"The Bluesmen they lived it they didn't think of it as being political or what the socio - cultural implications were. It was a way of life to them their job, what they were good at their thing."
Studebaker John: The Art of Life Blues
John Grimaldi, better known by his stage name Studebaker John is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. He is a…Continue
"Where would I go…On a human level leaving music aside, being interested in archeology, prehistory and all that I think I would rather go back to 40,000 years ago, and see Neanderthal man first, Homo Sapiens and go from there. On a musical level I would like to go back to probably the late forties, early fifties where one of my heroes Muddy Waters was making it."
Chris Youlden: Savour The…Continue
"Beat literature is based on the authenticity of those it describes. It talks about all that is not obvious but exists. In the dark alleys of the city, in the seedy bars, in the prison deals. Where the vagrants roam, where the drugs are. If you are not a part of that world, you cannot write about it."
Elvira Bura Lavou: Ataraxia Blues…Continue
“Culture is everything in New Orleans, from the food to the music to the architecture. New Orleans is and shall always be a celebration of African American culture and it wants everyone to be involved and join the celebration. There is always a fear that the growth and gentrification of any city will hurt the culture, but if you live in this city you should already know you’re here to be part of it and help preserve it.”…Continue
"It’s an expression of God’s love for mankind, a reflection of his creativity through us. When a jazz or blues artist composes a tune or plays a solo, it’s from their heart."
Gaetano Letizia: Beatles Blues Blast
Gaetano Letizia, known as Tom by…
"The blues teach me to be open, authentic, a warrior for freedom of ideas and voices to be heard ... a path for stories of life, warts and all, to travel. Although all genres are a door to those voices and stories, the blues are raw and shake bones and soul."
Sandy Carroll: Blues & Angels
Catfood Records released “Blues & Angels”…Continue
"Blues is foundational. I think the blues tells emotional stories in a context that lets players communicate freely with their voice or instrument."
Jim Allchin: Pallet of Colors & Sounds
Jim Allchin grew up in a one-room house on a dirt farm in the Deep South. After living the life of a starving musician, he left to earn Masters/Doctorate…Continue
"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."
Peter V: Blues Train Running
The veterans of the NY and NJ scene Peter V Blues Train Peter Veteska, aka Peter Vhit…Continue
"Art and music makes us human and as artists, we want to share our art with other folks."
Delta Moon: Sliding To The Roots
Atlanta swamp rock and blues quartet Delta Moon returns with their tenth studio album “Babylon Is Falling” (2018). The titans of tone deliver a set of infectious grooves laced with a double-barreled shot of greasy…Continue
"Music is one area in society where people can have different opinions and preferences but still get along. A real music connoisseur could go to any genre show and still enjoy the experience. They wouldn’t focus on the differences but instead enjoy the new melodies and beats that define the other styles."
Laurie Jane & The 45’s: The Blues Elixir…Continue