A Good Dose of Blues Brothers is What You Need

Elwood“It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

First Time Jammer, 17-year-old Jordan Lenz

One of the main missions of The Orlando Blues is to encourage young musicians, especially with an interest in the blues. Jordan Lenz, Crooms Academy High School student, participated in the weekly blues jam at Jolly Gator Fish Camp in Geneva, FL on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The blues jam is hosted by Steve Falter and Parlor Jones and this family-friendly blues jam has really caught on. The fish camp is just east of Geneva on 46 and the blues jam runs 2p-6p. Great food and fun times.

Love Music More…and Laugh Because It’s Good for you

Ray Charles…on the music

“Music’s been around a long time, and there’s going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it’s a big record, that’s the frosting on the cake, but music’s the main meal.” — Ray Charles (Washington Post, 1983)

Eric Clapton and the Blues

For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.

Eric Clapton

Etta James in Her Own Words

When I’m Singing Blues, I’m Singing Life.
Etta James

Buddy Guy and Blues Gigs

I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.
Buddy Guy

Bo Diddley

I was out to destroy the audience. I wanted to destroy ‘em, just make the toughest dude in the crowd pat his foot. I’d find a groove to get ‘em by watching feet, and once I got one guy moving, I’d start working on the dude sitting next to him.

Bo Diddley

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day and Music

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. 
Martin Luther King

Father Son Blues Chat #1

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