"I don't know if it's a state of mind but I do think it's more than a musical genre. There is a lot of passion and truth in the blues."
Pedro Villarejo: The Art of Music
Pedro Villarejo is an artist from Spain who has illustrated comics, children's books, poetry, posters and television series among other things. His artistic training is…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"Blues is a Feeling, it’s Music that describes how you FEEL. The Black Musicians discovers how to put these feelings into song. But today the genre and art form are for everyone to express how they FEEL. Keep it real and enjoy the audience will love and respect that."
Rob Paparozzi: Harmonica Master
New Jersey-based frontman, singer, &…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am — 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 October 16, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"African American music, Art and literature all tell the story of black people’s journey from then being taken from Africa, enslaved though present day. Black art and literature are an integral part of telling the American story in an honest way."
Wayne Escoffery: Rising Jazz Star
Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy Award winning tenor…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Blues music as the voice of an oppressed and exploited people. Blues developed from the urge of the slaves to express their culture, heritage and mostly their emotions. The blues developed as a response to African Americans deeply traumatizing experience of slavery and the dehumanization."
Prakash Slim: Crawling In The Blues
Nepali blues musician…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"The Blues transcends the barriers of politics, race, culture because everyone, absolutely everyone has had some Blues at some time."
Mr. Downchild & Kasimira:
Blues Meets Girl
Mr. Downchild and Kasimira (Steev Inglish & Kasimira Vogel) met at a jam session when…Continue
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"I believe in American, European and African history of the twentieth century, it has been greatly influenced by black music and movements against racism and in favor of human rights and has gone in parallel with the growth and transformation of the blues from its origins, from cotton fields to industrialization in large cities such as Chicago, New York, LA where it evolved to reach all corners of the world by way of Rock or Rock & Roll like Chuck…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"Great blues songs inspire great interpretations (the blues ‘tradition’ again)"
Mick Pini: Painting The Truth of Blues
If you’re lucky enough to catch veteran British bluesman Mick Pini live you are guaranteed the real deal; no pedals, no effects, just a (rare) 54 Strat (stroked) played by a bluesmeister. Oh -…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 8, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments
"I want people to love each other normal wars a lot of love be nice to people or each other and stop all the killing."
Lucky Peterson: 50 - Just Warming Up!
Legendary American Bluesman Lucky Peterson, master of the blues guitar and the Hammond B3 , in 2019 will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary of performing professionally. Born in Buffalo, NY…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 5, 2019 at 12:13am — No Comments
“Eleftheria” (Freedom) has always been important to me, as it has been for Greeks, and for people in general. I realized that down deep everyone wants to be free of something; that the more personal a feeling is, the more universal it is. I wanted to express in sculpture a more philosophical idea. My love of philosophy also began with Greek philosophers."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 4, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"I feel that not just Blues, but all music is among the greatest gifts the human race can give to the world, we are all equal and deserve to live a life on this planet!"
Big Dave McLean: Straight-Ahead Blues
The first thing Canada appointee Big Dave McLean will tell you about Pocket Full of Nothin’ (2019), his newest release on Black…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 4, 2019 at 10:16pm — No Comments
"Blues Music has been an affirmation of racial indignities, political differences and social-cultural disparity since its inception. It's no different today. They exist and will continue unfortunately. Gratefully the craft is so much more than showing our disparity and deviance. The Blues is a happy and loving genre and I relish in the fact that the music will really set you free … Because the Blues Is the Truth."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 3, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"I think music is the best way to make friends over all barriers... music can heal and you can connect with people you not can even talk to... I would say it´s the strongest power we have and can share..."
The Wentus Blues Band: Nordic Explosion
While most people associate the blues with the steamy bayous of Louisiana and the cotton fields of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 1, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Many blues artists (also in Germany) take a clear stance against what is happening everywhere in Europe and in the U.S. at the moment. Musicians from other countries and cultures enrich the scene enormously and quickly make friends. But that is not limited to blues, artists from all genres take a stand for cultural diversity, and that’s good."
Verlag Dirk Föhrs:…Continue
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“Music is and always will the universal language and if people take the time to listen and to truly hear, there will greater understand and compassion for the differences between us. Peace.”
Myles Goodwyn: A Friend Of The Blues
Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 28, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"Blues has made me more centered, and playing it has mellowed me and evened me out."
Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans:
Eclectic American Roots ‘n’ Roll
Guitarist/songwriter BRAD VICKERS learned on the job playing, recording, and touring with America's blues and roots masters:…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Music has always been a major force in tackling social, and political issues."
Brad Heller: Eclectic Rock Sentence
Whether with his backing band, The Fustics, or performing as an acoustic artist, Brad Heller has established himself as a credible force among current songwriters. Honing his craft for over a decade and a half the Wilmington, North…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 18, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"
JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues
Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 17, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
"But the fact is that musicians have always been at the front of social and political issues. Because of the nature of our creativity we are sensitive to racial and social issues, and I believe it is up to us to speak out for what we believe: for me it is Equality, Respect, and Social Justice."
Jimmy Carpenter: Soul Doctor & His Sax
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 12, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"I miss hearing music on the radio that was performed 100% by humans. I personally get excited by new music that makes you question if it was recorded in the 60’s or 70’s. There is a warmth, an ease, a human approach to that sound."
Moonshine Society: Sweet Thing
Locally in Washington, DC, the band of Moonshine Society gives a big nod to Aesop’s…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 7, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments