"Actually, the nature of freedom has long been debated, and I’m not going to solve it here. But I do believe the Beats advanced a more universal notion of freedom, a kind of animating spirit. And that spirit inhabits more than literature—music is also key to its transmission. That spirit has dimmed in our current times. But existence is cyclical, and there is always renewal."
Casey Rae: Let The Rock…Continue
"The Blues is incredibly great at connecting people of different generations, origins and cultural backgrounds, so it can help to integrate people. All music can do that, but what I keep noticing about the Blues especially is that it touches people no matter if they’re 8 or 80 years old - everybody can relate to it."
Jimmy Reiter: Blues Is The Key…Continue
"I don't fear especially for blues, but the music scene as a whole is having a tough time - both recorded and live music are not valued as they once were. Let's write a blues song about it!"
Liam Ward: British Uprising of The Blues
The Liam Ward Band bring you award-winning Chicago R&B guaranteed to banish your blues! Dance the night away to…Continue
"It's interesting to see how the listener reacts to the music and how much they love the music in other parts of the world. It seems to be a universal music that moves people everywhere."
John Clifton: Coast to Coast Blues
Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere (Release Date April 19th), the latest album from John…Continue
"The blues is not just music; it is a point of view, a friend, a source of humor. In the day-to-day world it can be a constant companion. It brings with it a relationship for the self, and the ability to make the best of things, whatever, come what may."
Mark Adams: Blues Breaths
Mark Adams was raised and where he honed his craft. Influenced by…Continue
"I feel that Blues can provide us all a means to transcend all of these boundaries. As musicians, we also have the responsibility to honor the history and roots of the music that we hold dear. Through that, we all can have a better understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of our racial and cultural differences. Hopefully that will lead to an elimination of our divisiveness and unite us."
"The racial discrimination and socio-cultural differences go away with the music, and it’s the best part of it in my opinion. It equalizes everything and everyone, and it is extremely important in a world like the one with have today, where both in Europe and the USA old racial and social discrimination is coming back."
Luca Kiella Chiellini: The Caesar of Keys…Continue
"At a blues symposium in the ‘90s, someone described blues as a river that flows forever. But in my view, if blues is a river it finally released into the ocean."
Peter Ward: Train to Key Biscayne
Peter “Hi-Fi” Ward's brand new album "Train to Key Biscayne" on Gandy Dancer Records hit the road on March 29th. Along for…Continue
Chris Stassinopoulos: Light In The Dark
Versatile Greek musician, Chris Stassinopoulos is one of the pioneers of the European Prog Rock & Jazz Fusion music scene of 1970s. Chris was born in Athens Greece at 1951. He's drummer, pianist, keyboardist and composer. Shared the stage and recorded with AXIS, ZAO, CLEAR LIGHT, CATHERINE LARA, FRANCIS MOZE (ex GONG, MAGMA), JANNICK TOP (ex MAGMA), JOEL…Continue
"Music is such a universal form of expression. People have used music to express heavy emotion for ages. Think about the war cries of ancient tribes to create a sense of being connected with one another so they could operate as one. Music can unite us. In church people sing together to worship as one. Human beings need to feel connected to one another. When people come together in song it is powerful."…Continue