"Lafcadio Hearn’s legacy in terms of race and social consciousness is demonstrating the need for tolerance of people of different races, nations and religions. And not just to tolerate them, but to learn about them and get to know them as fellow human beings. He also displayed the importance of helping those in need."
Steve Kemme: Lafcadio Hearn's Open Mind…Continue
"Music’s impact on anything, is to connect us to the essential nature of ourselves; our freedom; our unique sovereignty as Human Beings. True love, is the ultimate ‘revolutionary’ act/choice. Unconditional love."
Brandon Ross: Global Music Roots
Brandon Ross is an American avant-jazz guitarist, composer, band leader, vocalist, and…Continue
"If you put something of a high enough quality out into the world, there WILL be people out there with whom it resonates. That can lead to a wonderfully symbiotic relationship with people and places you would never have otherwise encountered."
District 97: Expect The Unexpected
Chicago prog rock band District 97 will be releasing a new live album…Continue
"Believe in yourself and pursue music and not fame."
Joe Macre: American Garage Dream
Joe Macre is best known as the original bassist for the progressive rock band “Crack The Sky”, whose debut was voted album of the year in Rolling Stone Magazine and is still included in the top 50 progressive rock albums of all time. The new release from Joe…Continue
"I think, Beat Generation therefore jazz, the Village Vanguard a famous jazz club that was there in the Village, it was right across the corner from then Café Au Go Go, so, they were there first. And then came my generation, the generation of singers-songwriters. We were reading a book, wrapped up in that. That’s revolution of consciousness. We just didn’t concentrate on having a house and a washing machine. It was very inexpensive at that time and…Continue
"The blues began as the "other side" of the coin so to speak...it was like a gut punch to the man about the pain our Black Brothers and Sisters were feeling out in the fields of cotton and other Big money crop of the day...but it isn’t always sad mad or mean but it is 100% REAL... And even can bring a smile or Joy to the heart of the Listener..."
Joe Lewis: On "A Mission From…Continue
"Regarding my music and social implications… one track on Joy Machine is called "The Longing Song”, which is about the children we locked up in detention centers on the Mexican border. But it's set in the future, and the children are all grown up...and how lost and troubled they have become, and how we are also in fact lost, for letting such a thing occur. Nels Cline of Wilco is a guest on this track. It's really powerful."…Continue
"Music unites people of all races, genders, religions… and I want my music to give people whatever they need when they put on my record, If they want to dance, I want them to dance, If they want to cry and let their feelings out I want them to do that. I want it to be whatever they need it to be for them at that moment."
Casey Hensley: Speaks to People's Soul…Continue
"There is a wonderful quote from the great writer and poet, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, who said “In the woods we return to reason and faith”. For me there are no more truer words. Being in nature as much as I am provides a balance in my life."
Chuck Leavell: The Trees & The Music Man
Chuck Leavell, whose piano…Continue
"I think It's the other way around. I write as to what is going on. I don't think music performs to the times. Then the impact is made. Hopefully joyously, or deeply with good intention. Non-Violent, but with passion."
Trevor B. Power: The Real & The Truth
Trevor B. Power’s love of music flows from his very roots. Many childhood days and…Continue