"My message is just to express myself by doing whatever songs and guitar stylings that seem honest to me. If you are being honest, then the connection between technique and emotion will sort of blend together and form something that is moving to the listener in some way."
Rick Vito: The Cadillac Man & His Music
"I don’t think music means as much to young people today. Music, as an art form, has been taken for granted. People expect to get it for free! There are no liner notes or musician credits to be found. Over the last 20 years, music has become a more of a background soundtrack for people who are busy doing 100 other things at the same time (shopping, running errands, working out, etc)."
"Blues is an important and fundamental part of all music - and in the words of John Lee Hooker - Blues is a Healer."
Alan Glen: Original Barcode of The Blues
Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues…Continue
"Blues has always been true rebel music, a clarion call for justice and the stories of black musicians from the south, their struggles, joys and triumphs and search for freedom in the north."
Glenn Marais: Ride on the Mojo Train
Canada-based Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train are a blues rock band known for their powerful and dynamic sound that…Continue
"Technique is a means of expressing what's in your soul and in your heart. Technique is the mechanism that helps to make real the ideas that you have. But once you have technique, you are best off to leave it alone and just express yourself and communicate with an audience."
Tad Robinson: The Soul-Blues ...Love Is!
Singer and harmonica player Tad…Continue
"The blues is about dealing with day-to-day life. Good times, bad times, all the in between times. I’ve learned that there’s no escaping your responsibilities. If you deal with “the blues” daily, don’t use drugs/alcohol to escape from them you stand a real good chance of living a productive, long and peaceful life."
Harvey Brooks: View From The Bottom…Continue
"Happily, there is good and great music in every era. However, today's popular music often seems less heartfelt than the music I grew up listening to. I pray that the current younger generation will nurture the best of human culture, contribute to it and take us closer to a world of peace and harmony."
Eric Bibb: Blues Storyteller & Philosopher …Continue
"I admire artists who use their music to spread a message to society when that message is positive or denouncing injustice. I think music should be used to get people closer together, regardless of political opinions, social status, different generations etc, etc..."
Frenchie Moe: NOLA Soul Full Tonight…Continue
"Extremely important that we promote and preserve black culture and what it has given. to us. Music is so important in any society, and we must have it in our schools, which is slowly being eroded. We will do everything to show our influences."
Dennis Greaves: The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It... Nine Below Zero
Dennis Greaves heads up Nine…Continue
"It’s the history really. The culture in New Orleans is everything and people that continue it’s legacy come from a place of absolute love for the city and what it gives to the world. I think people that visit here, or simply just listen to the music that originated in New Orleans, realize how unique it is. It’s like no other place on Earth."
Sean Riley: New …Continue