"Blues will continue to document the struggles and triumphs of life. I’ve found that this very passionate music touches the soul of those who hear it and can bring complete strangers together."
Bobby BlackHat: Medal of Blues Honor
Bobby "BlackHat" Walters, recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter and actor hails from Cleveland,…Continue
"In music, as in life, be careful who you trust. Not everyone is your friend. When you do find those friends that you truly trust hang on to them."
Randy Casey: Americana Blues
Randy Casey’s music career spans more than three decades of twists and twangs. From the stages of CBGB and Whiskey a-go-go to a…Continue
"Some musicians (and listeners) may prefer blues that is more traditional, and some may prefer more Rockin’ blues. Like the colors of a rainbow, it’s all good!"
Kelly Richey: The Spear Shakers Blues
Kelly Richey has been described as “Stevie Ray trapped in a woman’s body with Janis screaming to get out.” From Lexington, Kentucky, Kelly Richey is a…Continue
"On one hand, not as significant as it could or should be in our present global climate. On another level, literature is the net in which all of these phenomena are gently and tactfully caught. Like a net, literature is full of gaps and threaded apertures that allow us to see how issues of gender, race, culture and politics implicate and comprise our human reality. Music of certain ilks does this too."…Continue
"Be nice. Show up on time. Dress up. Give it your all. Don't get involved with drinking and drugs. Take time to hang out with your fans. It's not about showing off; it's about connecting."
Dave Keller: Soul & Electric Feeling
Dave Keller is an award-winning, triple-threat: an outstanding singer, an intense guitarist and a talented songwriter.…Continue
"I think that Blues, like all music, continues to evolve growing from its’ roots. But you got to have the Blues in your mind and soul to do it justice."
Diane Durrett: Soul Suga(r) Blues
“She’s good. She’s damn good.” Sting’s summation of his duet with singer songwriter producer Diane Durrett speaks for anyone who’s ever heard her perform. “One of…Continue
"In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s the blues was a major factor that brought black and white musicians and audiences together and allowed people to forget their racial and political differences. People found a common interest in their love of the blues. I believe now in 2018 with the division our country is witnessing that once again blues music will play a big part in helping to unit us."
Ruth Wyand &…Continue
"Music is truly a universal language. When I am in a setting where there is a culture and language barrier, you can tangibly feel it drop once the music starts. No translation necessary."
Trevor Gordon Hall: Reflective Sounds
The unfolding era of the music business has provided many fresh opportunities for artists to foster direct and meaningful…Continue
"Listening to different music whilst travelling around the world is an education in it self and even if you don't speak the language you can communicate with music. Perhaps the politicians of the world should do the same then maybe there might be less problems in the world."
George Glover: Climax Blues Band
Founded in the 60's, by Colin Cooper,…Continue
"My hopes are to surge in the moon non-stop, with everything that I do. My fears are where the world is going, at this rate. And if the expectation can be provided from what it is that I do, that God has blessed me to be able to do, then there may be some hope."
Eric Gales: Pure, Free and…Continue