"Music brings people together and reminds us of what we have in common. There are too many divisive forces in society that try to marginalize and turn people against each other. Music is a positive energy that counterbalances that. Music is a universal language that highlights what have in common and unites people."
Dennis Johnson: Slide Roads Blues…Continue
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"Music has been a part of human culture for thousands of years since we first gathered around a fire and chanted, moved our bodies, hit things, shook things, and ecstatically celebrated living and thriving together. I get up every day with an intention to serve that same purpose."
Jim Greiner: Rhythm Power, Hands Beat
Jim Greiner is a multiple…Continue
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"It is the birth place of American music with influences that are Caribbean, jazz, Indian, blues, gospel, etc. The music community has a vibe unlike other places because of the culture, the food, etc. It is like a gumbo with all the ingredients I just mentioned."
Nick Daniels III: Groovin' in New Orleans
Nick Daniels III was born in New…Continue
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"When people hear our music, I want there to be a bit of a shock factor, but still have a familiar sound to it. Obviously, this music won't be everyone's cup of tea. That's to be expected when making a new band. As far as impact goes, it does vary in my opinion. For some people music is a necessity, and for some it's not as much."
Xanthan: Succubus Swing…Continue
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"My hope is that the music affects people in the same way it affected me – brings them enjoyment at the same time as giving them access to the same tools I gained through listening to blues music."
Lyle Odjick: Through The Rain
Originating from the Algonquin reservation of Kitigan Zibi, QC, now based in Ottawa, ON, Lyle Odjick went from living in…Continue
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"I think every generation has a voice that’s expressed through the music, culturally as well and we’ve been through a lot. I’m glad to see, at least some recognition of humanity and the feeling that, you know, I would like to see all of this, nationalism, to me it’s one planet."
Edgar Winter: A Philosopher of Music…Continue
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"Undoubtedly, it had a huge impact of bringing people together and transcending the racial problems of the past. There’s something tribal about music that supersedes superficial barometers of judgment. As a musician and songwriter, I want my music to do that indescribable thing that happens when you hear a song you love. To touch people's souls."
Until The Sun: Roomful of Blues…Continue
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"I think music is a great way to communicate your perspective to the world, but I think it probably best reaches one person at a time. Interpretation and enjoyment of music is very personal, and what one person gets from a song might be totally different from someone else."
Gary Cain: Maple Syrup Blues
Gary Cain is a Canadian-born guitarist,…Continue
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"I miss the fact that a lot of the past music wasn’t following trends as much as today. Things seem very commercialized and repetitive today. Although on early music’s behalf, a lot of those musical ideas had never been done. And it was like a clean slate for a lot of artistry. And there weren’t too many trends to follow anyway back then."
Mike Ian: The Learning Tree…Continue
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"MUSIC, ART, and ARTISTS of all genres are taken for granted. They are not being paid for nurturing and cultivating their craft. If any employer told an employee that they would not get paid for their work, they would be screaming and infuriated at the lack of respect given them and yet this is how artists from all genres continue to be treated."
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"Peter Gabriel has always managed to incorporate both the weird and accessible into his music which makes for an intriguing combination that is relatable to many of his fans. And while his music can mean different things to many people - universal themes like love, self-discovery, dreams, loss, alienation, doubt, hope – these are all a part of the human experience."
Jeremy Nesse & Deane…Continue
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"Playing is music is like most things in life. You can do your best and some people will think you are great and give thanks for your effort. But many times, your effort will go unnoticed or unappreciated. There are too many different types of people, likes and dislikes to let it change you."
Ron Addison: Ride on Life’s Emotions
From the long arm…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 19, 2022 at 8:30am — No Comments
"The key so far for me is to find your center and be true to yourself. Don’t try and sound or be like anyone else. Find time to laugh and see the world take it on and meet people. Live life, be with family, loved ones and definitely try to find time go to the beach and be near the ocean. Don’t be afraid to try new things and make them a part of yourself. Talk to people all kinds of people it’s the best way to cure the blues."…Continue
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"Being honest with yourself and others. Without that we have nothing."
Anthony Geraci: Blues Called My Name
Boston, Massachusetts-based Anthony Geraci’s fifteen Blues Music Award nominations and 2021 BMA win reflect four decades of musical excellence both in studio and onstage. A native of New Haven, CT, Geraci witnessed the live performances of…Continue
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"JB Hutto is still popular because his blues were so essential and broken down to a really pure form. You could never get more authentic blues, and he wrote all his tunes, so when you hear JB, you hear his lyrics, his singing, his guitar, his slide and his band."
Dave Weld: Nightwalk Blues On The Slide
Chicago blues is Dave Weld’s lifeblood. From…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 13, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Music can bridge all barriers…race, socio-economic, political…it can be as simple as people forgetting their problems and differences for 90 minutes to enacting actual long term change. Let it move you, and a lot of other things will fall into place."
Mighty Mike Schermer: Just Gettin’ Good!
Mighty Mike Schermer was a fixture on the…Continue
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"Children are just trying to figure out how the world works, they are like little alien beings, completely innocent and excited and they are looking at everything through their eyes. This is kind of magical…"
Miss Bix: The Tales of Blues Mama
LESLIE BIXLER aka MISS BIX aka LESLIE LETVEN has been writing, recording and performing since her early…Continue
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"The impact is obviously worldwide. Who doesn't know Marvin Gaye’s "What's Going On” or Bob Dylan’s "The Times They Are a Changing" music has a way to tell the truth and shame the devil."
Harrison Kennedy: Thanks For The Music
Hamilton, Ontario’s legendary award-winning bluesman Harrison Kennedy is back with a brand new release on Electro-Fi…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 10, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"You’ve got to understand a culture quickly to get what you want or need. The earth is in a terrible fix. Water to drink is a Huge issue. There are saints and assholes everywhere."
The Blues Stories of the Beat President
Andy Clausen was born Andre Laloux in a Belgian bomb…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 4, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"My foundation as an artist is the belief in: ... the nobleness of the arts and our effort as artists...writers...teachers...conveyors of thought, is to be mindful of the challenge and the importance of what we do. The essence of our efforts, I believe, is to illuminate the path of a measured truth, and to reflect and mirror that truth through the veil of our craft, taking aim at ourselves, our society, our world, with utmost respect to the awe and mystery…Continue
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