"Blues has been a guiding force in my life and without it I don’t know what would have happened to me."
Lowell Levinger: Down To The Roots
Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the founding of The Youngbloods, at age 75, Lowell Levinger (aka Banana from the Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing better than ever. Penning his own…Continue
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"I've learned that if you focus on music as a craft, you have a better chance to have real art happen to you."
Bill Champlin: The Son of Rock n' Roll
Bill Champlin’s musical career began in 1961 when he formed a band called the Opposite Six. A year later he began writing music. After forming the Sons of Champlin in 1967 he focused his songwriting…Continue
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"For me, music and the other arts, along with the beauty of our planet and love for other people, ARE life. Nothing else means anything. And adventure. A life without adventure is like a meal without wine."
Jim Schwall: Peace, Love & Blues
Jim Schwall started playing several different kinds of music on several different…Continue
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"Much music seems to have lost the 'sacred' quality or aura it had in the late 60’s. I think this is through digitization and mass proliferation of it. It’s like a tap now that cannot be turned off, music."
Gary Lucas: The Sounds Of Human Psyche
Gary Lucas is a world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international…Continue
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"Music has always had a power to change lives and even to change society. Music is a powerful social force. I think it always gives strength to people in difficult situations, much like we are experiencing now. Music gives us hope, it gives our soul relief from the struggles of the world and can be a motivator of change. I want my music to be a touchstone through which people can feel the unity of humanity and the beauty of the…Continue
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"People will always listen to music that moves them and relates to whatever it is they are going through at that time."
Tony Lindsay: Feel The Music
Tony Lindsay, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro.…Continue
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"I love blues, not only as music, but also as culture. It doesn't matter the color of the skin or the language today and Blues has become a part of my life. It is important to get to know the historical background of Blues and the origin of music. But only thing I want to do is to play hard and entertain people."
Sumito "Ariyo" Ariyoshi: Rising Sun Blues…Continue
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"Hopefully to share in empathy and compassion, acceptance of each other. If it could bring any amount of help to any of those, that’s surely a good thing and there’s plenty of muso’s in this genre fighting the good cause!"
Joe Edwards: Keep on Running
The small town of Devizes in rural Wiltshire might not resonate as a place for many on the map of…Continue
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"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"
Joe Louis Walker: Blues Comin' On
Soulful blues phenom and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker is joined by a host of talented friends and peers on his superb new studio album, Blues Comin’ On (To Be Release June 5th…Continue
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"Look, the same music brings you joy and sadness. It brings you joy and sadness. There is a word that I always say. A word of mine, very mine, that says that there are tears that come from a wound or tears that come from pleasure."
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"Take your time - Taste and Space - When in doubt leave it out- less is more- only write and sing about what you know about and never play a note you don’t believe."
Doug MacLeod: Real Life Blues
Doug MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug…Continue
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"What I miss most about music nowadays is the lack of live instrumentation. I really enjoy live band or human played parts vs. samples. The human interaction and note play are irreplaceable for me as far how I like to experience music."
Sean Ardoin: Kreole Rock and Soul
You ever wondered what happens backstage at a…Continue
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"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 celebrated his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1964,…Continue
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"What I miss the most is the radio stations don’t play Jimmy Reed, Albert King and all them blues cats anymore and I wish they did."
Augie Meyers: The Lone Star Gentleman
Meyers' style and his Vox Continental has become one of music's most distinctive keyboard sounds around. Augie can be heard with the Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados,…Continue
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"One of the most important lessons I have learnt is to keep everything simple on and off the stage!"
Kevin Morris: Let The Dr. Feelgood Roll
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance…Continue
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"I love ALL roots music - and do many recording sessions for both Reggae and Blues artists."
Alan Glen: Original Barcode of The Blues
Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues Puppies. Glen started playing…Continue
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"I miss the real live music in concerts, everything it's about computer and I worry for the new generations that can grow up thinking this is the only way to go. My hope is to sell out major stadiums around the world and my fear is technology will continue to divide us rather than bring us together."
Evelyn Rubio: The Soul of The Blues
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"Music is maybe the most powerful tool in our world. It should be handled that way, never used to hurt or divide. Use it to uplift souls and bring hope. I do however believe in its use in forging positive social change. I’ve had an Alzheimer patient sing along with the words to a song with nurses amazed. It happened to touch where nothing else could. Music is a powerful thing."
Harvey Dalton Arnold:…Continue
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"The blues connects me completely to my past, helps me understand my present, and tells me my future."
Reverend Shawn Amos: Further Blues
Shawn Ellis Amos is an American songwriter, singer, record producer, web personality and founder and CEO of Freshwire, a digital content creation company. Prior to founding Freshwire, Amos was an A&R…Continue
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"A lot of people think of Blues as sad music, and perhaps even disgraceful to black people as an art form. Nothing could be further from the truth. The blues is soul power and the blues is truth. Many times, people tell me that although they are not blues fans, that my performance touched them. I hope that every musician or performer who has a passion for the blues can experience what I have explained. There's nothing more eye opening than experiencing the…Continue
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