"My hopes for the future that Memphis club owners would have more respect for the entertainers in town and double the fee they pay their talent. I also wish that the music would start earlier."
Ron Hall: Let The Memphis Rocks Roll
Ron Hall's newest Memphis history book production is a history of Memphis concerts including incredible…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 27, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Women were among the first to be recorded in Blues: Mamie Smith and Ida Cox recorded in the 1920s. The Blues had and still has a lot of sex-appeal, sexual references and innuendo. It appeals to strong women who aren’t afraid to express their sultry side. The presence of women in Blues allows them to express just that: the flirty, playful and sensual side.
Barbara Diab: Mojo…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 26, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"I think both Blues and Rock music cross cultural, racial, political and socio-cultural lines. Music doesn’t differentiate or discriminate. It’s a language unto itself. It joins people in a common bond and shared experience. It creates change in the world by allowing generation after generation to express their lives, their concerns, their ambitions and their hope for the future through music."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 25, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"We are strong and solid as women in the Blues. I find many very talented women coming thru the ranks and find this very hopeful."
Janiva Magness: Love, Hope and Protest
After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 26 Blues Music Award…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 23, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments
"Unfortunately, the impact of music on politics is null, otherwise we would probably live in a better world. Music has an impact on people’s personal life, and can probably help them to become better people, more tolerant, more open to differences, but globally I’m not convinced it makes a big change."
Christophe Losberger: The Images of Music…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments
"Italo Calvino and his invisible cities continue to inspire science fiction writers – Hendrix read pulp science fiction – the psychedelic lyric, purple haze was inspired by a story of a purple fog- weather event, a strange night on a strange planet."
Marie-Paule Macdonald: Sound-tectural
Marie-Paule Macdonald is Professor of Architectural and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"I surely miss the optimistic lyrics which embraced the glory of love and life itself. The music which was written by the whole band spending time together. I fear the universal misery and the easy way getting in music. I hope for something original reminding me of the good old pattern."
Maria Stefanidakis: Rock, Peace & Love
Known for her…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 11, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"The blues made me to learn to be more mature in life. Blues for me is not just the music but it was like a fuel that makes my life more living."
Kongko Bangun Pambudi: Blues Way
Kongko Bangun Pambudi was born on June 4th 1982 in…Continue
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Noam David: Beat & Rhythms
Noam David, born 1971 in Jerusalem, is a drummer and a composer. Performing with his Trio (Omri Mor/Shai Bachar-Piano, Oriental keyboards and Avri Borochov -Bass and Oud) and with the International AVISHAI COHEN'S TRIO.
Recognised by his creative playing style and his distinctive, rich, complex polyrhythmic rhythms. Noam's…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 5, 2018 at 12:41am — No Comments
"The blues connects me completely to my past, helps me understand my present, and tells me my future."
Reverend Shawn Amos: Further Blues
Shawn Ellis Amos is an American songwriter, singer, record…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 4, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments