy Cobb, Eddie Kramer, Bob DePugh (Alligator records), Irma Thomas, Curtis Salgado, Shakey Vick, Ernie Watts, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Canned Heat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ana Popovic, Jose Feliciano, Syl Johnson, Marshall Tucker Band, Big Time Sarah, E.C Scott, Carey Bell, Bobby McFerry, Jimmy Cliff, Manu Chao, Billy Cobham, Jean Michel Jarre, Pavlov's Dog, Blue Cheer, Iron Butterfly, Eric Clapton, Tito Puente, Tower of Power, Cesaria Evora, George Harrison, Gal Costa, Soft Machine, BB King, Patrick Ford, Genesis, Andy Grigg (Westcoast Blues Review), Michael Frank (Earwing), Dweezil Zappa, Gilberto Gil, Ry Cooder, Lil Charlie & The Nightcats, Albert King, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Pink Floyd, Country Joe & The Fish, Keith Richards, Fela Kuti, Ali Fark Toure, Manu Dibango, Tito Puente, Eagles, Son Seals, Magic Slim, Buena Vista S.C., Eric Burdon, Blues Brothers, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble, Bob Dylan, Toto, Joan Baez, Steve Cropper, Nick Cave, Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Bob Koester (Delmark), Sam Carr & Frank Frost, Little Milton, ZZ Top, James Cotton, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Chicken Shack, Sonny Rollins, Paul Krassner, Ken Babbs, Dick Waterman, Tom Waits, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Dr.John, Santana, Robert Cray, Tommy Castro, Marianne Faithfull, Hot Tuna, Robert Lockwood Jr, Charlie Musselwhite, Bad Company, Dave Hole, Miguel Botafogo (Argentina), AC/DC, Floyd Dixon, George "Wild Boy" Butler, Dru Lombar, , Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, David Nelson & Jim O'Neil (Living Blues magazine), John Brim, Dana Gillespie, Big Bill Morgafield, Al Copley, Ten Years After, Jimmy Johnson, Raful Neal, Mike Vernon, Ritchie Blackmore, Scotty Moore, Mat Snow (Mojo magazine), Phil Guy, William Ferris (Center for the Study of Southern Culture), Dr. Pessiak (Wolf), Frank Marino, Michael Frank (Earwig), Thomas Tabby, Toots Hibbert, Bootsy Collins, Caetano Veloso, Bob Greenlee, James Fraher, Al Kooper, Memphis Horns, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Kinsey Report, Michael Coleman, Carey Bell, Paul Lamb, Lil Smokey Smothers, Bonnie Lee, Zora Young, Sonny Payne (King Biscuit Time), Ron Gorsegner (Delta Blues Museum), Eddie Shaw, Guitar Shorty, Eddy Clearwater, Wishbone Ash, Mick Taylor, Nick Cave, Hans Theessink, Bob Stroger, Louisiana Red, Dr. Feelgood, Zoot Money, Peter Green, Brian Ferry, Steve Winwood, Pete York, Deep Purple, David Byrne, Dick Waterman, Daryl Davis, Claude Nobs (Montreux Jazz Festival), Luther Allison, The Nighthawks, Corey Harris, Jorma Kaukonen, Duke Robillard, Joe Bonamassa…and the names keep going.

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At 4:16pm on September 22, 2017, Paddy Hayes said…
Hi Michalis - i am a documentary maker and am trying to track down robert manthoulis whom you interviewed for a documentary I am making - have you contact details?
At 9:54am on January 3, 2013, Lucy Hammond said…

Michalis,thanks for taking the time to connect! All the best to you & have a "soulful,rockin',blues" good day! Look forward to meeting you one day soon along the blues highway!

Lucy Hammond ;o)

At 7:38pm on July 30, 2012, Suze Lanier-Bramlett said…

I'm so honored to be part of Blues GR...Thanks for everything, Michalis...xo


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