"The relationships between musicians are delicate and critical. Keeping your ego in check and your mind open to new patterns and pathways helps you to survive in a very difficult business. Staying true to your personal vision and ignoring the power of the market helps you retain authenticity. Respect the intelligence of your audience. Three little words – no sell out!"
Hugo Race: The Soundtrack of an…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 30, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music plays a huge part in everyday culture, it is important to have music that speaks and relate to a person's everyday situations, sometimes you can be having a very bad day or even dealing with a situation in life and all it takes is the right song at the right time to turn things around, encourage, or even shine light on a total different perspective on the issue at hand, that's another reason why writing is so important."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 29, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"The music business is becoming a nightmare for everyone, but for the new generation will be tougher and tougher if A&Rs don’t take the risk to bet on new things. People are hungry for new music!"
Davide Pannozzo: Modern Blues Artist
Davide Pannozzo has been described by critics as one of the most interesting artists of contemporary Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 28, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments
"Blues is truth. Blues is life itself. This has an impact to everyone. Everybody has the Blues like the great Albert King said. I think Blues music continues to generate a devoted following worldwide for the same reason. Not only in Greece. Blues will always be around!"
Bill Markos: Troublemaker Blues
Greek musician Bill Markos (Vasilis Markos)…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 26, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"I see my life through the eyes of a blues man and I react to the people in the crowd. My music heals and sends a message of hope, and love. I see people loving music - all colors, all different - but most just want to groove, just like me."
Johnny Tucker: Keeping The Blues Alive
Johnny Tucker is the tenth child born of nineteen siblings to a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I want people to recognize that music is a universal language that we are blessed to share. It breaks barriers and brings strangers together, all around the world."
CINEMA CINEMA: Art Punk ...and Beyond
New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA continues their partnership with Nefarious Industries for the upcoming August 20 release…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 10, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"People who know how it feels to run the other way when they see the cops or risk discriminatory behavior; and that whole feeling of panic when you see the red and blue lights turn on behind you. The music itself is a part of the blues, but blues is also a feeling and an experience that’s expressed through music. Some express it through dance. Others through poetry."
Clarence Spady: The Soul of The…Continue
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"When I found blues, I found freedom. Freedom to sing the pain, to wail, to moan, to feel. And with that ability to feel and to release also comes joy and celebration and humor, which you can also find in this music. Freedom to experience the pain and the joy of life. Blues is life."
Avey Grouws Band: Heartbeat Music
With a deep…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 9, 2021 at 1:00am — No Comments
"I miss the rawness of the old blues recordings. As time has went on I feel like things have become overproduced and in turn may have lost sight of the true meaning of what this style of music should be. Music is always evolving and the best thing for the future of the blues in my opinion is to try and get back to the roots. That being said there are many talented acts and blues musicians out there today, you just have to dig a little deeper to find them.…Continue
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"An obvious, historical example in the US was how music broke down the barriers to race divisions—Fans, white and black mingling at early Rock n Roll shows. I just want people to feel what I am singing, to get some kind of healing and truth from it."
Lisa Mills: Southern Royal Soul
Lisa Mills is a soul/blues singer who belts out her music in a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2021 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"Today there is no such an impact. Music is mostly just layered sounds in the background endured to avoid facing menacing Silence… I already wrote about making music which, in the end, should always be fun while listening to music other mechanisms come into action with no filter whatsoever for all humankind. To answer your question about “affecting people” I see organized sounds and silences, along with verbal poetry,…Continue
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"Blues doesn’t have many boundaries. There are common forms but also other ways to express the sound and feeling. The irony is that most blue music make people happy when they hear it. The music is always evolving but the roots of the sound are simplicity and emotion."
Altered Five Blues Band: Blues Power!…Continue
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