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Greek Blues?

Postby ylaux » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:57 pm

Hi guys, my name is Elias Zaikos, guitar player and singer for the band BLUESWIRE from Greece.
Playing, recording and travelling for more than 25 years now...
Just a warm hello to everybody, if you want you can visit my pages at:
www.myspace.com/eliaszaikos
www.blueswire.gr
Thank you all.
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Re: Greek Blues?

Postby ricochet » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:31 am

Welcome!
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Re: Greek Blues?

Postby tinsmith » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:38 am

Welcome........Zorba Blues.......
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Re: Greek Blues?

Postby ylaux » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:54 pm

Thank you guys, glad to be around here.
Hey Tin-man, how about Zorba the Freak?!!
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Re: Greek Blues?

Postby Les Forgue » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:50 pm

Welcome Elias,

When I get a chance I will visit your web site.

I have always thought that some Greek music I have heard while growing up here in Chicago is about the bluesiest non-blues music there is.
I refer to bouzoukia music with minor-key sounding bouzouki, heart-wrenching clarinet and vocal lines.
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Re: Greek Blues?

Postby ylaux » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:43 pm

Hi Les, thanx. Yes, some old stuff is truly amazing music (mostly what is called "rebetika") with bouzouki improvisations (mostly called "taximia") and traditional folk music wich includes clarinets (as a rule, the bouzouki music don't have clarinets and vice versa-trad. folk has violins, brass etc.). I play your windy city's music though, blues oriented stuff, i'd be happy if you like my music.
I have to add that although the old-trad. Greek music is something truly strong and inspiring, the "new" popular music in Greece seems more like a curse... simply you can't imagine...
We had some great players in the past, people who left in awe legends like Jimi Hendrix and Benny Goodman while touring the US, the good ones are very few now and mostly faded and obscured... its a tough world for musicians over here...
Anyway, thanx again for interesting, best,
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