"I have learned to Love what I do and to be proud of what I have accomplished. The Blues for me is an art form that allows myself and so many musicians to express our feelings and our emotions with our music."
Joseph Veloz: Feel The Fusion Music
With new album Joseph And The Velozians (2021), Joseph Veloz presents his signature fusion of…Continue
"Music can be so influential in all levels cultural, social, spiritual and make people realize that changes can be made for the betterment of the world and also personally. A song with a positive message can reach all over the world simultaneously now with the social media times."
L. Shankar: Seasons Greetings…Continue
"Find yourself musically. Do what you do. Develop your own thing - your own sound & style. It’s ok to learn from other players, songwriters, singers. But, learn how they do things. Learn how they sing that way, where they get their tone, place the note in their body to get the power or sound, learn how others have learned and then move on. Bring all that to how you feel it. Learn all of that and get to understand how to play around and support the…Continue
"As much as I’m enjoying the current state of music, I do miss a few things. I miss vocal performances without pitch correction, timeless melodies, and clear enunciation like you hear from singers such as Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald. I would like to mix traditional jazz with the current trends in music, like artists such as Robert Glasper and Chris Dave. Sometimes I fear that I’ll sound a bit similar to those early singers, but I try to incorporate…Continue
"I want to authentically share experiences and those of the community around me, and I hope it's well received, or at least heard and respected."
Memphissippi Sounds: Roots Keepers
A custom blend of North Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis blues and soul, rock, pop, and…Continue
"Music, in fact art in all forms, has always been a vehicle for inspiration and change in our world, at least in Western society. Sometimes art impacts our world at large indirectly through cultural influences, be it fashion, language, recreation, etc. Sometimes it's a more direct approach through protest songs, or songs that simply call attention to issues that affect specific communities."
"It's the universal language. I absolutely HHHAATTEEE seeing "hate" groups use music to promote hate. Music is meant to heal, bring happiness and keep us on the right course."
Wesley Pruitt: Gypsy Soul, Blues Heart
For 20 years, Wesley Pruitt Band has delivered the ups and downs and the ins and outs of love and life, all neatly wrapped in…Continue
"I think all of us who make music these days are so self aware. It’s hard to just make a song without thinking about what it means or what people might think of it. I think we might better music without so much of our ego tied up in it."
Matt Patershuk: An Honest Effort
Matt’s Grandad used to say: “God loves a trier”. He didn’t mean it in the way…Continue
"I guess a life well lived is one that helps others and has some amount of service to others and/or to God or to whatever it is that makes you want to be a better cat."
Jason Ricci: Crescent City's Soundtrack
New Orleans-based artists Jason Ricci and Joe Krown, and will release their debut duo album, City Country City, on October 22, by…Continue
"Music was the best ambassador of equality out there and probably still is, if you want it to be, that is..."
Nicholas Tremulis: Windy City Poet
Nicholas Tremulis born in 1960 to a jazz piano-playing father and a blues-singing mother, Tremulis grew up in the city's Greektown and in suburban Northbrook. The household was full of music and…Continue