"The Blues originated from the Black Community and described Black People’s hard times mainly due to racial discrimination. As a result, the Blues had – by default – a big impact to human rights as it motivated people, societies and authorities to adapt deterrent legislation. As a music idiom, the Blues had a vibe strong enough to inspire and be the base for modern music which is massively accepted and dominates audiences for 60 – 70 years now. Thus, the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Art and Culture are organically related with the progress of a certain society or a people. It’s not irrelevant that cultural progress goes hand in hand with social progress. When dealing with the culture of peoples, you are actually dealing with a peoples’ history."
Konstantinos Roumeliotis: Art of Living
Konstantinos Roumeliotis was born in the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 26, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments
"Music is such a powerful language which transcends all communication barriers. If used correctly it can influence vast amounts of people by delivering the message you want. You have to be careful in what you imply because the result might not be what you intended. Many have been irresponsible in their choice of message, and many have been spot on. I personally want my music to uplift and or impart the truth as it is and help raise the consciousness of the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 26, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"The music in the past was soulful, it was made from the heart. Nowadays, the focus is on commercial music and economic profit. I fear that technology will replace the great artists of the past, people who only played an instrument for fun and achieved amazing things. I worry that there will never be a new Louis Armstrong or Meade Lux Lewis again."
Wax & Boogie: Let The Good Times…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"For me, Blues music is my therapy. It keeps me sane in this sometime-y crazy world. The word BLUES is associated with being blue, depressed, sad, or not happy. Blues music is the total opposite. The music in blues makes you wanna dance, party, or sometimes makes you wanna get closer to your partner, make you laugh, make you cry from emotional songs, or cry out of pure joy. I would love it if blues affect all people in this way."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 25, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"I prefer to focus on the great music of today and just learn from the past. My fears for the future are that there is so little monetary reward for artists that many give it up."
Eric Corne: Positive Vibrations of Sonic
Founder and President of Forty Below Records based in Los Angeles, Canadian Eric Corne is an award winning producer/engineer and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 20, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments
"The blues to me is a primal spirit of the human emotion."
Willie J Laws: The Real Deal of Truth
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 traveled…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Music is life!! it’s entertainment sure, it’s always religion, meditation, lifeblood. Songs are living breathing entities, artists that are lucky enough and have their antennae out and collect songs get to share them to the world to do with them as they feel freely to do. It can power movements, replace tense conversations, bring people together from opposite socio and political backgrounds to dance it out anonymously in clubs and…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 14, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments
"The music I am exposed to today... I find lacks depth and heart. Like most of what's going in in the world... I fear the loss of human connection. Hopefully the Blues will take over for the empty music we are feed on commercial radio. People are hungry to feel and be moved."
Angel Forrest: Music Canvas With Grace
In 1988, Montreal’s Angel Forrest…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 13, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments
"Americans are proud of being American. Blues music originated in America. Blues music is the mother of nearly all the “popular” music we have today. So, let’s recognize this and hold the blues up to its’ rightful place as one of the greatest American creations."
Tim Gartland: Nothing But The Truth
Harmonica player/songwriter/singer Tim…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 13, 2022 at 1:30am — No Comments
"I think it’s fair to say at least from my perspective most blues guys & gals' politics lean to the left. Blues emanates from black culture who struggled & suffered in America where there was a lot of racial tension."
Peter Veteska: Blues Train Running
After a long hiatus from the music scene, lead guitar man and vocalist Peter Veteska…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments
"What I miss most from the music of the past is the sound of actual live musicians playing together without the aid of modern technology. You can always tell when music has been generated from a computer and no matter how much you try it's impossible to replicate the sound of great musicians."
Steve Bingham: Soul Rhythm Groove
Steve Bingham is an…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 8, 2022 at 10:30am — No Comments
"The best music should reflect the culture as well as move it forward in a positive direction. I want the act of sharing our music to "move" people physically and emotionally. If we can touch the audience, get them grooving and give them a positive experience that they remember or has affected or inspired them in some way we will have done our job."
Waterstreet Blues Band: Talkin'…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 6, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"The Blues is its own genre. As in Jazz, Rock and Roll, etc. It goes all the way back to the Delta to the present and has developed into the most beautiful musical art form in the world. It's the pallet that is in every genre of music that is out today."
Scott Ellison: Preaching The Blues
Tulsa, Oklahoma native, guitarist and songwriter, Scott…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 30, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments
"That art depicts life. And sometimes. Art. Dip it. Art. Stimulates life. And sometimes. Art is life. It's like the relationship between lakes and the ocean. And the moon in the sky."
Marlon Hoffman: Rootsy-Rock Americana
Marlon Hoffman is a multi-faceted, Southern California-based, singer/songwriter keeping the music alive with his…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 28, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"I miss the legacy, the staying power. Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin they are timeless! Their talents were so great. I'd like to look on the bright side for the future. Anyone can now be heard with their music being digitally distributed all over the world."
Reddog: Booze, Blues & Southern Grooves
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 27, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments
"Blues music has always been the music of the marginalized and oppressed. It has always been political. Anyone who says otherwise, that it’s ‘just music’ and there’s no politics involved, is mistaken..."
Mike Nagoda: Slide Outside The Box
Mike Nagoda is an LGBT Blues musician from Toronto, Canada. He began learning the piano at age six, and nearly…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 21, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Music is universal and ALIVE because it conveys the human experience without the need of spoken languages. Similar to what I already said, I enjoy that there is so much music out there today. But, conversely, so much music also means people tend to block out music without knowing it. We block out the music at the grocery store, or in waiting rooms. Wouldn't all music benefit if it weren't shoved down our ears all the time."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 19, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments
"Blues & Jazz, creative music, is an important and necessary vehicle for expression of political views. Blues songs are about life, and they illustrate experiences, so they are perfect for political statements."
Julia A. Miller & Elbio Barilari
Delmark Records: Keeping The Legend Alive…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments
"I enjoy thoughtful lyrics set to good music and that’s very typical of old blues. Some of modern popular music is quite interesting but unfortunately some of the lyrics are just crude and vulgar, and sometimes glorify violence and misogyny. The old-time blues singers wrote songs about the struggles of life, love, lust, pain and sorrow, and even revenge, but it was always thoughtfully done using clever references and double entendre. I worry that the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments