"Rock n Roll is so expressive, emotional, political. Its certainly an art form in its own right."
Vincent Zara: Rock n' Roll Clover
Vincent Zara is a Cork based Father, Artist, Photographer, Music Lover. Rory, Sabbath, Beatles. Over thinker, mess maker, Beamish tippler. Vincent says: "I stop and start so many things. It’s awful really, working…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 16, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"Jazz in itself may have a more ambiguous history than other styles, because it is a product of so many social y and cultural and economically different ingredients."
Music Emotions & Jazz Feelings
Martin Zenker was born in Munich and has been a freelance bassist…Continue
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"I miss the days when people bought music at record stores and when we could go to those stores and talk about music."
Southern Blues Rock Crossroads
Tinsley Ellis is a Blues Rock musician, who grew up in southern Florida. His love for electric blues grew by listening to…Continue
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“Before fans used to come to concerts to listen to the music, to enjoy themselves, to spend time with friends and to have a memorable experience. Nowadays more and more people are coming to hang out with their smartphones, to just take pictures and videos of artists as a token, “look I was there, “instead of enjoying the live performance; especially the younger fans.”
Tomislav Goluban: Bright Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"In all cases our societal preconceptions can be challenged and through that a new understanding can emerge, regardless of the viewer’s racial, political, etc. beliefs or orientation."
Ted Reed: The Blues Trail Revisited
Emmy-and Oscar-award winning filmmaker Ted Reed has been producing, directing, writing, and shooting films and television since…Continue
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"Blues and rock music bring people together, regardless of their ethical background and origin. That is the great thing about this music. From a socio-cultural point of view it is very important and a way that really works in reality. It's a logical conclusion that comes out of it, because only the music is in the foreground. Also politically we can get to know each other through this music."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 12, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"We as musicians have to tell stories, give people stuff to think about, make them aware of the politics that influence our lives. Inspire each other and communicate..."
Julian Sas: The Electric Netherlands
Julian Sas is one of the greatest artists in his genre the Netherlands has ever produced and as a guitarist he belongs to the absolute top of…Continue
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"My foundation as an artist is the belief in: ... the nobleness of the arts and our effort as artists...writers...teachers...conveyors of thought, is to be mindful of the challenge and the importance of what we do. The essence of our efforts, I believe, is to illuminate the path of a measured truth, and to reflect and mirror that truth through the veil of our craft, taking aim at ourselves, our society, our world, with utmost respect to the awe and mystery…Continue
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"I see music in general as a common denominator, the thread that ties us together, regardless of race, culture, politics, or socio-cultural status. Certainly, some genres of music are preferred by cultures because of their environment and heritage, but if you look out at the crowd at a rock or blues festival, you see young, old, white, black, Latin, etc."
Georgia Randall: Peace, Love &…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"All modern music after the 1800s has been heavily influenced and shaped by American Blues. Blues is the parent genre to almost everything we hear these days, everything from Jazz, to electronica, to Hip Hop, it all started at the blues. It has bridged many gaps socially, at least in the US, and has always been a champion for diversity and inclusion."
Jackie Venson: The Girl & The…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"In many ways the impact of the blues and (maybe even more) the gospel music can't be overestimated in modern day culture."
Bror Gunnar Jansson:
Eclecticism, Creativity & Originality
Bror Gunnar Jansson is a Swedish one-person band who unleashes a garage-style hybrid of blues, rock…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 7, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"People have been getting the blues for years and will continue to get them. The blues of the past is the blues of the future."
Roots & Blooms of American Music
Chris Rodrigues plays the guitar, blows the harmonica, stomps on a suitcase with his right foot, taps on…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music reflects the feelings of the people who create it, and the feelings and conditions and situations shared by other people of the same culture. Making blues music and listening to it is a way for people to process the challenges they face."
Katy Hobgood Ray: The Dream Of Music
The duo of Katy Hobgood Ray and Dave Ray reminds us there is…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"Blues transcends any and all racial inequality, it pulls you in to a place where you can identify with the writer and what they might have been going through. Those struggles that we identify with fit any class or race of people. Which is one reason that Blues will never die."
Black Cat Bones: Blues Rock Experiences
Black Cat Bones is a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 3, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Music reflects very much the culture of a place, like the language, the way people speak."
Anton Mühlhofer: Cubanton
Austrian musician/bandleader Anton (Toni) Mühlhofer, studied Classical Percussion at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Drums (Jazz) at the Conservatory of Vienna and further studies at the Berklee College of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 2, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments
"Blake was a great visionary English poet. His line rang true for me, as I’ve indulged in plenty of excess in my time, and I feel now that I’ve been relieved of a hopeless state of mind and body, I should have learned something from the fun and games-and suffering!"
Tom Hyslop: A True Blues Knight
Blues Foundation “Keeping The Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 30, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"Music can uplift and heal. What a breath of fresh air this grassroots music is, especially in today's modern, fast-paced, upside-down, plastic, digital world. But music (if we can even call it that) can also harm."
Tom Shaka: Mr. Delta Thunder
Tom Shaka, an American Bluesman of Sicilian ancestory, began singing and playing the guitar at the age…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 28, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"Gospel is most certainly an identifier for a specific genre of music with specific stylistic differences, but you could say it’s also a state of mind. More than any other kind of music, gospel music contains the answers to life’s problems—if someone chooses to listen."
Bob Marovich: The Enlighten of Gospel
Robert M. Marovich is the founder and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 27, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Blues is a way of life...Blues artists just want to have fun."
Robert Jr Whitall: Big City Blues Colors
Robert Jr. Whitall is publisher and editor-in-chief of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine. His interest in art was discouraged by his parents but his creative talents would flourish through four decades of photography and music promotion and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 23, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"Jazz is fun and exciting music, and the literature about it should be the same. Some of the people writing dense, academic books nowadays on jazz have lost touch with the fun in the music—maybe that’s required for them to get credentials and tenure. But it’s said to see boring writing on such enjoyable music."
Ted Gioia: All About The Jazz…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 20, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments