"At this point in history, just getting even your friends to listen to your music, even if you put it right in front of them on their computer screen for free, is a major challenge. I make music for me and my collaborators. I’m making a concentrated effort recently to assemble my music and get it to anyone interested, free. I was always my worst critic, so I try to impress myself, first."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 31, 2023 at 12:00am — No Comments
"My hope is that more artists will be able to make a living from music, and not just from live touring… I fear that the problem will never be solved."
Jonah Tolchin: The Dockside of the Blues
Jonah Tolchin grew up listening to blues and American roots music. His father ran a record store in the Mississippi Delta before he was born, and Tolchin…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 29, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Blues offers insight into the daily struggles and highlights of everyday hard-working people. It is raw and authentic at its essence. I want people to listen to our music and take a break, lose themselves, and find some momentary relief from the weight of their daily lives."
Gina Coleman: Blues Roots and Beyond
Misty Blues' founder and lead…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 27, 2023 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"I feel that Blues and Soul music has and have had a big impact on the Black culture from slavery to now. Blues was the feel good music for our fore parents just as Soul is the new blues for the newer generation now. As I go to the different festivals and concerts and I scan the crowd, I’m noticing that the fans are getting younger and younger."
Mizz Lowe: A Classy Woman of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 27, 2023 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"The blues to me is a primal spirit of the human emotion."
Willie J Laws: Too Much Real Blues Deal
Texas guitar slinger, songwriter and vocalist Willie J Laws creates music that is a soulful mixture of South Texas Blues/Funk, classic R&B, Country, Rock & Roll. William James Laws Jr. has over 30 years of performing experience and has…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 27, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments
"What it always has been. I think some music today has the same power it always has. It allows people to let go, to hold on, to grieve and celebrate, to find God, to get laid, to get straight, to get high, to connect people that would otherwise have nothing in common."
Jhett Black: The Southern Gothic Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 25, 2023 at 6:30pm — No Comments
"I think there is an audience for blues music, just we need more young people picking up an instrument and playing it. That way it's gonna stay fresh. The potential is there, they just need to find their way to the gigs and see what the vibe is on a live blues gig."
In The Mood: Let The Good Mood Roll
IN THE MOOD duo was founded in 2009 by…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2023 at 1:00am — No Comments
"Well, the music from our past is still with us and will always be, unfortunately the creators of Rock “N” Roll will not be with us forever. As for the future, I hope the legacy of all the talented musicians and entertainers will be appreciated by future generations and a gift we can always enjoy. I have no fears for our future. History tells us, no matter how bad things get, we, (humans) always seem to figure it out."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2023 at 12:30am — No Comments
"Preservation of blues music is no more or less important than the preservation of any other artistic human endeavor. Blues doesn't need missionaries, it doesn't need proselytizing, it doesn't need to be artificially kept alive. Blues music will live on for as long as there is popular music. You can find the blues even in the most insipid, shallow forms of commercially-oriented pop music. It is here to stay. It is in the human genome at this…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2023 at 3:00am — No Comments
"What I miss the most is real music record stores...real radio too. The whole industry today is pretty awful...everything is too overexposed and there is no myth or legend about bands anymore. Back in the day, the only way you could see the band was if they had a picture on the record or if you went to a show or saw them in a fan magazine or on a tv show like Ed Sullivan."
Mike Onesko: Musical Dreams…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 8, 2023 at 12:00am — No Comments
"Don’t ask, don’t get! Be confident, have a strong work ethic and balance your time with friends and family. Be around positive like-minded people and always keep learning."
Simon Kinny-Lewis: Down Under King
Australian blues artist Simon Kinny-Lewis has performed/recorded with the cream of the blues crop including Robben Ford, Chris Cain, Josh…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 7, 2023 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"I want to reach people with music and make them feel something good. As I get older the expression of Soul or feeling through music becomes more important to me, although maybe I always felt this way."
Sax Gordon: Extreme Saxophonist!
No other performer on the scene today brings to life and pushes forward the great tradition of Rockin' American…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 6, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments
"The new generation today has a lot of the same problems the generations from the 1930’s had. We’re all people with people problems and the blues speaks to that. You feel you’re not alone and let those emotions run wild when you listen to the music. I think that the blues is the best way for someone to cleanse their soul of these problems and hopefully my music can and will be able to do this, at least to some extent."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 5, 2023 at 12:00am — No Comments
"The young don't even know what they don't know yet, and all the people who love good music ain't dead yet. They’re still here too. Rap aint gonna take over. Real music will always withstand everything. Same as Rock ain't taking nothing over either. We aren't re-inventing the wheel, this isn't war."
Garret T. Willie: Real, Pure, and Fresh
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 3, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"Blues and rock has always resonated with me in the most natural way. It’s almost a meditation. I can unhinge my thoughts and just be present in the moment and easily fall into the zone of pure expression."
Yogi Lonich: Om Music Om, Rock n' Roll
As former Buckcherry, The Wallflowers and Fuel member, California born and raised artist, Yogi, has a…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2023 at 4:30pm — No Comments