"I believe that music can bring everyone together. Do not divide us! We all have something to offer no matter what culture you come from. People all over the world have something to offer."
Jimmy Johnson: The Real Bluesman
90 years young Jimmy Johnson returns to the recording studio for the first time in over a decade. It has been precisely forty…Continue
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"It wasn’t “Rock Counterculture” but rather “Cultural anti-establishment" resulting from the war in Vietnam, Civil Rights conflict, the assassination of JFK … It occurred while Pop-Rock music was being created by my generation, so all this disarray set us apart, politically."
Robert Lamm: Sweet Rock Chicago
Robert Lamm’s intensity and ardor…Continue
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"Music has been a way to inspire people since Antiquity. People who couldn't play or listen to music, they were considered as uneducated people. We believe that music is the best communication for the Humanity and the idea of playing/listening to someone next you are underlying the respect we shall all have for each other, culture at the end of the day is a way of living."
Theodore Koumartzis: Folk…Continue
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"Women blues artist are now band leader and in control with their music choice and writing their own music. So, it is no longer a man world in the blues world."
Shirley King: Daughter of the Blues
Being the blues-singing daughter of B.B. King has earned Shirley King the title “Daughter of the Blues,” but she is an outstanding singer and performer…Continue
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"I guess that I regret seeing blues get removed from the regional life experiences that created it. I fear that it is and will continue to be more homogenized."
Steve Howell: Jazz Vehicle, Blues Wheels
When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt's happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he…Continue
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"I think music is often a reflection of the time it was written, and what was going on then politically and socially. Jazz and R&B are both American forms of music, that managed to cross racial lines at a time when these lines were rarely crossed."
Ed Roth: Journey To The Music Palette
Keyboardist Ed Roth’s feel, spirit, and touch have made…Continue
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"I don’t think there’s anything necessarily missing in music at the moment that was there in the past, I think as a listener, there’s so much amazing music out there, you maybe have to look a bit harder for it nowadays than years ago, but the music is out there."
Blues Meets Rock ... (Why Not) &…Continue
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"The blues I play is with feeling and simple but very hard to play, and I try to explain to the bands and blues lovers, but the blues is not a commercial musical industry, he has to be always alive even if some people mix them with jazz music... the blues is the blues and he will never change. And he never dies.''
Bonny B. : The Big Heart blues…Continue
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"Though this music right now is embraced and performed in a multi-racial, multi-national way, we should always be painfully aware and respectful of the hard-earned black origins of this music."
Bob Corritore: Keeping The Blues Alive
Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His style…Continue
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"People genuinely want to be entertained and it's a performing musician’s job to do that. It's an honor and a privilege. Humility always wins."
Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn: Elmore's Blues (The Legend Lives On)
Elmore’s Blues is an album/project from Canadian blues artists Wayne Nicholson & John Campbelljohn, a stunning…Continue
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"Racism is one of the most dangerous things in our society. Germany´s history as we all have seen, was breaking basic rules of civilization. We also see how racists are working anywhere I the world today. I would say that everybody is a brother of mine, the only difference is that this brother is born by another mother."
Leslie Mándoki: The Philosophy of Music…Continue
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"Music can heal the world. The over used phrase, music is universal is so very true and has made the best friends I have. It can raise a culture, it can take away loneliness, It can cure disease , it has power that used in the right hands is like a message from GOD."
Jamie Glaser: The Universe Of Music
Jamie Glaser is an American guitarist best…Continue
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"I think it (Soul, Blues & Rock music) continues forward because it speaks to the hearts and souls of people it's a mixture of the classics and it’s not perfect imperfections are perfection!"
Eliza Neals: Detroit Blues & Rock Diva
Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live…Continue
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The experience of music and its power to bring people together, has made me appreciate any process which aspires to achieve this result. As Yannis Ritsos, a famous Greek poet wrote, “we don’t sing to separate ourselves from people - we sing to unite them.”
Pericles Kanaris: Music Odyssey
Pericles Kanaris was born in Athens, Greece where he began…Continue
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"Blues, Folk and Roots gives people an opportunity to connect with tradition and to experience their music in an unvarnished form."
James Byfield: American Roots Tales
Throughout his recording and performing career, Blind Lemon Pledge, aka Bay Area bluesman James Byfield, has gained critical recognition for the broad scope of his stylistic skills…Continue
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"It (Blues) is a language unto itself that represents humanity at it’s core. Simple truths in life."
Shawn Pittman: Make It Right!
Although he’s often closely associated with the Lone Star State since originally taking up residence in Dallas, Texas in the early ‘90s, vocalist/guitarist Shawn Pittman is actually an Oklahoma native. Pittman was born…Continue
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"To me, the Blues is a living thing. It has the ability to soothe souls, ignite relationships, break and mend hearts… The Blues is vintage and timeless all in one."
Kat Riggins: Eclectic Things Of Blues
Kat Riggins was born Katriva Tabitha Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background…Continue
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"Blues is a great outlet for your emotions, after a gig you feel like you have emptied your soul"
Norman Beaker: British Blues Crusader
Norman "Beaker" is a British guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer, who has been involved in the British blues scene since the early 1970s. The Norman Beaker Band has toured and recorded with many…Continue
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"I know that many things in our society have improved over the last 100 years for women, as they have for people of color and the LBGT community. I also know that not nearly enough has changed. I am stunned and heartbroken by the way-too-many examples of how women, as well as black/Jewish/Asian/LGBT/Native American/disabled/immigrant people… are preyed upon and abused every day."
Susannah B: Girl…Continue
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"Classical music such as Mozart, Schubert, Bach and so on, is so technical and savant. I love it. But Rock and Blues are the two kinds that make a real difference in my everyday life. There are many other things I am worried about for the future. Art Will always bring emotions in this world."
Sissy Piana: Freedom, Art & Rock n' Roll
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