"Whether it is a smaller personal or inter-personal issue, or a large world-wide problem, music is another way to spread the message of hope and perseverance. It lets us know that we are not alone in how we feel, however it is we may feel, and gives us an outlet and platform to discuss issues and solutions."
Meg Williams: Love, Life & Moving On…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Draws people together from all walks of life. Music unites us."
Ged Wilson: The 21st Century Blues
Ged Wilson describes his act as blues for the 21st Century. Raised along the Irwell Delta in Manchester and now relocated in Cheltenham, Ged is a veteran of the British Blues boom of the 60's. He cuts his original tunes from the world around him…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Socio-cultural really incudes both the racial and the political, as well as the personal and broader cultural environment. In that context, I think the blues, with its message of triumph over adversity, has universal appeal that can speak to and voice the hopes and dreams, the losses and struggles, the love, the success that comes from not giving up, of anyone who will listen and submit to the power of the blues."…
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"Probably a bit of both, there a certain thing you can play or sing to make it sit within the blues 'genre' but without the 'state of mind' it's probably not going to translate to the listener with any authenticity. Same with any Soul music. The most important thing is to make the listener believe what you're singing."
McNaMarr Project (John McNamara & Andrea…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 23, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Music is very powerful and can make people forget their differences and shake their booty together."
Sparky Parker: Blues n' Rock In The Dark
Eric “Sparky” Parker wears his Texas blues-rock guitarslinger credentials on his sleeve, possessing the grit, drive and talent needed to stand tall in the eternally-competitive Texas music scene. His guitar…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 23, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"Southern music is the music of the world. Blues, Soul, Jazz, Country, Zydeco, Rock & Roll, R & B. Improvisational music of any kind. We owe it all to the Mississippi River."
Rob Robinson: Southern Holywater
HeavyDrunk is headed up by Rob Robinson, a veteran songwriter, musician and artist who has created the smoking nine piece…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Boundaries are for the media reporters, not for the participants. There’s a tradeoff between perspective and objectivity. When you’re in the game, the game is invisible to you."
Awareness of Artistic Expression
Phil Lesh was standing in line at Cal Berkeley's music…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music origins and the concept of a 'Bluesman" or "Blueswoman" originated within the folk tradition within local communities with a shared cultural, historical social, economic and political experience."
Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records:
Music, Wisdom & Life Experience…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments
"I think blues brings people of all backgrounds together as everyone can relate and honestly, I believe that it's a very open accepting genre. I've seen where other traditionally rooted African-American music has remained in the black community where as in blues it's become a wonderful blend of all people."
Alex Lopez: Alter Blues/Rock Mixology…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments
"Music is truly the universal language recognizing no language, social, racial, ethnic, class or political boundaries. Music is or at least can be a powerful force for healing and uniting people."
Vince Agwada: The Blues Bloodline
Vince Agwada, ace guitarist, composer, producer, and recording artist got his start in music at the world-renown Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Well, blues along with jazz was invented by African Americans, so in a way, it has done good things for black people in the US. This music brings whites and blacks together. That was especially important in the 1950’s and 60’s here. But now blues inhabits a very small community and has little social implications."
Dudley Taft: Simple (Rock n' Blues) Life…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 3, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Blues is real, that’s why it’s always with us. One wish? I wish that they never ever use drum machines on blues records like they are doing on Southen Soul records now."
Twist Turner: The Blues Creator
During the course of his 54-year musical career songwriter, producer and drummer Twist Turner has worked with over 40 Grammy Award…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments