"I firmly believe that without music (and art in general), nothing substantial exists; no culture, no society, no true love and in the final analysis… no humanity!"
John Skyllas: The Keys of Music Language
John Skyllas born and raised in Athens Greece. He studied music at the Apollonium Conservatory, with a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 29, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"The music we make is, and always has been, very different from what others see as “main stream”. Our language is different. We do what we want to do and sing about it. Outside of our area, people appreciate that and feel the sincerity of it. We want to be happy and want others to be happy too. It’s all about having a good time."
Corey Ledet: Zydeco Party On The Bayou…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2021 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"I feel music is the one thing in this world that has the power to translate to anyone and everyone. It brings people together and it is healing. If I can make someone get lost, for even a moment, in the music that I have created, and they can forget about the craziness of every day life, then I feel like that is the most beautiful gift I can give. To get lost in the power of music. We all need more of that."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 26, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
"I tell this to young bands often that come to me for advice. Copyrighting your song is the most important thing to do first. Don't be anxious to sign a contract until someone like a music lawyer reads the document."
Merrell Fankhauser: Music Of Intelligence
Merrell Fankhauser has led one of the most diverse and interesting careers in…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
"It’s been a great journey, travelling around the World and playing music I’ve been involved in creating. It never seems to get boring, in fact better now, as new doors are opening. It’s incredible how people all over are so honorable and well versed in the music."
Jim McCarty: Walking In The Rock Land
Jim McCarty is the renowned drummer from THE…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 24, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music has to unify. It has to bring people together. It can be a vehicle for communication. For celebration, for revolution, for commiseration, for hope, to convey despair...sadness, happiness...All the human emotions that we experience through our lives. It has always united people and I believe that is the main impact it should have..."
Simon Kirke: Ready For Rock n' Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 23, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I feel that music crosses borders and heals divisions. Musicians can help build bridges between countries in that way. My fear is that at this time, the popular music has become increasingly superficial and in this digital world, attention span can be short. People often just listen to part of something before moving on to another song. My hope is that the call of music itself will win through, helped by the cultural diversity of today’s…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 21, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"One of the most outstanding lessons I have learned in the business is the power of music, especially Blues, to touch people on a very personal and emotional level. Plus, the Power that it has in making and cementing friendships."
Eb Davis: Treasures From The Vault
Ebylee "EB" Davis is an internationally known blues singer. Davis, who not only…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments
"What I miss from the past are the musicians I knew and played with who passed away. The music itself is a function of the people who play it, and thus will always change. As long as there are people, there will be music. It’s up to me to play the music I like and find like-minded people to play it with. I just hope we can get beyond this pandemic and start playing in front of people, again."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Folk music was the main music genre that got involved with social and political issues. Regarding the racial issue let us not forget that folk was a kind of music very close to the blues, therefore many folk songs had references to the lives and problems of black people. A lot of people in white audiences learned the blues from folk artists."
Dimitris Delis: Honky Tonk…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 19, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I think that rock music was, is and will continue to be intertwined with social, political and cultural movements and currents. Through them, the inspiration of rock artists emanates and then they communicate this inspiration to their audience, with the result that many people, through music, join them and shape their way of thinking. I think that will never change."
Theodoros Vlachakis: Rock n'…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 17, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"Music, like every art, needs to make people think, laugh and most importantly: feel! Music and musicians are the perfect representation of community, respect, diversity and even while we're still competing! Sound also has an ambiguous nature that allows for the listener's personal perspective to filter and be a part of the creative process...if the musicians play in artful way. We all have an Orpheus complex. It is my hope that our example can affect…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 16, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"The most important thing I have learned is to be true to myself. There are always people who will come around and offer you something that seems to be better if you’ll just give up something of yourself. I am not willing to sacrifice anything that is important to me just to move up a rung on the popularity ladder."
Joyann Parker: Into the Light of Music…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 15, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Most of the greats are gone, headliners and side people. The level of musicianship is weaker, less inventive. I have no thoughts on the future because of this pandemic. We are living in intense times."
Joanna Connor: The Blues Rock Queen
Chicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"It definitely can be a challenge. Women have faced so many obstacles that men would never think about. Although I believe things have improved quite a lot recently, it still can be tricky at times. But the key for me is to work with really good and dedicated people where music is first and foremost, and respect for each other as artists reigns supreme."
Bette Smith: Long Walk To…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 12, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I guess that the 70’s were really important for the European jazz musicians to get recognized and to develop a thing of their own. The whole scene from the 60’s had opened a lot of doors: rock musicians got interested in jazz or free music (like me), classical musicians got interested in improvising, traditional jazz got mixed with R&B etc. This creative opening-up was important."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 11, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music heals us. Music changes to spirit within us on a deep soul level. Nothing can take us back in time like hearing a special piece of music—it’s the ultimate time machine. Music connects us to moments, people, places, like nothing else on earth."
The Mastelottos: Heartbeat of Music
Valentine’s Day 2021 delivers an…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2021 at 3:30am — No Comments
"Music is the most powerful form of magic and has the power to change people. And people can change things... The problem is how the right music finds the right people and the fact that there is way too much information, and nobody can deal with all this flow... We are drowning in meaningless stuff and missing on important stuff that could change things... From that chaos the culture is being destroyed because it is falling to reach the right…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 7, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Klezmer is emotional, fascinating, deep music with a connection to an ancient culture. It moves people in their hearts, in their feet, and for some it gives them a way to feel connected to their Jewishness."
Alicia Svigals: The Vessel of Soul Melody
Violinist and composer Alicia Svigals is the world's foremost klezmer musician and founder of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 7, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Oh, I miss a lot of things. I must admit that I just don’t find modern music as interesting as the music of the for instance the 60’ and 70’. I mean where’s the new BB King, where’s the new Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin? Who’s here to take over? I can’t see or hear them, but maybe I’m just to old to understand and appreciate modern music."
Thorbjørn Risager: Let The Groove…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 5, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments