"I certainly agree with Coltrane: I define my life experience best through my painting, and I feel it's a gift I have an obligation to. As for the meaning of life, I think we all spend ours' considering that question, and I doubt anyone has come up with a wholly satisfying answer. But making art is the closest I've come to fulfilling what I think I'm here to do."
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 27, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I think it is too hard for a human to understand who they are. Maybe somebody outside of them can look at you and maybe they understand who you are. But I think it’s very hard for us to have that kind of perspective ourselves. So, he had it right because that would be the way that you can express it, for example in my case blues music does reveal who I am, even to me."
Angela Strehli: The…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 26, 2022 at 9:30pm — No Comments
"Think of all the music you listen to nowadays, you wouldn’t have it without the blues. Blues is the foundation of music. Those people needed an outlet to let out the extreme emotion they were feeling and the result was the Blues. It’s so important in history and touches the soul. It’ll fall thin but it’ll never truly die."
The International Crossroads Project:…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 22, 2022 at 10:30am — 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: Grit, Energy & Heart
Foot stomping rhythms and raucous slide…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 19, 2022 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"In regard to my views of the world, I think they were already formed when I discovered Kerouac and the Beats. By the time I'd graduated from high school in 1976, I'd already been sufficiently radicalized by then to feel myself firmly aligned politically with the counterculture. Then, during college, the writings of Kerouac struck me right away – On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and The Subterraneans were my starting points – as being on my wavelength. I…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 15, 2022 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I like music to be open and to have room for improvisation, a quality that blues and jazz has always had. Much of today’s music have a more produced and studio software based sound and arrangements where the instrumental parts are in the background or more or less absent. I hope, and work for, that young people will start playing in bands again like we did."
Espen Fjelle: The University…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 10, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"I miss nothing from the past. I still listen to the music I love. But I think there are still lots of great new artists. You just have to look harder now because there are so many of us. And really nothing changes. Music is just a big cycle. It's timeless."
Donnie Miller: The Blues Is A Healer
Donnie Miller. A small town boy from…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 10, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments
"The thing I miss most about the music from the past is that in those days every singer seemed to have their own sound and voice. Now it seems like people chase a sound that someone else has made popular. I’m also sad that the music being made in the 70’s was, until the Punk era, lyrically full of hope and love. It was essentially uplifting."
Claire Hamill: A Pocket Full of Love…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 10, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments
"The impact of Blues on the socio-culture implications is expression. The Blues teaches society that it’s okay to hold nothing back. If you’re unhappy, sing. If you’re happy, sing. Let it out. I want Blues to affect people by making them curious. Where did it come from? Why?"
Freddie Dixon: My Business is Blues
Freddie Dixon is the embodiment of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"The most important lesson I've learned is to simply be respectful, humble, and kind, and never give up on your dreams! On the road, I never hear how nice a person is. It's always how terrible someone was to work with, and I would rather be known for treating everyone the way I would like to be treated."
Brooks Young: Supply Chain Blues
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 3, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Blues music brings people of all kinds, together and helps one realize that we are more alike than not. I hope my music makes you want to dance, close your eyes and forget what troubles you."
Jeremiah Johnson: Drive to Southern Gate
Every great artist has a moment when they realize who they are; Jeremiah Johnson has come into his own with his new…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 1, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments
"The Blues, (as is all music) is artistic expression. Some think of the Blues as sad and lonely music, but it can bring joy and happiness as well. Music can take people to a place where they forget about their everyday problems & make people smile more often."
Rick Berthod: Blues With A Feeling
Rick Berthod is a well known blues guitarist and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 1, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I miss music performed with heart and soul. And that’s been the music most influential to me. My hopes are that live shows would be available to this generation financially. So that they can see live music frequently as we did growing up. My fears are that the music of today will not have the passion and capture people’s interest long term, they’ll miss out on a connection to the soundtrack of their lives."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 1, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I miss the older blues guys company. I hope live music is still being played. I fear live music won't be played!"
Joe Louis Walker: Blues DNA & Culture
Walker's output spans the gamut of American Roots music, and he is regarded as one of his generation's greatest bluesmen. On February 17th (2023), Forty Below…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 30, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments
"My fear Is how kids are exposed to some much vain music now and giving that this artist become rich and they become the definition of what a successful artist is, now that’s a big problem. I think ices not a coincidence though!"
Adedeji Adetayo: Yoruba Odyssey
Adedeji Adetayo is a prolific singer, guitarist and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 25, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Music has always been at the center of my life. The blues is my life. Music in general and the blues in particular has always meant curiosity, research and respect for other cultures. It has made me grow as a person."
Umberto Porcaro: Take Me To The Blues
Italian blues guitarist Umberto "Burt" Porcaro, born in 1979, has been playing guitar for…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 21, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments
"I have no fears. There are many strong musicians from all over the world making great music at local, national and international level. My hope is that listeners will find it and know where to look."
Henri Herbert: Boogie Till I Die
Born in France and raised in the UK, Henri Herbert was drawn at an early age to records made by the piano-pounding…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Music is Devil’s work so we must make a deal and set the controls…"
Voodoo Drummer: Afro-Dionysian Ecstasy
Greek musician Voodoo Drummer (aka Chris Koutsogiannis), for more than 30 years he has appeared at festivals, theaters and venues in 24 countries so far, such as Rouge Cabaret Festival (Paris), Villa…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 19, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"I feel that it is all connected. You get out what you put in to anything that you’re doing. That is the same for music and life. I let my faith and passion for music drive me. It is guidance. Life is the most precious gift of them all. Without it, there is nothing. We have to be spiritually connected to our beliefs, our surroundings and thoughts. It helps to keep you focused, balanced and grounded. Life has challenges, but it is…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 17, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments
"We photographers make a profession of disclosure of what we see happening around us. It is a work that, however, often takes on different meanings. Often the fault lies with the media manipulating the images. We do not have great power, indeed we have little, we just have to continue to do our work with tenacity and conscience, it will be others who will judge us."
Renzo Chiesa: Rock n' Roll…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 16, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments