"In a world of so much racial division, surely, we can all agree that music - and blues & soul music in particular - brings a diverse community of people together. I find that fact undeniable and incredibly powerful."
Miss Emily: Defined By Love...and Soul!
Multiple Maple Blues Award winner, and 2022 JUNO Nominee for Blues Album of the Year,…Continue
"Blues is unique in that it can address every aspect of human existence: love, money, death, taxes, you name it. I think a successful performance is one in which your audience forgets about their troubles for a little while, and maybe they go home a little happier and a little frisky."
The Dig 3: Historical Blues Music in Mind
"I would say just be you. You play what you are. Music is the mirror of your soul. And that's so true!"
Breezy Rodio: Underground Blues Odyssey
By any standard, Breezy Rodio’s blues odyssey has encompassed quite a few more miles than that of most up and coming musicians now working the competitive Chicago circuit. In 2007 Rodio joined the band of…Continue
"Blues is old and sad same bs. Blues is life, music is life. Blues my dad listens to as a kid is still played on the radio no other genres is universally played over time & time again."
Greg Guy: Keeping the Blues Alive!
Greg Guy is a recipient of the 2014 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame as an Honorary Master of Blues, and his guitar…Continue
"My hopes is that a blues musician will be heroic as a player and a person and the money guys will back him all the way. Blues has resurgences. We just need a hero. My fear is that I won’t be able to pay my mortgage this month."
Michael Rubin: I’ll Worry If I Wanna
Michael Rubin was conceived in Memphis in 1969. He went to Woodstock in the womb,…Continue
"The Blues have saturated our culture and become very mainstream, being played in commercials and such. I wouldn’t go so far as to say contemporary blues is watered down from the blues of say the 50’s and 60’s during the civil rights movement. But I think it’s more in the background as far as representing the black voice in our society."
Patty Tuite: Hard Case Of The…Continue
"The thing I like about the music of the past, and especially the blues, is the honesty of the music. There was not days upon months of mixing, and overdubbing, and digital trickery. Four or five guys, or however many, would all go into a room big enough to facilitate the numbers, and set up and play, and the music was mixed and recorded on the spot “live off the floor”."
South Island Rhythm…Continue
"Everybody gets the blues once in a while, no matter whom you are…"
JP Soars: The Deepest Cut of Blues
Born in California and raised in Arkansas, JP Soars has called South Florida home since 1985. John Paul Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences.…Continue
"I honestly don’t listen to much new music. Most of the music I listen to is timeless. Maybe a young person wouldn’t feel that way when they hear an old Elmore James or Snooky Pryor album, but I sure do. I don’t have any fears in terms of music. My hope is that people continue to make great blues music."
B. Christopher: Snapshots From The Blues…Continue
"Music is important to me. It’s part of the language and expression of being alive - being human!"
Suzy Starlite & Simon Campbell:
A Fresh Taste of British Rock!
British award-winners Starlite Campbell Band Starlite release exciting third album 'Starlite Campbell Band -…Continue