"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."
Steve Howell: Jazz Vehicle, Blues Wheels
When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he…Continue
"I think music is often a reflection of the time it was written, and what was going on then politically and socially. Jazz and R&B are both American forms of music, that managed to cross racial lines at a time when these lines were rarely crossed."
Ed Roth: Journey To The Music Palette
Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit, and touch have made…Continue
"I don’t think there’s anything necessarily missing in music at the moment that was there in the past, I think as a listener, there’s so much amazing music out there, you maybe have to look a bit harder for it nowadays than years ago, but the music is out there."
Blues Meets Rock ... (Why Not) &…Continue
"The blues I play is with feeling and simple but very hard to play, and I try to explain to the bands and blues lovers, but the blues is not a commercial musical industry, he has to be always alive even if some people mix them with jazz music... the blues is the blues and he will never change. And he never dies.''
Bonny B. : The Big Heart blues…Continue
"Though this music right now is embraced and performed in a multi-racial, multi-national way, we should always be painfully aware and respectful of the hard-earned black origins of this music."
Bob Corritore: Keeping The Blues Alive
Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His style…Continue
"People genuinely want to be entertained and it's a performing musician’s job to do that. It's an honor and a privilege. Humility always wins."
Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn: Elmore's Blues (The Legend Lives On)
Elmore’s Blues is an album/project from Canadian blues artists Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn, a stunning…Continue
"Racism is one of the most dangerous things in our society. Germany´s history as we all have seen, was breaking basic rules of civilization. We also see how racists are working anywhere I the world today. I would say that everybody is a brother of mine, the only difference is that this brother is born by another mother."
Leslie Mándoki: The Philosophy of Music…Continue
"Music can heal the world. The over used phrase, music is universal is so very true and has made the best friends I have. It can raise a culture, it can take away loneliness, It can cure disease , it has power that used in the right hands is like a message from GOD."
Jamie Glaser: The Universe Of Music
Jamie Glaser is an American guitarist best…Continue
"I think it (Soul, Blues & Rock music) continues forward because it speaks to the hearts and souls of people it's a mixture of the classics and it’s not perfect imperfections are perfection!"
Eliza Neals: Detroit Blues & Rock Diva
Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live…Continue
The experience of music and its power to bring people together, has made me appreciate any process which aspires to achieve this result. As Yannis Ritsos, a famous Greek poet wrote, “we don’t sing to separate ourselves from people - we sing to unite them.”
Pericles Kanaris: Music Odyssey
Pericles Kanaris was born in Athens, Greece where he began…Continue