"A genuine bluesman (or woman) also has a sense of humor that goes deep – they don’t take themselves or much of anything except their music too seriously."
Mick Kolassa: The Heart of Blues
Mick "Michissippi Mick" Kolassa…Continue
"Obviously black music in the 60s was a soundtrack to much of the segregation and some of its dismantling, but black people today don’t care about the blues... That’s ‘old people’s music’ to them. You very rarely see any black people at the rhythm and blues music festivals in the States."
Pierre Baroni: The Soulgroove of Image
"I miss the idiosyncrasies in peoples playing and singing. Nowaday's any quirks that an artist has can be smoothed over with a couple of pro-tools edits. I miss the weirdness. Carolyn Wonderland once told me that people's goofiness is their most interesting quality. I believe that."
Hadden Sayers: Dopamine Machine
"Samoa and Hawaii both have an open tuning style of guitar picking that translates perfectly into the blues. Each has different tunings depending on what region they are from, not unlike the blues. But I feel that the biggest similarities are the stories we tell."
John Akapo: Aloha! Paradise Blues
Taumei “Big John” Akapo is a presence in Hawaii,…Continue
"That music, the arts in any form, are not a platform for political rants...we all know what’s going on in the world around us...fans go to be entertained, not to be reminded of what we already know..."
Ralph Molina: Crazy Horse's Beat
Ralph Molina is an American musician, best known as the drummer for Neil Young's backing band Crazy Horse. Born…Continue
"You can’t play Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, or Folk without being able to play the blues."
Scott Sharrard: Interpreter of the Blues
Scott Sharrard is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up…Continue
"Blues has informed and influenced jazz, rock and roll, soul and pop music. It is in the fabric of almost all musical culture in one way or another."
Colin James: (Blues) Miles To Go
Canadian, Juno award-winning singer-songwriter and renowned blues guitarist Colin James will release his 19th album, Miles to Go, releasing…Continue
"The freedom of playing without rules…No fears for the future, only hopes: that music can be considered more than a mainstream business but and art like painting, poetry, and dancing."
Lino Muoio: Mandolin Blues of Med Sea
Guitarist, mandolinist and songwriter Lino Muoio has been a part of the Italian Blues music scene for over 25 years, playing…Continue
"I think blues will always be there because it’s about LIFE! Blues talks about all aspects of life.Blues is about love, hate, anger, sex, frustration, joy, fun, hard times, good times! The whole spectrum!"
Raphael Wressnig: The Soul of Groove
Throughout the years Raphael Wressnig has created a unique organ style that is both elegant and explosive.…Continue
"I believe that good music is always an expression of the times, and that it is a great catalyst to help bring the world together."
Blue Largo: Let The Good Times Roll
Blue Largo was formed by guitarist Eric Lieberman and vocalist Alicia Aragon in 1999. Eric recruited his old music partner, saxophonist Jonny Viau from as far back as…Continue