"I miss the genuine honesty of it all. Because the original blues songs were written from their heart and soul and I’m afraid the majority today are just creating lyrics or just mimicking what they think the blues should be. But with this said it would be hard for them to write with the experiences of the original blues guys because times have changed and that type of struggling is hopefully non-existent."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 23, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"Music is an art. It is culture. It is life evoked through a tune. It has social implications. Social implications mean political implications in our current world. Everything is intertwined in some way."
GravelRoad: Crooked Nation Blues
GravelRoad has been pushing the musical boundaries for over a decade and a half, forging a distinct sound that…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 21, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"The Blues speaks precisely of that, of the struggle for the same rights for all, there is no color, we are all human beings. Blues is the most direct music, which enters the heart."
Mariano Cardozo: Keeping the Blues Alive
Argentinian Mariano Cardozo is a hard worker blues producer, musician, manager and director of Baires Blues Productions.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"I am always drawn to the places where music connects people who might seem different from each other or divided. I've been in many situations where there are divisions or differences among people in terms of their political views and cultural backgrounds, but it melts away (or at least gets set aside) when we play music together."
Sue Decker: Outskirts of Love…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"The music I am exposed to today...I find lacks depth and heart. Like most of what's going in in the world...I fear the loss of human connection. Hopefully the Blues will take over for the empty music we are feed on commercial radio. People are hungry to feel and be moved."
Angel Forrest: Music Canvas With Grace
In 1988, Angel Forrest began a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 13, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Blues and Jazz Music broke down the racial barriers between people of all races, denominations and cultures before anything else did, it brought about a common love and understanding that we are still working at, harmony is the key!!"
Sugar Blue: The Colors of The Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 9, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"Well I think we all know that blues was created in the south by African Americans. Using a lot of their influences and speaking of their experiences. It comes from a lot of emotions. Truth be told I stay away from politics so I really don’t know. As far as racial implications, blues nowadays is loved by every color and every ethnicity at least in my experience. Like I said before, it is a healer."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Great art always reflects the sociopolitical happenings of its time. You can recognize the value of a culture based on the art being created."
Will Jacks: The Images of Mississippi
Will Jacks is a photographer, curator, storyteller, and educator of culture and relationships in the Mississippi Delta, the Lower Mississippi River region, and the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 7, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I’m not a big fan of modern contemporary pop music; just a personal preference. As far as modern blues music, I feel like it’s in a pretty good place. The blues tent has enough room for all tastes and styles. I would like to see more younger people follow the genre as fans to ensure we all have fans to enjoy the music we create moving forward."
Tom Craig: Get Ready For The…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 7, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
“The impact has been significant of course. Integrated bands helped lead the way… Butterfield made a huge contribution in 1965 when he showed up with and integrated band from Chicago. Folk musicians in urban areas had an easy time crossing racial lines. Once one sees this working (an audience), they think differently about their neighbors.”
Geoff Muldaur: The Dreamin’ Folk…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 4, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I believe that every art form is a political statement. Rock music must have this alternate view. And I have to admit that I hate every right-wing guy out there."
Dustbowl: The Story of Mother Earth Rock
Greek band Dustbowl founded in May 2006. In Sept. 2008 their 1st album “Troublebound & Lonesome” has been released and in May…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"I don’t think there’s anything necessarily missing in music at the moment that was there in the past, I think as a listener, there’s so much amazing music out there, you maybe have to look a bit harder for it nowadays than years ago, but the music is out there."
Bury'd Alive With The Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 2, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"The Blues as we know it came out of the cotton fields of the Deep South of the US. It was born out of a clash of cultures and gave the poor a voice. Suddenly, people who had previously been unheard now had a voice and were singing about everyday things, instead of only about God."
Nigel McTrustry: Blues In The Box
Brisbane-based musician Nigel…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"I miss the real live music in concerts, everything it's about computer and I worry for the new generations that can grow up thinking this is the only way to go. My hope is to sell out major stadiums around the world and my fear is technology will continue to divide us rather than bring us together."
Evelyn Rubio: The Blues of Soul
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"So for me blues music and the people I've met in it make myself keep a sense of humility first off. Because at the end of the day, we're all people. Don't matter what race, creed color your are. We're human, we're people. So it teaches me to stay humble, grateful and I try to stay kind."
Ivy Ford: Kismet Blues in the Windy City
Ivy Ford, singer,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"What is clear is the capacity of the music to lift people’s spirits and deliver a positive impact on morale and wellbeing."
Rebecca Downes: Blues Rock Kingdom
Birmingham-based Rebecca and her band are a ‘must see’ live act that often leaves newcomers simply blown away by the power of the performance. With her co-writer Steve Birkett alongside…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 28, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"The people that created this music did so to express themselves and escape from the daily struggles of their lives that were made unnecessarily harsh through no fault of their own. We have a responsibility to recognize the situations that created this music and to be respectful of those of lived through it."
Screamin' John and TD Lind: Big Blues Men…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 27, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"The SOUL and organic quality of REAL music, made by humans; truly talented people playing real instruments and singing from the heart; no tricks, no bullshit, just absolutely honest and pure music... coming straight from the soul."
Doug Duffey and BADD: Play The Blues
Multi award-winning Doug Duffey and BADD are a North Louisiana-based quartet…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Children are just trying to figure out how the world works, they are like little alien beings, completely innocent and excited and they are looking at everything through their eyes. This is kind of magical…"
Miss Bix: We Don’t Own The Blues
LESLIE BIXLER aka MISS BIX aka LESLIE LETVEN has been writing, recording and performing since her early…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Music is a central cog in our socio-cultural identity from the individual to the global level. It helps us define ourselves and our humanity. It connects us with each other. I want it to keep doing that."
Wide Mouth Mason:
I Wanna Go With The Blues
Wide Mouth Mason is a soul power duo…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments