"The musicians in Detroit were all friends. No one cared what race or heritage you were as long as you could play. We never knew what songs we played on would be hits. We just made sure the producer and arranger were happy with our performance on each song and moved on to the next song."
Dennis Coffey: The Sounds of Motor City
Dennis Coffey is an…Continue
"The blues can be interpreted in many ways worldwide. It should never be limited to one genre."
Tim Woods: Sutra of Sacred Ground
Veteran singer and guitarist Tim Woods released the new full-length album, "Vortex" (2020), produced by Bobby Lee Rodgers and features special guests including legendary Paul Hornsby, Derek Woods & Ryan…Continue
"Blues by tradition has been a way to unload your miseries, but it can be a Healer too. It’s an important musical genre for the people who can identify with it releasing all kind of feelings."
Andy Watts: SuperGroove Journey
Andy Watts premier guitarist has performed and recorded with some of the best blues artists in the…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 Veteska: Blues Train Running
After a long hiatus from the music scene, lead guitar man and vocalist Peter Veteska…Continue
"I think that the impact of blues rock is year after year less powerful, because it’s been mainly a man type of music. It even became a white man type of music through the years. I think that society has a craving for new types of models and if the blues rock genre isn’t able to reinvent itself, people will look someplace else."
Endrick & The Sandwiches:…Continue
"Well, blues along with jazz was invented by African Americans, so in a way, it has done good things for black people in the US. This music brings whites and blacks together. That was especially important in the 1950’s and 60’s here. But now blues inhabits a very small community and has little social implications."
Dudley Taft: Cosmic (Rock n' Blues) Life…Continue
"Literature allows you to see through the eyes of others, feel, enjoy or suffer like they do. It enables you to reactivate your own problems. Music binds people without saying a word. Every time I dance man and woman dance with me, and during the dance we have a strong connection. I see their eyes lit up. It is the most wonderful thing!"
Roland Parijs: Let The Good Times…Continue
"I think we could change a lot of things about how we treat each other, listen to each other, empathize, and care for one another, but that’s a human problem, not a music industry problem. In some ways, as musicians, we do it better than the broad population, but I’ve also seen examples of us (including myself) doing it worse."
Nate Wooley: The Sound of Humanity…Continue
"The more you express yourself, the better you know yourself. Knowing who you are and what you like and don't like sets you on your path."
Rick Fines: Solar Power Emotions
Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him.…Continue
"First of all, I think that it's important that people realize and understand the struggles and hardships Black Americans were going through when this music was first created, and how it literally influenced all American music to follow. Also, it's important for musicians of my generation to educate the younger generations on this topic, and how important Blues is for our history."