If The Blues Are To Survive, These 3 Things Must Happen

Lyrics must evolve, instrumentation must evolve, and diversity must come to the blues. And there’s something else that’s even more important.

Lyrics Must Evolve

Instrumentation Must Evolve

Diversity Must Come To The Blues

The Concept

“We made up our songs about things that was happening to us at the time, and I think that’s where the blues started.” — Son House

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” — Charlie Parker

“My definition of Blues is that it’s a musical form which is very disciplined and structured coupled with a state of mind, and you can have either of those things but it’s the two together that make it what it is. And you need to be a student for one, and a human being for the other, but neither of those things alone do it.” — Eric Clapton

“The blues is an art of ambiguity, an assertion of the irrepressibly human over all circumstances, whether created by others or by one’s own human failing.” — Ralph Ellison

“How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” — Nina Simone

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist , poet, writer. Vintage guitars, vintage typewriters, new Moleskines.

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