"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
"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
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 15, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"It seems to me that Blues and Rock music and visual art can connect with people of all races and political parties. It’s a common language that nearly everyone can understand and feel touched."
Phil Goodrich: Waves, Travels & Blues
Phil Goodrich is a Florida native artist now based in South Carolina, studied Studio Art at San Diego's Point…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 15, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Life is constant change and you gotta learn to roll with it and constantly reinvent yourself."
Danny Lynn Wilson: Peace of Mind
After years of traveling along life’s dusty roads, Danny Lynn Wilson has emerged sharing his “Peace of Mind” (2019) - a personal collection of Original Roots recordings expressing his profound inner experiences. Polished…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:29am — No Comments
"Really good blues artists write and perform from the heart. They tell stories about the human condition, often presenting complex and deep issues with startling simplicity."
Willa Vincitore: Good Choices of Music
A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee (August, 2018), Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 9, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
Best advice came from my mother: "know what you are talking about in the song, it will inform the way you sing it".
Welcome to the world of Chic Street Man, a world soulful and full of wit and humor
Chic Street Man is a uniquely talented artist with an international following. His music transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 8, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I would zap all people who are greedy, mean, evil, territorial, power-mad, murderous, pessimistic, bigoted, stupid, depressed, or hopeless – with a magic ray that would turn them into positive-thinking, compassionate, intelligent, loving, and productive members of the human race, so they could contribute to solving the problems that threaten all of us with extinction."
Rosie McGee: Tribal…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"The reason that I enjoy playing Rory's music every time is simple… In Rory Gallagher's music you have all the styles from Rock 'n Roll, Country Swing to Jazz Folk Blues and Rock … Everything is there!! And he plays from the Heart!"
Marcel Scherpenzeel: Rockin’ Blues Friend…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 19, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"I think music and art should be made mandatory in public schools for all grades. In fact, I’ll say that mandatory subjects should be English, History, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Nutrition, Music, Art, Gym, two years of Math and everything else should be elective."
Eden and John’s East River String Band: Old Time Music, Like Good Wine…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
"It’s there even if people don't know it, Blues is soul, so anything soulful has a bit of blues and emotion to it. It's pure at least the true blues is to me."
Kirk Fletcher: Hold On...I'm Back
With his new studio album “Hold On” (2018) Kirk Fletcher is back and better than ever. Having toured the world for years playing with…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Blues will continue to document the struggles and triumphs of life. I’ve found that this very passionate music touches the soul of those who hear it and can bring complete strangers together."
Bobby BlackHat: Medal of Blues Honor
Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."
Randy Casey: Americana Blues
Randy Casey’s music career spans more than three decades of twists and twangs. From the stages of CBGB and Whiskey a-go-go to a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 7, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"On one hand, not as significant as it could or should be in our present global climate. On another level, literature is the net in which all of these phenomena are gently and tactfully caught. Like a net, literature is full of gaps and threaded apertures that allow us to see how issues of gender, race, culture and politics implicate and comprise our human reality. Music of certain ilks does this too."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 2, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"I think that Blues, like all music, continues to evolve growing from its’ roots. But you got to have the Blues in your mind and soul to do it justice."
Diane Durrett: Soul Suga(r) Blues
“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. “One of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 29, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
"In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the blues was a major factor that brought black and white musicians and audiences together and allowed people to forget their racial and political differences. People found a common interest in their love of the blues. I believe now in 2018 with the division our country is witnessing that once again blues music will play a big part in helping to unit us."
Ruth Wyand &…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2018 at 10:05am — No Comments
"Music is truly a universal language. When I am in a setting where there is a culture and language barrier, you can tangibly feel it drop once the music starts. No translation necessary."
Trevor Gordon Hall: Reflective Sounds
The unfolding era of the music business has provided many fresh opportunities for artists to foster direct and meaningful…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 28, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Listening to different music whilst travelling around the world is an education in it self and even if you don't speak the language you can communicate with music. Perhaps the politicians of the world should do the same then maybe there might be less problems in the world."
George Glover: Climax Blues Band
Founded in the 60's, by Colin Cooper,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 25, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
"My hopes are to surge in the moon non-stop, with everything that I do. My fears are where the world is going, at this rate. And if the expectation can be provided from what it is that I do, that God has blessed me to be able to do, then there may be some hope."
Eric Gales: Pure, Free and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 22, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"The Beat writers raise interesting paradoxes worth exploring. The Beats are, in many ways, out of step with the current American climate of identity politics. To say that the Beats are politically incorrect is an understatement. Their desire to celebrate life outside the margins led them to exalt minority experience in ways that are clearly viewed as racist today, despite their celebratory tone."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 20, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"The most important lessons I’ve learned from Piero are to live in each moment, and to be your most true, authentic self. People have described his playfulness, his laughter and his creativity to me and how unique he was. That love and affection still lives to this day despite his absence. In capturing all these memories of Piero, it has helped me create my own memory and connect with him through others. And, in the process I’m being my most authentic…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments