"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
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