"Folk and blues rarely enjoys the massive popularity of mainstream pop music, but people trust folk and blues at a very deep level. People literally ingest the music because it is about real life experiences that they do relate to intimately."
Bill Bourne: Welcome To…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 31, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music, like all music, can bring people together, and can also be a means to call attention too many of the implications in our world today. It can serve many purposes and send many messages."
Guy King: Chicago’s Latest Truth…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 30, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments
"You can look at blues as sort of a Zen meditation. In real life we struggle with the day to day aspects of who we are and how we present ourselves to the world at large. Living this life we deal with daily problems, the sufferings of loss, and the joys of love and happiness."
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"In the counterculture at large it's the idea of independence — thinking for yourself — expressing yourself — being yourself — in a long line from Neal & Allen to flower children to green hair to sex changes to hugely popular stoner films."
Brian Hassett: The Beat State Of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 25, 2016 at 11:34pm — No Comments
"Music and humor are for the healing of the nations. "
Leonard Solomon: Bellowphone Blues
Leonard Solomon proves that they are born from a love of music and a passion for invention. Since he…Continue
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"Blues was one of the first real cultural crossovers... Young white kids were listening to 'race music'. It began a dialogue of understanding... one that we're still working on today…"
Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars: Put on your dancin' shoes…Continue
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"Hooker said, Blues is a Healer. It is a universal language. It is our life blood."
New Blues Revolution: US Soundtrack
New Blues Revolution is the brain child of singer Bill Grisolia from Spain…Continue
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"In Rock n' Roll culture can demonstrate not only their experiences in love, but also social problems, policies, ecology, uncivilized driving on the roads ... Blues is the basis of everything, musical forms and the topics covered in the texts."
Gele Vaso: On The Rocky Blues…Continue
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"I think what I miss most is the “spirit” of the post war 1960's. It was an exciting time. A time of discovery, discovering the Blues and hearing great American music for the first time. I guess that for me there's nothing new or exciting anymore."
Terry Clemson: TNT Rock n'…Continue
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"I’d like to believe there’s a lot more Love and racial equality now because of how the Blues and American roots scene has evolved and brought us all a little closer over the past 50 years."
Brothers Brown: American Roots Road…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"I fear that the music is dying. That it is not as deeply rooted and taught or talked about like it should be. I hope that in the future, it will be a staple in early educational programs."
Corey Dennison: Blues From The Soul…Continue
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"I believe that Blues and Roots music and culture are important as a statement about the living conditions and experiences of past generations. It is essential in understanding what we are and where we've come from and in helping us understand each other."
Jeff Espinoza: El Blues de…Continue
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"Throughout history music has been a vehicle for political and socio-cultural influence. Now more than ever the message is even more prominent than the music it is delivered in. I believe that music stands on its own as art."
Joe Berger: Fusion Rock At The…Continue
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"Music is an international language that transcends nationalities. The Blues, being a popular music, usually dwells on issues concerning people everywhere. That’s what I find the greatest thing. You can have someone in the States, or Portugal or Greece, and you feel there’s a connection there."…Continue
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"Water your art with your vital juices. When counterculture became a mass movement in the 1960’s that was the end of counterculture. Now, nerds are the outlaws but even that is becoming co-opted by the advertisers."
Phil Scalia: Art Valley Pixels…Continue
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"In its purest form, rock music – and art – is a celebration; it’s a rebellion against the status quo, a challenge to complacency. And I believe that sometimes it has the power to break down negative racial, political, and religious boundaries."
Nels Jacobson (Jagmo): Music For…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 10, 2016 at 7:08pm — No Comments
"The blues can mean pretty much anything in real life - you know, normally it's about somebody's lost loved one or somebody's lost love, or tragedies within themselves, or no work, no money. Then they turn to drinking and drugs and they write the blues, that's the blues within themselves. They say that the blues had a baby and they called it rock 'n roll, which is very true: rock 'n roll was born out of the blues from the Mississippi all the way to Chicago.…Continue
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"My simple understanding of the term freedom will never be comparable to that of these founding blues artists. However, I believe the freedom present in this music is the thing that has kept me so close to it."
Chris Yakopcic: The Blues I Leave…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on March 9, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments
"The Hippie Movement and 1960s music had an enormous influence on civil rights and human rights issues."
Adam Wojtanek: Peace & Love
Adam Wojtanek is an American songwriter, musician, guitarist, world…Continue
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"I think as long as people keep listening to blues and acknowledge the roots and be respectful to that, we have nothing to worry about. But I see and hear a lotta stuff I don’t really like concerning acknowledgement of the REAL roots."
Big Pete: The Blues King…Continue
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