"There is no doubt blues as all music has profound importance and affects our socio-cultural conditions. But on a practical, everyday level I rarely take it into consideration. Don’t we listen to music first of all for pleasure?"
Andrzej Matysik: I Write The Blues For U
Andrzej Matysik - Ślązak born in Chorzow, Poland; miner…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2020 at 11:30pm — 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: The Blues Dreamer
Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"A lot of the blues songs were written at a time when racial inequality was prevalent. There are many protest blues songs about hard times and injustice, Black, Brown and White by Big Bill Broonzy is a great example of it. Once I heard that the blues is the African/American revolution music, and I agree with that. Through the Blues and music in general you can touch people's heart and change or contribute to society."…Continue
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"Helping others and doing good through your own success is very rewarding. It’s also complicated as there’s a whole set of issues and other people’s expectations can play a huge role. However, I think it’s a responsibility of success and the rewards come from within."
Jann Klose: Lyrics, Melody, Style & Light
Award-winning artist Jann Klose’s…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 17, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"In the earliest days blues was a form of communication and outlet for a group of people who were put at a serious disadvantage by society, and one thing that makes me very sad that not much has changed for the ancestors of those early African-American blues performers."
Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse): Pure Blues
Jay Moonah (Broke Fuse) has been active…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 17, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"Music truly does have magical powers to unite, inspire, calm, heal and uplift peoples of vastly different backgrounds and it is very gratifying to see my own music reaching such a wide and diverse audience."
Paul Avgerinos: The Sky Traveler
Greek descent, Paul Avgerinos is a Grammy winning artist, composer and producer whose music is broadcast…Continue
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“The image stops time. It is the first primordial thought. We are here. Music is pre - image...It’s vibrations form both the image and all parallel realities...”
Cherie Nutting: The Perfume of Morocco
Cherie Nutting was born under the Taurus sign in Massachusetts, USA. She is a photographer and musical…Continue
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"Music, as a universal language, has so much power and I hope that my music will touch a lot of people because this is the best gift for me as an artist."
Melina Paxinos: Modern Jazz, Greek Roots
Melina Paxinos is a young saxophonist and composer who combines modern jazz with her Greek roots in her pieces. Born in Hamburg and living in Berlin for…Continue
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"I think the impact of art and music is incalculable. When we see a beautiful genius such as John Lennon be killed or even an outspoken band like Pussy Riot be arrested for protest, we unfortunately see the darkest impacts of the power of truth. In instances that are few and far between, Art and Music will gather the masses and inspire greatness and possibly change."…
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Blues and jazz is a bit outside the commercial realm so it is relatively fad free and will be with us a long time, and folks keep hiring us so we will keep plugging away."
Dave Post: Swingadelic “Little Big Band”
Swingadelic is a jazz/blues ensemble founded in 1998 in Hoboken, New Jersey by bassist Dave Post. Initially, the group played jump…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 15, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"People who love and know music, poets and writers and musicians, it touches them. They understand it."
Bachir Attar: The Master Musician of Jajouka
Bachir Attar was born in Jajouka, Morocco, is the leader of Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar. He is the son of Hadj Abdesalam Attar who led the group Master Musicians of Jajouka at the…Continue
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"Blues started as a racial and socio-cultural protest but with time, it has evolved, and we all live the Blues in our lives one way or another. We all have struggle and we all experience pain, so I believe it’s safe to say the we all have the Blues whether we know it or not."
Jose Ramirez: Here I Come, Soulful Blues
At 31 years old, Jose Ramirez…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 14, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Music for a listener is a vehicle to let emotions come out and run free."
Boogie On The Blues Highway
Born and bred in Germany, Michael Kaeshammer began performing club, theatre, and festival stages throughout Europe in his early teens and continued on that…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 11, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"To me, Jazz is music, and music is a language of the heart. And I think that helps people in so many ways."
Mike Stern: The Sound of Jazz Heart
One of the great jazz guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has the unique ability to play with the finesse and lyricism of Jim Hall, the driving swing of Wes Montgomery and the turbulent, overdriven…Continue
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"Everything is the blues - the blues is what you want to hear when you’re down in order to accompany you in your misery, and then when you want to lift yourself up..."
Bees Deluxe: Royal Jelly Blues
Bees Deluxe is an anything-but-basic blues band. They are hell-bent on a mission to drag the electric-analog blues of Chicago in the 60’s, the Blue Note…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 10, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Every musical generation has its own interesting peaks to offer."
Joerg Steineck: Art, Film & Music
Joerg Steineck is a freelance filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Berlin, Germany. Over the last 10 plus years he has produced independent documentaries and fictional short films which have been well received by international…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 9, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
"The impact of Blues was nothing short of revolutionary, back then, for a reason, born as the honest voice of oppression and segregation. Rock' s birth brought a revolution as well, in a different way, reflecting social and cultural changes... What about today? Both blues and rock have seen a myriad of different expressions of their evolutions."
Dirty Trainload: Rock’n’Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 9, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments
"Music has the ability to bring people together regardless of any sort of status. I love watching that happen."
Gravel & Grace: Bringing the Blues
Gravel & Grace is an innovative R&B Blues group that has taken the stage by storm. The seven piece band is fronted by Big Earl Matthews, a twenty plus year Blues legend, and Ava Grace, a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 8, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"That is my hope and dream is we can bring people together with our music."
Sir Rod Patterson: A Man On A Mission
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"Happiness for me is just producing something every day, you know, the more things I can produce whether it’s music, nowadays my gardening has taken up a lot of my soul. It makes me feel better, it makes me feel calm."
Christine Ohlman: The Lady of Our Soul
Christine Ohlman (aka "The Beehive Queen" for her mile-high platinum-blonde hairdo) is the…Continue
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