"Music is the universal language. And it does cross political and social and cultural divides. I think we can learn a lot about how to bridge the gap’s between people from studying how music bridges those gaps. You can take a great feeling piece of music anywhere in the world and people will enjoy it."
Mark Teixeira: Groove, Swing & Feel It! …Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"It seems that Blues and Rock music is most listened to by people a little older these days. I don't get involved in music that is politically motivated. Music is for all people to bring us together."
Head Honchos: Big, Bluesy & Forward
"Bring It On Home" (2018, Grooveyard Records) is the debut studio disc by hard-working band…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"I think the impact of the blues in the ‘60s was tremendous. Because it not only was a different kind of music, but it was a new culture. Totally."
Paul Oscher: Original Blues - Cool Cat
Paul Oscher is a blues legend. A blues singer and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar and piano), who while still in his teens, became the first Caucasian…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 16, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"It seems to me that Blues and Rock music and visual art can connect with people of all races and political parties. It’s a common language that nearly everyone can understand and feel touched."
Phil Goodrich: Waves, Travels & Blues
Phil Goodrich is a Florida native artist now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego's Point…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 15, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"I believe Afro-American music influents a lot of other types of music but since it came from (Afro American) some people discriminate the culture, try to appropriate the music without giving credit to the real creators."
Boney Fields: Real Music, Real Musician
“Real music by real musicians” as Prince used to say. Just like Prince, the trumpet…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
"Life is constant change and you gotta learn to roll with it and constantly reinvent yourself."
Danny Lynn Wilson: Peace of Mind
After years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, Danny Lynn Wilson has emerged sharing his “Peace of Mind” (2019) - a personal collection of Original Roots recordings expressing his profound inner experiences. Polished…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:29am — No Comments
"Really good blues artists write and perform from the heart. They tell stories about the human condition, often presenting complex and deep issues with startling simplicity."
Willa Vincitore: Good Choices of Music
A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee (August, 2018), Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you know. So, I really have difficulties finding the words explaining why I cannot stand 99% of the music imposed by the labels, radio etc. There’s so much randomness and lack of beauty in this word and this music is the right product of this society we live in today. What music misses is being more spontaneous and naïve as it used to."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 8, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
Best advice came from my mother: "know what you are talking about in the song, it will inform the way you sing it".
Welcome to the world of Chic Street Man, a world soulful and full of wit and humor
Chic Street Man is a uniquely talented artist with an international following. His music transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 8, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I would zap all people who are greedy, mean, evil, territorial, power-mad, murderous, pessimistic, bigoted, stupid, depressed, or hopeless – with a magic ray that would turn them into positive-thinking, compassionate, intelligent, loving, and productive members of the human race, so they could contribute to solving the problems that threaten all of us with extinction."
Rosie McGee: Tribal…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Mainly I see rural folk music as a manifestation of how well a given culture resists assimilation and influence from the outside. A robust folk music can only exist if it has confidence in itself, if it esteems itself and if its purpose is embraced by the community that created it."
Christopher C. King: Lament from Epirus
Christopher C. King, is…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 1, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Blues music was one of the first music forms that I really paid attention to. Gospel was the first, but then on the side it was blues. And then blues became unpopular for young people, and for a young man."
Frank Bey: Back In Business
Born and raised in Millen, Georgia, Frank Bey began his singing career performing gospel at the tender age of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 24, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"The reason that I enjoy playing Rory's music every time is simple… In Rory Gallagher's music you have all the styles from Rock 'n Roll, Country Swing to Jazz Folk Blues and Rock … Everything is there!! And he plays from the Heart!"
Marcel Scherpenzeel: Rockin’ Blues Friend…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 19, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"I think music and art should be made mandatory in public schools for all grades. In fact, I’ll say that mandatory subjects should be English, History, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Nutrition, Music, Art, Gym, two years of Math and everything else should be elective."
Eden and John’s East River String Band: Old Time Music, Like Good Wine…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
"The blues is profound, and come from so many places full of light and dark."
Ted Drozdowski: Dharma Blues Bum
The most recent album by Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, 2015’s Love & Life, was yet another leap forward for the band. It received a warm reception from press and radio, including a multi-page story on Ted in the December 2015…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 14, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"It’s there even if people don't know it, Blues is soul, so anything soulful has a bit of blues and emotion to it. It's pure at least the true blues is to me."
Kirk Fletcher: Hold On...I'm Back
With his new studio album “Hold On” (2018) Kirk Fletcher is back and better than ever. Having toured the world for years playing with…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Blues will continue to document the struggles and triumphs of life. I’ve found that this very passionate music touches the soul of those who hear it and can bring complete strangers together."
Bobby BlackHat: Medal of Blues Honor
Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."
Randy Casey: Americana Blues
Randy Casey’s music career spans more than three decades of twists and twangs. From the stages of CBGB and Whiskey a-go-go to a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"Some musicians (and listeners) may prefer blues that is more traditional, and some may prefer more Rockin’ blues. Like the colors of a rainbow, it’s all good!"
Kelly Richey: The Spear Shakers Blues
Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray trapped in a woman’s body with Janis screaming to get out.” From Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly Richey is a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
"On one hand, not as significant as it could or should be in our present global climate. On another level, literature is the net in which all of these phenomena are gently and tactfully caught. Like a net, literature is full of gaps and threaded apertures that allow us to see how issues of gender, race, culture and politics implicate and comprise our human reality. Music of certain ilks does this too."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments