"Blues has its roots in the African-American culture dating back to the time of slavery. It has had a huge impact on the music of our time not only in America, but all over the world. Blues music crosses racial, political and socio-cultural lines."
Liz VanHouten: Sacramento…Continue
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"The blues has changed for the good and bad. A lot of the blues today is basically rock blues. The guitar playing is fast and a there is a lot of distortion; for me some of it does not have any feeling."
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"As far as hopes and fears for the future, man that’s a loaded topic…whether in music or humanity in general. The drug epidemic is so out of control and the violence that comes with is a very scary thing...and it seems to be only getting worse."
Derek Hess: Beat, Rhythm &…Continue
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"I guess I miss the large variety of singers from the early days that had such character in their voices. Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Bobby Bland, Junior Parker, Charles Brown, Lazy Lester and Roy Brown all had such distinctive styles."
Colin James: Walkin' on Blue…Continue
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"The blues is a way of communicating through music, showing your emotions – whether happiness or sadness – in a musical manner and hopefully entertaining the audience while doing this."
Charlie Baty: Skronky Tonk Grooves…Continue
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"The blues only bridges the gap if someone wants to be in harmony with the human race, at the same time it is powerful enough to change even the coldest of hearts."
John Holiday: Walk The Blues Line
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"I believe my music come to me from a higher power. Without a soul you couldn't create it, without a heart you wouldn't feel it, Without a brain you wouldn't be able to appreciate it".
Jay Gordon: Kickin' Blues Ass
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"The blues teaches you about life, and how to tell a story. Blues songs are really short tales that are passed on from storyteller to storyteller."
Tino Gross: Howlin' Funky Pleasant
Martin (Tino) Gross…Continue
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"You know, emotionally, l think the blues is all about freedom, subversion and fun."
Sugarcane Collins: Southern Cross Blues
From the far north of Australia but with his musical roots…Continue
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"I don’t think you can read about it to pick up techniques, body language and style. There’s only so much you can imagine reading but experiencing first hand it the best."
Lou Wolfenson: World Blues Lovers United…Continue
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"The traditional Blues are fading fast and dying. All things change. I will forever miss these guys and what they brought to us. The happiness, the tears, the fights, the good times."
Koby & Monica Kruse: The Blues…Continue
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"The Blues lets me express my feelings through the notes that I play. The Blues is a feeling that allows me to communicate with other musicians and listeners."
Ben "King" Perkoff: Honker and Shouter…Continue
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"Blues is a feeling, not just despair, but great joy and everything in between. But it’s a powerful feeling that makes you wanna cry out or shout."
Will Johns: Play with Zen Feeling
Will Johns was born…Continue
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"I think that Blues addresses issues that are common to people in general. Most everybody’s suffered heartache and loss and other themes that are common to the blues."
Jim Pharis: The Blues Tales of Life…Continue
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"I look at the world every day and think how nuts it all is. That makes me laugh, for if not I would cry! Seeing my friends and making music makes me smile."
Leland Sklar: THE Bass MAN
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"Blues is an international language. I think we all respect each other whether you're from Canada, the US, the UK ... or Greece!"
David Gogo: Talking with the Blues
As one of Canada's hardest…Continue
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"My music philosophy is to learn as much musically to be able to convey the true feelings from my heart and to play with passion and from a place of honesty."
Andrew ‘Jr.Boy’ Jones: A True Bluesman…Continue
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"The blues were created by people who’s entire lives were spent in one extreme situation after another, immeasurable pain and hardship."
Jim Doody: Colors Blues Dimensions
Jim Doody is a…Continue
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My mom, made me a needle point, which says:“For Heights and Depths No Words May Reach, Music is the Soul’s Own Speech”. I love that, and I think it says it all.
Cathy Ponton King: Tough & Tender Blues…
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"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
Guitarist Rick Vito…Continue
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