"I miss the spontaneity of playing and the ability of writing superb songs. I’m afraid that today everything is manufactured and the only interest is how we’ll sell more and not if we get some good songs. I hope that in the future will become a big revolution, a big change and new musicians and bands will arise with the character and the ιimagination of the older ones."
Spiros Pazios: Let The Good…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"Music has given me a sense of identity; helped me connect to past and learn how to entertain people from all walks of life. It’s helped me find my voice in this world and given me an outlet to share my voice with others."
Grand Marquis: Brighter (Kansas City) Days
Formed during the Jump Blues and Swing band revival in the late 90s in Kansas City, the birthplace…Continue
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"For me music doesn’t have styles, borders, rules, race or religion. If you go to space and look down the earth, you don’t see borders, countries, etc. You see the earth as a whole. The music industry is responsible for all these labels and unfortunately, if you want to be a musician, you have to belong in one of these markets."
Tolis Zavaliaris: East, West, North &…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 29, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"My hope is that the listeners will take control and realize what music they get fed with and what music they really like from within. Regarding blues music my fear is that sometimes there are purists that won't let new blues music take place."
Julia & The Basement Tapes: The Future
Julia & The Basement Tapes is an award winning young and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 24, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"What I have learned about myself and my relation to other people is that overtime I deal with specific personalities and not with a socio-cultural small or big circle of human beings."
Sakis Papadimitriou: Piano Voices
“Piano Voices” (To Pikap / Heathen Natives, 2018) is the latest work of Sakis Papadimitriou, one of the greatest Greek…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 24, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"Today, with most of the real blues guys getting older and eventually passing away, I’m not sure if the blues that we’ve all come to love can survive in that quality. The world and the society where blues developed as a way to cope with segregation and other injustices and difficulties is – luckily – not existing anymore, so the authenticity is simply not possible anymore. And without authenticity, the blues might lose what it’s all…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 23, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments
"Blues connects people whatever their background is, it connects people across racial, political and socio-cultural borders. Of course, the roots of the Blues are in certain culture and circumstances. That makes us all in the scene understand better the background of the Blues, the Black History."
Maiju Lasola: Blues Behind The Scenes
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 15, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"The blues is made with soul, love and anger at the same time. And It’s truthful. People identify with something truthful. And of course, it’s so good to listening to!"
Artur Menezes: International Blues Tattoo
Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 15, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"My hope is that people will somehow miraculously become more curious about everything, that they will place a higher importance on education and learning. We seem to be living in an age where the comedy movie ‘Idiocracy’ is becoming a documentary. It’s like people are proud of their ignorance."
Thomas A. Gieseke: Art-e-delia Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 10, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments
“Blues music and culture did a huge impact. Centuries before blues came music culture was privilege of rich white environment, and poor environment for that time standards had no culture at all. But look now, all that culture of rich white environment disappeared, but that no culture as a blues music spread around world and become a root of all modern popular music and culture.”
Boris Hrepić Hrepa:…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 9, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"We might speak different languages, have different cultures or have different colors of the skin but we are all brothers and sisters and the magical power of the music can connect people regardless where they come from."
Dany Franchi: Blues Made In Italy
Dany Franchi was born in 1990 in Genoa, Italy and he is widely considered one of the best…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 8, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"A soundtrack to the Beat Generation: put Allen Ginsberg in a steamy juke joint deep in the Delta in the 1950s, surrounded by Afro-American sharecroppers. Everybody gets drunk, everybody gets stoned, everybody gets naked."
Ben Schot: Avant-garde Beside The Sea…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 7, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"Music is always based on the spirit of the times, so I strongly believe that the arts are always indissolubly associated with other spheres of social life, even though this might not be obvious at a first glance. Music can be both a safe harbor to escape and a battlefield of social change."
Ice Cream Man: Souls Roots
Former Long Noses…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 6, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"Art is the "spoonful of 'sugar'" which helps the "'medicine' go down." Always has been. Society learns about the world through Art. A very effective means of delivering messages. Can be used for good or evil, but it has done a lot of good."
Chandra Washington: Artistic Expressions
Writer, Vocalist, Performance Poet, Percussionist, and Dancer…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 4, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music, as a means of art, aims in showing the harsh environment in which it was created. It managed to get people to realize the harshness of slavery and human exploitation and therefore it created the path to understanding not only the way in which music can be used for relief and mental healing, but also as way of deeper understanding of slavery itself. Thus, it would be common sense to say that blues music helped in changing the social and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 3, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
“I think Blues music promotes diversity, cutting across racial barriers and promoting tolerance. Blues music from the South, migrating to other areas of our country, helped promote equality over the years, and will continue to do so.”
Billy Arnold (Billy Blues Band): From Idaho with Blues
The Billy Blues Band was started in…
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 3, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments
"The impact of blues Music to the Music itself is huge – there would be no Rock, no Rocknroll, no Rap, no Soul, no Jazz, no Swing without Blues music, because Blues is the mother of most modern styles of music, and still it is a folk music."
Walter Baumgartner: Swiss Blues Breaths
Swiss harp player Walter Baumgartner is bound with Blues and its…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 2, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"I believe that Blues is a very multi-cultural, and multi-racial music, even though the roots are certainly African American. I find that this music community is very welcoming to all cultures and I believe in the power of music to make change."
Dan Doiron: Livin’ Centre Stage
Friends say they don't recognize him without a guitar strapped on, as…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 2, 2018 at 10:15pm — No Comments