“A Blues Performer is like a Doctor who prescribes the Blues as a a cure for the Blues.” – Roosevelt Sykes, “The HoneyDripper”

“Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.”
  – Mahalia Jackson

“Blues was my first love. It was the first thing where I said, ‘Oh man, this is the stuff.’ It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest. From then on, I started rebelling.”
– Carlos Santana

“The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.”
– Willie Dixon