"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
"Blues is a cure for racism. Folk music give you a sense of global citizenship although it is considered usually a local thing."
Eduard Jimmy Matešić: Music Passion Key
One of the most prominent Croatian blues guitarists. Matešić has been professionally involved in music since 1970, when he recorded his musical beginnings in his native Zadar,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 10, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
"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
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 9, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments
"I want to people to understand that this music didn’t just appear, that it came from life experiences that were both happy and sad and formed cultures that used music as a mode of expression. I also hope that enjoying music of other cultures will open people up to be more understanding of the complex world we live in and the importance of peace and tolerance."
Bert Deivert: The Music of…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 8, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments
"Though by no means the most popular music, blues and jazz has continued to stand the tests of time and evolve in amazing ways, I believe it will continue to do so. For my own part, my hope is that my music touches people and gives them something that moves them and is lasting in their minds. I hope they listen to it not in passing but with depth, to take in all the passion, nuance and tones of what is played."…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 8, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Unrest due to the control white male politicians had/have, hatred, discrimination, the Vietnam war, racism, assassinations, pollution…"
Love Bubble: Peace, Love & Music
“I Live for Love and Music” is a lyric from the stunning 3rd track entitled “Harmony,” on Love Bubble’s debut record, Love Revolution (2021). It’s a phrase that articulates…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"I would like to see the world in a way where people would again feel like taking the time and interest in all sorts of different music and directions. To also learn to distinguish between well and poorly made music."
Peter Hesslein: Night Drive Soundtrack
In the 50th Anniversary year of Lucifer’s Friend, the band’s guitarist Peter…Continue
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