"Well, I hope music can help people form relationships with those others that are as different from them as I am from someone like Taildragger; in my relationship with him, the subject of race is literally a joke. We know each other well enough to know that we are truly more alike than different, because of the music."
Martin Lang: Old Good Days of Blues Harp…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 20, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Humility and gratitude immediately come to mind. To have commercial success in an endeavor involving music and the arts is nearly impossible without a bit of luck along the way. You do it because you love it; you must do it, but you'll experience massive amounts of disappointment along the way."
Fred Hostetler: The Lotus of The Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 18, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Blues music has traditionally been engrained in hardship and oppression, and can be hard to appreciate for a lot of people for various reasons, while Rock is all about the freedom and is much easier to get people on board with."
Beauwater: Everything Flows
Raw, bluesy, groovy and authentic. These are the characteristics behind the unique blend of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 17, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"I really don’t believe that popular music or art in general have had a real political or social impact since the 1950s. Corporations are well aware of what George Orwell called the ‘controlled opposition’. That’s what they do."
The Questionnaires: Timeless Music
The Questionnaires are from Newcastle upon Tyne in Northern England. Jane Wade and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 16, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"The only thing I can say I miss from the music in the past, is the affordability of taking in a show without going broke. But other than that, I try not to dwell on the music of yesterday. I think there’s a lot of good music being made today, but you do have to look around to find it. Thanks for DJs who spin music from independent artists, they are integral to the future musicians like myself."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I think music is a great way of helping people be a part of their group’s place in the world, and also understand the place of other groups as well. Creating bonds between nations is a wonderful ability of music and I wish it were more widespread."
John McLean & Charles Barkatz:
The Beauty of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"I am happy that there is a cultural revival movement among young Black Americans that wants to reclaim their cylinder and 78 heritage, as Irish, Appalachian, Jewish, Chicano, German, East European, Mongol, Asian and African people have been able to do. Traditional music is a visible and audible sign of health in a culture. If it is vibrant, it all acts together to bring solidarity to the communities the music serves."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"The Blues changed. When my father was a young man the blues was a black audience, but when Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, and Johnny Winters introduced the world to my father the Blues became white overnight. But the Blues is the foundation of music and crosses cultural borders – no boundaries – meaning age or race."
Mojo Morganfield: Blues Royal Bloodline…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 11, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"I would hope that more and more people would learn to love music that is made with simple, real instruments. Whatever kind of music it is, blues jazz, folk music, singer/songwriter music. I’m not a fan of things that are made that are too electronic. I prefer things to be more natural in sound."
Duke Robillard: Blues Bash with Friends
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 8, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I miss the authentic sound, blues to me now is too rock-ish. I miss when the guitar wasn’t overpowered with gain or distortion and bands had horns and every man shined on stage in a nice suit and uniformed. I also miss the showmanship, the new players like Toronzo Cannon and Eric Gales have that showman ship cause they move and dance a little when they play."
D.K. Harrell: The Blues Is…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 6, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music is my therapy. Writing songs has a way of helping me understand, and deal with, life, love, and loss."
Dennis Jones: Soft Hard & Loud Blues
Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Jones was born in Baltimore,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 4, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"As far as we know, in ancient times, poetry and music were the same thing. And of course we still speak of the music of poetry, in terms of meter, rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition, and so on, even when the poetry is read silently from a page. If literature is defined as fine writing, it is always musical to some extent."
Steven Taylor: Notes Sutra,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 3, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I learned to be open to the chance, it made me want to “follow my inner moonlight”, express my feelings without being afraid and live my life to the fullest. Of course, “On the Road” brought in the forefront the technique of Bob prosody… More importantly, it taught me the meaning of friendship and it instructed me to try to listen to the music of the words, always underlying though seemingly latent, just like the music of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 2, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments
"Music is like the great equalizer. It brings people together, no matter the shape, size, backgrounds, orientation or color. You rarely hear people fighting over music. It Is something that is shared, and it bonds us all together. I think we need more music everyday. More unity."
Paul Boddy & The SlideWinder Blues Band
Paul Boddy & The…Continue
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"The musicians in Detroit were all friends. No one cared what race or heritage you were as long as you could play. We never knew what songs we played on would be hits. We just made sure the producer and arranger were happy with our performance on each song and moved on to the next song."
Dennis Coffey: The Sounds of Motor City
Dennis Coffey is an…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"The blues can be interpreted in many ways worldwide. It should never be limited to one genre."
Tim Woods: Sutra of Sacred Ground
Veteran singer and guitarist Tim Woods released the new full-length album, "Vortex" (2020), produced by Bobby Lee Rodgers and features special guests including legendary Paul Hornsby, Derek Woods & Ryan…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 27, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"Blues by tradition has been a way to unload your miseries, but it can be a Healer too. It’s an important musical genre for the people who can identify with it releasing all kind of feelings."
Andy Watts: SuperGroove Journey
Andy Watts premier guitarist has performed and recorded with some of the best blues artists in the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 26, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."
Peter Veteska: Blues Train Running
After a long hiatus from the music scene, lead guitar man and vocalist Peter Veteska…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 24, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"I think that the impact of blues rock is year after year less powerful, because it’s been mainly a man type of music. It even became a white man type of music through the years. I think that society has a craving for new types of models and if the blues rock genre isn’t able to reinvent itself, people will look someplace else."
Endrick & The Sandwiches:…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 23, 2020 at 9:30am — 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: Cosmic (Rock n' Blues) Life…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 21, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments