"My hopes are to surge in the moon non-stop, with everything that I do. My fears are where the world is going, at this rate. And if the expectation can be provided from what it is that I do, that God has blessed me to be able to do, then there may be some hope."
Eric Gales: Pure, Free and…Continue
"Maybe, One day a change will appear out of the Sky for all the women who sings the Blues."
Carolyn Gaines: The Blues Singer
Carolyn Gaines was born into the blues as the daughter of the great guitarist-singer Roy Gaines who was superstar Diana Ross and Billie Holiday’s guitarist. In addition, her uncle is saxophonist Grady Gaines, who worked with…Continue
"The racial, political socio-scene has more affect on the blues culture. It’s getting harder for the average person to make ends meet. The music is some relief from the day-to-day struggle. There are a lot of blues societies and people involved in supporting the blues but they are basically just maintaining, working hard, keeping the blues alive and well!"
Guitar Jack Wargo: Keepin It…
"What I miss about music of the past is the musicianship, style and character of the musicians. Music relied less on engineers, over dubbing and electronic wizardry."
Gus Spenos: Let The Fun Times Roll!!
Gus Spenos is a killer sax player who fronts a monster big band outta the Indianapolis area. He’s one of those guys that has a velvety-smooth…Continue
"I would hope that people would finally have enough of this homogenized crap they pawn off as music nowadays and demand something substantial. But that's highly doubtful."
The Dark Zone of High Energy Rock n' Roll
THE FUZZTONES' Dark Zone, finally on…Continue
"I’ve learned that the music gives a voice to how I’m feeling about myself or the world around me. The blues gives meaning to my memories and life’s experiences."
Reverend Raven: Smokin' Passion
Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play…Continue
"My hopes for the future that Memphis club owners would have more respect for the entertainers in town and double the fee they pay their talent. I also wish that the music would start earlier."
Ron Hall: Let The Memphis Rocks Roll
Ron Hall's newest Memphis history book production is a history of Memphis concerts including incredible…Continue
Women were among the first to be recorded in Blues: Mamie Smith and Ida Cox recorded in the 1920s. The Blues had and still has a lot of sex-appeal, sexual references and innuendo. It appeals to strong women who aren’t afraid to express their sultry side. The presence of women in Blues allows them to express just that: the flirty, playful and sensual side.
Barbara Diab: Mojo…Continue
"I think both Blues and Rock music cross cultural, racial, political and socio-cultural lines. Music doesn’t differentiate or discriminate. It’s a language unto itself. It joins people in a common bond and shared experience. It creates change in the world by allowing generation after generation to express their lives, their concerns, their ambitions and their hope for the future through music."…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: Midnight Jubilee…Continue