"The Blues is incredibly great at connecting people of different generations, origins and cultural backgrounds, so it can help to integrate people. All music can do that, but what I keep noticing about the Blues especially is that it touches people no matter if they’re 8 or 80 years old - everybody can relate to it."
Jimmy Reiter: Blues Is The Key…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments
"I don't fear especially for blues, but the music scene as a whole is having a tough time - both recorded and live music are not valued as they once were. Let's write a blues song about it!"
Liam Ward: British Uprising of The Blues
The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues! Dance the night away to…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."
John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues
Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere (Release Date April 19th), the latest album from John…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"The blues is not just music; it is a point of view, a friend, a source of humor. In the day-to-day world it can be a constant companion. It brings with it a relationship for the self, and the ability to make the best of things, whatever, come what may."
Mark Adams: Blues Breaths
Mark Adams was raised and where he honed his craft. Influenced by…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 5, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"I feel that Blues can provide us all a means to transcend all of these boundaries. As musicians, we also have the responsibility to honor the history and roots of the music that we hold dear. Through that, we all can have a better understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our racial and cultural differences. Hopefully that will lead to an elimination of our divisiveness and unite us."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"The racial discrimination and socio-cultural differences go away with the music, and it’s the best part of it in my opinion. It equalizes everything and everyone, and it is extremely important in a world like the one with have today, where both in Europe and the USA old racial and social discrimination is coming back."
Luca Kiella Chiellini: The Caesar of Keys…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"At a blues symposium in the ‘90s, someone described blues as a river that flows forever. But in my view, if blues is a river it finally released into the ocean."
Peter Ward: Train to Key Biscayne
Peter “Hi-Fi” Ward's brand new album "Train to Key Biscayne" on Gandy Dancer Records hit the road on March 29th. Along for…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 15, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Chris Stassinopoulos: Light In The Dark
Versatile Greek musician, Chris Stassinopoulos is one of the pioneers of the European Prog Rock & Jazz Fusion music scene of 1970s. Chris was born in Athens Greece at 1951. He's drummer, pianist, keyboardist and composer. Shared the stage and recorded with AXIS, ZAO, CLEAR LIGHT, CATHERINE LARA, FRANCIS MOZE (ex GONG, MAGMA), JANNICK TOP (ex MAGMA), JOEL…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 11, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"Music is such a universal form of expression. People have used music to express heavy emotion for ages. Think about the war cries of ancient tribes to create a sense of being connected with one another so they could operate as one. Music can unite us. In church people sing together to worship as one. Human beings need to feel connected to one another. When people come together in song it is powerful."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 4, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"It’s hard for me to believe that one can’t live without culture - especially art - which to me is music, poetry, literature as well as the visual arts. I think without the appreciation of the arts, then one is lost within their culture. Art is just as important as food."
Growing Up in Wallace Berman's…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 2, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
“Blues music is perhaps one of the most influential with racial problems, which I only know from the history of the same musicians who had to live and that the British blues musicians made known to the rest of Europe and the world.”
Miquel Antonio de Padua Aguiló:
The Paths & Passion of Creation…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 1, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"The arts, not just music, has an impact on so much from a better outlook on life, to better cognitive skills to building up the local economy. If you have artists in your area, then when people come to see or hear or taste or feel that amazing art, they will also stay in your hotels, eat in your restaurants and so on."
Joey Stuckey: In The Shadow Of The Sun…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 24, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I learn to keep myself disciplined, to have fun and enjoy the people around me."
Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith:
Keeping The Blues Alive & Well
Kenny Smith was unquestionably born into blues royalty. He grew up in the same house where Muddy Waters once lived in Chicago, the home of the blues.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Music reflects society and hopefully it informs and educates people encouraging them to act in the best interests of our little planet in our little universe."
Glen Clark: The Soul of Lone Star
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Glen Clark (keyboards, guitar, vocals) studied music at North Texas State University. He moved to L.A. in the seventies where…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Helping others and doing good through your own success is very rewarding. It’s also complicated as there’s a whole set of issues and other people’s expectations can play a huge role. However, I think it’s a responsibility of success and the rewards come from within."
Jann Klose: Lyrics, Melody & Style
Jann Klose is an award-winning pop…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I hope people never forget about the Blues as the 'root' of it all, and I hope people continue to 'grow' within the Blues, and use it for their own creativity, not just to copy…."
Arlen Roth: Eclectic Tele(master)
Acclaimed guitar master Arlen Roth has teamed up with a host of fellow Telecaster greats released his new album, “Tele Masters” (2019,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
"My fear is that authentic blues, which is pure American music, will be lost completely in future generations as it has already started to be lost today."
Benny Turner: Going Back Home
Benny Turner was born in Gilmer, Texas and grew…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"Just like that old Jazz musician says to the young rocker in the film THAT THING YOU DO “You got to watch your money!” I protect myself with copyrights and filings for music publishing (in my case BMI). And scrutinize contracts like my life depends upon it."
Andy Bernstein: Let The Roots Roll
Andy B. AKA Andy Bernstein has been the primary…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"There is no Blues past. Or future. It just is. And if I want, there are plenty upon plenty of films and recordings."
Allen Finney: Walkin' With The Roots
Allen Finney is an American (Michigan) born, multitalented musician, based in Sweden. Steeped in the roots traditions of American folk, rock, country, blues, and jazz, Allen Finney emerges with…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 20, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"That honesty, not chasing a trend. “We do what we do” attitude. I’d hope a simple and honest music raises its head up again. Greta Van Fleet, Rival Sons, are young, taking what they like from older music, putting their take on it and running. Kids are listening to that again. 5% will actually go back and listen to Howlin Wolf and be astounded."
Dan Baird: Rock n' Roll…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 19, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments