The Interviews: Blues Encounters 2000-2020
(Who Is Blues Vol. 2)
Fifteen interviews. Two decades of blues. That’s what you’ll find inside The Interviews: Blues Encounters 2000-2020, the second volume in the Who Is Blues series by New York-born author and journalist Vincent Abbate.
The book is a collection of candid in-depth conversations with 15 prominent blues bands and musicians, spanning the spectrum from downhome Mississippi blues to ear-blistering bluesrock. The Q&A interviews are virtually uncut, conveying honest portraits of blues luminaries past and present such as B.B. King, Walter Trout, Bobby Rush and Samantha Fish. The 265-page paperback also includes a selection of original photos by Marcella auf der Heide and brief biographical sketches of each of the profiled artists.
“𝗔𝗯𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.” – Pete Feenstra, Get Ready To Rock!
“𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀’ 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 … 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 … 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗮 𝗵𝘂𝗴𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻-𝗱𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀.” – Pete Clack, Blues In Britain
Includes interviews with: The Holmes Brothers, Dave Gonzalez (Paladins), Paul deLay, John Mooney, B.B. King, Sue Foley, Terry Evans, Bobby Rush, Tommy Castro, Josh Smith, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Quinn Sullivan, Watermelon Slim, Samantha Fish & Walter Trout.
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