"The honesty and sometimes simplicity of Roots music is one of the things that make it so pure and beautiful to me. It's a good way for me to go about living, being simple and honest. Roots music also is a good reminder that simplicity can be very complicated. I think simplicity can be extremely important in a very complicated world."
Brandon Hudspeth: Riding the Blinds…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"Open mindedness, hard work and dedication to your craft, gratitude, humility and confidence. It’s all about the hang, and being in the present moment. Taking time to talk with the people you meet. Whether you’re at home practicing, traveling at all hours of the night or on the stage."
Scottie Miller: Words, Notes, and Music
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments
"The blues is a positive force. It comes to heal pain and relieve pressure. It brings people together with one common goal, to have fun and take the real blues away."
Leonard “Lowdown” Brown:
Blues Is Calling Me
The Fender Jazzmaster-wielding singer, bandleader, and songwriter…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments
"It’s all about the soul, but having the technique in your pocket if you need it can really help the soul to say what needs saying."
Pistol Pete Wearn: Roots Stormer
On his new album, Blues, Ballads & Barnstormers (2023), Pistol Pete Wearn sets a table that stretches from the delta to Appalachian and the Smoky…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments
"I think blues music is the bed rock of American culture, not just it’s music. This music helps people carry on and push through a lot of trying times. I listen to a lot of Mavis Staples when I’m down. I want my music to help people out the way her music helps me."
Nic Clark: Generation Z Blues
If you’re ever in need of a friend, simply put on the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 20, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments
"As my life and my music have always been intrinsically intertwined, the most important lessons I have learned from music are also life lessons. Love and be loved. Be true to yourself, your true self. Spread kindness and good vibes. Be the best you can be and find a way to share that beauty with the world."
Freedom Heartsong: The Humane Music…
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 16, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments
"My fear is that now music is everywhere with platforms and magic is lost!"
Guy Bélanger: Voyages & Other Stories
Quebec’s popular harmonica player/songwriter Guy Bélanger presents VOYAGES & OTHER STORIES (2023), his seventh solo album. The album contains elements of blues as well as subtle touches of funk…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 15, 2023 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"It is about having your health. Feeling good and your body working well enough to make music. Music is very physical, takes a lot to play and instrument and sing. Life can be a struggle and people use drugs, liquor and bad relationships to cope. That stuff just breaks you down and you can't go on. Your music and voice is not as good if you do not take care of yourself."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 15, 2023 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"Most popular music today is all fluff with no substance. No one sings about love, and I think that is what's been lost on today's music. People sing about fucking, their giant asses, how cool they are, who they beat up, raped or killed, how gangster they are, calling women hoes and bitches."
George Kapitanellis: Bergenfield Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 12, 2023 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"I think that music creates community, and allows the listener to feel connection on a spiritual level, you can’t see it, but you can feel it, and that’s an element of healing that is a timeless gem. In addition to this, I also hope that music positively inspires all who experience it."
Arwen Lewis: Music Under the Stars
Technically, Arwen Lewis…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 12, 2023 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"I think the blues is due for a comeback with younger people in an over-tech, digital world. People crave real things and experiences, and I think the blues is that. I see it more when I travel than here in the states, where audiences are older. I try to find places that don’t generally hire blues bands, even if it’s for less money. Just to expose younger audiences. And I try to always help if a younger artist needs anything. Should and probably will do…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 10, 2023 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"There are so many varieties of music today that I think there is something for everyone. I hope that people who listen to my records understand the importance of living the human experience. Life is short so embrace it all, the good and the bad. Without hard times, we can’t appreciate the good times, so I try to approach music with that same self-reflection and a little humor mixed in. Hopefully that concept is something the listener can connect with. I’ve…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 8, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments
"The most important lesson that I’ve learned on my musical path is just to be honest about your music, be loyal to your following and put forth your best efforts because you’re an influencer and that is not to be taken for granted."
William Bell: The Soul Legend
The man who co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history is also…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments
"I'm still learning all the time, but I've seen that music can be something that unites people and connects us with something bigger than ourselves. It's important that we connect with the raw experience of life, rather than always trying to define ourselves, and the moment of experiencing music you connect with is truly freeing. That's what I'm trying to create in my shows and in my music."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments
"While music cannot stop the horrors occurring in our world, it can lead us to the practice of communicating better and with humanness to the degree that constructive dialogue continues to occur. Art is for all, and I’ve always known that music can affect change. I want the music on this album to give us a place to focus our attention on what it means to be human together. The intention is to replace any pictures of dystopia with visions of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2023 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I do miss the tremendous originality that blossomed in the late 60’s and 70’s. Digitization wreaked havoc on the industry and although it’s come back, I’m not sure it’s come back better. We don’t follow fads too closely preferring to continue on our own musical path."
Terry Medd: Welcome in the Bluesland
Western Canada’s The Bluesland Horn Band…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I think music has a huge impact on life and culture. Take a look at Nirvana and the whole grunge music movement, they shaped fashion, music, and a whole lifestyle. In my experience, music can save people from horrible situations."
Eric Heideman: Third Degree Gravity
Eric Heideman is a young musician from Salt Lake City, Utah.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 7, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments
"I miss most the authenticity. The rawness. We try to perfect every little thing in today's music. The subtle mistakes made in yesterday's music were what I call "good mistakes" that the listener most likely doesn't even recognize lol. My fear is that music will become so synthesized that it'll be robotic. That's why I love the blues because it still has it's rawness and authenticity. The live instruments just bring a different feel and future hopes are for…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 1, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Be kind. Be humble and helpful. Music is so powerful and moving. It is a weighty responsibility to me, like a super power of sorts. Music sinks into your soul through your ears, it touches the places that light doesn’t reach, it can heal and bring you company in the lonely corners of life. We are all just people people-ing around, trying to make a better place for the people to people after we are gone, music is my way of doing…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 31, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments
"I hope my music is some mixture of that; I hope at least some of my songs make people want to move, and that some of them cause listeners to have an authentic emotional response. People tell me they cry when listening to some of the songs, and while I’m not happy to think of anybody crying, I have to say it’s rewarding to know that I successfully tapped into the emotional pathway that causes a person to respond on that level."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 25, 2023 at 2:00pm — No Comments