"Music in general brings people together. Apart from the protest blues is about."
Barrelhouse: On The Road (Again)
Old photos are like old memories; some are bright and clear, some are vague. 'Do not Look Back' is what Van Morrison already sang. An easy advice to follow for a young Tineke Schoemaker at the time. 45 years and 12 albums later you…Continue
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"Having in mind the fact that the Blues is actually a folk music genre, it was more than certain that it would affect some aspects of life and culture, in general. To me, Blues music managed to extirpate some ideas, some ingrained behaviours that the world had back in the day."
Sakis Dovolis: Cross The Line
"Cross The Line" by New York-based…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"Music is as much a refection of our society and it’s problems and strengths and any implications on society is usually an after effect."
Vegas Strip Kings: Eclectic Jackpot
Raised from the ashes of the acclaimed Blind Pig Records project Contino, Vegas Strip Kings is a blues-based Americana sound from Las Vegas, Nevada. With their unique…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments
"Music was stronger in the old days more feeling"
Keith Scott: Better Blues World
Keith Scott is one of Chicago's most vibrant musicians. For the past 20 plus years he's built his reputation as a sizzling blues guitarist, dynamic performer, noteworthy songwriter and bandleader. Keith has toured the U.S. and Europe both with his band…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Pure feeling, energy, expression, fun, taste, tone, life. That's all real, and that's what the Blues translates to people everywhere."
Rick Vito: Rock n' Roll Artist with Soul
The VizzTone Label Group is tremendously proud to present a new album by one of the most widely acclaimed musicians of our time, Rick Vito. SOULSHAKER will hit the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 9, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
“Music is and always will the universal language and if people take the time to listen and to truly hear, there will greater understand and compassion for the differences between us. Peace.”
Myles Goodwyn: A Friend Of The Blues
Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"I think music is often a reflection of the time it was written, and what was going on then politically and socially. Jazz and R&B are both American forms of music, that managed to cross racial lines at a time when these lines were rarely crossed."
Ed Roth: Journey To The Jazzland
Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit, and touch have made him a…Continue
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"I think good writing helps make people feel there are other people in the universe with the same worries, loves or concerns."
Mike James: Americanized Ghazals
Mike James is the author of twelve poetry collections. His most recent books include: First-Hand Accounts from Made-Up Places (Stubborn Mule, 2018), Crows in the Jukebox (Bottom Dog, 2017),…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 8, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
“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: Chicago…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2019 at 10:47pm — No Comments
"Throughout the world, poetry and music have been forerunners in challenging the mindsets of people. Irrespective of the genre and language both music and poetry have constantly motivated people into thinking differently, into rising in revolt against mediocre or oppressive thought processes."
Maitreyee B Chowdhury: Bangalore Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Yes music today is totally guitar based rock...the swing from the by gone era has left...even blues tends to be more rock then anything else my fear is there will be no one left to carry on the swing."
Big Joe Maher: Rockhouse Party
Joe Maher aka "Big Joe" started out his music career in his Maryland high school jazz band "The Starliners.”…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"I think any genre of music and art can impact those things. Sometimes you can express yourself in more subtle ways. Since I'm primarily a guitarist, I've always tried expressing myself through my guitar with those topics."
Joe Flip: Discover Real Music
Whether Joe Flip (Filipovich) is performing at popular venues around the mid-west, building…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 30, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"The Nuyorican Movement has enlightened other poetic and artistic movements with the raw truths of life lived in urban landscapes; whether real or imagined."
Nancy Mercado: The Passion of Nuyorican Poetry
The recipient of an American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and named among the Frederick Douglass 200 on the anniversary of Douglass'…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 28, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"You’ve got to understand a culture quickly to get what you want or need. The earth is in a terrible fix. Water to drink is a Huge issue. There are saints and assholes everywhere."
The Blues Stories of the Beat President
Andy Clausen was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I wish that African-Americans would embrace this music in its original form more. It is our history we should keep and preserve it."
Khalif Wailin' Walter:
Flamin' Voodoo Axeman
Khalif "Wailin'" Walter without a doubt belongs to the the new generation of Blues players coming from the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"Music really is Universal, and you never know where your instrument will take you."
Will Jacobs: Burnin' Windy City Blues
Known for his powerful, live performances, Will Jacobs is a modern Blues/R&B/Soul artist. from Chicago, Illinois, USA. At 25 years old, he's no stranger to performance stages. Will honed his chops the old-fashioned way –…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’."
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (The Texas Horns):
Let The Lone Star's Good Times Roll…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Music is the universal language. And it does cross political and social and cultural divides. I think we can learn a lot about how to bridge the gap’s between people from studying how music bridges those gaps. You can take a great feeling piece of music anywhere in the world and people will enjoy it."
Mark Teixeira: Groove, Swing & Feel It! …Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"It seems that Blues and Rock music is most listened to by people a little older these days. I don't get involved in music that is politically motivated. Music is for all people to bring us together."
Head Honchos: Big, Bluesy & Forward
"Bring It On Home" (2018, Grooveyard Records) is the debut studio disc by hard-working band…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"I think the impact of the blues in the ‘60s was tremendous. Because it not only was a different kind of music, but it was a new culture. Totally."
Paul Oscher: Original Blues - Cool Cat
Paul Oscher is a blues legend. A blues singer and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar and piano), who while still in his teens, became the first Caucasian…Continue
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