"Folk music was the main music genre that got involved with social and political issues. Regarding the racial issue let us not forget that folk was a kind of music very close to the blues, therefore many folk songs had references to the lives and problems of black people. A lot of people in white audiences learned the blues from folk artists."
Dimitris Delis: Honky Tonk…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I think that rock music was, is and will continue to be intertwined with social, political and cultural movements and currents. Through them, the inspiration of rock artists emanates and then they communicate this inspiration to their audience, with the result that many people, through music, join them and shape their way of thinking. I think that will never change."
Theodoros Vlachakis: Rock n'…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"Music, like every art, needs to make people think, laugh and most importantly: feel! Music and musicians are the perfect representation of community, respect, diversity and even while we're still competing! Sound also has an ambiguous nature that allows for the listener's personal perspective to filter and be a part of the creative process...if the musicians play in artful way. We all have an Orpheus complex. It is my hope that our example can affect…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 16, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"The most important thing I have learned is to be true to myself. There are always people who will come around and offer you something that seems to be better if you’ll just give up something of yourself. I am not willing to sacrifice anything that is important to me just to move up a rung on the popularity ladder."
Joyann Parker: Into the Light of Music…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 15, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Most of the greats are gone, headliners and side people. The level of musicianship is weaker, less inventive. I have no thoughts on the future because of this pandemic. We are living in intense times."
Joanna Connor: The Blues Rock Queen
Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"It definitely can be a challenge. Women have faced so many obstacles that men would never think about. Although I believe things have improved quite a lot recently, it still can be tricky at times. But the key for me is to work with really good and dedicated people where music is first and foremost, and respect for each other as artists reigns supreme."
Bette Smith: Long Walk To…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 12, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I guess that the 70’s were really important for the European jazz musicians to get recognized and to develop a thing of their own. The whole scene from the 60’s had opened a lot of doors: rock musicians got interested in jazz or free music (like me), classical musicians got interested in improvising, traditional jazz got mixed with R&B etc. This creative opening-up was important."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music heals us. Music changes to spirit within us on a deep soul level. Nothing can take us back in time like hearing a special piece of music—it’s the ultimate time machine. Music connects us to moments, people, places, like nothing else on earth."
The Mastelottos: Heartbeat of Music
Valentine’s Day 2021 delivers an…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2021 at 3:30am — No Comments
"Music is the most powerful form of magic and has the power to change people. And people can change things... The problem is how the right music finds the right people and the fact that there is way too much information, and nobody can deal with all this flow... We are drowning in meaningless stuff and missing on important stuff that could change things... From that chaos the culture is being destroyed because it is falling to reach the right…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 7, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Klezmer is emotional, fascinating, deep music with a connection to an ancient culture. It moves people in their hearts, in their feet, and for some it gives them a way to feel connected to their Jewishness."
Alicia Svigals: The Vessel of Soul Melody
Violinist and composer Alicia Svigals is the world's foremost klezmer musician and founder of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 7, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Oh, I miss a lot of things. I must admit that I just don’t find modern music as interesting as the music of the for instance the 60’ and 70’. I mean where’s the new BB King, where’s the new Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin? Who’s here to take over? I can’t see or hear them, but maybe I’m just to old to understand and appreciate modern music."
Thorbjørn Risager: Let The Groove…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Of course, I want music and jazz especially to have a positive and uplifting effect on people. As jazz was initially created in the Afro-American community, as such, it was has had a positive social impact on acknowledging this importance of this culture."
John Stowell: A True Jazz Musician
John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"The artist conveys the times in which we live onto canvas, or in musical composition. You would think there would be a lot of dark colors painted onto the canvas or diminished chords nowadays. Still, I follow my instincts when writing, per bar or measure, each note leads to a new opening which is what the world is currently doing, waiting for the cure or the next news."
Mark Murdock: Phoenix Has…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
"That the music industry is not full of fools and flakes and greedy bastards and crooks. Most people in the business are in the business because they can’t sing or play (and in my case, can’t even dance), but they are passionate about music. If you can’t make music, do what you can to make music happen."
Richard Flohil: What a Wonderful World…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 2, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments