"I think it’s a kind of boomerang. Culture self-nourishes. Literature, especially poetry, has rhythm and rhythm is music; music is also made up of lyrics in the songs. It is almost a loving marriage. The symbiosis of music and literary tradition shook the world, something that reflects in the life and work of Kerouac."
Jorge "Flaco" Barral: The Art To Be Artist…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 31, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Blues started as a racial and socio-cultural protest but with time, it has evolved, and we all live the Blues in our lives one way or another. We all have struggle and we all experience pain, so I believe it’s safe to say the we all have the Blues whether we know it or not."
Jose Ramirez: Here I Come, Soulful Blues
At 31 years old, Jose Ramirez…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 29, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"I hope that music retains some sort of value to people - both emotional of course but also regains some fiscal value too. The business model for recorded music is broken - too many people no longer pay for music."
Gary Fletcher: River Keeps Flowing
Co-founder and continuing member of the Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments
"Music, in general, has a huge impact on people, culture, and politics. The influence of the Blues is historically immense! From a dark history rooted in African-American slavery to British blues-rockers bringing the music to the spotlight; the music has since transcended era, race, and culture. It's brought people with completely different backgrounds together and has been a vehicle for expression."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 26, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
"I think it's had a strong impact on what goes on, because first of all the music speaks to the people, if it’s African-American music, say for example the young kids, they listen to rap, they’re speaking to people who know life-style, the same lifestyle, if there’s a message in it that they want to come across, people understand the message and they respond accordingly."
Robert Cray: That’s What I…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 24, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"Fado and Blues have the same mood and a way of expressing the soul."
Tercio Nanook: Suricata Crossroads
Born in the Azores Portugal, Tercio Freire aka Nanook is a Folk/Blues singer songwriter that started playing in Bars in all Algarve (South Portugal), an achieved in few years the status of one of the best Folk/Blues players in South Portugal…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 21, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I like to bring people together with our music, and I like to let music heal. The musical language and exchange that naturally happens with our audience is important, but even more so, the emotion that is attached with the messages we deliver are real and delivered with soul, and that exchange comes back to us ten fold."
Victor Wainwright: Memphis Loud Railroad…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Any time you write a song, create art, you can speak the truth, you can send a message. I believe if enough of us stand up and say something it will change."
Chickenbone Slim: Real Life's Blues
Chickenbone Slim is a bluesman living in San Diego, CA. He is the guitarist and vocalist for Chickenbone Slim and the Biscuits. CB has been playing blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Music highlights the beauty and the magic of each culture and it’s a way for people to connect emotionally to different kinds of societies."
Adam Ben Ezra: Crossroads Freedom
Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and YouTube sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Without American Roots music, there would be no blues music. The blues has given birth to many different genres. It all comes from the same DNA, the same lineage. We are all the same, in that sense."
Hurricane Ruth: Good Life's Soundtrack
Hurricane Ruth LaMaster is a vocal powerhouse. Hurricane Ruth earned her name because no one believed that…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 17, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I think the blues community is just that, it really is a community of like-minded people around the world who share a passion for music – but more than that they are a loyal and caring bunch of people."
Dani Wilde: Blues, Folk & Love
Over the past years Blues and Country singer-songwriter Dani Wilde has performed at thousands of venues and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 15, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"It certainly helped to gain social acceptance for black performers in the USA during the Civil Rights Movement and it also helped to bring the issues to the fore with songs like ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ helping society to understand the issues that were needing addressing. Blues also offered a wider voice to those members of society who were not able to attend the rallies and marches and helped by enabling them to feel involved by listening to the new…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 15, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Music has no border and I hope that people will tend to search more the history behind the music they listen too many of them will discover that their music was born or come from a culture that they despise or hate out of Ignorance of course exactly like the blues lot of people are not aware of the Impact of Islam on the American blues and Afro-American music as a whole."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"Technology had made making music much easier than in the past. The bad part of that is ANYBODY can do it! You don't need any instrumental proficiency, just an idea and some buttons! I'm looking forward to the return of the days when actually PLAYING an instrument is cool. Then music will have a "soul" again."
Greg Boyer: Soul Cool Music
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 14, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"NOLA is saturated in music. It's in the homes, the streets, the clubs, the water, in the blood in the DNA. It's a passion a lifestyle."
Louise Cappi: Eclectic NOLA Gumbo
Louise Cappi, is an American Soul/Jazz singer & songwriter, recording artist & Bandleader. New Orleans is the native New Yorkers home. She is the child of the late great…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"When I found blues, I found freedom. Freedom to sing the pain, to wail, to moan, to feel. And with that ability to feel and to release also comes joy and celebration and humor, which you can also find in this music. Freedom to experience the pain and the joy of life. Blues is life."
Avey Grouws Band: Crossroads Roots Music
With a deep connection…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I think music improves lives in all kinds of ways. It offers people therapy on their own terms. Most musicians are weirdos, some are jerks, a few are worse than that, but almost all music seems to have the potential to help players and listeners through hard times. Playing music can be a public service. Seems like the world would be a better place if every job was like that."
Deltaphonic: The Holy…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Music has always had a strong impact on people. In the past, blues music has told profoundly personal stories, it has highlighted a number of life problems as well as dealing with issues of a major consequence including war. I would like music to venture down this path; unfortunately, this philosophy is a little lost today."
Federico Luiu: Walkin’ the Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Throughout history, music always reflects what is happening in society at that time."
Eddie Henderson: Dr. Jazzman
Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players. Henderson was born in NYC in 1940. His father sang with the Charioteers, and his mother danced as one of the Brown twins at the Cotton club. Louis…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"It used to be such a huge part of everyday life, I feel its been slightly de-valued these days. It makes me sad that most people younger than me will never own music, have a record collection etc. Music touches me more than anything in the world and that will never change for me and so many others."
Josh Smith: Blues Rock Dynamite Axe
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments