"Jazz is a universal language and the greatest way to exchange ideas with musicians from different parts of the world. I have played with people from almost every nation. Meeting and collaborating with musicians from different cultures and backgrounds is definitely the biggest journey ever."
Costas Baltazanis: The Odyssey of Jazz …Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 31, 2023 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"I feel like music kind of gives us the answers that we can’t just convey out with words. So, I definitely agree with that for sure. Music has always been a spiritual experience; I take it very seriously and for me it’s always been about feeling. I can definitely agree to that."
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram: The Colossus of the Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments
"I would like the teaching of music in a more meaningful way in secondary schools. I would also very much like to see a link between music and various other fields of study."
Pantelis Gertsos: MUSICFOR(ce) for All
Athens, Greece-based electric guitarist, tutor/teacher and director of Musicfor (who runs guitarfor) Pantelis Gertsos is…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 28, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Music is Devil’s work so we must make a deal and set the controls…"
Voodoo Drummer: Swingin' The Passion
VOODOO DRUMMER released Erik Satie’s “Gnossienne No 1” in…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments
"If we want future generations to obsess over what you or I may class as ’blues music’ you need a more commercial and accessible ‘host’ to open that door. People like Jack White from the White Stripes. Or The Black Keys did it for a whole legion of folks. Took it to the mainstream. You see it with John Mayer too. But just to go out and play (wonderful!) Albert King covers or the like… it’s not going to achieve that same level - no matter how…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 24, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Things usually take a little longer than ya think, a little more work, and the path never looks quite like you thought it would. Pick as many brains as you can. Don’t work with jerks no matter what they have to offer. Try to be authentic and don’t take yourself too seriously. And remember, you can fail at your back up plan too, so you may as well do what you love."
Christine Campbell & Blake…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 21, 2023 at 12:00am — No Comments
"There will always be an audience. Young people in the United States tend to come to blues and jazz later in their lives, but there are still younger people interested. Everywhere else in the world, blues and jazz is very well received and respected, and there’s a younger fan base. A lot more so than in the US. There’s always a new fan made every day, and someone else gets excited by this music, and it will carry on for many more…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I think it's the traditional Czech humanity and understanding. The fact that blues was partly a banned genre during the communist era also contributes. There was also a defiance against non-democracy and thus an understanding of this music. Today, young audiences can be attracted by the variety of blues music and the fact that blues stands at the core of practically all modern music genres (if you can listen well...)"…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments
"I think it's very important to have a healthy mix of technique and feeling. I feel like rock guitar leans more towards technical proficiency and blues tends to focus more on feeling and less technique. The problem with either approach is that too much technical proficiency can often start to sound a little too mathematical or academic and relying completely on feeling and ignoring technique can often sound boring and can be too stale or…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 18, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"The Christmas season brings up so many emotions and memories of childhood and family, happiness and sadness, excitement and despair, and Christmas music is the soundtrack for these experiences. I like to think that everyone has a favorite Christmas song or record that brings them joy."
Lisa Biales: The Soundtrack of Christmas
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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 17, 2023 at 11:30am — No Comments
"My music is the aura of where I am at physically, emotionally and what makes me happy and satisfied. It’s enjoyable and intoxicating to create. The ultimate creation can be relaxing or energizing, enlightening, enriching, an awakening and always rewarding. That’s the main meaning and goal of my life in music."
Sam Morrison: Whatever... Jazz Sutra…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 17, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments
"My hope is that younger generations will fall in love with this music much like I did ... My fear is that they’re not being exposed to Americana is big amongst younger audiences in my opinion Blues should be a bigger part of that. When you talk about American Music Blues is woven into, and provides the bedrock for everything Rock country R&B jazz etc. so if you’re talking Americana. What’s more American than Blues."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 15, 2023 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"I have no fear of the future for that kind of music… What I miss I guess and what I hope for is more venues to do such in, and for club owners and the like to realize that if they build it, people will come… And to trust that music that comes from that place will always be needed… and people will always look for it… Because it is a soul healer…"
Jon Geiger: Rockin' The Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 14, 2023 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Think the most important lesson I have learned but this also applies in private life is to understand who is in front of you, always be kind, and smile at anyone, the guys in my management will think about the rest. I've always been used to doing everything on my own, from dealing with gigs, to tour logistics to accounting, now luckily, I have people who are part of my team and who helped me do anything, without them I couldn't make it. We are a good…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 11, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Don’t give up. If you make a few bucks, record an album! If you get the slightest of ideas, stop and get it down. iPhones are awesome in this regard. If I had one of these my whole life I’d have about 5,000 more songs in my catalogue! Music is work. It’s just like everything else: you get out of it what you put into it. Not to give up on the dream. And try to enjoy the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 11, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments
"I feel the worst music is being listened to by the most people. I wish it would be the other way around!"
Pierre Omer: Tropical Breakdown
Ten years after reaching the earth, Pierre Omer and his Swing Revue are back, as fresh and energetic as ever with a brand-new album! With «Tropical Breakdown», album is due October 27 on the faithful…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2023 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"I believe music can heal and educate people. Music can be used for social change and can help break down walls bring people together."
Tom Hambridge: The Real Power of Music
Tom Hambridge is a Four-time Grammy™- winning producer, songwriter, & drummer for his production work on three of blues legend Buddy Guy’s most critically acclaimed…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 10, 2023 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"It's pretty simple...be true to yourself. Figure out what you want, what you are capable of and go for it. You have heard this before, but the adversities along the way will break you or make you stronger, hopefully, the latter."
Chris Beard: Nothin' But A Blues Heart
Chris Beard is a modern blues guitarist and singer like no other. His personal…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 6, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Music became too corporate and too over produced. All that mainstream music it seems very sad, dull like it wants you to be depressed. Music is not as important for younger generation life like it was before. From teaching experience, a lot of younger kids don't even listen to music anymore."
Michal Kulbaka: Rock'n'Roll is Here to Stay
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2023 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"My hopes, for the future are that more original artist will come out that make a statement in a positive way with music. My fear is that artist don’t make the royalties they used to, and they were to continue to struggle to try to make enough money to do what they love."
Gary Hoey: The Highway Blues of Life
World-renowned blues rock guitarist…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments