"Well Blues and Jazz has always been pretty influential when it comes to race, politics, and socio-culture. I mean just the creation of this genre alone was an act of defiance and rebellion from the old plantation workers in the cotton fields."
Chris Canas: The Soldier For The…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — 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: On The Blues Roads…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"I think the biggest change vis-à-vis women in the music scene, and in the blues scene, is that that people really and genuinely want to see us excel at things that are not traditional for us."
Polly O'Keary: Blues Fusion Callin'…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"The music of my father’s era was foundational – a Renaissance age that will never be repeated again. Of course, great music continues to be made. But I fear that the attention to craft and commitment to art have been diminished by technology, and it’s going to get worse before it ever gets better."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 24, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"I think the impact of rock and roll and blues music had on the culture are, the music brought blacks and whites together through their music in a way that had never happened before. Jazz music started it in the 40s' but it really changed in a bigger way when kids discovered all of the great blues artists for the first time. It was a revelation!!"…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"I miss the raw sound and emotion of old blues records the new blues today lacks the feeling to me there are a few acts that can pull it off nut not many..."
Brody Buster: Kansas City Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 19, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments
"To me the blues has always been about commentary and story telling. Speaking up and speaking out. Truthfully. It was a force in reporting on social, personal and political situations and still can be. Times have changed, so the blues specifically, has a greatly reduced impact compared to what it was."…Continue
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"The musical ramifications of said implications are subjective to the listener. I am only the humble messenger- my mission as a performing musician is, communicate to the listener, encourage them to take flight in their own mind, while they are experiencing my improvisations."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"The Blues and the socio-racial-politico ramifications....the Blues is first and foremost the ORIGINAL protest music against a corrupt racist system in North America since at least 1619. It is and will always be Black History regardless of commercialism and/or appropriation."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 8, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Music has no color and I as stated previously, music is universal."
Mr. Sipp: Living Loving Bluesman
Castro Coleman, a.k.a. Mr. Sipp “Mississippi Blues Child” was born August…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"My hope for the genre is that artists will continue to innovate. You can only play 1,4,5 blues so many times. I think there is an unnecessary pressure on artists from the blues establishment to remain traditional."
Chris Antonik: Blues Monarch…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 4, 2017 at 1:01pm — No Comments
"I do think music is a direct reflection of what’s going on in the world yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I also believe with a powerful song you can sway the direction of a culture, but few have ever done that."
Hector Anchondo: All Directions Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments