"To be successful always be honest and true. Whether it’s recording or playing live, you cannot fool your audience. You have to make your music honestly and hope that is what they want to hear and see. Also, that it takes a lot of focus and sacrifice. Always give your best, because you’re being given the opportunity to do what you love every day of your life. Respect and appreciate your fans."…Continue
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"You have to be yourself. You cannot let others dictate who or what you have to say musically. Some will dig what you do, others not so much. Once you discover your path, you blaze it! There are so many voices that can be negative or detrimental, simply ignore them and press on. The other big thing I've learned is to treat others with 100% total respect. I've learned how important it is to invest in others and how to value them."…Continue
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"Music has no border and I hope that people will tend to search more the history behind the music they listen too many of them will discover that their music was born or come from a culture that they despise or hate out of Ignorance of course exactly like the blues lot of people are not aware of the Impact of Islam on the American blues and Afro-American music as a whole."
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"Roots based music is a favorite genre of mine because the songwriting speaks to me. It has those wonderful elements of truth, vulnerability, and hope that I inject in my songs."
Alec Fraser, Jr: On The Wings of the Wind
Multi-award-winning producer/musician Alec Fraser, Jr. has, at long last, released his first solo recording, On The…Continue
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"Real music can’t help but reflect the social climate in which it was constructed. I feel that this band sets out to either tell a story or unpack a problem. That may sound depressing, but truth is, singing about these problems and flawed characters allows us to come together and make that a joyous occasion."
Aris Paul Band: Red-Eyed, Road Rock…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments
"There is a stigma of race when it comes to the blues. The color of your skin has nothing to do whether you have the blues or not, everyone has the blues one way or another."
Doug Jones: Music City Emotions
Doug Jones is songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. Doug says: "My sound is a reflection of listening to…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I feel a lot more American than English because I grew up in London listening to American music. This is all I wanted to do. I had the chance to play with my musical heroes. America was the place to do this. It’s a wonderful place and it’s an incredible opportunity to be here with such generous people. I can tell you a number of stories when I first came over here. Yes, this is home and I love this land."…Continue
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"One of the most important things I have learned playing music to people is that music often has a much greater impact than I have realized. I have received many messages from people who told me how deeply my music has affected them and helped them through difficult times."
Ed Gerhard: The World of Roots Music
Performing on 6-string, 12-string,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Music brings people together, and art in general. But today the main word is "divide". We are divided by social issues and different points of view on social media, creating an amplificated hate effect. And it’s sad to see this happening inside the worldwide blues community too."
Luca Giordano: Let's Talk About The Blues
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"It’s always the People who decide on the shock music has in our everyday lifestyle. Today it’s impact is with rap and dance: “let’s get loose man…tomorrow may not be there again”. The music is much more physical than cerebral. The body is rolling loose. Sex is the epicenter. I would like to hear a fairer repartition of both."
Nirvana: The Music Bliss of Mind &…Continue
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"Lafcadio Hearn’s legacy in terms of race and social consciousness is demonstrating the need for tolerance of people of different races, nations and religions. And not just to tolerate them, but to learn about them and get to know them as fellow human beings. He also displayed the importance of helping those in need."
Steve Kemme: Lafcadio Hearn's Open Mind…Continue
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"Music’s impact on anything, is to connect us to the essential nature of ourselves; our freedom; our unique sovereignty as Human Beings. True love, is the ultimate ‘revolutionary’ act/choice. Unconditional love."
Brandon Ross: Global Music Roots
Brandon Ross is an American avant-jazz guitarist, composer, band leader, vocalist, and…Continue
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"If you put something of a high enough quality out into the world, there WILL be people out there with whom it resonates. That can lead to a wonderfully symbiotic relationship with people and places you would never have otherwise encountered."
District 97: Expect The Unexpected
Chicago prog rock band District 97 will be releasing a new live album…Continue
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"Believe in yourself and pursue music and not fame."
Joe Macre: American Garage Dream
Joe Macre is best known as the original bassist for the progressive rock band “Crack The Sky”, whose debut was voted album of the year in Rolling Stone Magazine and is still included in the top 50 progressive rock albums of all time. The new release from Joe…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
"I think, Beat Generation therefore jazz, the Village Vanguard a famous jazz club that was there in the Village, it was right across the corner from then Café Au Go Go, so, they were there first. And then came my generation, the generation of singers-songwriters. We were reading a book, wrapped up in that. That’s revolution of consciousness. We just didn’t concentrate on having a house and a washing machine. It was very inexpensive at that time and…Continue
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"The blues began as the "other side" of the coin so to speak...it was like a gut punch to the man about the pain our Black Brothers and Sisters were feeling out in the fields of cotton and other Big money crop of the day...but it isn’t always sad mad or mean but it is 100% REAL... And even can bring a smile or Joy to the heart of the Listener..."
Joe Lewis: On "A Mission From…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 28, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Regarding my music and social implications… one track on Joy Machine is called "The Longing Song”, which is about the children we locked up in detention centers on the Mexican border. But it's set in the future, and the children are all grown up...and how lost and troubled they have become, and how we are also in fact lost, for letting such a thing occur. Nels Cline of Wilco is a guest on this track. It's really powerful."…Continue
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"Music unites people of all races, genders, religions… and I want my music to give people whatever they need when they put on my record, If they want to dance, I want them to dance, If they want to cry and let their feelings out I want them to do that. I want it to be whatever they need it to be for them at that moment."
Casey Hensley: Speaks to People's Soul…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 28, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments
"There is a wonderful quote from the great writer and poet, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, who said “In the woods we return to reason and faith”. For me there are no more truer words. Being in nature as much as I am provides a balance in my life."
Chuck Leavell: The Trees & The Music Man
Chuck Leavell, whose piano…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 26, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I think It's the other way around. I write as to what is going on. I don't think music performs to the times. Then the impact is made. Hopefully joyously, or deeply with good intention. Non-Violent, but with passion."
Trevor B. Power: The Real & The Truth
Trevor B. Power’s love of music flows from his very roots. Many childhood days and…Continue
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