"Blues is a music form that enables to express my feelings and express my deepest emotions."
Kim Simmonds: Rockin' The Blues
Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England. Savoy Brown fans might be the luckiest fans in the world. No other blues rock act alive today has delivered so much excellent music…Continue
Miss Mercy: The Priestess of Rock n' Roll
Miss Mercy, a.k.a. Mercy Fontenot, was born Judith Edra Peters in Burbank, California. Mercy was a member of the GTO's. The GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) were a girl group from the Los Angeles area, specifically the…Continue
"Writers try hard to put into words what musicians express through their voices and instruments – a lot of them wish they could play, and since they can't they try to get close to the power of music with their words."
Al Basile: Words, Music & Rhy(th)ms
Al Basile grew up in a park in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He graduated from Phillips Academy…Continue
"Blues will always reach SOME people because it's so immediate, simple and human."
Johnny Iguana: The Keys of King Lizard
Johnny "Ig" Iguana - born Brian Berkowitz - grew up in Philadelphia, where he studied piano from age eight and played piano and organ in blues bands from age 16. He moved to New York City at age 22, where he met one of his…Continue
"The blues is the common ground, the music of the blues throughout all styles, and the feeling of the blues throughout all peoples."
Jon Paris: The Blues Had A Baby and They Named It Rock & Roll
"I miss the value and attention that music once had, when people really listened deeply to a recording or to a live show. I miss crowds of people dancing, and I miss talking to audience members- shaking hands, conversation between sets- without fear of getting sick. I miss performing for people who actually came to hear live music, instead of playing with their phones and talking loudly. I miss traveling."…Continue
"It (music) has always been helping yourself and the people who listen to you to forget for as long as possible all the troubles that surround us all."
Doug James: Mr. Low & His Bari Sax
Baritone sax specialist Doug James was born in Turlock, California in 1953. An early interest in music was encouraged by his mother, an organist in his…Continue
"Re music’s impact sociologically…Its hard to define how and when music actually changes things. It certainly doesn’t work immediately, and it doesn’t work on everyone. What it tends to do is seep into the fabric of society and through popularity, controversy, discussion or its very presence make a difference."
Kevin Godley: Instinctive & Intuitive Music…Continue
"The impact of music on the socio-political, racial, spiritual environment is that it makes people think, and feel, and consider a different way of looking at things and feeling about things. That can lead to action which can then make an actual positive change in whatever the situation is."
David Sancious: Eyes Wide Open
"The blues is music about deep feelings and emotions that can bring back memories, good and bad. It’s a healing music that helps us all get through life’s ups and downs so I think that’s why it will never die."
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