"I'll probably be showing my age but I miss a great songs and great albums the most. I'm particularly drawn to the 70s in terms of everything driven from a black perspective. The great musicians, movies, fashion and sports stars that came out of that period… whether that's the Afro hairstyle, Muhammad Ali, Stevie Wonder or Viv Richards."
Andrew John: Music From The Soul…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 12, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Blues was an expression of community and solidarity. And it was the beginnings of all western popular music. From jazz to Rock and Roll. Motown, Soul, R n' B, Hip-Hop and even Rap can all be traced back to it."
Dawn Tyler Watson: Lady Sings The Blues
With more than two decades of performing arts in her playbook and five albums to her credit,…Continue
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"In this day and age everyone can relate to the Blues just take a look at the unrest all over the world if that isn't the Blues, I don't know what is. Gospel on the other hand is healing the Spirit. Every morning I wake up giving thanks to God for a new day. Jazz blows all you cares away. "But it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"."
Janice Harrington: The Great Grand…Continue
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"I hope music is a release from those exact things that divide us. All music. I want to get as far away from that division as I can, personally. Many acts I love have had political statements, lyrics, causes, platforms and so on. That doesn’t have anything to do with what I love about their art, whether I agree with them or not."
Brian Mullins: Southern Rock Blues Ways…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 10, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"As far as the future of music, no fears at all--I’m excited to hear it. I’ve always loved new music, and frankly, it’s usually what I listen to when given the choice."
Birch Johnson: Crimson Slide
Birch "Crimson Slide" Johnson is a first call studio trombonist, Emmy nominated composer, producer and songwriter based in New York City. His…Continue
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"I think art and the blues/rock counterculture brings people together, not only musicians but photographers too."
Pauline Bailey: Down Under Artwork
Australian artist Pauline Bailey, says: “I was born in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh and have lived in Gippsland since 1990. I work primarily with acrylics and I often incorporate pastel, charcoal…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 10, 2019 at 10:11pm — No Comments
“Jazz has always been in the middle of racial political, spiritual, and socio-cultural struggles. Jazz in my opinion is the most inclusive form of music that exist. Jazz also offers a very unique and particular way of freedom of expression, which has been from it beginning a powerful tool for musicians all around the world to express their views about everything such as, social inequality, racial and gender discrimination, cultural differences,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 9, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"That music would unite people with the message that Jimi Hendrix tried to promote Love, Happiness, and Peace!"
John Campbell: Are You Experienced?
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? Are widely acknowledged as the top Jimi Hendrix Tribute band in Europe. They were formed in 1996 by guitarist John Campbell. John (an ardent longtime Hendrix fan)…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music is at the heart of our very rich heritage of growing up in the United States. There is a lot of noise and distraction nowadays to confuse and waste the only thing we really have, which is time, and a limited amount of it, at that. Don’t waste it! The impact of Blues is elemental and powerful. It began, and is, Black, African-American music, but it is embraced and preserved by everyone, now."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"I feel blues these days is really too broad. Most of what people refer to as the blues is nothing more than rock and roll. Contemporary blues for the most part has become too predictable. The important thing about the blues is to make it your own. This is very, very challenging."
Janky: The Power of Texassippi Groove
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 4, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"Now today the whole world appears to have no answer, no hope, no solutions. So, it's like we are all slaves, but are we going to give up and roll over, or will we keep singing those Blues away? I had no idea what Big Joe Turner meant when he said to us (I was 25 years old) "Don't the Blues make you feel so happy?" Now I know. It's living in spite of trouble, not looking for it nor griping."
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"I think I would want to change the level of patience and sense of subtleness of both the listeners and musicians. These days you have to be a bit more "extreme" to even get noticed. People don't seem to appreciate the simplicity and will to just groove without some fast and crazy soloing lines."
Jan Korinek: Groove All Night Long
“GROOVE” - No…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 1, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"Regardless of genres, music can be a way of addressing racial or other problems. Does it have any effect? I’m not sure but it defnitely doesn’t hurt expressing your thoughts and feelings. Does it matter anyway what colour your skin is? We all bleed red! Do we need to agree on everything? I don’t think so. It’s okay to disagree, to have your own opinion, as long as you don’t enter extremist territory."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"My fear is that now music is everywhere with platforms and magic is lost!"
Guy Bélanger: Welcome To Eldorado
Quebec’s most sought-after harmonica players, Guy Bélanger released his 6th solo album, Eldorado on October 2019 by Bros Records. This long-awaited new release features a mix of original blues songs and instrumental gems…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Blues is a blank canvas for an artist. There are so many ways to express yourself through blues music."
Steve Strongman: Pushin' Boundaries
Tired of Talkin’ (2019) is the new album from JUNO award winner and 2019 International Blues Challenge Best Guitarist (solo/duo) Steve Strongman. Recorded in Nashville Tennessee and Hamilton…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"We are strong and solid as women in the Blues. I find many very talented women coming thru the ranks and find this very hopeful."
Janiva Magness: Truth, Hope and Protest
With her new Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty (2019), the Grammy®-nominated artist is at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. The album,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"In the current divisive political and social environment, I think blues and soul music has the ability to unify people around something that just speaks to the heart, but the music also provides a vessel to highlight important issues in a subtle and non-aggressive way."
Bywater Call: Spicy Music Gumbo
Born out of a love for southern soul, blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"The Blues Music Family is a tight family. Race plays a part in our daily lives these days but in the blues world, Black Folks and White Folks all get along hang out together."
Rick Booth: The Intrepid Blues Family
Intrepid Artists Int’l was founded in Dec of 1994 by current owner and President of the company, Rick Booth. Rick Booth Jr. was born…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"We learn about life and how to roll with the punches. And no matter how bad things seem to be, you are not alone. Blues is your family."
Delmark Goldfarb: One Blues World
Del Goldfarb writes of a singular life which carried him across the USA for years, before expanding his trails to include Europe, Israel and elsewhere. Among his…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Blues music is a perfect way to tell your thoughts about all these matters. On the other hand, blues can also be ‘’happy’’ blues. People want to dance to the music instead of listening to the lyrics. I don’t think blues music will change the world. I only have to remind you of M.L. King, a great man. Nothing really changed since his dead. We still have to face racial and socio-cultural problems all over the world."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 25, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments