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Why I Love the Blues Web Series

Ep 01 Why I Love The Blues: Blues Has Feeling – It’s Got Guts

Episode 2: Blues Changed My Life
Episode 2: Blues Changed My Life

Ep 02 Why I Love The Blues: Blues Changed My Life

Ep 03 Why I Love The Blues: Blues is Music For The People, By The People

Ep 04 Why I Love The Blues: I Grew Up On The Blues

Ep 05 Why I Love The Blues: Blues Is The Roots

Ep 06 Why I Love The Blues: After Hearing The Legends, Blues Was The Music For Me

Ep 07 Why I Love The Blues: All Music Came From The Blues

Ep 08 Why I Love The Blues: Listening To The Blues Legends Brought Me To The Blues

Ep 09 Why I Love The Blues: Keeping Blues Alive

Ep 10 Why I Love The Blues: It’s The Sound, It’s Raw & Real

Ep 11 Why I Love The Blues: Blues Allows Me To Express Myself

Ep 12 Why I Love The Blues: Blues Is Spiritual

Ep 13 Why I Love The Blues: Blues Is The Music Of Life

In January 2014, I went down to Memphis, Tennessee to be a judge in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and also to perform a set for the Blind Raccoon showcase. It was my first time down there and I had a blast.

Marshall on Beale Street
Marshall on Beale Street Lovin’ the Blues

The feeling of community and fellowship in the Blues was certainly prevalent throughout the week. I highly recommend that you attend whether you are a Blues lover or not. One thing that struck me was the enthusiasm for the Blues that exuded from the musicians and from the fans.

This gave me an idea, an epiphany of sorts. I wanted to find out where this passion for the Blues comes from. Armed with a video camera I decided to ask them. Initially I thought that maybe only a few people “might” be interested in coming in front of the camera for an interview. Boy was I wrong. The response from the Blues community at the IBC was overwhelming. In just a couple of days, we filmed over 50 interviews and got some interesting perspectives.

Based on these interviews, we created a series of 13 web episodes on “Why I Love The Blues”. We posted one episode a week beginning May 28, 2014. Subscribe on Youtube at my channel https://www.youtube.com/marshalllawrence and go to the Why I Love the Blues Playlist.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this project. Keep on Bluesin’ my Brothers and Sisters !!!!

Marshall

© Marshall Lawrence