"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
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"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
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"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
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"San Francisco is a mecca for avant-garde and eclectic artists; as the city has historically had a migration of people coming from areas of the country where they were suppressed economically, artistically and spiritually!"
Natalie Martel: San Francisco Echoes
Canadian born, San…Continue
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"Blues is not necessarily music only, it can be any kind of expression, and since it is the root of today’s music, it touches the soul and heart of a person. Kids nowadays are less connected with the older generations and their way of life, and it is unlikely for them to discover the blues on their own."
Odin S “The Bluesboy”: Sunrise Blues…Continue
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"Meeting up with people all over the world shows, that as soon as come to a place as a musician, you're not a stranger anymore. You're welcomed, you become part of a community for one night and sometimes you find friends for the rest of life. Music unites people and makes people happy."
Back to the Old Good Days of Blues…Continue
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"Don't overthink. Don't try to imagine what the viewer, listener, or reader understands. Keep it pure. Don't dismiss the irrational. If you understand your own work entirely it is probably not very good - and always woo the muse of the odd!"
M.A. Littler: Creative Force Blues
M.A. Littler, a German/South African writer and filmmaker has written…Continue
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"We live in a synthetic world. It will get worse before it gets better. But in about 20 years we will have exhausted ourselves with our lack of authenticity and begin to return to nature. And that’s when I think a whole new generation of teenagers will be looking for authentic music. The blues is humble, its natural and it will always be there."
Francis Dunnery: Tombstone…Continue
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"Most people react to the energy of music and blues music is a very direct form of that energy. One of the most beautiful aspects of blues music is its ability to cross between the cultural perspective."
Rev. Richard John: Nothing But The Blues
The Reverend´s music is foot tapping blues which appeals to audiences both young and old. The Reverend's…Continue
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"Roots music is everywhere, even if it's not defined as such. The rise of Americana music tells me that it's only gaining in popularity. American country music has gone so pop that people have decided to gravitate toward the more authentic Americana genre."
Joyann Parker: Back To The Roots
A powerful singer of blues, soul, Americana and more,…Continue
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“I want people to hear my voice and my music—and feel good. I think musicians can influence the pulse of the people. Voices and stories are powerful. The narratives we focus on are powerful. Some see the blues as the voice of the oppressed, but in the stories, I heard from my great-uncle Will Roy Sanders and other members of my family, the blues was always the voice of freedom. Our freedom is in our songs.”…Continue
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"The blues of the past is always there, I don't miss anything, it is carved in stone and remains in the soul forever, once you get closer to it. From my point of view, it's something so powerful and huge that I've never even tried to replicate it musically."
Daniele Tenca: I Had A (Blues) Dream
After almost seven years since the publication of…Continue
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"The talent has always been here, but I think people are starting to get hip to it all over again. especially the younger generation. Once you get a little Texas music knowledge, you want to keep acquiring more of it."
Ole Lonesome: Lone Star Rockin' Boogie
“Tejas Motel” titled the new 10-tracks album from South Texas-based Ole Lonesome on…Continue
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"I guess a life well lived is one that helps others and has some amount of service to others and/or to God or to whatever it is that makes you want to be a better cat."
Jason Ricci: The Music Veil of NOLA
New Orleans-based harmonica master Jason Ricci and his band, The Bad Kind will be released…Continue
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"I think there is an audience for Soul and Blues music today because people are starved for music that's real and music that is played by real musicians. Most music today has the same cookie cutter formula with the same beats and a lot of that stuff sounds the same."
Scott Ward: The Knight of Muscle Shoals
Alabama based musician Scott Ward…Continue
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"I think that Caribbean music and African beats make people move. Music for us has always been a means of communication and how we tell stories, people connect to that."
Omari Banks: West Indies Rhythm n' Blues
Born and raised on the beautiful island of Anguilla, in the British Caribbean, Omari Banks found his musical calling at the tender age of…Continue
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"Stay in the moment experience it with all your senses. When picking up a tool to create allow your pen, brush, key on the computer, strings, wind, and percussion go in unexpected ways."
Ann Cohen: I Do See You (in San Francisco)
Counterculture activist and painter Ann Cohen says: "I have the…Continue
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"I would stop free online music streaming. These corporations came up with a way so they don`t have to pay the artists. It is a total rip off."
Little G Weevil: The Blues Of Adventure
Little G Weevil is a Hungary born guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer living in the United States. He is known for his authentic style heavily influenced by…Continue
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"Soul is everything in music, but it is not as attainable without the practice of technique."
Jim Casson: Funky, Fun, and Uplifting
2022 Maple Blues Award Drummer of the Year, Jim Casson (Downchild, The Maple Blues Band, The Hogtown Allstars, Dark Orchard) releases the second album from his musical adventure Davis Hall & The Green…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on September 7, 2023 at 12:30am — No Comments
"I do believe there is a potential for that audience. There are kids out there who are leaning toward some basic grooves of life and some truth and humor. Being in a big arena with superstars will always draw the masses but there are plenty of festivals, smaller venues and recordings … even if they hear it on a Netflix movie or a documentary… that will reach their people. The blues, Soul and R&B speaks to the world … a universal condition of…Continue
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