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 and The Resonants: Front…Continue
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"Fortunately, music often manages to slide by and lend an open moment of simple enjoyment. I'm wondering when cell phones will be surgically inserted into our bodies with the mind-body app. Kind of like a pacemaker in the brain; just start to hum and the whole tune arrives."
Cyrus Faryar: Misty Rain…Continue
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"I think the blues represents an escape from the world. The history of the blues is incredibly dark, encompassing as it does slavery and vitriolic racism, so I’ve always been inspired by the fact that the original purveyors of the art were able to create music so joyous under the toughest of circumstances imaginable."…Continue
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"Both literature and music are the indicator of the cultural level of a society. They participate, decisively enough, in the process of interaction between politics, society and culture. In addition, the members of a group are united emotionally and communicate more easily."
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"Playing the blues and really getting into what 'makes' blues music has shed new light on all genres of music."
John McNamara: Rollin' With The Blues
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"I think Blues and Jazz has always had racial, political and socio-cultural implications, because It came from that type of background. I believe this type of Music gave African Americans a voice to be heard. Nowadays though anyone plays Blues or Jazz doesn’t matter what race or from what background."…Continue
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"Coming out of the ghetto is a constant theme and it’s no surprise that a lot of young kids abandoned the music which is most associated with slavery and segregation. Now many black musicians are moving back to it, rediscovering their roots and perhaps paying tribute to a great musical legacy."…Continue
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"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: Truth & Blue Again
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"Music has no ethnicity…we are all black, white, purple or whatever when we listen and play it…there is nothing else in the world that can cause all of those emotions to be FELT by pretty much EVERY human on the planet…You can’t have a greater impact than that."
Bobby Messano: The Top of…Continue
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"Most of what’s considered blues today, I don’t regard as blues. It’s mostly blues-rock, or just rock, as far as I see. Blues followers generally seem to like it though so I try to keep opinions to myself, unless it pertains to festival line-ups that repeatedly book electric guitar and harmonica show-boaters."…Continue
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"Blues and Jazz were always the voices of the downtrodden. The slaves created it as a rebellious statement. They could be chained and whipped but no one could take their voices, their rhythms."
Dana Colley: Vapors of Art-o-phone…Continue
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"Music is something that easily can unite people no matter what religion, nationality, gender; it is an important universal language."
Lighthouse Sweden: Navigation On The Roots…Continue
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"Blues and Soul music is the theme song for a lot of what’s going on in the world; just watch a documentary of movie, you’ll hear a Blues or Soul song conveying the mood."
Vintage#18: Movin’ & Groovin’
D.C.-based Soul-Blues band…Continue
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"The socio-cultural implications must be seen firsthand in this inexhaustible collection of work, in the messages of our artists. You won’t see narrow themes; you’ll see bursts of color, a wide spectrum of shadow, a deep ocean of nuance and symbolism."
Hilary Krzywkowski: The Art of…Continue
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"Blues brings people together and it always will."
Gary "Gator" Millhollon: Real Blues
Ray Reed & Gator are two world-class blues musicians living and playing in the DFW area of Texas. Between the…Continue
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