"The Blues speaks precisely of that, of the struggle for the same rights for all, there is no color, we are all human beings. Blues is the most direct music, which enters the heart."
Mariano Cardozo: Keeping the Blues Alive
Argentinian Mariano Cardozo is a hard worker blues producer, musician, manager and director of Baires Blues Productions.…Continue
"I am always drawn to the places where music connects people who might seem different from each other or divided. I've been in many situations where there are divisions or differences among people in terms of their political views and cultural backgrounds, but it melts away (or at least gets set aside) when we play music together."
Sue Decker: Outskirts of Love…Continue
"The music I am exposed to today...I find lacks depth and heart. Like most of what's going in in the world...I fear the loss of human connection. Hopefully the Blues will take over for the empty music we are feed on commercial radio. People are hungry to feel and be moved."
Angel Forrest: Music Canvas With Grace
In 1988, Angel Forrest began a…Continue
"I met many wonderful musicians in Europe and Brazil. The blues is everywhere. The audience might not be the same of the one you get in Chicago, but the blues is definitely an international language!"
One Love, One World, One Language
Breezy Rodio impressed Chicago Blues…Continue
"Blues and Jazz Music broke down the racial barriers between people of all races, denominations and cultures before anything else did, it brought about a common love and understanding that we are still working at, harmony is the key!!"
Sugar Blue: The Colors of The Blues…Continue
"Well I think we all know that blues was created in the south by African Americans. Using a lot of their influences and speaking of their experiences. It comes from a lot of emotions. Truth be told I stay away from politics so I really don’t know. As far as racial implications, blues nowadays is loved by every color and every ethnicity at least in my experience. Like I said before, it is a healer."…Continue
"Great art always reflects the sociopolitical happenings of its time. You can recognize the value of a culture based on the art being created."
Will Jacks: The Images of Mississippi
Will Jacks is a photographer, curator, storyteller, and educator of culture and relationships in the Mississippi Delta, the Lower Mississippi River region, and the…Continue
"I’m not a big fan of modern contemporary pop music; just a personal preference. As far as modern blues music, I feel like it’s in a pretty good place. The blues tent has enough room for all tastes and styles. I would like to see more younger people follow the genre as fans to ensure we all have fans to enjoy the music we create moving forward."
Tom Craig: Get Ready For The…Continue
“The impact has been significant of course. Integrated bands helped lead the way… Butterfield made a huge contribution in 1965 when he showed up with and integrated band from Chicago. Folk musicians in urban areas had an easy time crossing racial lines. Once one sees this working (an audience), they think differently about their neighbors.”
Geoff Muldaur: The Dreamin’ Folk…Continue
"I believe that every art form is a political statement. Rock music must have this alternate view. And I have to admit that I hate every right-wing guy out there."
Dustbowl: The Story of Mother Earth Rock
Greek band Dustbowl founded in May 2006. In Sept. 2008 their 1st album “Troublebound & Lonesome” has been released and in May…Continue