"Probably a bit of both, there a certain thing you can play or sing to make it sit within the blues 'genre' but without the 'state of mind' it's probably not going to translate to the listener with any authenticity. Same with any Soul music. The most important thing is to make the listener believe what you're singing."
McNaMarr Project (John McNamara & Andrea…Continue
"Music is very powerful and can make people forget their differences and shake their booty together."
Sparky Parker: Blues n' Rock In The Dark
Eric “Sparky” Parker wears his Texas blues-rock guitarslinger credentials on his sleeve, possessing the grit, drive and talent needed to stand tall in the eternally-competitive Texas music scene. His guitar…Continue
"Southern music is the music of the world. Blues, Soul, Jazz, Country, Zydeco, Rock & Roll, R & B. Improvisational music of any kind. We owe it all to the Mississippi River."
Rob Robinson: Southern Holywater
HeavyDrunk is headed up by Rob Robinson, a veteran songwriter, musician and artist who has created the smoking nine piece…Continue
"Boundaries are for the media reporters, not for the participants. There’s a tradeoff between perspective and objectivity. When you’re in the game, the game is invisible to you."
Awareness of Artistic Expression
Phil Lesh was standing in line at Cal Berkeley's music…Continue
"Blues music origins and the concept of a 'Bluesman" or "Blueswoman" originated within the folk tradition within local communities with a shared cultural, historical social, economic and political experience."
Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records:
Music, Wisdom & Life Experience…Continue
"I think blues brings people of all backgrounds together as everyone can relate and honestly, I believe that it's a very open accepting genre. I've seen where other traditionally rooted African-American music has remained in the black community where as in blues it's become a wonderful blend of all people."
Alex Lopez: Alter Blues/Rock Mixology…Continue
"Music is truly the universal language recognizing no language, social, racial, ethnic, class or political boundaries. Music is or at least can be a powerful force for healing and uniting people."
Vince Agwada: The Blues Bloodline
Vince Agwada, ace guitarist, composer, producer, and recording artist got his start in music at the world-renown Blues…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: Simple (Rock n' Blues) Life…Continue
"Blues is real, that’s why it’s always with us. One wish? I wish that they never ever use drum machines on blues records like they are doing on Southen Soul records now."
Twist Turner: The Blues Creator
During the course of his 54-year musical career songwriter, producer and drummer Twist Turner has worked with over 40 Grammy Award…Continue
"I learned from the early Pioneers of the Devil's Music, I had to be True to Myself and Others. They know when you are Faking It!"
Harold Brown: The Beat of Spirit
Harold Ray Brown was born (1946) in Long Beach, California is a founding member of War, an American funk band in the 1970s and 2000s. Harold had a number of roles over the years, acting…Continue