"I think it’s a kind of boomerang. Culture self-nourishes. Literature, especially poetry, has rhythm and rhythm is music; music is also made up of lyrics in the songs. It is almost a loving marriage. The symbiosis of music and literary tradition shook the world, something that reflects in the life and work of Kerouac."
Jorge "Flaco" Barral: The Art To Be Artist…Continue
"Blues started as a racial and socio-cultural protest but with time, it has evolved, and we all live the Blues in our lives one way or another. We all have struggle and we all experience pain, so I believe it’s safe to say the we all have the Blues whether we know it or not."
Jose Ramirez: Here I Come, Soulful Blues
At 31 years old, Jose Ramirez…Continue
"Blues is honest music and people the world over desire honesty in their lives and the music they listen to."
Anthony Geraci: Daydreams with the Muse
Anthony has been featured on over 50 recordings with some of the biggest names in blues music. He has recorded with blues pioneers: Big Walter Horton,…Continue
"I hope that music retains some sort of value to people - both emotional of course but also regains some fiscal value too. The business model for recorded music is broken - too many people no longer pay for music."
Gary Fletcher: River Keeps Flowing
Co-founder and continuing member of the Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and…Continue
"Music, in general, has a huge impact on people, culture, and politics. The influence of the Blues is historically immense! From a dark history rooted in African-American slavery to British blues-rockers bringing the music to the spotlight; the music has since transcended era, race, and culture. It's brought people with completely different backgrounds together and has been a vehicle for expression."…Continue
"I miss the real live music in concerts, everything it's about computer and I worry for the new generations that can grow up thinking this is the only way to go. My hope is to sell out major stadiums around the world and my fear is technology will continue to divide us rather than bring us together."
Evelyn Rubio: The Soul of The Blues
"I think it's had a strong impact on what goes on, because first of all the music speaks to the people, if it’s African-American music, say for example the young kids, they listen to rap, they’re speaking to people who know life-style, the same lifestyle, if there’s a message in it that they want to come across, people understand the message and they respond accordingly."
Robert Cray: That’s What I…Continue
"Fado and Blues have the same mood and a way of expressing the soul."
Tercio Nanook: Suricata Crossroads
Born in the Azores Portugal, Tercio Freire aka Nanook is a Folk/Blues singer songwriter that started playing in Bars in all Algarve (South Portugal), an achieved in few years the status of one of the best Folk/Blues players in South Portugal…Continue
"I like to bring people together with our music, and I like to let music heal. The musical language and exchange that naturally happens with our audience is important, but even more so, the emotion that is attached with the messages we deliver are real and delivered with soul, and that exchange comes back to us ten fold."
Victor Wainwright: Memphis Loud Railroad…Continue
"Any time you write a song, create art, you can speak the truth, you can send a message. I believe if enough of us stand up and say something it will change."
Chickenbone Slim: Real Life's Blues
Chickenbone Slim is a bluesman living in San Diego, CA. He is the guitarist and vocalist for Chickenbone Slim and the Biscuits. CB has been playing blues…Continue