Say What!? – Blues Quotes

“Blues traditionalists are like Civil War re-enactors. Everyone dresses up and knows the history but it’s not real. Music has to live in the now and push and audience’s way of thinking.”
— Anthony Gomes

“When you bring it down, then you have the ability to bring the audience in. If it’s always sonic overload then the audience doesn’t have a chance to breathe and rest.”
–Ronnie Earl

“I don’t care for the music when they’re talking bad about women because I think women are God’s greatest gift to the planet.”
–B. B. King

BigBillBroonzy“Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.”
–Big Bill Broonzy

 

 

MuddyWatersSayWhat“People should hear the pure blues – the blues we used to have when we had no money.”
— Muddy Waters

 

 

 

RoryGallagherSayWhat“Hardly a day goes by without me sticking on a Muddy Waters record.”
— Rory Gallagher

 

 

 

StevieRayVaughanSayWhat

“I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard, and floor it. Floor it – that’s technical talk.”
— Stevie Ray Vaughan

 

 

RLBurnsideSayWhat“I didn’t mean to kill nobody … I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord.”
— R.L. Burnside

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