"Definitely, in the end blues is a kind of folk music. Blues has always been related to a political, social and economic context. So is Mexican traditional or folk music, like “corridos”."
Bourbon Blues Ensemble: Hecho en México…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 31, 2015 at 11:05pm — No Comments
"I firmly believe music heals and connects people in all the right ways. So when racial and social-cultural things come along and immediately separates folks and lines get drawn, I think music is a powerful tool to get past those things and brings everybody back together."
Mitch Mann: Sweet…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 31, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments
"You can’t understand the blues without paying a big attention to sociology, race etc...but also in Flamenco, Latin music ETC...popular music is LIFE, and it tells what is and been going on with the people."
Marcos Coll: Saludos del Mundo Los Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments
"The blues teaches me that even pain can be a celebration. Through the Blues we understand Hope and Redemption. The Blues is our Story about Life."
Mississippi Fever: 300 Miles to Memphis…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I believe my music come to me from a higher power. Without a soul you couldn't create it, without a heart you wouldn't feel it, Without a brain you wouldn't be able to appreciate it".
Jay Gordon: Kickin' Blues Ass
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Money doesn’t make the world go round!!!"
Johnny Prapas: The Axes Of Zeus
Johnny Prapas (aka Yiannis Yiantsios) and his entirely handmade electric guitars Olympus Custom Guitars are located in Leptokarya…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2015 at 10:48am — No Comments
"Today, most music is what is referred to as 'cookie cutter'. One after the other, all the same...same shit, different day! Also, taste and subtlety has been thrown out like the baby with the bath water."
Mike Turk: New England's Tin…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments
"You don’t have to be black and/or poor to feel and play the blues. It’s just a question of feeling and love. The blues is heart and not brain music."
Robert Egloff: Shakespeare’s Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Jazz and Blues were an important part of the Beat movement and I think it has to do with the idea of a search, for the creative impulse to make something new and express your own ideas to the listener/reader."
Paul Rogers: On The Jazz Roads…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 20, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
"I wish that discs and vinyl records were still as important as they used to be. When I was young a vinyl record album was a beautiful physical object that you could hold. Something has been lost in the change I think."
Jim Fitting: American Music Breaths…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 19, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments
"I think Jazz and Rock & Roll culture is a racially unifying form, which breaks down the socio-cultural barriers."
Nik Turner: The Mighty Thunder Rider
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"Maybe musicians should play blues more with their heart instead of just playing it with their fingers…My fears are that almost anything could already be said, sung or played in the world blues and nothing more is left…Sounds a little pessimistic, I'm afraid."
Dinu Logoz: Swiss…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments
"John Lee Hooker said that the Blues is the Healer. It's healing properties come from its themes of the human condition. It is a music accessible by everyone that is defined by an indigenous origin and morphed by its surroundings."
Detroit Disciples: Urban Roots…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments