"I want to give them something positive to think about. Music is art. Art is in the eye or ear in this case, of the beholder. We’ve seen it in our shows with Revisited and in the old days with Revival, music that pounds you in the chest, its rock and roll after all, not opera, it’s something powerful and something that makes your heart beat, something that excites you, something that makes you think, but you don’t know that you’re thinking, sparks your…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 11, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"Music has the power to heal, to inspire and to create joy. I hope to be able to do this to people when I play my saxophone!"
Ben "King" Perkoff: Honker and Shouter
The saxophonist Ben "King" Perkoff was born in 1953 in Santa Monica, California -what he does with his exceptional feeling for tradition and music makes him THE "Honker…Continue
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"We live in such dark times with all the suffering caused by this terrible virus that people need hope. Certainly what I hear in good music is a sense of the possibility of a better, more loving world."
John Hackett: The Human Voice of Music
John Hackett is known for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Blues and Rock demolished ill-minded stereotypes, promoting equality amongst all people. It combined elements of various cultures from around the world, undermining the concept of borders while appreciating the importance of every culture alone. It's music made by the people, for the people."
Noma Nloko: Mojo Working Blues
Noma Nloko is a trio,…Continue
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"I think music is still having the desired affect on people. It can take away sadness, bring people together, express love and hope. There is nothing quite like a stroll down a musical memory lane to stir the emotions."
Colin Hart: A Rock n' Roll Life
In July 1971 Colin Hart, a Geordie lad from South Shields, was on his first tour of America…Continue
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"Music MUST be used to bring people together and should be introduced to children, so they can understand what ' harmony' really means. It also helps with mental arithmetic."
Zoot Money: Let The Big Times Roll
Quite simply the biggest character on the British rhythm and blues scene since the early 1960s, Zoot Money was born George Bruno Money on…Continue
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"I have been playing the blues in Chicago since 1998 and even since then many things have changed. There are fewer and fewer people playing the traditional style of Chicago Blues like I like to play. I am hopeful that there will always be people who enjoy live music and I want to be playing the style I learned from the greats."
Shoji Naito: Chicago Blues Gem…Continue
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"I believe that the music that I play affects people by lifting their spirits. Blues, contrary to some opinions, is meant to lift the spirit, not dampen it. By being 100% committed to what I do and being able to express that through music and through my passion for music I think helps raise people up."
Pat Carey: Maple Jazz & Blues Navigator…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 3, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"Music emphatically affects people whether I want it to or not. It’s a language that speaks through mood and emotion across all borders and even species. It stimulates, heals and informs. Music is an incomparable communicator. An expression of being human."
Mick Gallagher: Spiritual Rock n' Roll
Mickey Gallagher born 29 October 1945 in Newcastle…Continue
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"Music, like other art forms, allows beauty and feeling out into the world. When I play, I want it to be memorable. I’m expressing my inner most feelings."
Reese Wynans: Sweet Soul Feeling
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and world-renowned Nashville-based keyboardist Reese Wynans released his first-ever solo album Sweet Release (2019),…Continue
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"The Arts are not a decoration. They are not to follow the understanding of political curves. The Arts are hear to inform the body politic—-to inform as well as entertain—and to resist authority if it doesn’t stand inspection."
Van Dyke Parks: Make The World More Beautiful
Van Dyke Parks established a recording career as artist,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 29, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"Blues has been a guiding force in my life and without it I don’t know what would have happened to me."
Lowell Levinger: Down To The Roots
Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the founding of The Youngbloods, at age 75, Lowell Levinger (aka Banana from the Youngbloods) is still rocking, playing and singing better than ever. Penning his own…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 29, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"I've learned that if you focus on music as a craft, you have a better chance to have real art happen to you."
Bill Champlin: The Son of Rock n' Roll
Bill Champlin’s musical career began in 1961 when he formed a band called the Opposite Six. A year later he began writing music. After forming the Sons of Champlin in 1967 he focused his songwriting…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 29, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"For me, music and the other arts, along with the beauty of our planet and love for other people, ARE life. Nothing else means anything. And adventure. A life without adventure is like a meal without wine."
Jim Schwall: Peace, Love & Blues
Jim Schwall started playing several different kinds of music on several different…Continue
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"Much music seems to have lost the 'sacred' quality or aura it had in the late 60’s. I think this is through digitization and mass proliferation of it. It’s like a tap now that cannot be turned off, music."
Gary Lucas: The Sounds Of Human Psyche
Gary Lucas is a world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Music has always had a power to change lives and even to change society. Music is a powerful social force. I think it always gives strength to people in difficult situations, much like we are experiencing now. Music gives us hope, it gives our soul relief from the struggles of the world and can be a motivator of change. I want my music to be a touchstone through which people can feel the unity of humanity and the beauty of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 28, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"People will always listen to music that moves them and relates to whatever it is they are going through at that time."
Tony Lindsay: Feel The Music
Tony Lindsay, who was born in Kingston, New York, now calls San Francisco his home, is back in the SANTANA lineup. He first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro.…Continue
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"I love blues, not only as music, but also as culture. It doesn't matter the color of the skin or the language today and Blues has become a part of my life. It is important to get to know the historical background of Blues and the origin of music. But only thing I want to do is to play hard and entertain people."
Sumito "Ariyo" Ariyoshi: Rising Sun Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 27, 2020 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"Blues is roots and roots are always the same. When leaves on the tree die, they are part of the fertilizer that feeds the roots".
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne:
Exciting, Creative & Soulful
Kenneth Wayne Spruell was born in Spokane, Washington in 1944, and spent his early years in New…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 26, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Hopefully to share in empathy and compassion, acceptance of each other. If it could bring any amount of help to any of those, that’s surely a good thing and there’s plenty of muso’s in this genre fighting the good cause!"
Joe Edwards: Keep on Running
The small town of Devizes in rural Wiltshire might not resonate as a place for many on the map of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 24, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments