"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."
Steve Howell: History Rhymes
When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately…Continue
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"It’s just so pure. If you alter it too much, it’s not blues anymore."
Jim Christopulos: Feel The Blues Beat
Jim Christopulos is a Greek American drummer from the Windy City, who has followed the blues "dream" with his band, Howard and the White Boys. The members of Howard & the White Boys first met at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb in…Continue
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"The Allman Brothers sound was based on many styles of music that were brought to the band by the backgrounds and abilities of the band members. Rock, blues, jazz, and country influences are apparent in the group’s sound."
David Goldflies: A Brother’s Revival
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band, two former members of…Continue
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"All art and the making of all art magnifies and illuminates the soul ... makes you feel good too!!"
George Frayne: Welcome to the Ozone
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with George Frayne taking the stage name Commander Cody. The band’s name was inspired by 1950s film serials featuring the character…Continue
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"It is a gift of Medicine for all who will hear it. It has transcended so many barriers of difference and brought so people together. There is a philosophy found in the heart of True Juke Joint Culture: "No Black. No White. Just Blues.""
Jesse Cotton Stone: Hell Country Blues
Jesse Cotton Stone weaves together the stylistic threads of definitive…Continue
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"I miss the creative explosion that is evidenced in all American music around the midcentury. Where Jazz and Blues were allowed to evolve into R&B, Soul, Country, Pop and all the musical niches we have today. Now, there are so many genres and micro genres that everyone seems to be too busy trying to fill their miniscule niche instead of just creating great music."
Paula Harris: "Speakeasy" Tells…Continue
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"Sad but true. I think the blues genre is a world of opportunity for women. Even older artists. It’s about Soul, you know. Just wear your heart on your sleeve and don’t worry so much about the wrinkles."
Kelly Zirbes: Can’t Take My Soul
Kelly’s Lot was formed in 1994 by Kelly Zirbes (likes to go by Kelly Z), a folk singer & songwriter with a…Continue
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"These days, things politically seem SO BAD that our music offers some relief and solace and alternative. Maybe we need less ‘big’ and ‘mega’ and ‘corporate’ and more ‘little’ and ‘local’ and ‘friendly’."
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (The Texas Horns):
Let The Lone Star's Good Times Roll…Continue
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"Blues... is a bridge, it connects. As I said I believe in a musical universal language that can overcome barriers, and I think the blues is part of that."
Ellis Mano Band: Rockin' The Blues
To use a label such as "Supergroup“, especially in the rather small European Blues and Rock music scene (Switzerland) is indeed something to be carefully…Continue
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"My hopes are that Blues music remains as pure as possible and that performers are listen to based on their talents...not their age, where they live, culture, sex or size."
Patti Parks: Oh, Pretty Woman…Continue
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"Music and dance brings humans together, so I see it as profoundly unifying - transcending race."
Gini Wade: Music of Art, Art of Life
Gini Wade studied printmaking and graphic design at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (now Central St Martins) and worked as an illustrator and childrens’ book author for many years. She was a post-graduate…Continue
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"Actually, the nature of freedom has long been debated, and I’m not going to solve it here. But I do believe the Beats advanced a more universal notion of freedom, a kind of animating spirit. And that spirit inhabits more than literature—music is also key to its transmission. That spirit has dimmed in our current times. But existence is cyclical, and there is always renewal."
Casey Rae: Let The Rock…Continue
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"The Blues is incredibly great at connecting people of different generations, origins and cultural backgrounds, so it can help to integrate people. All music can do that, but what I keep noticing about the Blues especially is that it touches people no matter if they’re 8 or 80 years old - everybody can relate to it."
Jimmy Reiter: Blues Is The Key…Continue
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"I don't fear especially for blues, but the music scene as a whole is having a tough time - both recorded and live music are not valued as they once were. Let's write a blues song about it!"
Liam Ward: British Uprising of The Blues
The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues! Dance the night away to…Continue
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"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."
John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues
Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere (Release Date April 19th), the latest album from John…Continue
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"The blues is not just music; it is a point of view, a friend, a source of humor. In the day-to-day world it can be a constant companion. It brings with it a relationship for the self, and the ability to make the best of things, whatever, come what may."
Mark Adams: Blues Breaths
Mark Adams was raised and where he honed his craft. Influenced by…Continue
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"I feel that Blues can provide us all a means to transcend all of these boundaries. As musicians, we also have the responsibility to honor the history and roots of the music that we hold dear. Through that, we all can have a better understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our racial and cultural differences. Hopefully that will lead to an elimination of our divisiveness and unite us."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"The racial discrimination and socio-cultural differences go away with the music, and it’s the best part of it in my opinion. It equalizes everything and everyone, and it is extremely important in a world like the one with have today, where both in Europe and the USA old racial and social discrimination is coming back."
Luca Kiella Chiellini: The Caesar of Keys…Continue
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"At a blues symposium in the ‘90s, someone described blues as a river that flows forever. But in my view, if blues is a river it finally released into the ocean."
Peter Ward: Train to Key Biscayne
Peter “Hi-Fi” Ward's brand new album "Train to Key Biscayne" on Gandy Dancer Records hit the road on March 29th. Along for…Continue
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Chris Stassinopoulos: Light In The Dark
Versatile Greek musician, Chris Stassinopoulos is one of the pioneers of the European Prog Rock & Jazz Fusion music scene of 1970s. Chris was born in Athens Greece at 1951. He's drummer, pianist, keyboardist and composer. Shared the stage and recorded with AXIS, ZAO, CLEAR LIGHT, CATHERINE LARA, FRANCIS MOZE (ex GONG, MAGMA), JANNICK TOP (ex MAGMA), JOEL…Continue
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