"Because the Beats addressed many issues already in the 50s that we still have to deal with and are still red hot. Simple as that. And since mainstream writing is still as conservative as ever and still lacks courage, it’s still inspiring and refreshing to read Beat poetry and all their successors throughout the decades."
Dr. Thomas Antonic: The Beats Go On..…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 4, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"I believe Blues, when done well, has always provided that joy – that release – for people. This is not sad music. This is music that allows people to come together, to communally surpass their troubles, and escape from their problems. Blues music gives people energy, it gives people life. Blues music – when done right – connects with people intrinsically, it matters, and it makes someone happy. It brings joy. That is how I hope my music affects…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2020 at 10:35pm — No Comments
"I firmly believe that especially the progressive rock side of things is really more of a continuation of how classical music has developed as against its evolving with popular music. I mean the 20th century brought some electronics into classical music Stockhausen and another writer John Cage, but somehow it still stayed separate from all classical music, or so we say mainstream classical music and I think prog rock in many respects took that…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 2, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Blues is human emotion conveyed through a simple form of music. Everybody can relate to that."
Sugar Ray Norcia: New England's Tones
Sugar Ray Norcia is a soul blues singer and harmonica player. He is best known for his work with his backing band, The Bluetones, with whom he has released seven albums since 1980. Norcia started to play his…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 29, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"If we go back to the roots of Blues music, we cannot deny the journey that got us here. Blues deals with love and heartache but also being tough and resilient. I guess it’s a bit of a no-nonsense genre where the instruments are allowed to ‘have the blue’s too”? hahah. All music is a state of mind, and all states of mind interpret music."
Malaya Blue: Still Got The Old School…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 29, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"I think perseverance is the greatest tool we have to becoming successful in any endeavor. The music business is a cold and hard place and the reason we have become successful in our 50s is from my persistence and drive to make it happen. It is one thing to be talented at something, it is entirely another becoming successful using your talent. You must find the desire to push and continue to push everyday… Merely showing up will not make you a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 28, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"I think music is still hopefully a space where people can see their similarities rather than their differences. It might be a cliché, but music quite often literally brings people together and gives them an experience of oneness with each other and with the universe. I strive to do that with loud guitar noises."
Eric Johanson: NOLA Rockin' Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"Blues has always evolved, and it continues to. I am not sure that I miss anything, but rather celebrate the amazing recordings that the legends left for us, and be part of the movement to keep the music alive and introducing blues to younger audiences."
JW Jones: Sonic Departures
Veteran blues musician from Canada who has a long list of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments
"Music amplifies the emotion and connection to each other at a level that is non-verbal. Going back to intention, the recorded song taps into the intention of the artist. This is why, when people hear music in a language that is not their own, it can still connect and inspire."
Kirsten Thien: Between Music & Life
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"I really want people to appreciate the fact that Blues music came from the African-American community, especially now. And I want white blues musicians to stand up for the black artists out there, many of whom are suffering, or their loved ones are suffering."
Lisa Mann: Tough Girl, Freedom Blues
Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"When I was a teenager the blues helped me to understand the history of racial injustice in the Unites States. We don’t need it for that any more - with camera phones and Youtube, anyone who wants to can witness that injustice for themselves. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seem to be interested."
Alan Harper: Chicago Blues Crossroads
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 20, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Racism is one of the most dangerous things in our society. Germany´s history as we all have seen, was breaking basic rules of civilization. We also see how racists are working anywhere I the world today. I would say that everybody is a brother of mine, the only difference is that this brother is born by another mother."
Leslie Mándoki: The Philosophy of Music…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I miss reality in the music of today… everything seems synthesized and auto tuned and phone. I guess I’m old school and like it real."
James Williamson: Rock n' Roll Blodline
Legendary proto-punk guitar heroes, James Williamson & Deniz Tek, have joined forces for a brand new, odds-defying studio album, Two To One, set to be released…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 11, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"All music effects people. Thats what its for. I am not sure that Blues is any different to any other sort of music in that respect. All genre's of music can convey any feelings you want them to. Make people think, cry, laugh. There is nothing better than after a gig people telling you that your songs made them feel some sort of emotion. Even if they hated it. If they felt nothing, then you have failed."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 10, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Absolutely nothing matters except the love of the music and a pure heart. I can continue to hope I can reach at least one person per listen with love and hope and acceptance."
Dianne Davidson: Always The Dreamer
There are a lot of good singers around today and a lot of talented musicians. There are performers who draw large crowds wherever…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 10, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"The Blues, (as is all music) is artistic expression. Some think of the Blues as sad and lonely music, but it can bring joy and happiness as well. Music can take people to a place where they forget about their everyday problems & make people smile more often."
Rick Berthod: Peripheral (Blues) Visions
Rick Berthod is a well known blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"However, these days I feel that there is a wonderful mix of what the ‘blues’ has now become and I feel there is a refreshing artistry evoked by artists the world over who aren’t afraid to mix influences but who still operate in the realms of what we understand as a modern ‘blues’ genre. I find that exciting. New sounds and new ways to express your own ‘blues’; that very essence of human emotion."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"The Beats really had the blues…and bopped to the beat of modern jazz. They also connected to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly and Sonny & Brownie."
Bob Angell: Supernal US Classical Music
Fresh album by Bob Angell, but a main-stay in the East Coast blues scene for many years. As Angell’s longtime mentor, the fabled Hubert Sumlin said,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Class, style, melody and originality - that’s what I liked about most of the music in the past - and that’s what I look for in the music of today. It’s not that it’s missing today, it’s just a little harder to find."
Peggy James: Skip The Desert Boundaries
Peggy James was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent her formative years in the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music is not a competition. I entered lots of battle of the band style contests as a young musician and it builds an unhealthy view of what music should be like."
Tom Gee: Say It Loud... Blues, Soul & Rock
Tom Gee is just about starting again. The 30 year-old singer songwriter from Bradford has been playing across the UK since the age of 16…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments