"Blues is a Feeling, it’s Music that describes how you FEEL. The Black Musicians discovers how to put these feelings into song. But today the genre and art form are for everyone to express how they FEEL. Keep it real and enjoy the audience will love and respect that."
Rob Paparozzi: Harmonica Master
New Jersey-based frontman, singer, &…Continue
"Every musical generation has its own interesting peaks to offer."
Joerg Steineck: Art, Film & Music
Joerg Steineck is a freelance filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Over the last 10 plus years he has produced independent documentaries and fictional short films which have been well received by international…Continue
"African American music, Art and literature all tell the story of black people’s journey from then being taken from Africa, enslaved though present day. Black art and literature are an integral part of telling the American story in an honest way."
Wayne Escoffery: Rising Jazz Star
Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy Award winning tenor…Continue
"Blues music as the voice of an oppressed and exploited people. Blues developed from the urge of the slaves to express their culture, heritage and mostly their emotions. The blues developed as a response to African Americans deeply traumatizing experience of slavery and the dehumanization."
Prakash Slim: Crawling In The Blues
Nepali blues musician…Continue
"The Blues transcends the barriers of politics, race, culture because everyone, absolutely everyone has had some Blues at some time."
Mr. Downchild & Kasimira:
Blues Meets Girl
Mr. Downchild and Kasimira (Steev Inglish & Kasimira Vogel) met at a jam session when…Continue
"I believe in American, European and African history of the twentieth century, it has been greatly influenced by black music and movements against racism and in favor of human rights and has gone in parallel with the growth and transformation of the blues from its origins, from cotton fields to industrialization in large cities such as Chicago, New York, LA where it evolved to reach all corners of the world by way of Rock or Rock & Roll like Chuck…Continue
"Great blues songs inspire great interpretations (the blues ‘tradition’ again)"
Mick Pini: Painting The Truth of Blues
If you’re lucky enough to catch veteran British bluesman Mick Pini live you are guaranteed the real deal; no pedals, no effects, just a (rare) 54 Strat (stroked) played by a bluesmeister. Oh -…Continue
"I want people to love each other normal wars a lot of love be nice to people or each other and stop all the killing."
Lucky Peterson: 50 - Just Warming Up!
Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3 , in 2019 will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally. Born in Buffalo, NY…Continue
“Eleftheria” (Freedom) has always been important to me, as it has been for Greeks, and for people in general. I realized that down deep everyone wants to be free of something; that the more personal a feeling is, the more universal it is. I wanted to express in sculpture a more philosophical idea. My love of philosophy also began with Greek philosophers."
"I feel that not just Blues, but all music is among the greatest gifts the human race can give to the world, we are all equal and deserve to live a life on this planet!"
Big Dave McLean: Straight-Ahead Blues
The first thing Canada appointee Big Dave McLean will tell you about Pocket Full of Nothin’ (2019), his newest release on Black…Continue