"I think the impact of the blues in the ‘60s was tremendous. Because it not only was a different kind of music, but it was a new culture. Totally."
Paul Oscher: Original Blues - Cool Cat
Paul Oscher is a blues legend. A blues singer and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar and piano), who while still in his teens, became the first Caucasian…Continue
"It seems to me that Blues and Rock music and visual art can connect with people of all races and political parties. It’s a common language that nearly everyone can understand and feel touched."
Phil Goodrich: Waves, Travels & Blues
Phil Goodrich is a Florida native artist now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego's Point…Continue
"Life is constant change and you gotta learn to roll with it and constantly reinvent yourself."
Danny Lynn Wilson: Peace of Mind
After years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, Danny Lynn Wilson has emerged sharing his “Peace of Mind” (2019) - a personal collection of Original Roots recordings expressing his profound inner experiences. Polished…Continue
"Really good blues artists write and perform from the heart. They tell stories about the human condition, often presenting complex and deep issues with startling simplicity."
Willa Vincitore: Good Choices of Music
A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee (August, 2018), Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building…Continue
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you know. So, I really have difficulties finding the words explaining why I cannot stand 99% of the music imposed by the labels, radio etc. There’s so much randomness and lack of beauty in this word and this music is the right product of this society we live in today. What music misses is being more spontaneous and naïve as it used to."
Best advice came from my mother: "know what you are talking about in the song, it will inform the way you sing it".
Welcome to the world of Chic Street Man, a world soulful and full of wit and humor
Chic Street Man is a uniquely talented artist with an international following. His music transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home…Continue
"I would zap all people who are greedy, mean, evil, territorial, power-mad, murderous, pessimistic, bigoted, stupid, depressed, or hopeless – with a magic ray that would turn them into positive-thinking, compassionate, intelligent, loving, and productive members of the human race, so they could contribute to solving the problems that threaten all of us with extinction."
Rosie McGee: Tribal…Continue
"Mainly I see rural folk music as a manifestation of how well a given culture resists assimilation and influence from the outside. A robust folk music can only exist if it has confidence in itself, if it esteems itself and if its purpose is embraced by the community that created it."
Christopher C. King: Lament from Epirus
Christopher C. King, is…Continue
"Blues music was one of the first music forms that I really paid attention to. Gospel was the first, but then on the side it was blues. And then blues became unpopular for young people, and for a young man."
Frank Bey: Back In Business
Born and raised in Millen, Georgia, Frank Bey began his singing career performing gospel at the tender age of…Continue
"The reason that I enjoy playing Rory's music every time is simple… In Rory Gallagher's music you have all the styles from Rock 'n Roll, Country Swing to Jazz Folk Blues and Rock … Everything is there!! And he plays from the Heart!"
Marcel Scherpenzeel: Rockin’ Blues Friend…Continue