"Soul is the essence of all great music. Blues music is particularly soulful expression of all human emotions. That is why it is universally loved. People can find joy, sadness, hope, and it helps with the human condition to express these emotions."
Mitch Woods: Friends Along the Way
San Francisco Bay Area roots keyboard wizard Mitch Woods…Continue
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"The Canadian Blues/Rock scene is so full of gifted and talented musicians. Going to see these artists play their instruments and sing their hearts out is something so special you will only find in Blues music. Where it all comes from."
Wayne Nicholson: Blues Tour de Force
In the tradition of the great rock and blues vocalists over…Continue
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"His poetry was an extension of his life and his philosophy: Live life to the fullest, be real about your feelings, express yourself honestly, and do not compromise your art!"
Stuart Z. Perkoff: An Archetypal Beat Poet
Stuart Z. Perkoff (July 29, 1930 – June 24, 1974) was an American poet, painter, collage artist and a central figure of the Venice…Continue
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"I do believe that blues is basically a genre, that to be blues (to me) it must reflect aspects of the African American experience, rhythmically or in the way the story is told. There are other wonderful musical genres that can talk about hard times or bad relationships, but that doesn’t make them blues. Molly Malone wheeled her wheelbarrow through Dublin in a hard life of selling shellfish, but that isn’t a blues…Continue
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"I believe that soul music blues is the roots of popular music. As I get older, I realize the connection is very strong, undeniable everything changes with time we are all influence from the past. It’s the way of the world. as well, the blues connects with the soul, and we all have souls, so that always be an audience for the blues..."
Blackburn Brothers: SoulFunkn'BLUES…Continue
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"I hope that any art form speaks for itself. With music, because it’s such a universal language that touches and moves people all over the world, for all the ages of time, I hope that people can experience the music purely. I know that music can open people’s eyes and open people’s hearts to all kinds of racial and socio-cultural implications and realizations, so I would hope for the best in humanity in this way."…Continue
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"Typically, Soul music reflects experiences of love and good times, Blues ...the loss or pain in and of it, ..Rock, a mixed bag of chicks, life, and all things in between. After having my fair share of these, I decided to finish “Fated” and get my take on life into the ears of people."
Jeau James: Grit, Sex, Blues, and Soul
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"There is no doubt that Blues music is intertwined with the history of the African American experience and its subverted and simultaneously celebrated arts and culture. And there are cases to be made that the blues are African in origin - as you could take everything from those slaves but you couldn’t take the melodies from their minds."
Reverend Freakchild: Spirit & Mind…Continue
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"I firmly believe that some music contains healing properties that aligned with your subconscious mind can bring about healings as well as joy, happiness and peace. Remember the saying that music soothes the savage beast..."
Billy James: The King Ant-Bee…Continue
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"Music breaks all racial, social, and economic barriers. Music affects people in different ways but everyone gets the blues sometimes. I want people to come to my show and be able to forget any troubles they have in their lives for a few hours, and just have a good time."
Ben Levin: The Future of Blues is Alright
At only 23 years old, Ben Levin is…Continue
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"All my friends dead and gone on. I miss Little Milton, BB King, Slim Harpo, Tabby Thomas. They was my friends and I miss all those guys. I hope a lot of young kids will pick it up and carry it on. It seems like they’re not interested in it, but to me, it’s everyday life. When we do blues in the schools, the kids love it! They be running around, dancing and going on. And the staff be loving it more than the kids, too!"…Continue
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"The blues is about conflict, often times conflict that ultimately goes unresolved. I love the idea of seeing trouble as fuel: fuel for your soul, for expression and for action. The Blues is a motivating force if you let it act on you in a good way."
Mark Cameron: Let The Good Times Roll
Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark…Continue
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"The blues can be interpreted in many ways worldwide. It should never be limited to one genre."
Tim Woods: I'll Play The Music For You
Tim Woods released his new full length album, "For You" (July 2023), produced by Bobby Lee Rodgers, with special guests Paul Hornsby (Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, The Hour Glass) & Erik…Continue
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"Roots music reminds listeners of the pleasure of hearing traditional instruments played by real musicians. Roots music gives the listener a sense of place."
Al Staehely: Somewhere in West Texas
Al Staehely's roots in the Austin music scene combined with his experience writing and collaborating with artists in Los Angeles (most notably as front…Continue
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"I believe music, along with all the other forms of art, has a very important social role. Even the worst leaders in the world acknowledge that mankind needs more than just food and shelter. But I hope that people won’t forget that it’s not just about looking or listening, but also about sharing and celebrating. The party is what gives art a real purpose I reckon. You can’t fully experience music through a screen. It needs to be live to really understand…Continue
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"Without music there is no love, without love there is no world. Music is the foundation of survival, music is the foundation of youth development, without it as I said there is no progress and survival. Every dollar invested in music returns tenfold, not only as a material value, but as a cultural, sociological, philosophical one, and in the end we spread only positive energy and emotions through music." ~ Miroslav Miro Dimić…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 6, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments
"I guess I am hoping that the music we all so much can survive for awhile yet! Why would it not? The Blues will never die…even if it does get slightly twisted and bent out of shape!"
Mike Vernon: Keeping the BLUES Alive!
Without producer and label boss Mike Vernon, the history of British blues would look very different.…Continue
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"The soul is what we're born with but technique helps you bring it out. The blues is the foundation of all the most popular styles of music listened to today that's why it's Important to Preserve and spread the blues."
Greg Sover: Blues & Rock Experiences
While Greg Sover’s friends in his Philadelphia neighborhood, where he grew up, were…Continue
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"Music itself set the tone for everything … the way we dress and the way we think … it reflected every aspect of what the world had become … that is why I believe … that all music shaped people’s minds and hearts … that’s why they call music the universal language …"
Frank Ferrara: The Big BANG of Rock Music
Often called America’s answer to Black…Continue
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"For me, emotional expression is the most important thing in art. Technique is incredibly important too, but for me, the driver is the emotional spark multiplied by technique that is developed through a lifetime of practice."
Philip Sayce: Rock n' Roll Spirit Rising
Reports of rock and roll’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and…Continue
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