Now available in paperback!

The Interviews: Blues Encounters 2000-2020

(Who Is Blues Vol. 2)

Fifteen interviews. Two decades of blues. That’s what you’ll find insideย The Interviews: Blues Encounters 2000-2020,ย 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-piercing 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.

“๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€.” – Pete Feenstra, Get Ready To Rock!

“๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€’ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ … ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚’๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ … ๐—ถ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป-๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ต ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€.” – Pete Clack, Blues In Britain

Includes interviews with:ย 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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