"Whether it is a smaller personal or inter-personal issue, or a large world-wide problem, music is another way to spread the message of hope and perseverance. It lets us know that we are not alone in how we feel, however it is we may feel, and gives us an outlet and platform to discuss issues and solutions."
Meg Williams: Love, Life & Moving On…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Draws people together from all walks of life. Music unites us."
Ged Wilson: The 21st Century Blues
Ged Wilson describes his act as blues for the 21st Century. Raised along the Irwell Delta in Manchester and now relocated in Cheltenham, Ged is a veteran of the British Blues boom of the 60's. He cuts his original tunes from the world around him…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 24, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Socio-cultural really incudes both the racial and the political, as well as the personal and broader cultural environment. In that context, I think the blues, with its message of triumph over adversity, has universal appeal that can speak to and voice the hopes and dreams, the losses and struggles, the love, the success that comes from not giving up, of anyone who will listen and submit to the power of the blues."…
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"Probably a bit of both, there a certain thing you can play or sing to make it sit within the blues 'genre' but without the 'state of mind' it's probably not going to translate to the listener with any authenticity. Same with any Soul music. The most important thing is to make the listener believe what you're singing."
McNaMarr Project (John McNamara & Andrea…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 23, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Southern music is the music of the world. Blues, Soul, Jazz, Country, Zydeco, Rock & Roll, R & B. Improvisational music of any kind. We owe it all to the Mississippi River."
Rob Robinson: Southern Holywater
HeavyDrunk is headed up by Rob Robinson, a veteran songwriter, musician and artist who has created the smoking nine piece…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Boundaries are for the media reporters, not for the participants. There’s a tradeoff between perspective and objectivity. When you’re in the game, the game is invisible to you."
Awareness of Artistic Expression
Phil Lesh was standing in line at Cal Berkeley's music…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music origins and the concept of a 'Bluesman" or "Blueswoman" originated within the folk tradition within local communities with a shared cultural, historical social, economic and political experience."
Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records:
Music, Wisdom & Life Experience…Continue
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"I think blues brings people of all backgrounds together as everyone can relate and honestly, I believe that it's a very open accepting genre. I've seen where other traditionally rooted African-American music has remained in the black community where as in blues it's become a wonderful blend of all people."
Alex Lopez: Alter Blues/Rock Mixology…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments
"Music is truly the universal language recognizing no language, social, racial, ethnic, class or political boundaries. Music is or at least can be a powerful force for healing and uniting people."
Vince Agwada: The Blues Bloodline
Vince Agwada, ace guitarist, composer, producer, and recording artist got his start in music at the world-renown Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Well, blues along with jazz was invented by African Americans, so in a way, it has done good things for black people in the US. This music brings whites and blacks together. That was especially important in the 1950’s and 60’s here. But now blues inhabits a very small community and has little social implications."
Dudley Taft: Simple (Rock n' Blues) Life…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 3, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Blues is real, that’s why it’s always with us. One wish? I wish that they never ever use drum machines on blues records like they are doing on Southen Soul records now."
Twist Turner: The Blues Creator
During the course of his 54-year musical career songwriter, producer and drummer Twist Turner has worked with over 40 Grammy Award…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"I learned from the early Pioneers of the Devil's Music, I had to be True to Myself and Others. They know when you are Faking It!"
Harold Brown: The Beat of Spirit
Harold Ray Brown was born (1946) in Long Beach, California is a founding member of War, an American funk band in the 1970s and 2000s. Harold had a number of roles over the years, acting…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 24, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"Blues comes from inside you – and it has to have feeling, not just the right notes. Real blues comes from inside the individual, not out of a book."
Paul Gabriel: Man Of Many Blues
Paul Gabriel is a Blues Music Award-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter. In March, 2018, Gabriel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments
"The blues is about conflict, often times conflict that ultimately goes unresolved. I love the idea of seeing trouble as fuel: fuel for your soul, for expression and for action. The Blues is a motivating force if you let it act on you in a good way."
Mark Cameron: Let The Good Times Roll
Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 21, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"As long as people feel the range of emotions from joy to sadness, grief to elation, blues will remain timeless."
Jeff Dale: Blues Spirit & Blues Power
Jeff Dale is an award winning songwriter and performer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Having played all over the United States, he now reaches international audiences with shows…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"African-American music, including blues, soul, jazz, and gospel, may be the greatest artistic achievement of American culture. Its influence has spread throughout the world, and continues to do so. It is hard to quantify or speculate on the ways in which this music has affected race relations, politics, and societies."
Billy Price: The Voice of The Soul…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Blues is a music form that enables to express my feelings and express my deepest emotions."
Kim Simmonds: (Rock) City (Blues) Night
Savoy Brown was formed by guitarist Kim Simmonds in 1965 in London, England. Savoy Brown fans might be the luckiest fans in the world. No other blues rock act alive today has delivered so much excellent music for so…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 11, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"The most important thing that I have learned from my world travels is that no matter our differences there is more that bonds us to our common humanity than separates us."
Linda Wolf: A Humanistic Photographer
Linda Wolf is an American-born photographer and writer, and founder of several nonprofit organizations to benefit youth. …Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 5, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"I think it (Soul, Blues & Rock music) continues forward because it speaks to the hearts and souls of people it's a mixture of the classics and it’s not perfect imperfections are perfection!"
Eliza Neals: Detroit Blues & Rock Diva
Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 4, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"The Blues is a language, a means of expression. It's a way to tell your story, to unload all the troubles that are on your mind, the frustrations, anger and happiness."
Dov Hammer: Dr. Harpman plays the Blues
Singer, harmonica player, songwriter and band leader, Dov Hammer has been a major force on the Blues scene in Israel for over 20 years,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 3, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments