"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
"Music is a universal language and much like it’s sister Mathematics, it is implicitly truthful. It has the ability to cross all barriers and reach all hearts. My hopes are that we use it to communicate more. It’s a powerful way to speak and be heard."
Chad Rupp: Standing At Oregon Crossroads
Based out of Portland, Oregon, a town with a lot…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 1, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments
"Some of the most important lessons I have learned are: Never quit because it's hard, you can never stop learning, this is a very brutal business, don't be afraid of NO's, you're going to hear plenty of them, nothing good comes without busting your tail, not all is always as it appears. There are so many lessons from music and life in general that are very important."
Kurt Allen: Blues Rock &…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 29, 2023 at 11:00pm — No Comments
"Sometimes it feels like a good performance can really help people through their week. It gives them a shot of juice and keeps a positive attitude going in their lives at least for a little while. The healing power of the blues and music in general can’t be underestimated. Musicians have responsibilities in this regard."
Johnny Hoy: Dancing With The Blues…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 27, 2023 at 9:00pm — No Comments
"I’m very lucky to have had career in music for over five decades. Perhaps fans around my own age share collective experiences. It’s heartening to find that the music I play continues to resonate with both long-time fans and is passed on to newer generations."
Leo Lyons: Movin’ On Rock n' Roll
Legendary bassist Leo Lyons and Hundred Seventy Split…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 27, 2023 at 1:00am — No Comments