"Blues is truth. Blues is life itself. This has an impact to everyone. Everybody has the Blues like the great Albert King said. I think Blues music continues to generate a devoted following worldwide for the same reason. Not only in Greece. Blues will always be around!"
Bill Markos: Troublemaker Blues
Greek musician Bill Markos (Vasilis Markos)…Continue
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"I see my life through the eyes of a blues man and I react to the people in the crowd. My music heals and sends a message of hope, and love. I see people loving music - all colors, all different - but most just want to groove, just like me."
Johnny Tucker: Keeping The Blues Alive
Johnny Tucker is the tenth child born of nineteen siblings to a…Continue
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"I want people to recognize that music is a universal language that we are blessed to share. It breaks barriers and brings strangers together, all around the world."
CINEMA CINEMA: Art Punk ...and Beyond
New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA continues their partnership with Nefarious Industries for the upcoming August 20 release…Continue
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"People who know how it feels to run the other way when they see the cops or risk discriminatory behavior; and that whole feeling of panic when you see the red and blue lights turn on behind you. The music itself is a part of the blues, but blues is also a feeling and an experience that’s expressed through music. Some express it through dance. Others through poetry."
Clarence Spady: The Soul of The…Continue
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"When I found blues, I found freedom. Freedom to sing the pain, to wail, to moan, to feel. And with that ability to feel and to release also comes joy and celebration and humor, which you can also find in this music. Freedom to experience the pain and the joy of life. Blues is life."
Avey Grouws Band: Heartbeat Music
With a deep…Continue
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"I miss the rawness of the old blues recordings. As time has went on I feel like things have become overproduced and in turn may have lost sight of the true meaning of what this style of music should be. Music is always evolving and the best thing for the future of the blues in my opinion is to try and get back to the roots. That being said there are many talented acts and blues musicians out there today, you just have to dig a little deeper to find them.…Continue
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"An obvious, historical example in the US was how music broke down the barriers to race divisions—Fans, white and black mingling at early Rock n Roll shows. I just want people to feel what I am singing, to get some kind of healing and truth from it."
Lisa Mills: Southern Royal Soul
Lisa Mills is a soul/blues singer who belts out her music in a…Continue
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"Today there is no such an impact. Music is mostly just layered sounds in the background endured to avoid facing menacing Silence… I already wrote about making music which, in the end, should always be fun while listening to music other mechanisms come into action with no filter whatsoever for all humankind. To answer your question about “affecting people” I see organized sounds and silences, along with verbal poetry,…Continue
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"Blues doesn’t have many boundaries. There are common forms but also other ways to express the sound and feeling. The irony is that most blue music make people happy when they hear it. The music is always evolving but the roots of the sound are simplicity and emotion."
Altered Five Blues Band: Blues Power!…Continue
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"I would hope that my music would make a lonely person feel less alone. That it would help them feel seen. Music is such a shared experience, both between the musicians playing together, and between the musicians and the audience. Even when someone is listening to my music alone in a room, I would want them to feel that they are a part of that sharing."
Jennifer Porter: Sun Come And…Continue
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"My hope is that modern musicians will continue to play from their hearts and share their stories about life with their listeners. It is our job to keep this great music alive!"
Donna Herula: The Fresh Blues Blossom
Donna Herula is a Chicago-born singer and acoustic blues slide guitarist that has a passion for playing traditional Delta and country…Continue
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"Music allows us to feel human, love, tread lightly and taste a little wisdom to appreciate the sanctity of all life. Music can turn us towards compassion."
Matt Turk: New York Roots Troubadour
Matt Turk is a musician, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, veteran performer, troubadour, bandleader, eternal idealist, peace loving…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 15, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Music is such a universal form of expression. People have used music to express heavy emotion for ages. Think about the war cries of ancient tribes to create a sense of being connected with one another so they could operate as one. Music can unite us. In church people sing together to worship as one. Human beings need to feel connected to one another. When people come together in song it is powerful."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 14, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"The blues is about conflict, often times conflict that ultimately goes unresolved. I love the idea of seeing trouble as fuel: fuel for your soul, for expression and for action. The Blues is a motivating force if you let it act on you in a good way."
Mark Cameron: Let The Good Times Roll
Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark…Continue
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"The Beats really had the blues…and bopped to the beat of modern jazz. They also connected to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and Sonny & Brownie."
Bob Angell: Supernal US Classical Music
Fresh album by Bob Angell, but a main-stay in the East Coast blues scene for many years. As Angell’s longtime mentor, the fabled Hubert Sumlin said,…Continue
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"The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. It's better keeping the roots alive, because it means better fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues." ~ Willie Dixon
4th Thrill Blues Festival, Trilj Croatia:
The Heartbeat of the Blues in…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 8, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Make peace with the blues. Some days are going to beat the hell out of you but it's all part of the tour. Celebrate the craziness that the music experience brings. My life would have been a hell of a lot more boring were it not for the extreme and even at times life threatening experiences I have had. Dance if you feel like it."
Andy Peake: Music City's Mood Swing…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 30, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I want my music to impact people emotionally, I want to get into their soul, I want to be in their heart and in their emotions, I want to connect with them physically and emotionally, I want them to be a part of my show and feel like they are close with the band. I want to connect with them like they know us personally."
Jeff Fetterman: Southern Son…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 30, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music should be a healing escape that has no boundaries. When a crowd of 10,000 people are singing a line to a song together, that's pretty special. If you feel like shedding some tears with some pizza and wine, music will help with that. If you need a mood lift, the right song will do the trick. We are in an age where all kinds of artistic inspiration can be available to us, and it's exciting."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2021 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"I definitely miss the grit. I’m a younger guy, so my world has always been surrounded by technology and everything has become very corporate in the world. It’s hard to create authentic music in an industry that demands accessible music no matter the cost to the message."
Adam Schultz: Soulful Distancing
Born in 2002 and raised in New York City,…Continue
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