"Musicians have the power and responsibility to educate, encourage change and inspire. With our words and out voice, we have an opportunity to make a difference. Music can make change and changes peoples ideas and mind. It’s so powerful."
Robin McKelle: The Lady & Her Music
A savvy songwriter and a powerhouse vocalist, Robin McKelle has long…Continue
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"Although in my attempt at creating a ‘musical adventure in time travel’ across many different ancient cultures, ranging from ancient-themed Biblical music, ancient-themed Egyptian music, ancient Mesopotamian-themed music, ancient Greek-themed music and ancient Roman-themed music, the one thing all my ancient-themed lyre music has in common, is hopefully evoking a sense of inner peace and tranquility – if my music can in turn,…Continue
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"I’m sure music will stay. Music can’t die. Because, what is music? Music is sound, vibration, energy, speed, waves, the combination of things and people, so even if mankind is gone one day, there will still be sound in the Universe. And if the Universe is gone, something or someone will still be left making a noise."
Botticelli Baby: Let The Good Times Roll…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 20, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"Blues music and culture brings people together. It transcends the color line and gives people a common ground on which to communicate. Blues has the ability to bring different cultures, races and genders together and not think about who you are or where you came from. Music is a healer and the glue that holds us together."
Zakiya Hooker: The Legacy of The…Continue
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"Blues simplifies and with such emotional fortitude that much of what you speak is broken down to the bear bones. Music of the heart and soul should and does have the power to do such."
Rott'n Dan & Lightnin: Roots Earth Music
Dan and the Lightnin' Willy are an acoustic duo focusing on Pre-War, Piedmont and Country Blues. In doing so they are…Continue
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"For Americans our Blues, Roots, and Jazz are the music genres that have helped defined us internationally. We’ve exported them as our cultural ambassadors. They’ve given birth to numerous other important styles of music such as rock n roll and soul music. Can you imagine a world without them?"
Phil Gammage: It's Real Good Music
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"I'd like to think that it opens up the opportunity for people from different walks of life to relate and understand each other's life experience and stories. This music is very much a personal and societal expression of what it means to go through life's ups and downs and come out the other side better."
Ben Rice: Rising Blues Star
Ben Rice has…Continue
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"Activism is an ack we all should carry everyday until every human is in peace with love in these beautiful world of ours. When I have a chance to change something to become better, I take the chance and that is my inspiration. (Doing and not just complain about anything.)"
Justina Lee Brown: Music, Love & Unity
Justina Lee Brown, a…Continue
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"Music is all about emotional impact. It is a superpower that once you know how to wield, things change forever. You have the power to make people cry in an instant or laugh or feel certain feelings. You cannot let that go unnoticed and you certainly cannot occupy yourself with art that does not trigger such emotions."
Remi: The Troubadour & The Road…Continue
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"My hopes are that the blues are discovered by a new generation and my fears are that the “gatekeepers of the blues” will not accept new and innovative blues expressions."
Val Starr: Lighter Side of The Blues
Val Starr has experienced a lifetime of music both as a performer and music industry executive. Raised in southern California, Val started…Continue
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"I would just make people more open-minded. I would want people to be more receptive to new music, and ask that they be willing to challenge their own ideals. I feel that the music industry has gotten stagnant, and I believe this basic notion of shaking things up would help change that for the better."
Ryan Slatko: Black & White Jazz Keys…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 10, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments
For me “Blues” is about the human life experience set to music. In that sense, all musicians who play from the heart and soul are playing "the blues."
Jim Roberts: On The Highway from Detroit City to Mississippi and Beyond
Jim Roberts and The Resonants have arrived on the musical scene. Their sound is firmly routed in the deep south and midwest where…Continue
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"Music is after all a community thing - expression, friendships and joy. Work hard, but don't be too serious and always be nice to your peers and grateful that you can do this - playing music."
Assaf Kehati: Jazz & Velour Dreams
Assaf Kehati is a Brooklynite jazz guitarist and composer. He is dedicated to his craft, has a keen sense of style,…Continue
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"Music is part of culture and both reflects and has an impact on society, sometimes it leads trends and at other times it follows on from events. I just hope that my music is strong enough to be part of that process."
David Cross & Peter Banks: Crossover
David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and the late Peter Banks was the…Continue
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"Blues is all about Freedom, there are no rules, music doesn't lie to you when it sounds good it is good and when it's bad is bad. No matter what you think or what anyone else thinks in every generation the counterculture just changes with the way the world."
Jay Gordon: Slide Rules & Blues Party
Jay Gordon grew up in Chicago, the center of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 7, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I think music on a whole has the power to distract, to uplift, to enlighten, to soothe. It’s so amazing. I’m happy to be a conduit of that light and sound."
Kellylee Evans: Jazz With Soul
Six albums deep and Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans is still shaking it up on Come On, her latest Decca album. The stylistic connoisseur has tackled everything…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 6, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"For my part, the blues contribute to the mixture of communities they come from Europe (French Huguenots and Calvinists, German Lutherans, Irish Catholic, Askhenaz Jews or Greek Italian Sephardim) from Africa by human trafficking by deporting ethnic groups who weren't brought together so quickly ... the blues turned into a universal musical playground."
Karim Albert Kook: The Blues…Continue
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"Rock in the 60s had the important task of generating the consciousness of young people who until then did not exist as such. It represents a form of rebellion that slowly, over the decades, has been taken away from young people who are currently without the tools they need to change the world. Rock and its philosophy must return to the heritage of young people if we wish for real change."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 3, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Blues is really the strongest connection in music between black and white and goes to show that music does not discriminate, neither should we."
Matty T Wall: Transpacific Blues Under The Southern Cross
The career of Australian blues-barnstormer, Matty T Wall, has been on a rising path since his debut album, 2016’s Blue Skies, was…Continue
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"It's impact is massive. It brought cultures together in a positive fashion during a troubling 20th and 21st century I would say."
Mike Mackey: Renfrew County Rural Blues
Mike Mackey, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and band founder, describes KINGS' approach as “Renfrew County rural blues”, a form that “mixes blues elements with…Continue
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