Fifteen interviews. Two decades of blues. That's what you'll find in The Interviews: Blues Encounters 2000-2020 - the second volume in the Who Is Blues series by New York-born author and music journalist Vincent Abbate.
The 265-page paperback presents candid, in-depth conversations with 15 prominent blues bands and musicians, spanning the spectrum from downhome Mississippi blues to the blistering blues-rock of today. The Q&A interviews are virtually uncut, conveying honest portraits of blues luminaries past and present. The book also includes a selection of original photos and brief biographical sketches of each of the profiled artists. To quote Grammy winner Bobby Rush: "Most of what [people] hear ain't real. They're used to some phony shit. This ain't no phony thing."
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.